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The Sound of Music within Academia: how people make sense of music

PhD student Anja-Xiaoxing Cui wants to examine how people gain musical knowledge and how this knowledge can influence our perception of music. She is emotionally involved in her research area, as befits a truly artistic person with years of formal training: Anja has played the piano since age 5 and performed as a pianist. Along with that, Cui, working under the supervision of Dr. Lola L. Cuddy in the Department of Psychology, firmly believes in the academic capacity of the project. Fortunately, Anja has the opportunity to entirely immerse herself in the project in the next three years.  Cui’s project has been granted the 2016 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship because of its significant research potential.

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Cristóbal Caviedes – Understanding and Challenging the Familiar

“It is important to critically analyze the foundations of political institutions” asserts Cristóbal Caviedes, a PhD student in law and a person who wants to understand and challenge the basic rules that structure democratic societies. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Caviedes has Master’s degrees in law from the University of Chile and University College London (UCL). His main area of interest is administrative regulation and its impact on institutional development.

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The PhD-Community Initiative – Coming in Fall 2016

Queen’s School of Graduate Studies will launch a new initiative to provide PhD students with interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities that will aid in cultivating team skills and translating their particular knowledge/skills beyond their discipline and academia.  Recognizing the transferability of the knowledge and skills acquired as part of their PhD training will broaden their career prospects in multiple sectors. 

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Orientation 2016 - Welcome New Students!

The School of Graduate Studies and the Division of Student Affairs welcomed many of this year's new graduate students at the Pancake Breakfast, Welcome and Resource Fair. This year the event was held at the Athletics and Recreation Centre in the Queen's Centre. New students were welcomed by Vice Provost and Dean, SGS, Brenda Brouwer, Dean of Student Affairs, Ann Tierney, and by two current graduate students, Amanda Tracey (Biology PhD student who also writes for the Gradifying Blog), and Omar Bachour (Philosophy PhD student).

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Studying the mother-daughter dyad

Studying the mother-daughter dyad

Originally published Wednesday August 24, 2016
By Chris Armes, Communications Officer

Queen’s researchers measure benefits of emotional flexibility in the relationship between mothers and adolescent daughters.

Research from Queen’s University scholars Tom Hollenstein (Psychology) and Jessica Lougheed (PhD’16) provides new insight into the emotional bonds between mothers and adolescent daughters, and the importance of “going with the flow.”

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Program brings Indigenous students together

Originally published on Friday August 19, 2016
By Andrew Carroll, Gazette Editor

For Shyra Barberstock, a master’s student at Queen’s University, the recently held Matariki Network Indigenous Student Mobility Program offered her some amazing opportunities.

First it was a chance to travel to New Zealand and learn firsthand about the Maori culture. Just as important, however, it was a chance to meet with Indigenous people from around the world and learn about their cultures.

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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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