Yearly Archives: 2013

Hello. My Name is _______ and I’ll be your TA this term!

Many new grad students here at Queen’s are going through the motions of being a teaching assistant for the first time. It’s an exciting, overwhelming and even scary time, yet for many grad students the opportunity to teach is one

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Now You Feel Old: 17 Facts about the Class of 2017!

Fall is in the air. The frosh are back on campus, chanting, screaming, causing general havoc and every so often it’s like you’re crossing the Bruinen, and next thing you know, you’ve been swept up and now you’re suddenly climbing

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Guest Post: Home Is Where The Heart Is: Establishing A Sense Of Home During Graduate Studies

Gradifying is thrilled to welcome Lauren Anstey to the blog today! Lauren will be discussing the important of establishing a “home” during your graduate training and various ways you accomplish that goal. For more about Lauren, scroll to the end

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Orientation with an Arts & Culture Spin

A graphic view of downtown Kingston

Maybe it’s all the TED Talks I’ve been watching, but here’s what I’m thinking: have you ever wanted to see yourself as a regular in some scene? As someone people see as a go-to person for, for instance, news about

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Studies have shown that you want to read about us

In the spirit of transition to the new and all-important season of Backtoschool, we’ve got a new poll up that tries to get a feel for your sense of belonging as a graduate student, and we’ve got the results from

Posted in General

A Guide to Wandering Around Kingston

Meandering around the market,

Whether you’re a graduate student who is fairly new to Kingston, or you’ve been around for a year or two (or four!), settling into a new place is often accompanied by development and maintenance of routines. Just like some of

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Welcome to Graduate School!

Hello there! The SGPS Orientation flyer is being mailed out, and so we’re expecting lots of new people checking out the site and going through the archives. To make your life easier though, I thought I’d summarize some of my

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On fostering the most important relationship in your graduate school career…

As a field biologist, I must say this summer has been a beautiful, albeit crazy one. In the last ten days in the field I have been wearing a winter coat while shivering, drowning in pools of my own sweat,

Posted in All, General, New Students, Student Perspective, Thesis

Concrete Planning Tools (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Daytimer)

Speaking of travel, on the heels of Rachel’s last post, I’ve been away myself for a few weeks circumnavigating Mediterranean with my wife. Most recently I was on Turkey time, which is why I’m posting at such an odd hour;

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The Importance of Taking Vacations

I enjoy the summertime as a grad student. Things are more laid back. I get to focus on my research without the distraction of lab meetings, TAships, and committee meetings. Incidentally, it’s also usually the time that I like to

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Gradifying Poll

Grad Community at Queen's
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