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Why I didn’t talk about my PhD – and why I do now.

In the Netherlands, the government requires a yearly update on what you are doing and where you are. Normally this happens through your tax return, but if you live abroad, you need to report this in person. Luckily, the Dutch

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Finding a Hobby Outside Academia

By: Emma Fingler When I first began my PhD, I anticipated hiking with my dog in the mornings before I sat down at 9am ready to start the day. On the weekends, I would read fiction, sign up for yoga

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Expanding your Horizons

Hi, I am an international student from New Delhi, India enrolled in MEng. Program in ECE Department. I completed most of my courses remotely and will be graduating in May 2022. I am a very extrovert person and love to

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Dog Days of Summer: Pet-friendly places in Kingston

By: Madison Danford To me, there’s nothing like sitting on a patio on a beautiful summer day, and Kingston offers endless opportunities to do just that! However, as a new dog mom, I am constantly on the hunt for dog-friendly

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We Are Working on It: Balancing Work and Study Is a Skill

Okay. Let me start off by admitting that I may not the best person to write about this week’s topic. If there is anything I am not good at, it is balancing work and study. That said, perhaps it is

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Being A Fifth Year PhD

Grad school has proven to be a longer journey than I originally planned. In my plucky days at the beginning of my program I was a little naive, but full of hopeful energy about my prospects. I thought that I

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From One to Many: the Benefits of a Multicultural Queen’s

On June 27th, Canada celebrated Multiculturalism Day, honouring the many cultural communities that help build a strong and vibrant Canadian Society. Recognizing the diverse cultural backgrounds people come from is important for having respectful relations with others, and our environment

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Diaries of a Comprehensive Exam

“In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. During this month, take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.” Government of Canada, 2022 Yesterday was National Indigenous Peoples Day, so it’s

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Taking a Vacation and Dealing with Academic Guilt

I will be the first person to admit that taking a vacation without academic guilt is difficult and an aspiration more than an actuality. However, I have reached a point where I can take a vacation without letting academic guilt

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Incoming International Students: Start Here

Everyone is stressed or overwhelmed when starting a new degree, but international students face additional stressors before the semester even starts. When you’re moving to a different country, you must run a lot of errands and fill out a lot

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