The adventure was planned and prepared over several months. Everything was packed, the car was full, and the kids loved the echo their voices made in their emptied bedroom. It was now time to migrate on the West Coast, a few short weeks after I defended my Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of Fanie Pelletier at Université de Sherbrooke.
After a road trip of 5000 km through the boreal forest of Quebec and Ontario, the prairies, and the Kootenays, I took a ferry and finally arrived in Victoria. The migration was over.
Settling in was easy in such a beautiful city. After few days wandering around, I went on the campus to discover where I will work for the next two years.
I am starting a postdoc in ACS lab where I will investigate the effects of human activities on animal communities. I have only been here for few weeks, but the working environment and my new lab mates are amazing. This adventure holds great promises both personally and professionally and is possible thanks to the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and FRQNT. Stay tuned as I will update my reflections and discoveries on this blog.