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June/July Winners of the 175 Research Moments Photo Contest

Online Voting for the 175 Research Moments Photo Contest has now been completed for the month of June/July and we are pleased to announce the winner, as well as the top submissions that will enter to win the grand prize.

We have extended the contest until August 31st, so go ahead and submit your own photo! To get started, check out the contest website

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From Passion to Practice - Teresa Pires

By Adenike Ogunrinde, August 2016

Teresa Pires is the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions at the Queen’s University Smith School of Business which, in short, is a role that involves recruiting globally for the full-time MBA program. Her position has involved traveling to over 40 countries thus far for the recruitment of top-talent, in addition to maintaining expertise on international education systems, applying that expertise towards recruitment, and evaluating marketing tactics for the program. Though Teresa was unsure where her BA in Sociology would take her when she first began post-secondary education, by following her passions and exercising her ambition, it became the first step to a fulfilling a career that she adores.

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Queen’s Alumna Mentor Diana Wong: How to Do Business with a Science Degree?

Diana Wong’s work days are busy at a leading global consulting and technology services company, focused on the health sector, yet she makes time to guide Queen’s students entering the job market. As part of Wong’s volunteer role as a Queen’s Alumna mentor she took the time to share the story of her career rise.

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The Lake Shift - Day Four

By Colette Steer, July 27, 2016

I thought that at least once, I should start the day's summary with - good morning campers!!

I have been tempted to bring out the camp counsellor persona for this writing retreat, but luckily for everyone I have resisted and toned down my enthusiasm to be at camp. It doesn’t mean though that I have completely hidden, just that I can act wildly out of camera (so to speak).

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The Lake Shift - Day Three

The Lake Shift - Day Three

By Colette Steer, July 26, 2016

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and who wouldn’t want to be here. After a great evening of discussion with Maggie Berg, today was the day to see if any of the conversation really spoke to the grad students. It seemed it did.

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The Lake Shift - Day Two

The Lake Shift - Day Two

By Colette Steer, June 25, 2016

group photo of graduate students at the lake shiftIt’s 4:30am on Monday morning and all I heard were the Loons, making that amazing call from the waters of Lake Opinicon. "How very Canadian," I thought, "and sure beats the squawk of the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo in Australia to wake you up."

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The Lake Shift - Day One

The Lake Shift – Arrival Day

By Colette Steer, June 24, 2016

At 10.30am Marta and I packed the cars and set off to Lake Opinicon to ready ourselves for the arrival of 41 graduate students from 7 Ontario Universities at Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS). From 2pm, on they started to arrive in cars and a big yellow school bus. Some arrived with excitement and some with a little trepidation, after all some are city folk and what is this camping experience really all about.

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Mitacs Globalink students welcomed at Queen's

Twenty-one international students from the Universities of Ottawa, Ryerson, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s were invited to Queen's University on July 21st 2016 as part of the Mitacs Globalink program.

Queen's School of Graduate Studies has invited Globalink participants for the past three years to visit the campus and Kingston, and meet faculty and graduate students in the disciplines they are interested in.

This year's participants (from Mexico, China and India) wanted to learn more about many disciplines at Queen's including physics, chemistry, geological sciences, urban and regional planning, cancer research, pathology & molecular medicine, biomedical and molecular sciences, epidemiology, public health, psychology, civil engineering, computing sciences, electrical & computer engineering, gender studies, education, and management. 

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A portrait of success- PhD student Linda Grussani named curator of Aboriginal art at the Canadian Museum of History

A portrait of success

PhD student Linda Grussani named curator of Aboriginal art at the Canadian Museum of History

By Anne Craig

A creative upbringing and a passion for art have helped Linda Grussani land the job of a lifetime.

The PhD candidate (Cultural Studies) was recently named the Aboriginal art curator at the Canadian Museum of History.

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