I’m leaving on a jet plane….
… on several jet planes, actually.
First, I’m off to Ottawa to stay with Sarah and Dave for a week… Ottawa will serve as home base for my visit to McGill on Wednesday to meet the prof there in whose lab I’m considering doing a postdoc. I’m staying for a week because (a) Sarah & Dave rock and I don’t get to see them nearly enough, (b) I’m hoping the change of scenery will help me to focus on finishing up this damn thesis, (c) I wanna watch a Sens game with Ottawians, (d) I’m hoping I’ll get to see my sister & neice (and any other various relatives) who may drive up from Toronto, and (e) did I mention that Sarah & Dave rock?
Then it’s back to Vancouver for a day (I have to TA a class that day) and then off to sunny California to visit a prof at Stanford University in whose lab I’m also considering doing a postdoc. She’s paying to fly me there. Her assistant is booking my flight. How cool is that?
And then I have one hellava huge decision to make! I’m really hoping that having the opportunity to meet these two profs and their lab groups will show me which of these two lab environments I want to spend the next few years in.