I have finally achieved candidacy for my PhD.
Because my field language is not taught in Canada (as far as I could tell when I was looking for courses), I had to learn it in the field and then do my language test when I got home. That language test was today, and I passed with flying colours. Yay! That changes my status from “enrolled in a PhD program” to “candidate,” which is an important transition (if I hadn’t made it by the end of the month, I would have had to change my status to unenrolled, unemployed). That change in status also means that if I don’t finish my thesis for whatever reason, I can actually still get a degree (it would be called an MPhil).
Now to update my C.V. and go to bed.
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