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  graduate student or postdoc each week.  This is an opportunity for our grad students and postdocs 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 Fall Programming 2021 

January 25th 2022

Hilal Kara

Hilal Kara, PhD candidate in Geography and Planning, supervised by Dr Beverley Mullings

Topic: Precarious Work Among Young Graduates in Turkey: A Gendered Spatial and Temporal Analysis.

Overview: Situating itself within the context of the COVID-19 outbreak that crystallizes the blurring separation between life and work, this paper explores how young graduates living in the urban in Turkey navigate uncertainty in the face of the shifting the meaning of work and education, increasing precarity and the rise of mental health issues associated with the loss of safety nets and the prolonged exposure to social and physical isolation.

February 1st 2022

Saskia de Wildt

Saskia de Wildt, Phd candidate in Environmental Studies, supervised by Dr Graham Whitelaw & Dr Stephen Lougheed

Topic: Exploring Polar Bear Research as Ethical Space, Practice and Process of Engagement (between science and Indigenous knowledge),

Overview: In my doctorate I will examine what affective change towards an ethical space, process and practice of engagement can be achieved in polar bear research and management through aesthetic action?  For more information on Saskia's work go to her website -