Today I visited the beautiful Nitobe gardens on campus. The gardens are laid out in traditional Japanese design, and are said to tell the story of a journey. It’s up to the individual to decide if this is the journey of a day, a month, or a whole life. There are many different paths you can take, each giving you a new perspective on the garden as a whole.
The meetings I had today and yesterday concerned different stages of the postgraduate journey. They included orientation discussions to resume tutorials , via peer-led Research Commons workshops in the Koerner Library. Each activity is a different step on the path to a successful research degree.