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Managing Comprehensive Exams Stress: Tips and Tricks to Making the Most of Your Summer

Last year, as April came to a close and my coursework ended, the stress of planning and preparing for comprehensive exams began. Of course, that was accompanied by an undue level of stress and anxiety. Building on tips from other

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Guest Blog: 5 Things I Have Learned During my First Term at Queen’s University

I am Ishika Matta and am currently pursuing a Masters of Engineering course at ECE department at Queen’s University. Having completed my first semester at Queen’s University, I would like to take time to reflect on my learnings so far.

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Relieve Your End-of-Semester Stress in Nature

Relieve Your End-of-Semester Stress in Nature It’s finally starting to warm up in Kingston, but with the nice weather comes the stress of the end of the semester. Whether you’re swamped with marking, planning your field season, preparing for your

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Spring has sprung! Well, sort of…

March 21 marked the official first day of spring! Although, as I sit here and write this post, it is snowing in Kingston! I remain hopeful this snow won’t last and by the time this blog is reaching your inbox,

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We can(’t) make it fun; we can make it easier

Oh boy, it’s tax season again. Statistically, you most likely don’t enjoy doing your income taxes, with research showing that 66% of the eligible population dislikes or even hates filing their income taxes. Yet, this means that 34% of the

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Virtual Study Groups: Raising Productivity and Morale

I started my PhD at Queen’s in September 2020. To say it was lonely would be an understatement. I was sitting in a room in a different province, interacting with professors and fellow classmates for the first time virtually, and

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International Women’s Day 2022

Yesterday was International Women’s Day and this year, we celebrated the theme #BreakTheBias! Who run the world? Girls. Being a woman in 2022 comes with so much freedom and joy compared to years past. Women are at the forefront of

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Gradifying is Back!

Hello All! On behalf of the entire Gradifying team, I would like to welcome you to the newly relaunched Gradifying blog https://www.queensu.ca/connect/grad/. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Gradifying, this is a blog written and run by Queen’s

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Review of Gradifying 2019-2020

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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COVID-19 and Disability: Navigating New Times

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Although we have been living in quarantine and practicing social distancing for about six weeks, programs and protocols are continuously emerging. It seems that we are constantly scanning through new information — and this can be quite the task for

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