Acknowledgements in my doctoral thesis

The tag acknowledgements shows up more often than expected in this blog. Not that I’m good at acknowledging people [is this bad?], but I do enjoy the right amount of mischief under that title. Maybe I should stop earning new degrees too… And that’s it. Yes, agraïments is acknowledgements in Catalan and the second column…

Technically funny doctor-to-be

For the last two weeks I’ve neglected everyone and everything in order to meet the deadline for my PhD thesis text, which I’m supposed to submit in a week. But I took that one morning off. Two weeks ago Dr Matthew Murtha invited me to his Technically Funny radio show (Tue-Thu, 10 am – 12…

‘Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy’

PERRY, Stephanie Danelle. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy. 2012. ‘When Racoon City, a remote mountain community, is suddenly besieged by a rash of grisly murders, bizarre reports start to spread, describing attacks from vicious creatures, some human… some not. At the center of these deaths is a dark, secluded mansion belonging to the mysterious Umbrella…

‘Seafood Tango’. Full show

Let me show you a short video, with lots of music and few clothes. Plus, you’ll learn about contaminants in food. The Internet is about to explode! Last May I performed my last show at the SETAC Europe 27th annual meeting. It was a cabaret about contaminants in seafood from Europe. More precisely, it was…

Exotic food and Canadian eccentricities

Maybe exotic and eccentric are not words you can use when posting something in English on the Internet as somewhere a reader is bound to be familiar with whatever you describe. Well, humour me. Let’s start with some food you can see on the supermarket shelves. On the left of the picture you can see…

From the highest tower in Toronto

You might have noticed my absence for a few months. Or not. I was in Toronto performing a scientific study, which is hardly news. And you might be wondering… was it cold? You couldn’t care less about my research. I asked myself the same question every morning. Luckily, the building in front of my apartment…

Read before publishing: newspaper’s silly mistakes

Every morning on my commute to work, I read Toronto’s edition of the Metro newspaper. Spoiler alert: I am in Toronto. And sometimes they confuse me… Ok, nobody’s perfect and a mistake here or there is no big deal. But it also depends on the kind of mistake. I am not talking about grammar here.…