In a land far far away…..where half of it is covered by pine and spruce forests, a mesmerising archipelago exists near its capital city. No polar bears or penguins live here but northern lights, elks, and moose can be seen (if you are lucky). The sun occasionally exists here too (note occasionally) and it has… Read More Is Sweden a nice place to live? Great and odd facts about this country
In December 2019, I had the pleasure of ticking off an item off my bucket list: attending a Nobel Lecture. The lectures by William Kaelin Jr., Gregg L. Semenza, and Peter Ratcliffe told stories of the connections between the most inner workings of our cells, and one of the most vital substances for human life:… Read More Recap 2020: Attending a Nobel Lecture!
Some say we are entering a new decade, while others argue that the decade will start in 2021. Well, what matters is that we try to focus on our well being, make positive impacts, and surround ourselves with good people and positive vibes. It may sound straightforward, but it’s not something that quickly falls into… Read More Are we ready for 2020? – Year in review
A common thing you will hear throughout the winter months in Stockholm is that people don’t know what to do when it is cold and gets dark so early. This was something I struggled with especially coming from Vancouver, Canada which has a mild climate. I was used to being physically active outdoors almost every… Read More 5 ways to stay physically active during the Swedish winter
One of the most exciting parts of travelling can be trying the local food. If you have dietary restrictions, this can often be disappointing, frustrating and even stressful because you do not know where to eat. I have a gluten allergy and in Canada, I had figured out how to navigate it. I knew which… Read More Thriving with an allergy in Stockholm
Being a master student not only involves attending lectures, writing assays and studying for exams, thankfully. Although all of these are very important for our future, while being a student in Stockholm we have access to many more activities for networking and developing our career paths. The students of the Molecular Techniques in Life Science… Read More Getting a PhD mentor!
Reading time: 5 mins. Its almost been a month since the class of 2020 started their first semester at KI. How they’re finding it won’t be for me to say, that will be the next digital ambassador’s (DA) job. They’ll be hand selected by a great editorial team. So, for my last foray into the… Read More Apps you can’t live without in Stockholm
It’s almost been a year since I moved to Stockholm (time flies!!!), so here I am today sharing some tips and tricks of my everyday life in the city. These are no rocket science, but I thought they might be worth sharing. I do love a good Fika so I use most of these to… Read More My tips and tricks for everyday life in Stockholm – how I make the most of my time in Sweden.
At least, that’s how my classmates from SFI (“Swedish for immigrants”) joke but mostly because we are unsatisfied with our own progress. If you learn slow, that’s not necessarily the school’s fault. And let me explain why! First of all, I encourage you to apply to SFI. Whether you’re a current student or thinking about… Read More SFI – Swedish for idiots?
Summer is finally approaching and many are about to be done with school (for good😉). Are you graduating soon from high school or some bachelor program? If you are reading this, it is either A) The title caught your attention or B) You already started to look for universities. Well, Karolinska Institutet is becoming… Read More 6 reasons to study at Karolinska Institutet