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!
Note: click on past events below to see video recordings of the events.
Growing Up In Science: A conversation with Michael Hove
Speaker: Dr. Michael Hove When: Wed. May 10, 2023 at 4pm (NOTE TIME CHANGE) Where:…
Growing up in Science: David Ragsdale
Speaker: David Ragsdale When: Wednesday, April 12 at 15:00 Where: By zoom or in-person at…
Growing up in science: Jorge Armony
Speaker: Jorge Armony When: Wednesday, March 29 at 15:00 Where: By zoom or in-person at…