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Climb for Mental Health

December 11, 2017 – Queen’s University graduate student Shamik Sen (Neuroscience) is climbing a mountain this week to raise awareness and funds for the issue of mental health stigma. Sen left Kingston on December 10 to travel to Tanzania, where he will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  Sen has created a GoFundMe campaign for his climb, with funds raised to support anti-stigma education at Addiction and Mental Health Services, KFLA (AMHS-KFLA)

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Congratulations Colette Steer!

Today we congratulate Colette Steer, a recipient of a Special Recognition Award for Queen’s Staff.  Colette joined the School of Graduate Studies in 2007 and her limitless positive energy, excellent organizational skills, and genuine care for everyone she works with have had a significant impact on Graduate Studies at Queen’s. 

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Award winning research on Grad Chat

Last week Chemistry PhD student Caitlin Miron was awared the Mitacs PhD Award for Outstanding Innovation for her work in biochemistry. She broke new ground by discovering a DNA binder that can essentially ‘switch off’ cancer cells and prevent them from spreading. Listen to her interview with CJ the DJ on Grad Chat and find out more about her research.

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Caitlin Miron – Recipient of the 2017 Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation (PhD)

Caitlin Miron is the recipient of the 2017 Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation. This award is given to a PhD student who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during Mitacs-funded research. Last year, Caitlin received a Mitacs Globalink Research Award which funded a collaboration with Dr. Jean-Louis Mergny at the Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologue in Bordeaux, France. This collaboration was the second of two with Dr. Jean-Louis Mergny, and collectively, these collaborations have not only propelled Caitlin’s PhD thesis forward but also merited the receipt of the Mitacs Outstanding Innovation award. 

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New program aims to ‘Flip the Script’ on sexual assault

A new program aimed at providing first-year, female-identified students with the tools to prevent and resist sexual assault is being introduced to the Queen’s community this fall.

An initiative of the Human Rights Office, the Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act (EAAA) sexual assault resistance education program is an evidence-based program developed by University of Windsor professor and researcher, Charlene Senn.  Known on campus as “Flip the Script,” the program has a focus on addressing acquaintance sexual assault.

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How to integrate active learning pedagogy into political theory tutorials

It looks like a game. “You come in a class, divide the students into groups, and each group goes up to its whiteboard to write down a theme relevant to the tutorial topic and assigned reading,” tells Michael Murphy, describing a political theory tutorial that he led as a teaching assistant. “When all the groups have written their theme, you ask them to move to the next board. The groups now have to write a question on the theme that the previous group has introduced.”

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“The harder I work, the luckier I get” - MSc student Laura Callender

At 8:30 AM on most days, MSc. student Laura Callender is already in the lab, where she examines the role of physical activity on the health of children and youth under the supervision of Dr. Ian Janssen. Late in the afternoon, Callender – also a captain of the Gaels women’s soccer team – goes to soccer practice and stays afterwards to do some free kicks and shooting. Later, at night, doing homework and reading before going bed complete her regular day.

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