Like anything that’s global and just about ubiquitous, social media is a mixed bag; yes, there are a lot of cat pictures and hashtags about caffeine (who among us doesn’t sometimes #NeedMyVenti?), but it’s undeniable that there’s also an energetic, ongoing, and public conversation about civic issues in the Twitterverse. Dalia Thamin, a Cultural Studies MA student, is studying just that. Thamin, who worked in radio and TV journalism in Canada and the Middle East for 14 years, is applying her experience in broadcast to examine how marginalized groups are using Twitter activism to talk back to mainstream media.
“I’ve spent plenty of time compiling my digital portfolio with CVs and references,” says Nicole, MSc student in Health Science, “but it is a photo that will be the first thing my potential boss will see when they download my profile, right? That is why I am here.”
I met Nicole in a line for free professional headshots, which had been organized by the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) in their SGPS Professional Makeover Week. This October SGPS offered three special events to help students prepare for conferences, networking events, and job interviews. In addition to headshot session, students could take part in special women’s and men’s tailoring events to find out how to look sharp and professional. For that purpose, SGPS invited business partners Chris James Kingston and Eph Apparel to provide one-on-one services with rack professional items.
Dr. Sana Tibi wants to help students with dyslexia have a better educational experience. As soon as I sit down with her, she tells me about UNESCO-partner Dyslexia International’s free, on-demand course that is “designed specifically to address dyslexia in the classroom, and is recognized by experts as a leading program for teaching literacy to learners of all abilities.” Dr. Tibi wants every Education student at Queen’s to know about dyslexia and the tools for teaching students with dyslexia.
Congratulations to 874 SGS graduates who will receive their Graduate Diplomas, Master’s and PhD degrees at convocation ceremonies!
In November 2015 we introduce our six new Vanier Scholars. Next in this series is Ognen Vangelov, a student in Political Studies whose doctoral research focuses on the problem of “un-democratization.”
In November 2015 we introduce our six new Vanier Scholars. Next in this series is Catherine Normandeau, a doctoral student in Neuroscience at Queen's whose research aims to identify the cellular changes responsible for the transition from adaptive to maladaptive anxiety.
In November 2015 we introduce our six new Vanier Scholars. Next in this series is James Gardner Gregory, a doctoral student in Neuroscience at Queen's who studies how hormones affect food consumption.
Queen's offers $35,000 fellowship in insurance law
By Anthony Pugh, Nov 2015
Photo Left: Professor Erik Knutsen will supervise the incoming doctoral student selected for the insurance law fellowship
In November 2015 we introduce our six new Vanier Scholars. Next in this series is Amanda Shamblaw, a doctoral student in Psychology at Queen's whose research focuses on how postpartum depression affects infant attachment through both reciprocal attachment and infant neurological factors.
PhD candidate Leah Sarson (Political Studies) has been awarded a Fulbright Canada student grant. The prestigious funding will allow her to conduct research at Dartmouth College this academic year.
“The Fulbright award provides me with the opportunity to immerse myself in a new academic environment and explore different approaches to the study of international relations,” says Ms. Sarson.
“Working at Dartmouth exposes me to the many advantages of an Ivy League institution, including its renowned network of scholars and experts in the field of international relations. The award also affords me the financial latitude to focus on my dissertation rather than other commitments.”