Social media has only grown over the past ten years, and its role in the professional world is still being explored. While the use of platforms like Twitter, Mastodon, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook for professional purposes can inspire long debates over their applications, ethics, and the line between personal and professional, LinkedIn remains pretty uncontentiousContinue reading “LINKEDIN as a YP”
Category Archives: Non-Technical Blogs
How to finish your Ph.D. in less than three years?
“What year of your Ph.D. are you at?” This is a question that all Ph.D. students hate, and everyone knows it is like asking a woman about their age. The hard feeling that comes with this question is that a Ph.D. student might spend 4 to 7 years in the program and as soon asContinue reading “How to finish your Ph.D. in less than three years?”
Empowering Yourself on the PhD Journey
I left the Nano-Engineering Laboratory for Energy & Environmental Technologies (NLEET) research group at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) a few months ago. Looking back, it still excites me to believe that I was part of such a fantastic research group supervised by a great professor, Dr. Hadis Zarrin, with talented, diligent, and cooperative lab mates.Continue reading “Empowering Yourself on the PhD Journey”
IWA World Water Congress: From the Perspective of a YWP
From September 12 to 15, 2022, Copenhagen hosted the IWA World Water Congress, which included keynote speeches, an industrial plenary, and technical talks. The ambition of the Congress was to bring together multi-disciplinary professionals from the water industry to discuss issues pertaining to sustainability and the development of sustainable cities. Copenhagen was the prime location,Continue reading “IWA World Water Congress: From the Perspective of a YWP“
Canadian IWA YWPs at WEFTEC 2022
Written by Alexandra Webb, Eastern Canada Regional Director PHEW! Finally recovered and back into the routine after WEFTEC came back with a bang this year in its first New Orleans (NOLA) appearance since 2018. Reportedly a standout conference in the numbers for a NOLA-based conference year, with near-peak attendance (compared to pre-pandemic numbers), and moreContinue reading “Canadian IWA YWPs at WEFTEC 2022”
Getting ready to take the NPPE
The National Professional Practise Exam (NPPE) is a requirement (read rite of passage) for anyone hoping to obtain an engineering or geoscience license in Canada (except Quebec, lucky folks). For most provinces, the exam contains 110 multiple-choice questions covering professionalism, ethics, law and membership regulation to be completed within two and a half hours. ItContinue reading “Getting ready to take the NPPE”
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it influenced my future plan as an Environmental Engineering graduate student
Written by Tae Hyun (Calvin) Chung, Ph.D. Student in Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta December 2019 marked the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. What initially began as distant news quickly overturned all facets of society and shook modern civilization at its core. Lockdowns ensued immediately, and with it, all but the essential stores closed. PanicContinue reading “Lessons learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it influenced my future plan as an Environmental Engineering graduate student”
Difficulties and hardships you may experience during graduate studies and how to overcome them
Written by Amr Ismail – Partnership Director IWA-YWP Canada As a graduate student who started his program 6 months before the whole world was shut down because of a global pandemic, my graduate studies experience is kind of unique. I came to Canada as an international student to study Environmental and Water Resources Engineering afterContinue reading “Difficulties and hardships you may experience during graduate studies and how to overcome them”
Tourism as a water professional!
With summer travel in full swing and a lot of post-pandemic revelries to be had, I want to talk about my top tips for traveling as a water professional. You can be a tourist and a water nerd at the same time, which means you’re such a fun person to hang out with 😛 1.Continue reading “Tourism as a water professional!”
Time management, you have more time than you think you do!
I have got this question in my life many times: “How do you find time for your studies, work, and kids?” And my answer is simple: Time Management. I finished my Ph.D. while working part-time, volunteering in three organizations, raising three kids, and on top of all these, going through a pandemic. Surprisingly, I finishedContinue reading “Time management, you have more time than you think you do!”