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What to do in Kingston this (awesome) summer….Part 1

Summer in Kingston is awesome. This might age me a bit but this is my seventh summer in Kingston. That’s right… seventh.  You’d think I was a Kingston summer expert but every year I discover new things to do and

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So You Want to be a Clinical Psychologist…


So you want to be a clinical psychologist – well, I think that’s an excellent choice! (ahem, I may be somewhat biased here). Following up on Atif and Amanda’s posts,  here’s the third post in this series. I’ve tried to cover

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So you want a graduate degree in Biology…

Spring has finally sprung... I thought I'd leave you on a happy note giving the looming rainy weather!

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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Life in Grad School – A Day in the Life of Rachel

  My life as a grad student is quite different from Atif and Amanda’s. As I’m in Clinical Psychology, my research studies are punctuated by clinical placements. Given the time I spend doing clinical work, some days, I don’t make it into

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12 Steps to (Feel-Good) Strategy Planning

  Picking up on a common thread lately, I want to talk a bit about planning. Lately, for me, things have been feeling slow and my motivation has been waning. That’s when I sat down with myself and had a

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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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Guest Post: Good2Talk


  Gradifying is very pleased to welcome this week’s guest blogger, Fiona O’Connor, Partnership Coordinator at Good2Talk. We’ve written elsewhere on the topic of mental health in graduate school. This week, Fiona introduces us to Good2Talk, Ontario’s new postsecondary student helpline, which offers

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How to (Respectfully) Disagree (Or How to Argue Effectively)

Over the course of my graduate and undergraduate career, I have been in a fair share of debates. After all, debate and discussion is at the heart of scientific inquiry. These debates can take many forms, including conversation and peer

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A journal: progressing forward

Happy New Year! Stay warm!

  I hope that the start of the winter term has been going smoothly for everyone and that everyone is surviving this crazy weather. I have spent a large part of this past week (our first official week back) putting

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Winter is Coming! (Kingston by Winter)


It’s no secret that Kingston is a beautiful city in the summertime. However, today I’m feeling rather inspired by this morning’s majestic first snowfall, and I want to convince you that (if you dress appropriately), I think you’ll find that wintertime

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