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Review of Gradifying 2019-2020

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As this is our last Gradifying post of the school year, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible posts we’ve had on this blog throughout the year. While this year has undoubtedly been a strange one,

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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

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Having Fun While Social Distancing

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After more than two weeks of quarantine, I hope you guys are still hanging up there. As we are trying to get adjusted to this new normal, staying inside all the time can be boring. Here, we Gradifying writers would like to share

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Virtual Work- A New Norm

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We are living in unprecedented times; almost everybody is working from home! It’s crazy to think about how many work and school operations, who never used virtual platforms before, are using them now! Before reading further, check out Hannah’s post

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Thoughts from your Gradifying Writers

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As you know the last couple of weeks have been difficult ones here in Canada and around the world as we all take precautions against the spread of COVID-19, and as we adjust to the new normal that involves the cancellation

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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,

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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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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

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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

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The Search in Finding Housing: A Never Ending Hunt?

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Happy New Year to all! The holidays may be behind us, but the saying ’tis is the season is still pertinent for many students. Why? This is definitely the season for house hunters! The first few months of 2020 are critical for finding

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