academia, economics, writing

writing || Ontario Teachers are Essential: The Economic, Social Safety, and Human Rights Consequences of Teachers’ Right to Strike

Particularly in the public sector, strikes are an integral element of the collective bargaining agreement negotiation process. With an employer as powerful and politically driven as the government, employees’ best option for leverage is delaying a resolution and using the population’s subsequent outrage to pressure for a concession. However, Canada’s educational institutions ought to be… Continue reading writing || Ontario Teachers are Essential: The Economic, Social Safety, and Human Rights Consequences of Teachers’ Right to Strike

bullet journal, organization

organization || how i use Google Calendar | calendar blocking for focus & efficiency

Writing to-do lists is only half the battle to staying organized. The other half is managing your time well, and there's no better tool for blocking out time chunks in your day-to-day life than Google Calendar! Today I'm bringing you a much-requested video as I explain 5 key components of my Google Calendar scheduling system,… Continue reading organization || how i use Google Calendar | calendar blocking for focus & efficiency

food, lifestyle, printables

lifestyle || grocery tips + shopping list PRINTABLE

As I spoke about in my latest video, "top tips for moving in and living alone", grocery shopping and cooking is one of the big challenges that you will encounter if you're moving out of your parents' house for the first time. In preparation for the new school year and many people taking this big… Continue reading lifestyle || grocery tips + shopping list PRINTABLE

lifestyle, organization, videos

video || TOP TIPS for moving in & living alone at university

Moving out of your parents' house and into your very first rental home is one of the biggest and scariest stages of growing up. If you're a student in university, you're probably getting ready to do this soon! Today I broke down some of my experiences living alone for the first time this summer, and… Continue reading video || TOP TIPS for moving in & living alone at university

art, bullet journal, giveaways, organization, videos

video || mistral spirit on TV: back to school with crayola

This morning, I woke up at 5:30 am in my hotel room in Montreal, straightened my hair, did my makeup, ate a night-old croissant and muffin, and headed down to film - YES, FILM - my first ever TV appearance! Breakfast TV Montreal did a live segment on back-to-school ideas using the Crayola Take Note!… Continue reading video || mistral spirit on TV: back to school with crayola

things i learned, writing

writing || so you want to tell a story: brands and individuals you can learn from

I originally wrote this post for publishing on a conference blog at my university. I'm not that happy with how it turned out, but in the interest of writing more consistently, and learning from my mistakes, I figured I'd share it anyways. Enjoy! When Leonardo DiCaprio said, “sell me this pen” in the iconic scene… Continue reading writing || so you want to tell a story: brands and individuals you can learn from

bullet journal, organization, videos

video || SIMPLE Bullet Journal Set-up for University | 2nd Year in Queen’s Commerce

For my second-year university bullet journal, I've decided to try and get the best of both worlds! I want to share it with you - but I also want to continue using it for everything. And when I say everything, I mean everything: journaling, sketching, note-taking, interview prep, workout planning, project outlining and deadline tracking.… Continue reading video || SIMPLE Bullet Journal Set-up for University | 2nd Year in Queen’s Commerce