2015 flew by.
For me, it was a year full of filling out paperwork and dealing with various administrations. I began the application process for PhD programs around August 2014, and that process lasted until around April 2015, when I decided to accept York University’s offer. The time between making that decision and arriving to Toronto in June involved completing and defending my MA thesis, finding a place in Toronto and signing a lease, and packing up the old apartment and moving. My summer was then spent situating myself in a new city, and my fall was spent situating myself at a new university—like I said, lots of forms to fill out and complicated bureaucracy to navigate. Needless to say, this blog only saw one (albeit quite popular) new post in 2015.
At last feeling a bit more grounded in my new surroundings, I decided to give the blog a new look (something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now) in hopes that it will encourage better posting habits this year. In fact, I have a few articles in the works about recent changes to my digital research habits involving some new apps. I also have a few not-so-recent conference papers that will soon be posted in the Papers section of the site. Lastly, this is my first year as a graduate teaching assistant, and I’m trying to decide how I can use this site to help my students. I’ll likely begin by soon posting some of the handouts I’ve used this year, which I hope students as well as fellow educators might find useful.
As a final note, if you have any thoughts on the new site design and/or spot any issues (broken links/images, illegible text, inconsistent spacing/margins, etc.), I would appreciate you leaving a comment below.
Happy New Year!