Growing up in Science is a global series of conversations about the personal narratives of scientists. At our meetings, one faculty member shares their life story, with a focus on struggles, failures, doubts, detours, and weaknesses. And yes, we’ll also talk about successes and what joy fuels us on this journey. Common topics include dealing with expectations, impostor syndrome, procrastination, luck, rejection, conflicts with advisors, and work-life balance. Audience members are invited to reflect on and share how these issues play out in their own lives.
The Growing up in Science (GUIS) initiative was started in 2014 at New York University by professors Wei Ji Ma and Cristina Alberini, and now has chapters around the world. The NYU page describes the origin and impact of the series, and lists chapters around the world. The Montreal chapter is currently run by Floris Van Vugt. Any questions or suggestions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a conversation about the human factors that are universal undercurrents of working in academia but that too often remain unspoken!
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