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

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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

Posted in Covid-19, Home, Staying Well, Uncategorized

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

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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,

Posted in Uncategorized

Keeping a Reading Journal

My personal reading journal above the 50th parallel.

When I first started my PhD I came across a blog post called “managing the #phd- keep a reading journal” written by Pat Thomson. Dr. Thomson is a Professor of Education in the School of Education at The University of

Posted in Comprehensive Exams, Field Exams, Productivity, Uncategorized

The Professor Is In

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Last semester while panicking about all the grant applications I had to write, a friend recommended that I read Dr. Karen Kelsky’s book, The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. into a Job. I usually have

Posted in General, Jobs and Careers, Uncategorized

Navigating Field Exams

  As a second year PhD student in Art History, I am currently in the process of preparing for my Field Examinations. When I mention this to upper year PhD students, they often tell me that their Fields are the

Posted in Comprehensive Exams, Field Exams

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

Posted in General, Kingston, Productivity, Staying Well

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