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On Writing Productivity – Writing Among Others

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After years of going through the research stage of my PhD program, watching my cohorts graduate one by one, (feels like) I am alone. It has become difficult for me to stay motivated and focus on making progress in my

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Make or Break? The Impact of Student-Supervisor Relationships on Graduate Learning

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Figure 1: A word cloud with the topics related to the student-supervisor relationship. The most visible terms are supervisor, student, discussion, and learning. (Majid, 2017b) “’Mentoring is best when it is free of pressure, and when it feels reciprocal’ (Cullingford,

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On Wearable Technology – TEDxQueensU and SGS Salon Event

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This year, TEDxQueensU has partnered with the Queen’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to organize a TEDx Salon event. The purpose of the Salon event is to showcase graduate student research and interests. The Salon event is described as a

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The 101 on the SGS and the SGPS

Welcome to the SGS!

Having worked at the front desk of the SGPS office since this past February, there’s a question I’ve heard surprisingly often. Is this the SGS office? Though the SGPS and the SGS have very similar names and both cater to

Posted in General, New Students, Orientation, Professional Development, Skill Development, Uncategorized

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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2 Tips on Nurturing “Baby” — Dissertation Boot Camp Reflections

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In last week’s post, Dustin offered some useful suggestions for PhD students with a baby (or babies!) to raise. While this week, I would like to start with baby in its metaphoric sense. Every Master and PhD student has a

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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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Alternative Treats — Dissertation Boot Camp & KCFF

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The first month of this semester flied quickly, greetings to February! This winter appears to be very tropical for Canada, which is absolutely a relief especially for the newcomers to Canada like me.But on the other hand, things have gotten

Posted in Events, Kingston, Professional Development, Uncategorized

Living the Dream: Interview with Dr. Mosurinjohn, Who Made it to the Other Side of the Desk

Dr. Sharday Mosurinjohn, in the flesh.

This month we’ve been looking at opportunities that our grad students at Queen’s can access to help improve their skills to get them ready for their careers. We’re going to finish this month by talking to a Queen’s alumna –and

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