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Meeting of the Minds: 5 tips for productive meetings with your supervisor

Student-supervisor meetings can take on many different formats. My personal favourite (in theory) is the peripatetic meeting, implemented by Dr. Ian Janssen in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Although I’ve never been on a walk, I think the

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Career Week Session Recap: E-Portfolios

Another Career Week has come and gone, (hopefully) leaving in its wake the momentum, motivation, and networking connections necessary for future employment/career pursuits. I had the opportunity to check out the “Speaking to your Strength with an e-Portfolio – How

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Active Lifestyle Options in Kingston

Welcome to the first week of classes for the 2015 – 2016 school year. If you are new to Queen’s, I hope that your orientation week was fun and informative, and I wish you a smooth transition into grad school.

Posted in All, Families, General, Kingston, New Students, Orientation, Staying Well, Student Perspective

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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Desired Learning Outcomes and Constructive Alignment

After reading this post, you should be able to… As Amanda has alluded to, the twilight of summer is upon us. Personally, I am not ready to accept this fact; however, wishful thinking does not change the reality that TA

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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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Meaningful Networking: 140 characters (or less) at a time


My previous post was intended to promote the Destination Kingston event hosted by the Science to Business Network (S2B) at Queen’s. The event turned out to be very well organized and well received by panelists and attendees, alike. The event

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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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Calling all Science Students – Destination Kingston: building an innovation cluster through talent growth and retention

Over the course of the last year, the Gradifying team has dedicated a considerable amount of attention towards employment-related resources including the non-academic job search, networking, personal branding, etc. In fact, since Sept. 2014, we have published 16 blog posts

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Lessons from the surf: a brief reflection

Garth going for a ride

I have just returned from spending the past week in the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina with a group of 13 friends, most of whom are current or former grad students at Queen’s. The 7 days spent away from

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