Yearly Archives: 2012

Gradifying Updates, Midterms, and Expanding (Your) Horizons

Like mother superior, I may have jumped the gun – while you haven’t got the SGPS posts I baited you with, but you can look forward to some guest contributions soon. Atif will be bringing you a post that responds

Posted in Events

Hitting the Wall: The Graduate School Marathon

We’ve talked a lot about resources that are all available for new students, in terms of settling in, finances etc. What we haven’t talked about are things that might affect returning students or those who are approaching the end of

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Posted in Thesis

Settling In and Buckling Down

So how’s everyone doing so far? Seriously, how are you? Take a moment to think about your first few weeks of the new term. Alright, I’ll do it with you. Hmmm…great to see old friends…nice to meet some new students…Grad

Posted in Uncategorized

Picking A Supervisor and Other Concerns

One of the crucial factors in graduate school success is a good supervisor. While some faculties mandate that you come in with an identified supervisor, others let you start your program and identify a supervisor several months into your degree.

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Posted in New Students, Thesis

“Welcome! You’re now a card-carrying member of Queen’s” and “The argument from analogy: Even if the funding boat has sailed, it’s never too late to get back on the financial horse”

We’ve had a bit of a hiccup with this week’s intended SGPS post about grad Orientation, but we’ll be bringing that to you within the week. Instead, I’m bringing you a few highlights, reminders, and a reader question that could

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Posted in Events, Finances, New Students

Queen’s Frosh Week As Told By Star Wars GIFs

My colleagues have touched on some of the more serious issues of the day. However, when I arrived at Queen’s, I had bigger questions: Why do people keep yelling “how do you feel?” What’s a “greasepole” and why do people

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Posted in Kingston, New Students

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

Posted in New Students

Starting Grad School on the Right Foot

We are only weeks away from the start of a new academic year, and for some it will be the start of a new phase and entrance into a brand new world. I was one of those ‘freshies’ just a

Posted in New Students

Thinking About Finances – The Bigger Picture Overview

A post about finances could go (even) long(er), so for now I’ll just attach a point or two to each of this hydra’s many heads and come back to some of them in the future when there’s more space to

Posted in Finances

A Midsummer Night’s Scheme

If you read my last post you will remember that I wrote on getting out and about this summer, including clubs you can join and places you can go to get active. We are now in the heart of the summer

Posted in New Students, Thesis, Uncategorized
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