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Graduate Student Writing Positions

The School of Graduate Studies has several openings for graduate student writers for Gradifying, our blog run by graduate students, and The Queen’s Experience, the section of our website that includes stories featuring stories on our students, alumni, and faculty. Our bloggers are paid an honorarium of $500 per year and The Queen’s Experience writers are paid $100 per story.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) to Vicky Arnold, Coordinator, Communications and Post-Doctoral Training, at sgscomms@queensu.ca.

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Translating Experience Through Research and Creativity

“Think loudly, share broadly,” Kaziwa Salih beams as she reflects on her greatest passions-her love of learning, and her desire to give voices to the voiceless.

A second-year PhD candidate in Cultural Studies, Salih’s research combines cultural theory and genocide studies to explore interconnections between the everyday culture of ordinary people and state policies.  She also seeks to advance knowledge of power relations within the structures of human behaviour.

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Responding to Climate Change Scenarios

Carolyn DeLoyde had no doubt about which university to apply to when pursuing her PhD. “Queen’s offers an exceptional graduate program in geography and the planning field, with a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary approach to planning. It is a unique one,” explains DeLoyde, an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of experience in planning and area development. She is striving for a long-term career in academia, and a PhD from Queen’s, according to Carolyn, would be the best qualification for her academic path.

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Join The Conversation

There is a new and exciting tool for you to promote your scholarship. Announced in the Gazette, Queen’s has signed on as a founding member of The Conversation Canada, a daily independent news and analysis online publication delivering expertise from the academic and research community directly to the public.

The Conversation platform offers explanatory journalism written by researchers – illuminating news with academic expertise and introducing new ideas. Launched in Australia in 2011, 30,000-plus academics from 2,065 institutions worldwide are registered as contributing authors. Canada is the 6th national affiliate of the global network.

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International students offered taste of grad studies at Queen’s

Students from around the globe got a glimpse of life as a graduate student at Queen’s at a recent event held through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).

Every summer, SGS invites students participating in the Mitacs Globalink international research internships to visit Queen’s and Kingston. During their day-long visit, the undergraduate students – who are spending the summer working on research projects at various Canadian universities (including Queen’s) – take a campus tour, meet with graduate students and professors from various fields, and take a trolley bus tour through Kingston.

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Five Queen’s students earn Vanier scholarships

Five Queen’s University doctoral students have earned Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships designed to help Canadian institutions attract and retain highly qualified doctoral students. The five winners’ areas of study include breast and lung cancer, exercise training programs, pre-cancerous cells, emotions, and persistent genital arousal disorder.

The scholarships provide each student with $50,000 per year for three years during their doctoral studies.

“These are Canada’s most prestigious awards for doctoral students and they will put these young scholars on solid footing for future research success,” says Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies. “Our five new Vanier Scholars have shown their tremendous research potential. They are also role models for other students at Queen’s, and will mentor their colleagues and peers. We congratulate them on their success.”

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Matthew Holden: Link Foundation Fellowship Comes to Queen's

Matthew Holden, a PhD Student at Queen’s School of Computing, has become the first Canadian recipient of the Link Foundation Fellowship in Modeling, Simulation, and Training. His research has been recognised as a perfect fit in the context of the Link Foundation’s mission to support promising, innovative, and well-designed projects in the founders’ fields of interests.

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Becky Shillington: Balancing School and Work

When opportunities for personal or professional growth arise, “Just say ‘yes’, whenever you can,” says Becky Shillington.  “When you are young, you need to extend your scope and take advantage of any opportunities that come your way because that is where experience comes from.”

A native of Kingston, Becky did her undergrad in Biology and English at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, then returned home to enter the workforce. Queen’s first came into her life in 2011 as a place of employment, as she started working in the university’s Residence Life Office and has risen to the manager position she currently holds. “I was lucky to get a job at Queen’s,” says Becky. “Queen’s has such a dynamic working environment that gives you the chance to try various opportunities to know where to go next.”

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