Friday, 23 August 2013

Science of Cures tomorrow!

The day is almost here!

I will be doing my Science of Cures workshop at the Microsoft Store @ Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. I'm excited to connect and teach young girls about scientific research and a little about what I do as a Medical Laboratory Science student.

Event on the City of Toronto website!
                                               Event on the City of Toronto website!

I arrived in Toronto earlier this evening to prep and to make sure I have everything ready for tomorrow. I moved to Ottawa earlier this month in preparation for my clinical semester at the hospitals in Ottawa for a little over 5 months. I'm very excited for the opportunity to learn and continue my education beyond the classroom.

Remember to bring your thinking caps tomorrow if you are coming to my workshop and if you have any questions feel free to bring those as well!


Friday, 9 August 2013

Rogers Raising the Grade Blogging 101

I had the honour of being invited to participate in a Google+ Hangout by Rogers Raising the Grade for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada about Blogging.

Rogers Raising the Grade has created technology centres across Canada that allow youth discover their interests, shape their career goals and plan for the future - something I complete support. They wanted to create a hangout that could be used to teach youth in their after-school program about blogging basics and how they can get started themselves.  Also in the hangout were other bloggers and teachers that asked me more questions about my blog and how I got started.

I was definitely a bit nervous since I knew it was being recorded to be shared across Canada but I believe it came out pretty well! Check out the video below if you want some tips on blogging and how I got started.

Thanks again to Rogers for including me in this great program!


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Final Business Card Decision!

After months of deliberation and discussion (as noted in this post), I was able to decide on a business card for me! I enlisted the help of my roommate to design and edit some graphics that would work for a scientist's card and have my card be memorable!


I love that she colour coordinated the back graphics in red, blue and yellow to match the simple line design on the front of the card.

I printed them using, which I highly recommend. The quality of paper, design and service is above and beyond what I ever expected. For 50 business card I paid $25 including shipping (I had a 10% off coupon) and I had them within 2 weeks. If you do some digging on the internet you usually can find a 10 - 15% discount to use on your order.

Also, if you don't have a designer friend you can use some of Moo's designs which are very modern and simple. I definitely would have had no problem using one of those if I needed to!

Let me know what you think of my business card!


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Back To School: Agendas

Everyone needs an agenda for school, especially when you're in a high intensity program, to keep yourself organized. Here are some options to make your journey back to school a little easier and maybe a little bit more fun.
1.  Lilly Pulitzer Small Agenda [Here] - $17


2. Moleskine 18 Month Weekly Planner [here] - $14

3. Moleskine Star Wars 18 Month Weekly Planner [here] -$15

Another super durable Moleskine with a great design!

4. Monthly Academic Desk Calendar $7 - Staples

Keep it on your desk so you can stay organized while studying!

5. Mead Madrid Weekly Planner $7.49 - Staples

Cute size perfect for your bag or purse.

What are some of your back to school essentials? Have you started preparing to go back yet? I know I've been slowly collecting some new pens and binders to prepare myself before I go off to clinical as well as start studying for the CSMLS exam.