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Fun, Fancy, Close By, and Cheap?

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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Thinking outside of the box – What do we learn from our Ph.D training?

Often as Ph.D students, we are expected to be trained to become a future professor: publish papers, get a postdoc, find an assistant professor job, and work our way up to tenure. However, life is usually not a straight line

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Be Inspired by Women to be All You Can Be

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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Life, Journey, Discovery

On May 31st I took a flight from Toronto to Beijing, China. After 13 hours direct flight and another 3 hours transfer plus 4 hours waiting time, I was finally welcomed by the cool, light and fresh air in Shenzhen.

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On my favorite books from 2017

I try to squeeze in time to read books outside of my research area. I read more non-fiction books nowadays, especially those in the self-help and academic writing genre. Here I’m sharing 8 books from my 2017 reading list. These

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How Emotional Intelligence helps?

Last week in her post, Vanessa talked about whether viewing intelligence as a fixed or malleable quality has a big difference in responding to academic failures. Like her, I am in favor of a more flexible theory about our intellectual

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The Answer to A “Fake” Question

This is the last post on this month’s topic of “what would you do differently in graduate school”. I believe the other bloggers have done a fantastic work of paving the way for those who have not yet started, are

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Dreaming True-Reflection and Direction

What would i do differently in graduate school? When this question came across my mind, I reviewed quickly my two-year study at Queen’s, and surprisingly found nothing special have to add to my graduate study schedule. This is not because

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Powerful Cultural Products

As summer approaches, a lot of sunshine are out there in nature; while in political and cultural realms, things are getting dim. Although conscientious journalists are still fighting to shed lights on this gloomy society, nowadays it is a lot

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Changes-World of Complexity

  Spring is a season of change: returning chilly air, blossoming seeds, frequent exchanges of sunny and rainy days, susceptible body conditions, increasing presences of animals and…bugs. But change is not always observable. It sometimes happens in a causal relation

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