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A few quick tips on getting settled in your department

Even though I was not new to Queen’s when I started grad school and had already spent 4 years in the Biology department, I had to re-orient myself in my new role as a grad student. Since August is all

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All about the @AccessHubQU

Here at Gradifying we are focusing on accessibility this month. Last week Sharday wrote an excellent post about accessibility and universal design. This week I will give you a peek at a neat new resource offered here at Queen’s –

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What to do in Kingston this (awesome) summer….Part 1

Summer in Kingston is awesome. This might age me a bit but this is my seventh summer in Kingston. That’s right… seventh.  You’d think I was a Kingston summer expert but every year I discover new things to do and

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So you want a graduate degree in Biology…

Here at Gradifying we like to highlight the diversity of experiences in graduate school. We did just that over the past month in our “day in the life of” series. It was such a hit that we decided to do

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Life in Grad School: a day in the life of Amanda

One thing that’s really neat about grad school is that the experience is different for everyone. The life of a grad student varies between schools and departments and even within departments. Here at Gradifying we are really intrigued by this

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You are your desk (or at least I am my desk)

I have a problem. There I said it. This is my problem- my comps (comprehensive/qualifying exam) are nearing and I must say my desk is a little out of control. I always thought there was a method to my madness,

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A journal: progressing forward

  I hope that the start of the winter term has been going smoothly for everyone and that everyone is surviving this crazy weather. I have spent a large part of this past week (our first official week back) putting

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On dealing with setbacks in grad school

Once upon a time there was a grad student named Amanda. Between the time she started her PhD at Queen’s and the time it ended, nothing went wrong. Every experiment worked out exactly as planned, every manuscript she wrote was

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Share your Productivity Secrets!

  As many of you grad school newbies have probably noticed and as many of you grad school veterans know, grad school is awesome because you have loads of flexibility and a lot of independence. But with independence and flexibility

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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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