Scholars' Life

Thank you for visiting Scholar’s Life Blog! This project is the culmination of the hard work, dedication, and creativity of all forms brought to the table by members of the Scholar’s community. Here at Scholar’s Life, contributing writers share their short creative and academic articles pertaining to all aspects of life, from ways to understand the impacts of big data to tips on baking the perfect sourdough bread. (Read more from the Scholar's Life Editor here.)

Finally, we hope you, the reader, enjoy the incredible stories and perspectives offered by the Scholar’s community. And, as always, we would love to hear your voices. If you have any questions or feedback, or if you are interested in writing for Scholar’s Life, please do not hesitate to send us an email at

The Neuroscience of Decision Making

April 22, 2024

Join Sam as he explores the fascinating world of decision making through neuroscience. (Read the full article)

How to Make Stir-Fry

April 15, 2024

Steven shares his favourite stir-fry recipe. (Read the full article)

The Role of Sleep on Brain Function

February 21, 2024

Sleep plays an important role in cognitive processes, emotional well-being, and even our mental health. (Read the full article)

Interest and Inflation: A Brief Overview

January 18, 2024

Steven discusses recent Interest and Inflation rates and gives us a brief overview. (Read the full article)

Influence of One’s Environment on Productivity

January 09, 2024

Sam explores how the environment around you can impact your productivity. (Read the full article)

The Irredeemable Irrelevance of Modern News Reporting

December 15, 2023

Steven discusses the irredeemable irrelevance of modern news reporting by reviewing recent news stories. (Read the full article)

Men's Mental Health

November 24, 2023

Facing mental health issues can be particularly tough for men due to societal expectations, but Sam has... (Read the full article)

The Survival of Empathy

June 05, 2023

Laohnorian discusses the survival of empathy in today's society. (Read the full article)

Where does our online data go?

May 02, 2023

Christine explores what happens with our online data. (Read the full article)

Can the market save the climate? A reflection

April 20, 2023

Christine discusses the potential relationship between capitalism and the climate crisis. (Read the full article)

It’s Spring; I am Born Again

April 05, 2023

Sanaz presents the meaning of spring as it pertains to the Persian new year. (Read the full article)

Museums and Heritage: When does vanity supersede history?

March 08, 2023

Laohnorian reflects on the potentially controversial origins of some museum artifacts. (Read the full article)

Natural DIY Beauty and Self-care Substitutes to Try

February 28, 2023

Sanaz shares some natural DIY skin care products that may potentially slow down skin aging. (Read the full article)

New Year’s Resolutions: Yay or Nay?

February 08, 2023

Heather shares her tips on how to maintain your New Year's resolutions. (Read the full article)

Getting Angry: the Benefits and Challenges to Using Your Voice

January 18, 2023

Christine discusses the importance of a collective voice when speaking out against issues of injustice that... (Read the full article)

Thoughts on Etiquette

January 17, 2023

Laohnorian shares thoughts on social etiquette and how it pertains to effective communication. (Read the full article)

No Social Media Challenge

December 07, 2022

Could you give up social media? (Read the full article)

Wellness Wonderland: Tips for Self-Care during the Winter

December 07, 2022

Check out some tips for staying well amid the winter blues. (Read the full article)

Invisibility of the Gender Gap

April 06, 2022

After doing some research, Maryam provides us with the reasons STEM is a male-dominated field, and why we... (Read the full article)

Six Ways Businesses Can Leave The Environment Better Than They Found It

January 21, 2022

Scholars' Life writer Elena highlights how businesses can do good for the environment. (Read the full article)

The COVID Funk: Tips on Staying Healthy

January 12, 2022

Online learning got you in a funk? Check out these tips to stay well and healthy. (Read the full article)

A Letter to Fellow Youth: A Call Out for Hope and Reflections on COP 26

January 07, 2022

Scholar's writer Christine reflects on the recent global climate summit COP26. (Read the full article)

Robo Sapiens: The Mutual Future of Machine and Mankind

November 22, 2021

Chloe writes about the power of AI and how it could change the future. (Read the full article)

A Letter From Your Scholar's Life Editor...

November 19, 2021

Hear from the 2021-22 Scholar's Life Managing Editor, Nathalie! (Read the full article)

Big Data and The Social Dilemma

March 01, 2021

Apps are convenient and entertaining, but we rarely reflect on the consequences of using them. (Read the full article)

Boxing Day and Responsible Consumerism

February 23, 2021

Responsible spending habits during Boxing Day is important to secure your personal finance. (Read the full article)

A Magical Memory

February 18, 2021

Take a trip down to platform 9 and 3/4... (Read the full article)

Unpacking Systemic Racism Part 2: How Can You Make a Difference?

February 16, 2021

Here are some steps you can take to learn more about systemic racism. (Read the full article)

Unpacking Systemic Racism Part 1: An Examination of Systemic Racism

February 16, 2021

Learn about some of the ways racism exists in our society. (Read the full article)

New Year, New Resolutions

February 09, 2021

Your resolutions for 2021 may be different, but that's okay. (Read the full article)

Lessons From COVID-19

November 20, 2020

COVID-19 has taught us one thing for sure: there's a need for better health literacy. (Read the full article)

Dinners Worth Remembering

November 18, 2020

COVID has taught us to cherish the smaller things in life, like dinner. (Read the full article)

The Top 9 Reasons You Messed Up Your Sourdough Bread During Quarantine

November 14, 2020

Did you hop on the sourdough bandwagon during quarantine? (Read the full article)

Life Is Scary (Until It Isn't So Much Anymore)

November 10, 2020

Life is scary, but it's all a part of the journey. (Read the full article)

Tips for Success During an Online School Year

November 09, 2020

Learning from home is different, here are some tips to help you adjust (Read the full article)

The Necessity of the Follower

November 02, 2020

The role of a follower can be just as important as that of a leader. (Read the full article)

Welcome to Scholar's Life Blog!

November 02, 2020

Hear from the Scholar's Life Blog managing editors as they write about their inaugural issue! (Read the full article)

An Introductory Guide to Creating a More Conscious Closet

September 23, 2020

Julia shares how to practise ethical and sustainable fashion. (Read the full article)

A Positive View of the Last Two Decades

September 21, 2020

2020 has been rough, but it can get better. Proof: here's some good news from the past two decades. (Read the full article)

9 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

July 24, 2020

As the province opens up, it's important to remember to stay green. (Read the full article)

"OK Boomer"

July 17, 2020

"OK Boomer" isn't just a meme anymore; it's a rallying cry for a generation tired of... (Read the full article)

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