Calling all Science Students – Destination Kingston: building an innovation cluster through talent growth and retention

Over the course of the last year, the Gradifying team has dedicated a considerable amount of attention towards employment-related resources including the non-academic job search, networking, personal branding, etc. In fact, since Sept. 2014, we have published 16 blog posts

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Lessons from the surf: a brief reflection

Garth going for a ride

I have just returned from spending the past week in the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina with a group of 13 friends, most of whom are current or former grad students at Queen’s. The 7 days spent away from

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Staying on track while soaking up the sun

Elbow lake looking as beautiful as ever. Taken just this spring when I stopped in for a visit.

I think we can all agree that the summer offers (too) many distractions. The team here at Gradifying listed all of those distractions last month in our things to do in Kingston this summer series. While I strongly encourage each

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Family Fun

Portrait of the kids as young artists. (Sorry for the clunky pun, James Joyce)

In this last post on our series on warm season fun in Kingston, I’m going to dedicate our time to family activities for grad students who have children. At An Clachan,* one of the Queen’s-owned graduate apartment complexes, many, if

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Summer Fun Havin’

The summer I'm looking for.

The flowers are growing and leaves on the trees are no longer in their infancy, they’re teen-aged period of their life now.  The waft of warm air gets me thinking about new and more fun ways to put off those

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This summer, take a hike (for your brain)

Spring has indeed sprung, as most obviously noted by the mass orgies of midges that basically dominate the entire waterfront of Kingston.  If this is your first spring/summer in Kingston, these innocuous creatures won’t be around for very long, so get

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Want to enjoy a low cost/no cost Kingston summer? Here’s how!

Have you noticed anything different in the past week or so? Daffodils brighten the once barren gardens. Trees are leafing out left and right. Birds are building nests and calling for mates. You swallow swarms of bugs every time you

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A Conference Q&A: How Do Selection Committees Choose?

Today we’re closing out our conference series (apropos to my own conference, Engaging Boredom, having happened yesterday) with a Q&A about the application and selection process with Dr. David Murakami Wood (Sociology; Surveillance Studies Centre/Cultural Studies), Dr. James Miller (Religion/Cultural

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The Conference Games

We’ve been on the theme of one of the more fun parts of being a graduate student, conference-going, and we’ve been talking about using it as an opportunity for career development. Some of you out there can relate to competition,

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A Conference Interlude

We apologize for the delay in our regular posting schedule due to a hiccup, but before we return to regular programming later tonight, here’s a useful conference theme interlude. We can’t cover everything of relevance to conferencing but here’s a

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