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The Great Divide: Work-Life Balance

This is how I made most of my decisions until I was about 24.

It’s all the rage. Workplaces are saying they want it and applicants are saying they’ve got it. Here at Gradifying we’ve dedicated this month we’ve dedicated some discussion to this highly topical issue of work-life balance. In this post, we’ll

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#CAF Crisis = #Work/Life Imbalance

A still from Modern Times 1936. According to the official Charlie Chaplin website, copyright belongs to Roy Export SAS.

This month we’re talking about work/life balance. Have you ever noticed that the formulation of this proportion (some work, some life – probably more work, but entitlement to at least some life) refers to the personal scale of individual experience?

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On the importance of having “work friends” outside of work (and a little bit about the 3MT)

3MT, or the Three Minute Thesis is back again at Queen’s! I had the privilege of competing in 3MT back in its first year here at Queen’s. It was an amazing experience that really got me thinking about my research

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Amanda Tracey: Feeling Guilty?….Well, Don’t!

A view of Elbow Lake Nature Conservancy of Canada Reserve from Queen's University Biological Station website

I just wanted to start off by expressing how excited I am to be chosen as a new member of the Gradifying blogger team! I am a first year PhD student in Biology studying Plant Ecology and Evolution. I did

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