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I spend so much time working on teaching during the terms that when summer rolls around I just can't bring myself to work on the weekends even if I have stuff to do because I haven't had a weekend off in months. But this is not a bad problem, really; it's more like living like one ought to live.

Hello scholar.social! I have an account on mastodon.social and just found this instance so am joining it because I am an academic: I teach philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'm about to start a new position there as Deputy Academic Director for the Centre for Teaching and Learning, which I'm very excited about!

Glad to see there is an academic instance!

Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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