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Contaminations and withdrawals and rejections… oh my!

Hello fellow grad students! This post is coming from the heart of tough times in the research realm. POV, I just spent the past year and a half building a research partnership to have my site withdraw just days before data collection.

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A Recipe For Burnout: Issues With Grind Culture and Grad School

Grind culture seems to be something celebrated on a lot of platforms. Many of us talk about the nights that we spent, full of caffeine and manic energy, trying to keep up with assignments, readings, and everything else on our

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You Aren’t Alone: Mental Health Help Services at Queen’s

Grad school is hard. Most of us at some point (or points) during our degree could benefit from some mental health help. It can be intimidating to look for services, and there are options available that you might not even

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Close to the Finish Line: Defending your Degree and Dealing with the Nerves

By the time you are reading this, I have just finished defending my PhD. What a wonderful thought that is as I can currently feel the nervous butterflies flutter in my stomach. After 5 years of working on my PhD,

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Grad students or lab rats? Breaking the stigma surrounding work-life balance in grad school

Certainly, it’s no secret that grad students have this immense pressure to be working around the clock. Evenings, weekends, holidays; if we aren’t working, we must be falling behind. If we fall behind, we must not be working hard enough.

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Summer In Kingston: A Beautiful City

Picture this: It’s the summer of 2020, you’ve been quarantining with your family for 2 months, while you count down the days until you’re back at school in September. As an undergraduate student at Queen’s, I was lucky enough to

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New Term, New Me?

‘This term I am reaching all my goals.’ ‘This term I am staying on track and organized.’ ‘This term I can do it all.’ We have all said things like this going into a new semester of graduate school. And

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Going Through Changes

As you grow older and enter new phases in your academic life, you may be looking to make changes in your personal life as well. This feeling took over me on my very first day as a graduate student. I

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Art and Imagination

Although the last day of winter classes has arrived, as grad students our academic roles and responsibilities continue. I often find making art to be the best solution to manage my stress, reset my overcrowded mind, inspire new directions in

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Queen’s Observatory: Unveiling the Sky

Discover the universe like never before at the Queen’s University Observatory! The Queen’s University Observatory has a rich history of sharing the wonders of the universe with the campus and community (https://www.queensu.ca/physics/about/queens-observatory). Established in 1855, it continues to provide students

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