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Upcoming Grad Chats - Winter 2018

February is the month to celebrate and hear from our Academic Athletes. All have represented Queen's in varsity sport and are the current Academic Allstars


February 26th, 2018

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Korey Pasch (Political Studies), Caitlin Miron (Chemistry), Anika Cloutier (Management), Andre Brault (Civil Engineering), Amy Stephenson (Aging & Health).

Topic: Disseminating research to a wider audience

Overview: As part of "Celebrating Graduate Studies" week, Grad Chat will have an additional 1 hour live show from the Biosciences Atrium, 12noon to 1pm on CFRC 101.9FM. Listen in and come and watch as CJ the DJ asks the graduate students "What does making research public mean to you?"


February 27th, 2018

Gemma Bullard

Gemma Bullard, PhD candidate, Civil Engineering supervised by Dr Andy Take and Dr Ryan Milligan.

Topic: Landslide generated impulse waves aka tsunamis

Overview: I am looking to predict the shape and size of a tsunami based on an estimation of the landslide properties such as the thickness and velocity upon impact.


March 6th, 2018

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The Break

Topic: Graduate Panel Discussion on the Queen’s Reads book for 2018 “The Break” by Katherena Vermette


March 13th, 2018

Shawn Lamonthe

Shawn Lamonthe, PhD in Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, the Experimental Medicine stream, under the supervision of Dr. Shetuan Zhang.

Topic: Understanding the mechanisms of death from cardiovascular disease.

Overview: My research project focuses on the regulatory mechanisms of cardiac ion channel function under ischemic and hypoxic conditions that arise during cardiovascular disease.


March 20th, 2018

Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Carroll, Masters of Nursing Science under the supervision of Dr Rosemary Wilson.

Topic: Cultural Humility and Transgender Clients: A study examining the relationship between critical reflection and attitudes of Nurse Practitioners (NPs).

Overview: My primary research question asks: Is there a relationship between NPs’ critical self-reflection and their attitudes towards transgender clients? .


March 27th, 2018

Lindsey Young

Lindsey Young, PhD in English Language & Literature under the supervision of Dr Shelley King.

Topic: Medium diaries, ghost fiction, and spirit biology in Victorian Literature.

Overview: In the 19th Century, Victorians were beginning to question the materiality of the soul. Mourning relics, seance objects, and other materials were leading them to theorize about the biological and chemical breakdown of the spirit, and the result was a number of new frameworks by which writers, scientists and believers were thinking about their own bodies as increasingly fluid objects with fantastical abilities. My project looks at the influence of these new ideas about materiality on popular literature, such as works by Dickens, the Brontes, and Wilde.


April 3rd, 2018

Brian Cox

Brian Cox, Master of Law, supervised by Dr Nicolas Lamp.

Topic: The attack by the U.S. military in Kunduz, Afghanistan in October 2015 that resulted in the destruction of a trauma center operated by Médecins Sans Frontières, the death of 42 medical staff and patients, and injuries to dozens more civilians.

Overview: The project is a case study of this single incident, the criticism that followed, and the military’s response to the incident.