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Active Learning in Your Classroom

In a time where alternate and free means of learning (Khan Academy, Coursera, etc.) are proliferating with exciting fervour, university instructors more so than ever face of the challenge of providing students with meaningful learning opportunities that cannot be accessed

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Live and learn

Sun setting over the creek at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation area

As a TA, sometimes you get a lot of say in what your students do, and sometimes you don’t. For the most part, I have been a TA for courses where I was told exactly what to do and when

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Being on Both Sides of a TAship

I have been a grad student for more than six years. That’s bought me a lot, and as I’m approaching the end of this stage/journey/self-imposed sentence/dream (all of above), one of the things I’ve recently realized I’ve picked up is

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Responding to attitudes of academic entitlement – what grad students can do

We’ve all heard it. “I deserve a better grade than that.” “I tried hard and my mark doesn’t reflect how hard I tried.” And the especially common in Biology “I am applying to medical school and I got an 87%.

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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

Posted in All, General, Staying Well, Student Perspective, Thesis

Networking in (un)expected places

During my time with Gradifying, we have touched on the subject of networking on many occasions, and offered lots of perspectives including: conference networking, networking with grad alumni and so many more.  A couple of weeks ago, Dustin highlighted networking

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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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Career week begins!

Today marks the start of the second annual Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Career Week hosted by the School of Graduate Studies. This week-long event will focus on strategies for career success both in academia and beyond. And that part, the

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Hacking your Graduate Degree for Alt-Ac Potential – Guest Post by Dr. Erin Clow

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We’re so pleased today to bring you the first in a two-part guest post from Dr. Erin Clow, who is a recent graduate of the Political Studies PhD program at Queen’s University. While studying at Queen’s she was involved with

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The Day Tripper

Post 15-Pic, Day trip

We’re at T minus pretty-soon before things are going to get hectic with coursework, research, TA responsibilities, lab duties, clinical work, grant writing, … *deep breath*. The time for a vacation has past, but that doesn’t mean the time for

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