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This summer, take a hike (for your brain) – Reprise

The Gradifying team is paying homage to summer posts from the past, and rightfully so.  Kingston in the summer is a beautiful place, teeming with activity and providing the opportunity to break those chains that have kept you bound to

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Life after grad school?

This week’s post is courtesy is Thomas Ferrao.  In September 2015, Tom completed his MSc. in the physical activity epidemiology lab of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.  Since his graduation, Tom has taken the ‘real-world’ head-on and has

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From Me to We: A Reflection on Research Collaborations

(To be read in David Attenborough or Morgan Freeman’s voice) Over the past 3 weeks, the Gradifying team has covered the development and maturation cycle of the graduate student in its natural environment. From undergrad to Master’s, Master’s to PhD,

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Planning for your future (meals) ft. Andrea Brennan

One of the earliest lessons that I learned as a grad student was that purchasing lunch everyday is unsustainable on a student budget. Looking back, it was common to spend $30-40 per week on lunch and snacks on campus; costs which

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Active Learning in Your Classroom

In a time where alternate and free means of learning (Khan Academy, Coursera, etc.) are proliferating with exciting fervour, university instructors more so than ever face of the challenge of providing students with meaningful learning opportunities that cannot be accessed

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Getting Started on Teaching Dossiers

Happy New Year and welcome back to what finally feels like a Canadian winter. This time of year generally accompanied by a sense of a fresh start, a new beginning, resolutions to keep. While it’s likely that most resolutions will

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Meeting of the Minds: 5 tips for productive meetings with your supervisor

Student-supervisor meetings can take on many different formats. My personal favourite (in theory) is the peripatetic meeting, implemented by Dr. Ian Janssen in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Although I’ve never been on a walk, I think the

Posted in All, General, Staying Well, Student Perspective, Thesis

Career Week Session Recap: E-Portfolios

Another Career Week has come and gone, (hopefully) leaving in its wake the momentum, motivation, and networking connections necessary for future employment/career pursuits. I had the opportunity to check out the “Speaking to your Strength with an e-Portfolio – How

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Active Lifestyle Options in Kingston

Welcome to the first week of classes for the 2015 – 2016 school year. If you are new to Queen’s, I hope that your orientation week was fun and informative, and I wish you a smooth transition into grad school.

Posted in All, Families, General, Kingston, New Students, Orientation, Staying Well, Student Perspective

Desired Learning Outcomes and Constructive Alignment

After reading this post, you should be able to… As Amanda has alluded to, the twilight of summer is upon us. Personally, I am not ready to accept this fact; however, wishful thinking does not change the reality that TA

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