Thinking outside of the box – What do we learn from our Ph.D training?

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Often as Ph.D students, we are expected to be trained to become a future professor: publish papers, get a postdoc, find an assistant professor job, and work our way up to tenure. However, life is usually not a straight line

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Five Tips to Stay Focused

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Hey everyone! I hope everyone has been having a productive midterm season! While I haven’t had any exams, I just completed my first set of assignments. It’s been a wild ride! I was somewhat aware of how much work I’d

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Going Green to Help with the Blues

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Now that the autumn leaves are falling and we have all survived our SSHRC applications, the semester is officially in full swing! For many of us, the first couple months at Queen’s was spent getting our bearings on campus and

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Through My Dog’s Eyes: Navigating Grad School with My Service Animal

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Hi everyone! My name is Chloée, and I am currently in the first year of my MA program. Through my blog series, I will attempt to provide a broad scope of my experience as a disabled student. In this first

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A Happy Heart is a Thankful Heart

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Hooray! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone had a relaxing and restful weekend. To me, Thanksgiving means pumpkin season is here and Halloween is just around the corner! Canada probably has the best autumn in the world. All those glowing red, orange,

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Welcome to the New Gradifying Writers!

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I’m so excited to say that we’ve got a few new writers joining us on our team – Hannah Darvin, Chloée C. Godin-Jacques and Jiahui Shen! Over the next couple of days you’ll see their profiles go up on our “Profiles

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Finding the “so what”

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When you’re grading undergraduate essays, one of the most recurring issues you may come across is a student not taking their argument far enough. They’re stating a point that they’re attempting to prove, but going no further, they have no

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Your Graduate Student Life Online

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When I start a new job, move to a new place, or start a new project, the first thing I do (as may be common among graduate students) is to research. I go on to facebook and I follow every

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New School Year, New Beginnings

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Gradifying is back for the new school year! To you graduate students who spent your summers in Kingston, I hope you’ve been able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and take breaks from your work by going for a swim

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Review of Gradifying 2018-2019: See you in 2019-2020

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Hello everyone, I think I can speak for the rest of bloggers in saying that this year has been an enlightening experience. Thanks to all of you for tuning into our thoughts, rants, and concerns about the graduate school experience.

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