The Raw Talk podcast aims, first and foremost, to promote a research community and to connect students and the public to the people behind the groundbreaking science being done at the University of Toronto. While we usually sit down with established researchers and scientists to talk about their journey and experiences, this month we want to highlight the student perspective. We’re very excited to kick off the theme of “Student Voices” with an episode featuring current graduate students at the University of Toronto. We sit down with PhD candidates Kasey Hemington, Marmendia Meester, Beatrice Ballarin, and Katie Dunlop; MD/PhD candidates Robert Civitarese and Swapna Mylabathula; and MSc candidate, Fadl Nabbouh, to get their insights on graduate school and life in academia.
We asked our guests to sit down with Melissa and Romina to talk about the most valuable lesson they have learned in graduate school, their favourite moments in their academic careers, and what advice they would give their first-year selves. Each of this week’s guests offers a unique perspective and set of experiences. In this episode, we get a glimpse at the highs and lows of graduate life, as well as some useful advice for aspiring scientists.
We want to hear from you, our listeners, and get your perspective on graduate life. Leave a comment below or follow us on Twitter (@rawtalkpodcast) and tell us what advice you would give your first-year self. Until next time, keep it raw!
The event will be held on February 22nd starting at 9.30am, at the McLeod Auditorium (1 King’s College Circle) next to the Medical Sciences building.