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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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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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On Peace be Upon You

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My family and I are originally from Malaysia. We migrated to Canada about thirteen years ago. We lived in Vancouver for the first three years before settling in Kingston. Each move required a major adjustment – from the rat race

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Finding a balance in grad school

Striking the balance

Work-Life balance – the most fantastical and elusive concept in grad school. Two things we know for sure, 1) It is essential, 2) grad students are bad at it. How does this happen! Well grad students tend to say yes

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Summer Fun Havin’

The summer I'm looking for.

The flowers are growing and leaves on the trees are no longer in their infancy, they’re teen-aged period of their life now.  The waft of warm air gets me thinking about new and more fun ways to put off those

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What to do in Kingston this summer…. Part 4

I’m now in the midst of my sixth Kingston summer. Between the Masters and PhD, I’ve been here for a few years, and every year I find myself looking forward to the same things every time the campus clears out

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So you want to be an Epidemiologist…

Last week, my Gradifying co-author Amanda highlighted how her degree is structured. Today, I’ll be talking about the degrees offered by the Department of Public Health Sciences. There are six factors that differentiate programs: the degree structure, courses, comps, research

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Life in Grad School: A day in the life of Atif

The editorial staff at Gradifying decided that this month we would describe our experience in graduate school, especially given how different our experiences are. Last week, Amanda discussed her experiences as a graduate student, describing her “field season” and “the

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Winter is Coming! (Kingston by Winter)

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It’s no secret that Kingston is a beautiful city in the summertime. However, today I’m feeling rather inspired by this morning’s majestic first snowfall, and I want to convince you that (if you dress appropriately), I think you’ll find that wintertime

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A Guide to Wandering Around Kingston

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Whether you’re a graduate student who is fairly new to Kingston, or you’ve been around for a year or two (or four!), settling into a new place is often accompanied by development and maintenance of routines. Just like some of

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