Monthly Archives: November 2012

Higher Education Humour!

While the tradition of oral storytelling has been replaced by the email forward or Facebook message, the idea remains the same. We pass down stories from generation to generation, from postdocs to PhDs to Masters students and onwards. And now

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The Pressure to Publish

It seems that the old ominous dictum “publish or perish” needs little updating to remain relevant to today’s emerging scholars. As many of us may have become keenly aware with the recent grant-writing season, there’s a lonely spot on our

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Project vs. Thesis: Choosing A Route For Your Academic Journey

This post is dedicated to all of those first year masters students who will come to that fork in the road at some point this year, when a decision must be made on which route to take on this academic

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Reference Letters: Who to ask and how to ask for them! Liz Lemon helps us out

At some point in your graduate education you’ll have to ask for a letter of reference. It might be for a funding application (see my previous post) or it might be for another program (med school, law school, PhD programs

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So you’re about to become a Teaching Assistant…

Last week we had a great guest post about the TA union PSAC 901, so this week I thought I’d keep the theme going with some thoughts about things to consider from the perspective of working as a TA. This

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Gradifying Poll

Grad Community at Queen's
How connected do you feel to a community of other graduate students at Queen's?