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Today’s Welcome and Resource Fair


I missed the pancakes, but I didn’t walk away empty handed. The Bartlett Gym (Physical Education Centre​ [PEC]) was packed this morning as I joined the standing-room-only crowd for a presentation by key Queen’s figures including Ann Tierney (Associate Vice-Principal

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Orienting to Mental Health at Queen’s and in Kingston

Life as a graduate student can be great, especially when you have taken the time to orient yourself with your department and new colleagues (as Amanda suggested earlier this month) and Kingston (Jeremy has some great ideas on that). But,

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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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Re/Orientation: Graduate Welcome and Resources Fair

Bullet points: Pancakes You got questions? The SGS has answers Campus and community resource fair Tours Accessibility If you’ve already been here (at Queen’s) for a while, don’t skip ahead assuming this post isn’t for you. Our August post series

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Now You Feel Old: 17 Facts about the Class of 2017!

Fall is in the air. The frosh are back on campus, chanting, screaming, causing general havoc and every so often it’s like you’re crossing the Bruinen, and next thing you know, you’ve been swept up and now you’re suddenly climbing

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Guest Post: Home Is Where The Heart Is: Establishing A Sense Of Home During Graduate Studies

Gradifying is thrilled to welcome Lauren Anstey to the blog today! Lauren will be discussing the important of establishing a “home” during your graduate training and various ways you accomplish that goal. For more about Lauren, scroll to the end

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Orientation with an Arts & Culture Spin

A graphic view of downtown Kingston

Maybe it’s all the TED Talks I’ve been watching, but here’s what I’m thinking: have you ever wanted to see yourself as a regular in some scene? As someone people see as a go-to person for, for instance, news about

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A Guide to Wandering Around Kingston

Meandering around the market,

Whether you’re a graduate student who is fairly new to Kingston, or you’ve been around for a year or two (or four!), settling into a new place is often accompanied by development and maintenance of routines. Just like some of

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Welcome to Graduate School!

Hello there! The SGPS Orientation flyer is being mailed out, and so we’re expecting lots of new people checking out the site and going through the archives. To make your life easier though, I thought I’d summarize some of my

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Picking A Supervisor and Other Concerns

One of the crucial factors in graduate school success is a good supervisor. While some faculties mandate that you come in with an identified supervisor, others let you start your program and identify a supervisor several months into your degree.

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