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Review of Gradifying 2019-2020

As this is our last Gradifying post of the school year, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible posts we’ve had on this blog throughout the year. While this year has undoubtedly been a strange one,

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COVID-19 and Disability: Navigating New Times

Individual typing on laptop keyboard

Although we have been living in quarantine and practicing social distancing for about six weeks, programs and protocols are continuously emerging. It seems that we are constantly scanning through new information — and this can be quite the task for

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Some ideas on what to read, listen to, and check out this week

I hope this post finds you all well and you are taking some time to do a bit of self-care. This week I am taking mental break from the news and doing a bit of relaxing. Here are the things that

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Having Fun While Social Distancing

After more than two weeks of quarantine, I hope you guys are still hanging up there. As we are trying to get adjusted to this new normal, staying inside all the time can be boring. Here, we Gradifying writers would like to share

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Virtual Work- A New Norm

We are living in unprecedented times; almost everybody is working from home! It’s crazy to think about how many work and school operations, who never used virtual platforms before, are using them now! Before reading further, check out Hannah’s post

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Thoughts from your Gradifying Writers

As you know the last couple of weeks have been difficult ones here in Canada and around the world as we all take precautions against the spread of COVID-19, and as we adjust to the new normal that involves the cancellation

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Lessons Learned from Working at Home: Grad School in the Time of Covid19

Like many students reading this, I’ve spent most of the last week practicing social distancing and rather than going to the library or my study carrel in Ontario Hall, I’ve been working from home. Given the current state of things,

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Make Group Work, Work

Unlike many of the Master’s programs at Queen’s, my program, Urban and Regional Planning, is primarily course-based. We learn to apply our skills to “real-world context” which essentially boils down to lots of group work! This semester, my cohort has

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Colliding Goals: Launching Personal Business and Writing Master’s Thesis

Upon entering grad school, I thought that my research would be used to (potentially) publish articles and (ultimately) write my master’s thesis — and that is it. I am probably not the only one who believed that this was the

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A Reading Week Well Spent at Boot Camp

Group of grad students in the library

My posts are typically dedicated to experiences or issues pertaining to accessibility and disability. I am switching themes this week because I participated in an event that shifted my perception of being a graduate student. I recently attended the Dissertation

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