Category Archives: Life in Saudi Arabia

Being pregnant at KAUST – Again!

By | January 18, 2015

2 years ago I had my first baby, Jordan, here in Saudi. You can read about my experience with my first baby here. This post is an update to that one and incorporates information about our new medical service provider here and a few lessons learned from my experiences. Some of the initial post is copied and pasted… Read More »

Celebrating 5 Years of KAUST

By | September 30, 2014

I wrote a bit about the 5 year anniversary a few weeks ago. Now that the main celebrations have passed, I wanted to follow-up and take a moment to share a few of the highlights. The 5-Year Anniversary Photo The most impactful commemoration in my opinion was a group of people self-organizing to take a 5-year photo at our… Read More »

Entrepreneurship at KAUST

By | September 14, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Gordon McConnell, the Acting Director New Ventures & Entrepreneurship, in the Entrepreneurship Center at KAUST. He was telling me about all the programs they have for both students and community members here at KAUST. Avid readers will know that I have a passion for social innovation and using technology to improve/build communities.… Read More »

Celebrating Home: KAUST’s 5th Birthday

By | September 2, 2014

KAUST recently completed its 5th Academic year. As such, the University is throwing itself a birthday party chock full of 3 days of activities highlighting academic and community life. This event has been in the planning for months with many, many people working tirelessly to make it an event to remember. It’s an exciting time for… Read More »

Our Third KAUSTiversary!

By | July 11, 2014

Three years ago today we moved to Saudi. We didn’t know what we were in for and that was part of the allure. Every time I have moved to a new country (to study in New Zealand, to live in the UK, and to live in Saudi), I have had this  very particular and hard… Read More »

Pictures of KAUST

By | June 15, 2014

KAUST recently joined the photo-sharing site Flickr and now has an extensive array of pictures from within the compound walls. It has some great pictures that will give you a feel for our community including academic/professional interests and also living at KAUST. >> Here is a list of all of the KAUST photo galleries on Flickr