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Finding Your Inner Artist

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During our studies, we sometimes have time for ourselves to pursue our own passions and hobbies, it is not uncommon for us to discover some hidden talents that you may never thought of. For me, I found painting is always delightful, fun

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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

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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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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

New Year Resolutions

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Happy Chinese New Year! This Saturday comes the year of the Rat, when all the families across China reunite from all over the place to celebrate after another year’s hardworking. Like Christmas, my family has a special family dinner on

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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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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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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

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Trails in Kingston

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As the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, winter is finally here. Time really flies this semester, and I’m sure people are busy with exams and can’t wait for the Christmas holiday! As someone who was born in a

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