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SGS Habitat Featured Articles: Double Duty

Article by Karl Hardy

 

“It’s a real challenge that today’s job market demands experience in your field from the very start,” says Tabitha Renaud, a PhD candidate in the department of History here at Queen’s.

Alongside her graduate studies, Tabitha has been a longtime volunteer with the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM), where she has sat on the Board of Directors for three years and served as President of this association for 2015-6. Through KAM she works with Kingston’s 30 museums, galleries and historic sites on all sorts of exciting collaborative projects that benefit cultural heritage for the people of Kingston and the wider world.

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A Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship recipient invited to the Queen’s Scholar Dinner

Alumna Homy Dayani-Fard

Attendees of the Queen Elizabeth Scholars Dinner

July, 2016
By Deni Ogunrinde

After working in the field of disability rehabilitation for almost seven years, Atul Jaiswal felt compelled to upgrade his knowledge base in disability-oriented research. Looking across the globe for opportunities to do so, Atul became a recipient of the prestigious ‘Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Diamond Jubilee Scholarship’, which allowed him to take on doctoral research in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy here at Queen’s University.

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Vanier Scholar - Jane Thomson

Jane Thomson

By Anthony Pugh, June 2016

“I have always been interested in legal reform”, says Jane Thomson, a PhD student in Law and a 2016 recipient of a prestigious Vanier Scholarship. Previously a family lawyer in Toronto and Ottawa, her research at Queen’s now focuses on how to affect progressive legal reform using private law doctrines

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Amanda Timmers: Women’s Health Scholar Award Recipient

Amanda Timmers

By Adenike Ogunrinde, June 2016

Amanda Timmers is a gracious young woman, a passionate PhD candidate in Psychology at Queen’s University, and a recent recipient of the distinguished Women’s Health Scholar Award. Amanda’s research focuses on sexual psychophysiology. Her dissertation is focused, more specifically, on investigating the determinants of sexual arousal patterns in men and women, and exploring the associated physiological changes that occur. Amanda’s research also involves following women across their menstrual cycles to determine if there are corresponding variations in sexual responding.

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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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