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Jim Pine: Helping people take care with care

Queen’s alumnus Jim Pine does not like punching clocks. Conversely, he likes variety and a bit of freedom in managing his time. An executive with over 35 years of experience in municipal affairs, Jim’s approach to his job is anything but routine or bureaucratic. “As a public servant, I am always among people, and I believe caring about people means doing so during more than just regular office hours,” Jim explains.

Spotlight by Natalia Mukhina

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Graduate Studies Orientation January 2017

Graduate Studies Orientation January 2017

Today, the School of Graduate Studies welcomed our newest graduate students to Queen's during an informal information and orientation session. Associate Dean Marta Straznicky highlighted support services of the School of Graduate Studies to our students, followed by Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Associate Dean, Student Services and Community Relations, who spoke about the departments within Student Affairs.

A warm Queen's welcome to our new students. 

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SGS Habitat Featured Articles: Graduate students participate in housebuilding with a local charity

Article by Natalia Mukhina

Early one Saturday morning, when most students were still asleep after a hard week at school, some Queen’s grads from the Civil Engineering Department went to Napanee to build a house. It was a multicultural crowd, with students from India, China, Canada, Nepal, the US, and led by Titilope-Oluwa Adebola from Nigeria. They were going to work together with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that mobilizes volunteers and community partners to build affordable housing for low-income families.

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Transcultural Transdisciplinarity: Alumna Zaira Zarza Wins Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship

Queen’s alumna Zaira Zarza is the first Cuban International student to graduate for a Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences program. She completed a PhD in the Cultural Studies Program in 2015, and won a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.

Zaira’s doctoral research project combined archival, curatorial, and historiographical work. Her dissertation, Roots and Routes: Cuban Cinemas of the Diaspora in the 21st Century, comprised a written thesis and the organization of a travelling showcase of Cuban diasporic digital films. The showcase toured Montreal, Kingston and Toronto in 2015 and Havana in 2016.

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