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Tech Tips: Making your life as a graduate student a little easier

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Classes are well underway, essays are due, tests needs to be marked and your own research still needs to get done somehow on top of that. How do you keep it all organized? It can be a difficult task to

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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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How Emotional Intelligence helps?

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Last week in her post, Vanessa talked about whether viewing intelligence as a fixed or malleable quality has a big difference in responding to academic failures. Like her, I am in favor of a more flexible theory about our intellectual

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How smart are you?

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People in graduate programs are accustomed to being the brightest in their undergraduate classes and experiencing academic success with greater ease than many of their peers. Graduate school is different; the formula is not as straightforward as reading the material

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The 101 on the SGS and the SGPS

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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

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Learning and Learning: Career Week

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Some of us are incoming students, while others are entering their final year (yes!). One thing is common between us; we must start to seriously think about the lives we envision for ourselves outside of being a graduate student. I

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On Exploring Kingston

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Let me start by welcoming all the new graduate students: Welcome to Queen’s University, and the city of Kingston. And to those who journeyed beyond their home country to be a part of Queen’s – Welcome to Canada! How was

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What Is Missing in “Socialize”?

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In grad school we tend to “verb” the need of making friends as, socialize, which sounds rational, aimed and mature. In socialization, we strive to be more interesting, appealing and impressive; we take this occasion as a chance to practice

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SGS Expanding Horizons

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My post today will be kicking off our theme for the next month, which is focused on starting the semester off right!  It will be relevant whether you are just starting your degree program or you are a grizzled vet.

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