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Guest Post: PSAC 901 or the TA/TF Union

This week Gradifying’s got a guest post from some students involved with the TA/TF Union. Thanks to Atif and the folks working with the union for bringing us a great piece that demystifies yet another grad school acronym. The Public

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Applying For Funding: Big Bang Theory GIFs and The Joy of Personal Statements

Applying for funding is a tough, but necessary, part of the graduate school experience. But luckily, I’m going to be writing about it in my post today, with GIFs from The Big Bang Theory! If you hope to continue in

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Posted in Finances, New Students, Thesis

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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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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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

Favourite Dessert Places in Kingston

So last time I talked about my favourite places to hang out in Kingston. Given the heatwave that has swept across the country this month, I thought I’d shift gears slightly and talk about my favourite places to grab ice

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Favourite Summer Places in Kingston

Summer is upon us. The undergrads have (mostly) left, and the first swarms of mayflies are gone, which means it’s finally patio weather in Kingston. And what a glorious city for patios it is! Someone once told me that Kingston

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Who we are and what we do: Atif Edition!

I’m an Epidemiologist. Contrary to popular belief, that doesn’t mean I’m a skin doctor. Epidemiology is a broad field that encompasses methods and techniques used to address health issues that affect populations. Or, put more eloquently “Epidemiology is the study

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