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Accessibility and Universal Design

This month, Amanda, Jeremy, Dustin, and I are going to write about issues, events, and opportunities related to the concept of accessibility. Accessibility is something to which we all have a different set of relationships. For instance, we may perceive

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Farewell Atif and Rachel, Hello Jeremy and Dustin–Or, Gradifying: A Long, Slow Goodbye

The Queen’s of the Stoneage concert is coming up, and so I’m writing in song lyrics more than usual. (If you’re not familiar with the song “A Long Slow Goodbye,” click this YouTube link immediately, if not sooner) It’s time

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What to do in Kingston this summer…Part 2

Here’s the second installment of recommendations for enjoying Kingston in its most beautiful season. 1) Best summer eats I’m a huge fan of the Chez Piggy patio. The restaurant is hidden off the main street in what’s called Rocheleau Court.

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So you want a graduate degree in Cultural Studies…

What is Cultural Studies? To put it briefly, the field of Cultural Studies traces its history back to the middle of the 20th century with roots in the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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Theses come in different flavours: 1 year, 2 years, 4 years, and 3 minutes

Do you know what 3MT stands for? You may have been seeing this acronym around campus lately and if you’ve been wondering, it stands for “The Three Minute Thesis Competition.” (Click here for the Queen’s School of Graduate Studies 3MT

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A Day in the Life of Sharday

This summer is the transition from the third to the fourth and final year of my PhD program in Cultural Studies. There are office spaces I could work in on campus, but if I’m there, I prefer the Tea Room.

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Alt-Ac & Academy Hacks

Last week I had the pleasure of being in the audience for two presentations about working in the academy. (Come to think of it, both were on Wednesday—it was an intense day). The first was an in-class discussion between the

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What’s the relationship between teaching and research?

To be a graduate student is to straddle two worlds. You retain the student identity—although any classes you take and any “studying” you do is done in support of the research project you’ve identified for yourself—while (most likely) having some

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Resolutions for a New Year, Or At Least the First Term Of It

We’re back from what I like to think of as our mid-season break (six seasons and a movie, eh, Atif?) and since I’ve learned not to ask how the holidays were in order to avoid the despairingly cynical answer “what

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This message of winter respite brought to you by: An adorable puppy. (Wearing my wife’s joke hat). The Fall term is coming to a close and, like any entity faced with the weight and cold stillness of early snow, Gradifying

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