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 Programming 2021 

To continue Grad Chat over the summer, this program is a selection of research on inclusivity, climate change and health.

 Name Program Description of Interview Originally aired Summer air time

Claire Lee & Stephan Kukkonen

MPL in Geography & Planning How planners can help Cities and Towns even during a pandemic Sept 29th 2020

May 4th 2021

Madison Robertson

PhD in Health Quality Understanding the lived experiences of spouses who are separated in long-term care facilities March 23rd 2021 May 11th, 2021
Joshua Jones PhD, Environmental Studies The Emptiness of Ecological May 26th 2020 May 18th, 2021
CJ the DJ talks with DJ Bear Grad Chat special CJ the DJ talks to DJ Bear about new initiative: summer wellness series new May 25th 2021
Zongwee Binesikwe PhD, Nursing Storytelling as Medicine: Autoethnography of a Two-spirit Anishinaabe Nurse Practitioner April 13th, 2021 June 1st 2021
Candi Raudebaugh DSc, Rehabilitation & Health Leadership Life Skills Training for Therapy Assistant Students Nov 17th, 2020 June 8th 2021
Sofia Melendez M.Ed, Education Towards improving the education that mental health professionals receive about transgender-spectrum health Dec 1st, 2020 June 15th 2021
Cheryl Bruce PhD, Cultural Studies The role of women orchestral conductors, particularly within the Canadian context Dec 8th 2020 June 22nd 2021
Andrew Moffit PhD, English Language & Literature ideology, Production and Reproduction in the work of Virginia Woolf, Marie Stopes and H.D. Jan 5th, 2021 June 29th 2021
Liv Rondeau M.Ed, Education Language Revitalization June 9th 2020 July 6th 2021
Scholars of Colour in Watson Hall PhD, English & History Academic research and their experiences of being graduate students of colour at Queen's. June 16th 2020 July 13th 2021
Sarah Flisikowski MES, Environmental Studies Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Polar Bear Co-Management in a Changing Arctic Sept 15th 2020 July 20th 2021
Deborah Francis DSc Rehabilitation & Health Leadership Changing the landscape: A critical race informed narrative inquiry of a Canadian University told by racialized students. Feb 2nd 2021 July 27th 2021
Martina Jakubchik-Paloheimo PhD Human Geography Land reconciliation, a new critical geography of peach in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Empowering Shuar resilience and resurgence through two-eyed learning June 2nd 2020 Aug 3rd 2021
Shannon Hill PhD, Rehabilitation Science Understanding and supporting the school transitions of military-connected adolescents Jan 14th 2020 Aug 10th 2021
Iman Abdali PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering Retinal Implants Feb 9th 2021 Aug 17th 2021
Siobhan Speiran PhD, Environmental Studies The Lives of Monkeys in Costa Rican Sanctuaries Nov 3rd 2020 Aug 24th 2021
Robert Mackowiak MSc Biomechanics How does the coordination of your lower body change based on how high you jump? March 30th 2021 Aug 31st 2021