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PhD Community Initiative Project Featured on CKWS & CBC Ontario Morning

Hear our grad student Amanda Maracle speak about her team’s PhD-Community Initiative with Kingston Economic Development Corporation on CKWS TV and CBC Ontario Morning.

The project explores the elements that constitute a strong and vibrant night economy that could enhance the attractiveness of Kingston to young professionals. 

Find out more by joining us for our PhD-Community Initiative Team Presentations & Reception on March 22. 

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Nominations Open for 2017 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervison

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2017 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISION

The School of Graduate Studies invites nominations of faculty members for consideration for the 2017 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISION. The purpose of this award is to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring their graduate students. Two awards will be made: one in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and one in Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering.

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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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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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