Blog Archives

The Pendulum Swings

We here at Gradifying have been thinking a lot about mental health. As I write, our Principal’s Mental Health Commission is ongoing, and we have reached a time of year, midterm, which has long been synonymous with a slate of

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Posted in Events, General, Kingston, New Students

Updates: Gurveer Bains Joins Gradifying, the ESU Wants You to Teach a Course, and a little Grant App Humour

Gurveer Bains: Gradifying Guest Post & Promotions Coordinator It’s our pleasure this week to welcome our new Guest Post & Promotions Coordinator, Gurveer Bains. She’ll be identifying an event every month or so that’s of relevance to grad students and

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Posted in Events, General, New Students

Orientation with an Arts & Culture Spin

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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Posted in Events, General, Kingston, New Students

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

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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Posted in Finances, New Students

Summer of Songs

In the Fall and Winter terms, the array of events to attend and clubs to join. Freed from the tyranny of choice in the Summer term, and used to campus as the source of things to do, those who are

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Posted in Events, General, Kingston, New Students

Gradifying Grows! & Some Musings on the Importance of a Local Watering Hole

Good news! Congratulations to Amanda Tracey (PhD candidate, Biology) and Rachel Wayne (PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology) who are joining Atif and me* in bringing you experiences, events, and advice from our slices of grad life at Queen’s. We’re thrilled to

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Posted in Kingston, Student Perspective

Gone (Out of My Mind) Until Further Notice: A Comps Journal by Guest Contributor Rachel Wayne

Today brings us to the final of our four entrants, Rachel Wayne, who is in the sometimes-exhilarating and sometimes-agonizing throes of working toward her doctoral degree at Queen’s Department of Psychology in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing Lab.

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Posted in Student Perspective, Thesis

The Six Habits of Highly Deceptive People – Guest Contributor Elias Da Silva-Powell

Posting on Mondays makes me aware of the number of these days which are considered holidays in order to form long weekends. It’s a great example of an availability bias because no one would ever complain that there are too

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Posted in General, Student Perspective

International Students’ Language Barrier – Guest Contributor Xiaoqian Liu

Our second entry, a lovely piece by Queen’s 3MT winner, Xiaoqian Liu.

Posted in International, Student Perspective
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