SGPS Cameos, Broken Bones, & A Fair!

We’ve got some exciting news here at Gradifying! Once a month we’re going to be bringing you a post from the SGPS about events, information, and opportunities going on for grad students. For those of you who are new or still prospective students, SGPS stands for Society of Graduate and Professional Students. Not to be confused with the SGS, which is the School of Graduate Studies. The SGPS supports its members in lots of different ways, from administering the health and dental plans, to organizing new student orientation, to representing graduate and professional interests and participating in the governance of the University at the Senate, the Board of Trustees, the University Council, and over 40 university committees.

In other news, our boy Atif broke his arm badly, throwing him out of the writing game for a couple of weeks. He’ll be back soon, though, and if you’re lucky, he’ll come with JPEGs of X-rays and tales about the miracles of modern medicine.

Familiarity breeds content, not contempt

The other thing I wanted to tell you about today is the upcoming Resource Fair and Information Sessions on Tuesday 4th September, 9am-11am in the Biosciences Atrium (here’s a link to a campus map with this building highlighted in red). These are very important to new students, especially for those of you coming from out of town or internationally. There will be over 30 booths representing academic resources, safety and security, activities and amenities, and a few groups from the Kingston community beyond Queen’s. Get to know the resources you have at your disposal here, and you’ll have a richer experience. Plus, I’ll be there! I don’t exactly count as a resource, but by now I’m a familiar face and man do I love a good fair.

By way of parting, I want to reiterate that we value your feedback! We’re so into your feedback, in fact – questions you want answered, posts you’d like written, links and resources you’d like shared – that we want more of it. We’re insatiable. So keep them comments coming.

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2 comments on “SGPS Cameos, Broken Bones, & A Fair!
  1. Colette says:

    Thanks for writing about the orientation activities for grad students. After the Resource Fair and Information sessions (Strategies to Success), there are a plethora of other activities to get you acquainted with Queen’s and Kingston. get yourself on a campus or library tour, find out about the athletic and recreational activities you can join in as part of your student fees, meet international students at the QUIC international graduate student orientation and of course the SGPS has many exciting social activities. Start your graduate education off with knowing where to find support both academically and socially.
    We are looking forward to meeting you all. See you at the Fair!

  2. Atif Atif says:

    Haha thanks for the shout out Sharday! For those who want to see the x-ray of my arm, check out my post over at Mr Epidemiology: http://mrepidemiology.com/2012/07/30/no-new-posts-for-a-while/

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