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 steerc@queensu.ca 

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 Fall 2018 Podcasts

November 20th, 2018

James Anderson

James Anderson, MA in Political Studies, supervised by Dr David Haglund.

Topic: Canada-US defense relations in the age of America First.

Overview: My research seeks to examine Canada-US defense relations in the age of America First. Specifically, I will look at Canadian Strategic Culture to investigative any possible shifts/changes that could occur in our continental relationship on topical issues like NORAD, Counter-ISIS, Arctic Security, Space policy, and the Defense Industrial Base. As he embarks on his Fulbright scholarship, I am anxious to experience Canada’s personal story, to delve into the importance of national culture, network with Canadian-American defense professionals, with hopes of identifying new avenues for interstate cooperation between the U.S. and Canada..


November 27th, 2018

Bailey Gerrits

Bailey Gerrits, PhD in Political Studies, supervised by Drs Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant & Margaret Little.

Topic: Who’s Responsible?: Explaining How Contemporary Canadian Newspapers Frame Domestic Violence.

Overview: My research in gender and politics advances an understanding of the political economic relationships that shape public discourses about gendered violence. I specifically examine contemporary Canadian newspaper coverage of domestic violence, documenting the patterns of coverage and illustrating how actors and structures interact to influence these news productions..


December 4th, 2018

Susan Bazely

Susan Bazely, PhD in Geography, supervised by Drs Brian Osborne& Joan Schwartz.

Topic: Changing heritage practice on the Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications World Heritage Site.

Overview: The Rideau Canal corridor is comprised of a complex combination of resources, stories and activities that today serve multiple interests. The philosophies, policies, and management of heritage sites are experiencing pressures emanating from the demands of ‘experiential tourism’, the opportunities and challenges of ‘virtual reality’ presentations, and the economic pressures of escalating maintenance costs. My research will assess the current value of, and potential threats to the Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications and its UNESCO World Heritage designation by examining how this landscape resource is perceived today. During this research the interrelationship between the site, interpretation, presentation, stewardship, public use and experiences with the site are explored, considering threats and benefits to the site, the communities and world heritage status.