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A Student Perspective on Human Rights

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A number of recent events in my personal life and in the mainstream media have led me to reflect on the importance of being aware of and to advocate for basic rights and laws. I have the misfortune of having

Posted in Community, General, Kingston, New Students, Orientation, Student Perspective, Women Tagged with: , , , , ,

Highly Effective Study Habits

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This blog is co-authored by our guest blogger Dylan Ermacora. Dylan is currently pursuing his MSc in epidemiology at Queen’s University and has an academic background in both psychology and social work from the University of British Columbia. Dylan is

Posted in General, Guest Posts, New Students, Orientation, Overwork, Productivity, Skill Development, Student Perspective

Delivering in a Time Crunch

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As productive as we may like to be, sometimes life gets in the way. We may find ourselves taking energy shots late night to power through a massive assignment or to finish a project due in a few hours. I

Posted in New Students, Orientation, Overwork, Productivity, Professional Development, Skill Development, Staying Well, Student Perspective

Tackling the Decision Monster: A Welcome to Fellow New Grads

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(this post was written by Grace Billing, another new Gradifying Blogger – check out her profile) You’ve wavered, finally applied, and, at last, have accepted your offer to the graduate program. Or, maybe you’ve always known which graduate program or

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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

The 101 on the SGS and the SGPS

Welcome to the SGS!

Having worked at the front desk of the SGPS office since this past February, there’s a question I’ve heard surprisingly often. Is this the SGS office? Though the SGPS and the SGS have very similar names and both cater to

Posted in General, New Students, Orientation, Professional Development, Skill Development, Uncategorized

Finding a balance in grad school

Striking the balance

Work-Life balance – the most fantastical and elusive concept in grad school. Two things we know for sure, 1) It is essential, 2) grad students are bad at it. How does this happen! Well grad students tend to say yes

Posted in Families, Finances, General, International, Internship, Jobs and Careers, Kingston, New Students, Orientation, Staying Well, Student Perspective, Thesis, Transitioning, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Welcome (Back) to Queen’s and Enjoy Your Honeymoon

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Welcome to Queen’s University, to the city of Kingston, and to our special little place on the Internet called Gradifying. I’m the Chief Editor, Dustin, with a little preamble to our first post of the year from Chengcheng. This is

Posted in International Study, Kingston, New Students, Orientation, Student Perspective Tagged with: , ,

The Day Tripper

That's what you'll be doing.

We’re at T minus pretty-soon before things are going to get hectic with coursework, research, TA responsibilities, lab duties, clinical work, grant writing, … *deep breath*. The time for a vacation has past, but that doesn’t mean the time for

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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

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