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Sun setting over the creek at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation area

As a TA, sometimes you get a lot of say in what your students do, and sometimes you don’t. For the most part, I have been a TA for courses where I was told exactly what to do and when

Posted in Families, Student Perspective, Teaching

Responding to attitudes of academic entitlement – what grad students can do

We’ve all heard it. “I deserve a better grade than that.” “I tried hard and my mark doesn’t reflect how hard I tried.” And the especially common in Biology “I am applying to medical school and I got an 87%.

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Networking in (un)expected places

During my time with Gradifying, we have touched on the subject of networking on many occasions, and offered lots of perspectives including: conference networking, networking with grad alumni and so many more.  A couple of weeks ago, Dustin highlighted networking

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It’s all about the skills….’bout the skills, ‘bout the skills

This week I attended what might have been the most helpful workshop I have ever attended. I signed up for this workshop because like many other graduate students, I don’t want to stay in academia. I really needed help. Where

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Career week begins!

Today marks the start of the second annual Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Career Week hosted by the School of Graduate Studies. This week-long event will focus on strategies for career success both in academia and beyond. And that part, the

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How to live (and survive) in Kingston

As I write this post, it feels like a scorching 35 degrees outside. Queen’s campus is pure mayhem with new students moving in and setting up places they will call home for at least the next 8 months. I remember

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Understanding your students (as a TA)

Well, today is Monday August 10th. Someone please tell me where our summer has gone? While most of us go on with life as usual over the summer, in just over a month, another school year is set to begin.

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Getting the most out of Twitter #idontgettwitter

Twitter is one of the most widely used social media platforms today #sopopular. And yet, so many people still don’t understand what Twitter is really for or how it works #idontgettwitter. One of the main reasons there is so much

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Staying on track while soaking up the sun

Elbow lake looking as beautiful as ever. Taken just this spring when I stopped in for a visit.

I think we can all agree that the summer offers (too) many distractions. The team here at Gradifying listed all of those distractions last month in our things to do in Kingston this summer series. While I strongly encourage each

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Want to enjoy a low cost/no cost Kingston summer? Here’s how!

Have you noticed anything different in the past week or so? Daffodils brighten the once barren gardens. Trees are leafing out left and right. Birds are building nests and calling for mates. You swallow swarms of bugs every time you

Posted in Families, Kingston, Uncategorized

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