While many McGill students spend their summers working seasonal jobs or jet-setting around the globe, for many others, this presumed period of rest and relaxation is all but an extension of their years-long quest to earn their degree. During three sessions in the summer months, McGill offers a vast array[Read More…]
Changing the norms of university instruction
One year into my degree, in Fall 2021, I became aware that I spent more time studying at the university of YouTube, or the university of free online textbooks, than McGill itself. I woke up at 5:30 a.m., a despicably early time, to watch my 8:30 a.m. lecture all the[Read More…]
Which is mightier: The pen or the keyboard?
The debate over whether or not students should be allowed to use laptops during lectures is a heated one that has sparked controversy at McGill for years. There are cases for both sides; a number of studies vilify laptops as distractions inhibiting students from fully processing information, yet, many students[Read More…]