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A Reading Week Well Spent at Boot Camp

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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

Posted in Accessibility, Disability, Events, Productivity, Professional Development

Fun, Fancy, Close By, and Cheap?

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As graduate students, its easy to get caught up in all the work and lose the sense of the work-life balance. The Isabel Bader Centre is the perfect spot to do something fun or even to just do your work

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Trails in Kingston

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As the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, winter is finally here. Time really flies this semester, and I’m sure people are busy with exams and can’t wait for the Christmas holiday! As someone who was born in a

Posted in Community, Events, Families, General, Holidays, Home, Kingston, Staying Well, Uncategorized

Art Galleries in Kingston

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It’s finals season!! While I’m incredibly overwhelmed thinking about all the work I have to do, as I’m sure you are too, let’s not talk about that today. If you get a chance to take a break, or even after

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Be Inspired by Women to be All You Can Be

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International Women’s Day was on March 8th. It was a day to engage in conversations on matters of importance to women, and to support, feel inspired by, and to acknowledge the strong women around us. As Queen’s graduates, this day

Posted in Community, Events, Families, International, leaders, Skill Development, Staying Well, Student Parent, Student Perspective, Uncategorized, views, Women Tagged with: , ,

Healthy Eating on a Budget

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I find it ironic and unsettling how we can be such academics and so brilliant, yet time and time again we give into poor eating habits and find ourselves mindlessly savouring pre-packaged highly processed low nutrition food while studying and

Posted in Community, Eating Healthy, Eating on a Budget, Events, Food, General, Kingston, New Students, Staying Well, Uncategorized

Graduate Students Read with Queen’s Reads

A student reading Scarborough at one of the Reading Nooks held in October

This past summer I received an email asking if I’d like to get involved with the Queen’s Reads program. I had heard of the program before – a university-wide common reading program with one book chosen each year – and I remembered

Posted in Community, Events, Staying Well, Student Perspective, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , ,

Let’s Take Back The Night at Queen’s

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Last Thursday September 20th, a large group of individuals from Queen’s University and the wider Kingston community gathered at the Confederation Basin across from Kingston’s City Hall. Despite light rain and dreary weather, the atmosphere was welcoming and hopeful; some were

Posted in Community, Events, General, Kingston, Staying Well, Student Perspective, Uncategorized, Volunteer Tagged with: , , , ,

Summer Thoughts and Back-to-School Plans

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After taking a few months off, the writers here at the Gradifying blog are back and excited for another year of sharing our thoughts and experiences about graduate life with you! Every Wednesday we’ll be posting about various topics related

Posted in Events, Families, Kingston, New Students, Orientation, Uncategorized

Something a little DIFFerent: The Diversity & Inclusion Film Festival

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For this week’s Gradifying post I’ve decided to talk to the Society of Graduate and Professional Student (SGPS)’s International Commissioner, Atul Jaiswal, to hear more about an exciting event coming up – the Diversity & Inclusion Film Festival, and learn

Posted in Events, Guest Posts, International, Uncategorized

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