What is it like to do a PhD?

Ian Vaillancourt and Glen Taylor

What is it like to do a PhD? Perhaps the best person of whom to ask such a question is someone who is just wrapping up the long, sometimes stressful, always challenging process. Ian Vaillancourt (pictured at far left with his thesis supervisor, Glen Taylor) is one such person. As a Wycliffe student, he successfully completed his PhD thesis defence on May 9, 2017. Before too much time had elapsed between his successful defence and a return to "normal" life, we asked Ian to reflect on what it's like to do a PhD here at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. His thoughts are featured on the Wycliffe blog.