When Dan Vena pitched his application to the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, his Department Head warned him that it was a bit of a long shot. “She didn’t sugarcoat it for me, and I appreciated that!”
For Biology PhD candidate Amanda Tracey, volunteering isn’t just what has made her time meaningful at Queen’s over the course of three degrees, it also may be what got her into grad school in the first place.
Mitacs Winter Workshops Registration Open
Part of the Expanding Horizons workshop series for graduate & professional students, the latest Mitacs workshops are now open for registration. Don’t wait to sign up!
When Alana Fletcher came to Queen’s University to pursue doctoral research in the Department of English Languages and Literatures, she soon got involved with the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre. Fletcher began attending the Centre’s events, aimed at enhancing the Queen’s Aboriginal community by balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. By late summer, on the cusp of her second year, Fletcher was invited by the director of Four Directions to help organize the Indigenous Research Symposium.
Call for abstracts deadline December 31st, 2013. Don't wait to get involved!
JP Singh, MD/MSc candidate profile
“It is hard to overstate how honored I feel to have received the Vanier and Trudeau Scholarships. These scholarships open up opportunities for me that would be unimaginable otherwise.”- Sara Pavan
Grad Students Take Part in Homecoming
For the first time the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has taken part in Homecoming. On October 4th & 5th and again this weekend, the SGS had a booth in Grant Hall to showcase graduate research and how alumni can get involved in helping our graduate students, whether that be as a mentor or as a conduit to networking opportunities.
Queen's has four (4) Vanier Scholars this year.
The Council of Ontario Universities has launched a new competition that asks university students how they would use social media to promote social change in mental health on campus