Tag Archives: Fall 2014

when i was given real responsibility

DSC01017 2As I crossed the Canadian/American border for the first time in my life just a few months ago, I had no inkling of the whirlwind entry into the game industry that awaited me on the other side.  It all started during the taxi ride from the airport upon my arrival.  I was picked up by the program director, Genevieve.  She mentioned an indie studio looking for a game design intern, and I knew I wanted it. Continue reading

Internship with Minority Media

15317077574_ba3f4ca83b_oMany people think that the games industry is all creative, and while they’re not wrong, there is a huge portion of the video game industry that revolves around business and management. These two things are the part that I like, and that allows me to work in video games alongside some of the most creative people on the planet and not look like an amateur. Which is exactly what I did while working at Minority Media. Continue reading

Working at Hololabs

15939329535_149c4bea99_oHow to begin to describe working at Hololabs? Its, a unique experience to say the least. I work in a loft apartment off of Avenue de Gaspé. Work is strangely quiet aside from me and my boss talking about marketing projects that we have going. I work at a long table that I have made into my desk. We will eat lunch as a group occasionally but for the most part it’s like we’re separate people in one large room. Continue reading

Dream Job Status: Grant Writing in Montreal

women+in+citiesI walk into the historic stone building, complete with gargoyles carved over the doors and massive, sweeping windows, and run to catch the elevator door before it slides shut. Once I’ve made it to the office on the eighth floor there’s time to grab a mug of coffee from the breakroom before delving into emails. Continue reading

SCI155: The Biosphere, Yeah!

IMG_20141024_112846Since we arrived in Montreal it has loomed in the distance. That big spiderweb looking orb. I wasn’t really sure what it was at first but on Friday, our Environmental Science class finally got to see what it was all about. Walking up to it felt like approaching this big SciFi laboratory with the building contained in the huge sphere and once we were inside that wasn’t very far off. Continue reading

La Banquise: Montreal comfort food at its best

poutine1If you live in or have spent a lot of time in any big city then you have hopefully been to a version of La Banquise. Every big city worth its salt has a local, special comfort food, and with that comes restaurants which set the standard for that comfort food. New York has Di Fara for pizza, Philadelphia has Pat’s for cheesesteak, and Montreal has La Banquise for poutine. Of course, all of these cities have dozens of incredible local comfort food joints, and long-time denizens love arguing about which is the best. That’s part of the fun. Continue reading