Category Archives: General


Looping in the backcountry 1

I love backcountry camping trips. It is important to my well-being to spend time with lots of trees, water, and few people. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) has always added to the logistical challenge of this need to get away, but I’ve usually managed it somehow, including my most difficult trip with T1D: a backcountry canoeing […]


My response to the anonymous Foundation letter

Like others in Canadian health research, last week, I received an anonymous invitation to fill out a google form to sign a letter to the president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The letter recommends that the president reconsider the recent decision to shutter a particular grant program, which awarded larger, longer grants […]


Tenure 5

Reflections on being awarded tenure as a woman with kids and a disability / chronic illness Short version There is no universal experience. In my individual experience, a good partner can make the ‘with kids’ part much easier but the ‘and a disability / chronic illness’ part remains tough. Support helps, but no one else […]