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Sara Turner
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10 reasons doing your PhD is just like going to Hogwarts
Sometimes Grad School feels like a mythical world, hidden away just inside the real world. Here's some good reasons why it is, in fact, just like going to Hogwarts. 1) The attending Hogwarts takes 7 years, so does the average PhD - well 2 for the masters an...
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Don't be a D.N.B. , UFC, Ronda Rousey and My Fight/Your Fight
Only ONE DAY LEFT to get "Don't Be A #DNB" swag!! Last 24 hours to get yours before the apparel is gone FOREVER: represent.com/ronda (link in bio!) portion of proceeds to go to @didi_hirsch_mhs A photo posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on Aug 20, 2015 at...
Only ONE DAY LEFT to get "Don't Be A #DNB" swag!! Last 24 hours to get yours before the apparel is gone FOREVER: represent.com/ronda (link in bio!) portion of proceeds to go to @didi_hirsch_mhs A photo posted by rondarousey ...
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Calgary Hail Storm August 2015
I had really short sleeps the last two nights, so when I finished up what I was working on in the lab today around 2, I thought maybe I should head home early and have a nap. I'm really glad I did,  because the 5PM commute was interrupted today by a massive...
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Hi blog, it's been a while.....cause you know, YouTube
Yeah, I know..... I haven't been posting lately. And I guess I have a couple of reasons for that. 1) Writer's block... too many ideas, never enough time. This is a type of writer's block that I seem to get. And I'm not sure I realized it until I saw a vlog ...
Yeah, I know..... I haven't been posting lately. And I guess I have a couple of reasons for that. 1) Writer's block... too many ideas, never enough time. This is a type of writer's block that I seem to get. And I'm not sure...
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Hey congrats! I recently wove (on a rigid heddle loom) my first set of tea towels, inspired by finding your YouTube Channel. I would love to win one of your beautiful towels!
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Celebrate Jurassic World with 10 free Dino Inspired Patterns
This Sunday Kevin and I went and saw Jurassic World. And it was Amazing! How amazing? Why don't you go read this post over on my personal blog to find out? ( My Favourite 10 things from Jurassic World - No Spoilers ) Now to celebrate over here, I thought I'...
This Sunday Kevin and I went and saw Jurassic World. And it was Amazing! How amazing? Why don't you go read this post over on my personal blog to find out? (My Favourite 10 things from Jurassic World - No Spoilers) Now to cel...
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Market Collective's 7th Anniversary August 28-30 2015
Do you have any plans for this weekend yet? Why not come down to the East Village and celebrate Market Collective's 7th Anniversary. What's Market Collective you say? Well you could just watch the video below. Or if you feel like reading, in short, it's an ...
Do you have any plans for this weekend yet? Why not come down to the East Village and celebrate Market Collective's 7th Anniversary. What's Market Collective you say? Well you could just watch the video below. Or if you fee...
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SeaWheeze 2015 - Best yet or Biggest Bust?
This past weekend, runners flocked from all around the world to Vancouver to take part in Lululemon's 4th annual SeaWheeze, and this year, I didn't. You can read about my first half marathon at the 2013 SeaWheeze here. And my repeat performance at the 2014 ...
This past weekend, runners flocked from all around the world to Vancouver to take part in Lululemon's 4th annual SeaWheeze, and this year, I didn't. You can read about my first half marathon at the 2013 SeaWheeze here. And ...
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Runners Questionnaire
So as these questionnaires tend to make their way around the blogosphere, I found this one over at Living Mint Green , and thought, that looks fun. 1. Would you rather run along a beach path or along a mountain trail? This is a tough question, because in my...
So as these questionnaires tend to make their way around the blogosphere, I found this one over at Living Mint Green, and thought, that looks fun. 1. Would you rather run along a beach path or along a mountain trail? ...
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Day Dreaming about Sheep
So as I toil away day in and day out in the lab to finish my PhD studies, I often find myself day dreaming about sheep. Image Source. And how could I not? They are practically clouds. So maybe I shouldn't be encouraging these day dreams, but I certainly am....
So as I toil away day in and day out in the lab to finish my PhD studies, I often find myself day dreaming about sheep. Image Source. And how could I not? They are practically clouds. So maybe I shouldn't be encouraging th...
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Tour De Fleece and Vlogging!
Hey Ya'll! (for some reason I want to say Ya'll lately, please forgive me for that). It's July, which means a few things. 1) Knitting in the heat makes me sweat. 2) Crochet in the heat makes me sweat. 3) The Calgary Stampede is in full force. 4) The Tour de...
Hey Ya'll! (for some reason I want to say Ya'll lately, please forgive me for that). It's July, which means a few things. 1) Knitting in the heat makes me sweat. 2) Crochet in the heat makes me sweat. 3) The Calgary Stampede ...
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Book Review: All the light we cannot see.
A few months ago, we were at my knit night book club and trying to decide on our next book. Anthony Doerr's 'All the Light We Cannot See' came up as a suggestion, and although we did not pick this book, when I found it on 2 for 20 at the airport in Vancouve...
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Biochemistry PhD student, blogging about life.
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Calgary based blogger. BMB PhD student at UofC. Runner/Yogi/Foodie/Knitter/Traveler/Nerd and then some.
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  • University of Calgary
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2011 - present
  • McMaster University
    Biology and Pharmacology, 2006 - 2011
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