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Mentally Well? A Question to Ask Youself.

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Am I feel mentally well? Not many people ask themselves this question in their everyday lives. We watch our body, listen to other’s perspective, focus on our works. We often ignore that our mind is essentially a delicate organ that

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Guest Post: SGPS Student Advisors

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The SGPS Student Advisor Program is a confidential support, referral, and advising service available to all SGPS members. As a resource for student support on campus, the Advisor program is not alone. There are many great offices offering a variety

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Coffee and Cramming: Cafes Around Kingston to Study In

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Graduate work can often be isolating; whether it’s long hours in the lab, in the library or in your home office pouring over books, experiment results or excel sheets. Sometimes a change in your work space is much needed and

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Strategies to Succeed in Moments of Failure

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Greetings fellow graduate students, I hope this blog post finds you well. Failure seems like a very scary word. For some, it can occur in personal, professional, social, and psychological life domains. For others, the fear of failure forces them

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Sexual Violence Awareness is Critical

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On November 22, 2017, Robyn Doolittle, a reporter for The Globe and Mail, gave a talk in McLaughlin Hall in JUDC as a part of Sexual Violence Awareness Week at Queen’s. Having done a nationally recognized investigative piece titled ‘Unfounded,’

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On Writing Productivity – Writing Among Others

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After years of going through the research stage of my PhD program, watching my cohorts graduate one by one, (feels like) I am alone. It has become difficult for me to stay motivated and focus on making progress in my

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Graduation and … Career!

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When I was in the second year of my master study, it was also my second year in Canada. During this time, I had realized that my lack of Canadian work experience would negatively impact my future job hunting (the

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Tech Tips: Making your life as a graduate student a little easier

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Classes are well underway, essays are due, tests needs to be marked and your own research still needs to get done somehow on top of that. How do you keep it all organized? It can be a difficult task to

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Make or Break? The Impact of Student-Supervisor Relationships on Graduate Learning

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Figure 1: A word cloud with the topics related to the student-supervisor relationship. The most visible terms are supervisor, student, discussion, and learning. (Majid, 2017b) “’Mentoring is best when it is free of pressure, and when it feels reciprocal’ (Cullingford,

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On Wearable Technology – TEDxQueensU and SGS Salon Event

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This year, TEDxQueensU has partnered with the Queen’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to organize a TEDx Salon event. The purpose of the Salon event is to showcase graduate student research and interests. The Salon event is described as a

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