Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

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Promoting YOU & Your Research!

So how do we promote ourselves and our research?  The obvious answers are via presenting at Conferences and publishing articles. But there are many other ways to help promote yourself and what you do.  Have you considered some of the following:

Participating in our 3 Minute Thesis Competition?

3MT® is a university wide competition for Queen’s Masters (thesis or research project) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.

Distilling research into a clear form, without over-simplifying or making overly-complex, and highlighting the wider implications of this research are important skills to carry into post-graduate employment and public service.

For full details and how to register go to our 3MT website!

Working with Queen's Media?

Have you ever wondered how some of our students get called up by the media to voice their expert views on a particular topic?  Queen's Communications need more people on their books if they called up for a particular comment.  Some of our students have been put forward by their supervisors, others got noticed via their 3MT presentation.

In summer, the School of Graduate Studies with the assistance of Queen's Communications will be putting on a media workshop.  Stay tuned for details.

Volunteering at CFRC Radio Station

The CFRC are always looking for students to be a part of their programming.  Why not give them a call and give them some ideas of topics based on your research, you would be willing to talk about on the radio.

Contact them at cfrcops@ams.queensu.ca for more details.

Public Speaking

If you get a chance to practice speaking to different audiences whether that be in a formal setting such as a conference, or informal setting (eg with your peers over lunch or Toastmasters) then go for it.  Being able to articulate your research to a wide range of audiences is a great skill to have.  It will also help you answer those difficult questions come employment interview time.

Union Gallery - Call for submissions

The Union Gallery is pleased to invite graduate students to submit presentation proposals for its exciting new program, Visual Bites in Context. This is an interdisciplinary opportunity to present your research in conjunction with artists exhibiting at the Union Gallery.

We are looking for brief descriptions (200-300 words) from graduate students, in all disciplines, about their research. From this we will pair the exhibiting artists at the Union Gallery with graduate students whose research aligns with or speaks towards themes present in the exhibitions. Participants will be invited to make a short presentation about their work in an informal setting designed to generate discussion and a deeper understanding of the work being produced in the Queen’s community.

Visual Bites in Context is a recurring program throughout the year (based on the exhibition schedule), and as such, proposal submissions may be submitted at any time. However, those interested in the next event (in mid-January) are asked to submit their proposal no later than December 13th, 2014 to Carina Magazzeni: 14clm4@queensu.ca or Jocelyn Purdie, jp14@queensu.ca. See below for current themes.