Meet Christine

I’m Christine,

A doctoral student, at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

I’ve been working in higher administration for the past year at York University in Toronto, Ontario and previously had the pleasure to learn and work alongside dedicated researchers, leaders in higher education and support staff who are the oil that makes the academic train roll.

I am a feminist political economist working towards change through mindfully learning about others lived experiences (and having fun while doing it)!


Scholar culture is a blog for scholars who are searching for motivation, tools, and a space to socialize with others who are “not too cool for school”. It is a place for the grad school community to come together and share experiences to increase confidence and happiness as scholars. We discuss promising practices and strategies to help our grad school and personal life coexist. 

I’m not trying to claim that I know all the answers but I want to navigate these questions together.

Alongside my passion as a social worker, I am also interested in organizational skills, time management tools, writing, creativity, healthy eating, mindfulness, meditation and yoga which you will also see in my blog posts. I want to discuss things like anxiety, imposter syndrome, and how to balance our social lives. These are things that many young graduates are experiencing but have limited spaces to share these challenges in a constructive way.

Let’s continue the conversation on the blog, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and now Youtube or send me an e-mail at

Don’t forget to use #ScholarCulture and #ScholarSquad to keep me updated on your experiences as grad students.

Until next time,

Christine xo