Concussions in youth sport have received wide-reaching attention over the past decade. Recent legislation introduced in Ontario aims to set province-wide guidelines for treatment of concussions and return-to-play protocols. Closer to home, Queen’s University student-athlete Allen Champagne (MSc’17) has launched an education program to teach youth football players how to play the game safely while reducing the risk of concussions.
Jay Huang’s breathtaking career path suggests that a formula of success should necessarily include three elements:
1. People who have much to teach you
2. Books, which can change your perspective
3. Dreams, which drive you beyond what has already been accomplished.
During the course of his career, Theron has directed student services at places like Okanagan College, the University of Calgary, and Trent University. He also coordinated a program in the Athletic Department at the University of Hawaii where he drew on his background as university athlete to offer a tutoring program for academically at risk athletes before eventually ascending to the position of Dean of Student Services at Honolulu Community College. He spent a year in the United Arab Emirates working in student services at Al Ain Men’s College. His last career move saw him take the position of VP of Student Affairs and Enrolment Management at Cedar Valley CC in the Dallas County Community College system.
Henry Naijie Wu is the managing director of planning, China region, for one of the largest consulting design firms and engineering professional services in the world. The multinational company, WSP I Parsons Brinckerhoff, has 500 offices in 39 countries and employees about 31,000 people around the world. So how did Mr. Wu end up with a job that many Queen’s graduate students in the fields of urban planning or business would dream of having someday?
Ms. Jialin Sun has been leading a successful career over the past 26 years working for INVISTA in Canada, China and across the Globe. Ms. Sun is currently the vice president, performance materials for Asia Pacific Region and is based in Shanghai, China. She has worked for INVISTA in Kingston (formally DuPont Canada) almost 17 years before she was relocated to Shanghai China as an expatriate in 2006. Her main goal nowadays is to pass on her vast knowledge and expertise in operations and management to a local team in Asia in particular Chinese INVISTA employees.
Graduate students “often have difficulty contemplating how their training and skills might prepare them for careers in and out of academia.” So says the call for Graduate Alumni Mentors, a new initiative that is part of the Queen’s 175 celebrations.
One Queen’s Alumni Mentor who saw clearly how her doctoral training and skills would contribute to her career development is Jennifer Massey, now Director of Student Life at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
What will police-worn body cameras see that police won’t? Do anomalies in Uber’s visual representations produce phantom cars? Who’s watching you at work? These are all questions about the social, legal, ethical impact of new technologies Queen’s alumna Alex Rosenblat is asking as a researcher/technical writer at Data & Society.
For Dr. George A. MacLean, the University of New Brunswick’s new Dean of Arts, “it was Queen’s that solidified that research and teaching” would be what he did for the rest of his life.
As an undergraduate, MacLean considered grad school, med school, and law school – even an MBA. But while he considered every option, he knew “in his heart of hearts” that he wanted to wind up in a PhD.
Alexandra describes herself as “a Master of Science Graduate with a passion for advanced topics in anatomical education, and a keen interest in cancer care and quality improvement.” After having perused Alexandra’s LinkedIn profile, I can confidently say that these passions are evident in everything she pursues.
Graduate students go through a transformative teaching experience with the blanket exercise
HLTH 101 Social Determinants of Health is a course with more than 700 undergrads enrolled, 17 graduate students who serve as teaching assistants, and Professor Elaine Power, the course instructor. This year, the blanket exercise is proving an important technique in an arsenal of teaching tools to demonstrate how colonialism and racism affect the health of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. As for graduate teaching assistants, facilitating the exercise was a transformative teaching experience.