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Powerful Cultural Products

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As summer approaches, a lot of sunshine are out there in nature; while in political and cultural realms, things are getting dim. Although conscientious journalists are still fighting to shed lights on this gloomy society, nowadays it is a lot

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Changes-World of Complexity

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  Spring is a season of change: returning chilly air, blossoming seeds, frequent exchanges of sunny and rainy days, susceptible body conditions, increasing presences of animals and…bugs. But change is not always observable. It sometimes happens in a causal relation

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What to Do When There’s Time for Doin’: Summertime Happenings in Kingston

All summer long.

At work during my residency, vacation talk is all the rage. Everyone’s talking about where they’re going to go, what they’re going to do … with their TWO WEEKS OF VACATION. Yeah, the real world. Grad school isn’t the real

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Healthy Writing Matters

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Everybody knows about healthy eating, but how many of us care about healthy writing habits? The same as keeping your body fit, you need advice on how to maintain your writing wellness. This article is based on my recent reflections

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Reflections on Mentorship from the End of the Road

Mentorship at its finest.

We have made it to the end of another academic year. Almost. Maybe we don’t want to start celebrating too early on account of there’s still some marking to do, but if you’ve made it this far I’m willing to

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Summer Loving, happened so fast

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Summer. Full of so much potential and free spots to work in coffee shops. The summer can be where the magic happens or it can be wasted time. Spring to the rescue! I am convinced that the spring semester does

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The Grad Student Parent

Livin' the dream

I confess, my intentions for writing this particular post were, at least, 50% self-serving. I have a 4-month old, I’m in my final year, and I’m trying to get through this game. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to

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The Anxiety of Group Discussion

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  Turning to your neighbors, responding to questions, discussing concepts or difficulties in readings and then voicing your ideas in front of the whole class seem to be a usual scenario for university students doing their coursework. This kind of

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The Bermuda Triangle of productivity; stress, motivation, and time management;

In this subtle metaphor, the plane is your productivity.

Reflections on February I have two conflicting goals around this time. I have a lot of work to do but do not really feel like doing it, which leaves me feeling woefully behind. February is (typically) cold and I want

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Pieces, Pieces, Pieces of me

The title of this blog is not only a catchy Ashlee Simpson song (remember her??!), it is also a phrase that applies in too many ways to life as a graduate student, particularly when it comes to time and project

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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?