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On Being Accommodated in Grad School: Realities of a Disabled TA

White desktop with newspaper, pen, coffee, plant, calculator, laptop, papers, and hands with watch

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

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

Posted in Families, Holidays, International, Productivity

Hidden (Not so Hidden) Gem- Jina’s Sushi

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

Posted in Eating on a Budget, Food, Kingston, Student Perspective Tagged with: , , , ,

The Professor Is In

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

Posted in General, Jobs and Careers, Uncategorized

The Search in Finding Housing: A Never Ending Hunt?

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

Posted in Accessibility, Built environments, Disability, Kingston, New Students, Uncategorized

Looking back on the year

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

Posted in Community, Families, General, Holidays, Home, Student Perspective, Time off, Transitioning, Uncategorized

Trails in Kingston

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

Posted in Community, Events, Families, General, Holidays, Home, Kingston, Staying Well, Uncategorized

Art Galleries in Kingston

It’s finals season!! While I’m incredibly overwhelmed thinking about all the work I have to do, as I’m sure you are too, let’s not talk about that today. If you get a chance to take a break, or even after

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Navigating Field Exams

  As a second year PhD student in Art History, I am currently in the process of preparing for my Field Examinations. When I mention this to upper year PhD students, they often tell me that their Fields are the

Posted in Comprehensive Exams, Field Exams

Challenges Faced in Winter Wonderlands

Ice on tree branches

I cannot believe that December is already creeping upon us. While I appreciate this time of year, I develop a new sense of agony because I know that snow is likely to appear sooner or later. I still remember, as

Posted in Accessibility, Built environments, Disability

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