If you could choose one question to have answered by an expert, which of your curiosities would you satisfy? The Curiosity Shop is a travelling venue, supported through the Ontario Council of Universities’ Research Matters project, aiming to offer just that chance.
That’s the question Religious Studies student Nathan Townend is asking in his Master’s project. His findings will lay the foundations for his continued graduate research in the Cultural Studies PhD program next fall.
Last night at the Kingston Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association, Rob Baker (Tragically Hip) was honoured with the Padre Laverty Award for outstanding service to Queen’s and the Kingston community.
As Kingston Branch President, Lee Wetherall says, “Rob Baker may be a famous rock star but he has never forgotten his Kingston and Queen’s roots.”
Of course the School of Graduate Studies and graduate students both at Queen’s and throughout Ontario, have had the opportunity to meet Rob, as he was more than happy to be a judge at the inaugural Ontario 3 Minute Thesis competition held at Queen’s last year and again at McMaster this year.
On behalf of all graduate students and schools, congratulations Rob.
Bright blue waters and white sand beaches – that is the image that comes to mind for most people when they think of the Caribbean. Most people never consider the plastic disposal problems and the environmental challenges the region faces. Mandy St. Rose, however, is not most people. A visiting Master’s student in Civil Engineering, Mandy has come to Queen’s to investigate solutions for the ever-pressing problem of plastic refuse littering the streets and waterways of third world nations.
henTian walks into the room she is carrying a towering stack of first year engineering exams. It is the end of the semester, which means copious marking to do and tight deadlines that need to be upheld. Yet, Tian acknowledges the work with a sigh and a smile telling me that she has to be generous when marking because she knows the questions are difficult and the students are stressed.
Having pursued all her university degrees at Queen’s, Nicolle Domnik has nonetheless had the opportunity to travel with her research as far as Tasmania, follow the translation of research through primary, clinical, and industry settings, and work with creatures as commonplace as mice and as unusual as baby oysters.
The four students from heat 2 that will go through to the final of the 3 Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, April 9th are:
- Michelle van de Pouw Kraan – Geological Engineering
- Lorraine van Zon - Education
- Jasmin Ma – Kinesiology & Health Studies
- Sima Zakani – Mechanical & Materials Engineering.
Venue: Kinesiology & Health Studies Building
Starting at : 5pm
The four students who will now go through to the final of the 3 Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, April 9th are:
Mike Best – Clinical Psychology
Mary Chaktsiris – History
Hayley Roberts – Biology
Paul Vernon – Education.
At a reception today, hosted by the Office of Student Affairs, two of our graduate students (Tian Lu and Amanda Tracey) were the recipients of the first Brian Yealland Community Service Award. The award recognises students who make a significant contribution to society by working with and encouraging youth to help them realize their potential.
The School of Graduate Studies invites nominations of faculty members for consideration for the 2014 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. Nomination packages should be submitted to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Gordon Hall 425, by 4pm on Thursday, May 29, 2014.