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MyGradSkills.ca – The Non-Academic Work Search

This month at Gradifying we have been discussing professional development and some resources that are available at Queen’s to help you develop, professionally.  As Sharday discussed in her most recent post, the launch of MyGradSkills.ca took place last week and

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Posted in All, General, Jobs and Careers, Student Perspective

Physical Accessibility @QueensU

This week I will be continuing with our theme of the month, “accessibility”.  Specifically, I will be exploring physical accessibility on Queen’s campus. First off, what is accessibility?  As stated by the Accessibility Hub’s ‘Blue Folder’, accessibility means, “Giving people

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Posted in All, General, Kingston, New Students

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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Posted in All, General, International, New Students, Student Perspective

Farewell Atif and Rachel, Hello Jeremy and Dustin–Or, Gradifying: A Long, Slow Goodbye

The Queen’s of the Stoneage concert is coming up, and so I’m writing in song lyrics more than usual. (If you’re not familiar with the song “A Long Slow Goodbye,” click this YouTube link immediately, if not sooner) It’s time

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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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Posted in Events, General, Kingston

So you want a graduate degree in Cultural Studies…

What is Cultural Studies? To put it briefly, the field of Cultural Studies traces its history back to the middle of the 20th century with roots in the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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So you want to be an Epidemiologist…

Last week, my Gradifying co-author Amanda highlighted how her degree is structured. Today, I’ll be talking about the degrees offered by the Department of Public Health Sciences. There are six factors that differentiate programs: the degree structure, courses, comps, research

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Posted in General, New Students, Student Perspective, Thesis

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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A Day in the Life of Sharday

This summer is the transition from the third to the fourth and final year of my PhD program in Cultural Studies. There are office spaces I could work in on campus, but if I’m there, I prefer the Tea Room.

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Life in Grad School: A day in the life of Atif

The editorial staff at Gradifying decided that this month we would describe our experience in graduate school, especially given how different our experiences are. Last week, Amanda discussed her experiences as a graduate student, describing her “field season” and “the

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