School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

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What is Grad Chat?

A 30 minute radio show featuring one to two graduate students each week.  This is an opportunity for our grad students to showcase their research to the Queen's and Kingston community and how it affects us.  From time to time we will also interview a post-doc or an alum or interview grad students in relation to something topical for the day.

Grad Chat is a collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies and CFRC 101.9FM

How To Sign Up

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

Actual interviews are done on Mondays between 10:00am and 12:00pm each week in the CFRC recording rooms.  A schedule will be organised with those who have signed up already.

Opportunities of Grad Chat

  • For grad students to showcase their research to a bigger audience
  • For grad students to practice talking to the media
  • For Queen’s and Kingston to hear about graduate research on campus
  • As a recruitment tool via the podcasts made which will be posted on our website and program websites.
  • For our alumni to talk about what they researched and where they are now to show grad degree employability

Upcoming Episodes

Grad Chat Summer Schedule

Grad Chat Summer Schedule 2019
Airs 4pm Tuesdays Who Program Title Originally Aired
May 14th, 2019 Jean-Paul Martin Mechanical & Materials Engineering Generating electricity while you walk using an energy harvesting backpack 23 August 2016
May 21st, 2019 Eric Bateman History Inter-religious encounters during the Crusades (Medieval History). 9 October 2018
May 28th, 2019 Sawyer Hogenkamp Education Bus Drivers Perceptions’ of Bullying on the Bus 16 October 2018
June 4th, 2019 Christiana Okyere Rehabilitation Science Inclusive Education for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Ghana 30 October 2018
June 11th, 2019 Christine Moon Kinesiology & Health Studies Experiences of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) for Racialized Canadians. 6 November 2018
June 18th, 2019 Camille Usher Cultural Studies Urban experiences of Indigenous folks, learning about who we are, away from where our ancestors are from 13 November 2018
June 25th, 2019 Bailey Gerritss Political Studies Who’s Responsible?: Explaining How Contemporary Canadian Newspapers Frame Domestic Violence 27 November 2018
July 2nd, 2019 Patty Argyrides English Language & Literature The link between literature and dance in the Modernist period, with a special focus on ballet 9 August 2016
July 9th, 2019 Theresa Ainsworth Classics Bees and Medicine in Ancient Greece 18 April 2017
July 16th, 2019 Dr Charlotte Blattner Post-doc, Law Animal Labour 5 December 2017
July 23rd, 2019 Michael Woods Neuroscience Low levels of brain tissue oxygenation during critical illness may be associated with the subsequent development of delirium and cognitive impairment. 8 January 2019
July 30th, 2019 Luissa Vahedi Epidemiology ‘Even Peacekeepers Expect Something in Return’: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Analysis of Sexual Interactions Between UN Peacekeepers and Haitian Citizens 15 January 2019
August 6th, 2019 Michael Tremblay Philosophy Moral Education in Stoicism 13 February 2018
August 13th, 2019 Anika Cloutier Management Leadership, mental health, work-family spillover 9th January 2018
August 20th, 2019 Dr Greg King Post-Doc, Geography Forest Response to Disturbance and Implications for Habitat 25th October 2016
August 27th, 2019 The Lake Shift 2019 Doctoral Students from across the Province What it is like to be at Lake Shift - get some writing done and the opportunity to chat with like minded people from all disciplines