2021 Images of Research

It’s not a photo I ever thought I’d take, but I am honoured that “Academia in Unprecedented Times” has been selected as the winning image in the Research In Action category of the University of Saskatchewan’s annual Images of Research competition.

After a year of working from home on my PhD and teaching a class remotely as a sessional instructor, this is my side of the video call – the chaotic, messy, multi-tasking, interrupted-by-cats side that reflects on how I’ve experienced academic work in the pandemic, as opposed the to the more curated background I present to those I meet with.

Please read my caption at the link above as well, as it tries to capture the emotional side of what this year has brought and taken. And, importantly, please take some time to look through all the other submissions and winners of this year!