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October: a month of (career planning) opportunities


  October is always a busy month for Grad Students here at Queen’s. Midterm season is approaching which means lots of e-mails from students, busy office hours and of course, exam and/or assignment marking. Grant season is gearing up so

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Today’s Welcome and Resource Fair


I missed the pancakes, but I didn’t walk away empty handed. The Bartlett Gym (Physical Education Centre​ [PEC]) was packed this morning as I joined the standing-room-only crowd for a presentation by key Queen’s figures including Ann Tierney (Associate Vice-Principal

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Re/Orientation: Graduate Welcome and Resources Fair

Bullet points: Pancakes You got questions? The SGS has answers Campus and community resource fair Tours Accessibility If you’ve already been here (at Queen’s) for a while, don’t skip ahead assuming this post isn’t for you. Our August post series

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

Queen's 3MT 2014 Winner Mike Best with Associate Deans Sandra den Otter and Kim McAuley

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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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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The Pendulum Swings

The vastly simplified Venn diagram of life

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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Updates: The ESU Wants You to Teach a Course, and a little Grant App Humour

Queen’s Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) Have you heard of the ESU? In their own words: The Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen’s University offers enrichment courses primarily during the month of May for upper elementary and secondary school students. These

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Orientation with an Arts & Culture Spin

A graphic view of downtown Kingston

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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A Guide to Wandering Around Kingston

Meandering around the market,

Whether you’re a graduate student who is fairly new to Kingston, or you’ve been around for a year or two (or four!), settling into a new place is often accompanied by development and maintenance of routines. Just like some of

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Gradifying Poll

Grad Community at Queen's
How connected do you feel to a community of other graduate students at Queen's?