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A few quick tips on getting settled in your department

Even though I was not new to Queen’s when I started grad school and had already spent 4 years in the Biology department, I had to re-orient myself in my new role as a grad student. Since August is all

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Accessibility and Universal Design

This month, Amanda, Jeremy, Dustin, and I are going to write about issues, events, and opportunities related to the concept of accessibility. Accessibility is something to which we all have a different set of relationships. For instance, we may perceive

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What to do in Kingston this Summer…. Part 3

This is my fifth summer in Kingston, and it is definitely my favourite time of the year. Here are my picks:   Best Summer Eats This city has no shortage of great food and there are a number of excellent

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This lab went on a coffee run. What they did next will surprise you…

THEY VOTED. THEY ALL WENT TO AN ADVANCE POLLING STATION NEAR THEIR WORKPLACE AND VOTED. We’re going to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to talk about the 2014 Ontario Provincial Election. The election is currently scheduled for

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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…

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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)

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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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