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Make Group Work, Work

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Unlike many of the Master’s programs at Queen’s, my program, Urban and Regional Planning, is primarily course-based. We learn to apply our skills to “real-world context” which essentially boils down to lots of group work! This semester, my cohort has

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On Being Accommodated in Grad School: Realities of a Disabled TA

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My second term at Queen’s is already well underway, and yet I am still in the midst of learning how best to navigate the structures of graduate school. Recently, I have started my first TAship. Ever since considering the possibility

Posted in Accessibility, Jobs and Careers, New Students, Student Perspective, Teaching

Hidden (Not so Hidden) Gem- Jina’s Sushi

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University students are always looking for a good deal. Jina’s Sushi is one of those hidden (but not so hidden) gems near Queen’s University. , Japanese cuisine, namely sushi places, can get very expensive and difficult to enjoy on a

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Looking back on the year

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When the year starts, you can’t know where it will take you or how it will shape you. It is often worth it to take a few moments to reflect on how far you’ve come. When I look back on

Posted in Community, Families, General, Holidays, Home, Student Perspective, Time off, Transitioning, Uncategorized

Welcome to the New Gradifying Writers!

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I’m so excited to say that we’ve got a few new writers joining us on our team – Hannah Darvin, Chloée C. Godin-Jacques and Jiahui Shen! Over the next couple of days you’ll see their profiles go up on our “Profiles

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Finding the “so what”

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When you’re grading undergraduate essays, one of the most recurring issues you may come across is a student not taking their argument far enough. They’re stating a point that they’re attempting to prove, but going no further, they have no

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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

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Imposter Syndrome – You’re Not Alone!

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You’re not alone in feeling like your skills don’t quite add up to other students around you, and you’re not really an imposter. Stats and data analysis are common requirements in graduate programs. Most of us are required to use

Posted in All, New Students, Overwork, Productivity, Skill Development, Staying Well, Student Perspective, Uncategorized

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

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On the Art of Procrastination

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pro·cras·ti·na·tion /prəˌkrastəˈnāSH(ə)n/ When one voluntarily delays from performing tasks despite believing that he/she to be worse off for doing so – Piers Steel in The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done Procrastination. The bane

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