Academic agenda


in Daily updates, PhD thesis, Writing

I have assembled a pretty comprehensive to-do list for the next while.

I have assignments to grade for the environmentalism and social media course where I am a teaching assistant, and a coordination meeting with the other TA. Tomorrow, I am doing faculty and PhD student portraits for the department of political science. Saturday we are interviewing potential housemates, there is the U of T Judo annual general meeting, and I am performing a sketch with Trevor at Massey’s ‘Tea Hut’ talent show.

Most importantly, I am working toward a set of targets for completing my PhD proposal on campus fossil fuel divestment. By the 28th I am to submit the literature review and hypotheses. Then, select and justify case studies by March 8th, finish up methods by the 15th, and present the essentially finished proposal to my research design class on the 21st.

On May 5th or 6th I am presenting on Canadian climate change policy at the U of T Ethics Centre Graduate Conference, and I need to have my paper on Keystone XL and the Northern Gateway pipeline ready for the Canadian Political Science Association conference by May 23rd.

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alena February 24, 2017 at 11:45 am

One couldn’t say that you will be bored. If you have a free few hours, you could see “Salesman”; an Iranian film nominated for best foreign film. Mica took me to see it last night and it was very fine.

Milan March 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm

I have my first meeting with Dr. Olive about the divestment proposal tomorrow.

This draft shows the current state of the project.

Milan March 3, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Milan March 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm

This is a significantly revised draft, based on my conversation with Dr. Olive about research questions last week.

Now, my main focus is on choosing a method for selecting cases.

Milan March 7, 2017 at 2:37 am
Milan March 13, 2017 at 11:10 pm

My latest draft — filling out, but with a lot left to do before I can present a final version to my research design class and then to the department for approval.

Milan March 17, 2017 at 11:08 pm
Milan March 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm

This still needs a close read and copy editing, but it’s essentially a complete substantive draft for Tuesday’s presentation.

Milan March 20, 2017 at 12:36 am

This is a proofread version with some corrections to the text in its current structure:

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