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Alumnus Fraser McLeod: the value of collaboration

During his Master’s at Queen’s University School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP), Fraser McLeod worked collaboratively with community research partners from two First Nations in Southern Ontario. Now, working with local communities is integral to his job in Calgary as a planner with Stantec Inc., an international design and consulting firm. His commitment to building meaningful relationships with others defines both his graduate work and his current employment and has inspired his career.

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SGS Habitat Featured Articles: Dissertation Bootcamp

Reading Week presents a chance each year for many graduate students to take a small break from their respective classes as well as teaching fellowships and assistantships. Many of them use the one-week hiatus to visit family and friends, or book a last minute ticket south to escape the frigid temperatures and snowy conditions that characterize a typical February in Canada.

For 55 master’s and doctoral students, however, four days free from classes and teaching represented a rare opportunity to make some significant progress on their writing, and they took full advantage by signing up for the fifth annual Dissertation Boot Camp, which took place in the Harry Potter room at Douglas Library.

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Science Rendezvous 2016: An Exciting Event for Learners of All Ages

Kingston’s 6th annual Science Rendezvous was held this Saturday at the K-ROCK Centre, and it did not disappoint. Designed to expose children, their families, and inquiring minds of all ages to all branches of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), the event provides an opportunity to watch and perform small-scale experiments with local researchers from Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, and the greater Kingston community.

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Award-winning Researcher and Lawyer Credits Queen’s Mentors for Success in the Courtroom, Classroom and on the Bookshelf

In the field of legal studies research, Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich has had to advocate for herself as much as for the clients she has represented in the courtroom. And in both domains – research and practice – Bromwich has taken the road less travelled. 

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Two-time Alumnus Credits Queen’s Training and Alumni Network for International Success

“Getting answers is easy; the information is all there,” says Dr. Homy (Homayoun) Dayani-Fard. “Asking the right questions, that’s what’s hard.”

In graduate studies at Queen’s Homy Dayani-Fard says he learned how to ask questions. Some of those questions were of the “big names” in his Master’s field of computer science. At a defense preparation, his MSc internal examiner said: “you have the chance when you are here to challenge even the biggest expert in the field. My question is do you agree with him?” His expertise was already sought after and his work was award-winning, but that was the first moment he remembers someone inviting him to say what he thought and to think for himself.

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Off to the Nationals! Queen's Master's student Anastasia Shavrova places third at Ontario Three Minute Thesis

Queen’s University’s Anastasia Shavrova has advanced to the national final of the Three Minute Thesis after placing third at the provincial competition on Thursday, April 14 in Waterloo. It was no easy task for the judges to choose the five finalists who will go on to the national competition. All participants presented engaging talks on topics ranging from improving the gym experience for women, to the role of young adult literature in helping deal with death and mourning, to using bacteria to harden sandy soils and make buildings safer.

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Coming Full Circle: From Queen’s Student to Queen’s Professor

Dr. Jennifer Tomasone has a special passion for Queen’s. She completed two undergraduate and a master’s degree here, and returned to Queen’s in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (SKHS) after completing doctoral and post-doctoral work at McMaster. During undergrad she was a dancer and Head Choreographer for the Vogue Charity Fashion Show, a member of Queen’s Dance Team, and was involved with the Winter Adapted Games. Not only that, she met her husband during Frosh Week.

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