Sexual Selection 101

Remember how I said evolution was random here? Well here’s an exception. Sexual selection is a driver of evolution that is more streamlined than natural selection. While natural selection is “survival of the fittest”, sexual selection is “survival of the prettiest”. In a very basic sense. Sexual selection is most often driven by the “choosier”Continue reading “Sexual Selection 101”

Evolution 101

Throughout my young academic career, I’ve noticed young students might not always understand evolution. So here is my brief explanation of what evolution is. Contrary to many popular beliefs, evolution doesn’t have a “goal” nor does it try to make things “more complicated”. It is also not linear. Evolution is actually very random. That’s whyContinue reading “Evolution 101”

I’m a woman in STEM

All views and experiences are my own. My experience will be different from other women. Every place is different, every discipline is different, and every person is different. I saw a Facebook acquaintance post this status: “None of my women friends have ever felt uncomfortable at work or in their environment, we are a family!”Continue reading “I’m a woman in STEM”

Big mistakes I made in writing

Thank you to everyone’s positive comments on my previous post. I wanted to share my biggest mistakes that I was making. These are mistakes when it comes to academic writing, creative writing has many rules that are meant to be broken. 1. Run-on sentences: Growing up, I was taught to read and write in Russian,Continue reading “Big mistakes I made in writing”

I hate writing. Here’s why.

It’s a pretty bold statement, but let me explain why. I am an immigrant. I know… You couldn’t tell with my excellent Canadian accent. I get this all the time ‘but you speak English fluently, how could it be your second language”. Let me tell you a short story of how I learned English. WeContinue reading “I hate writing. Here’s why.”