Grad Chat

Grad ChatGrad Chat, a collaboration with CFRC 101.9FM, is a 30-minute radio show that features graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This is an opportunity to showcase their program and their research to Queen’s and Kingston communities. It is also a training opportunity to learn how to disseminate their work to a non-specialist audience.

All aired sessions will be available to listen via podcast on either Apple podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify or Stitcher. All options can be sourced via CFRC podcasting .

How To Sign Up

Just print off and fill in the "Interviewee Form" (70KB).  Return it to Colette in the SGSPA office at 

Interviews are usually pre-recorded either in the CFRC studio on Mondays between 10:00am and 12:00pm each week or online.  


Upcoming Episodes

During the summer, we replay some of our favourites from over the years while we record new interviews for the Fall and Winter.  

28th June - Jennifer Wigglesworth, PhD in Kinesiology & Health Studies (sociocultural stream) - originally aired 19th December 2017

Discussing her experience at the Lake Shift Writing Retreats in Summers 2016 & 2017

21st June - Lauren Welte, PhD in Mechanical Engineering - originally aired 11th December 2018

Fundamental research in how the human foot functions during walking and running

14th June - Sam Maclennan, MA in Religious Studies - originally aired 12th November, 2019

The role of medicine in investigating stigmata, the (re)appearance of Christ’s Holy Wounds on various bodies (first noted in St. Francis of Assisi),

7th June - Maleeka Thaker, MES in Environmental Studies - originally aired 10th November 2020

Title: Studying bird-window collisions on the Queen’s University main campus

31st May - Jean-Paul Martin, Mechanical & Materials Engineering - originally aired 23rd August 2016

Title - Generating electricity while you walk using an energy harvesting backpack

24th May - Madison Robertson, Health Quality - originally aired March 23rd, 2021

Title - Understanding the lived experiences of spouses who are separated in long-term care facilities

You can watch previous episodes via podcast on Google podcast, Spotify or Stitcher. All are accessible on podcast page.