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June/July Winners of the 175 Research Moments Photo Contest

Online Voting for the 175 Research Moments Photo Contest has now been completed for the month of June/July and we are pleased to announce the winner, as well as the top submissions that will enter to win the grand prize.

We have extended the contest until August 31st, so go ahead and submit your own photo! To get started, check out the contest website


From Passion to Practice - Teresa Pires

By Adenike Ogunrinde, August 2016

Teresa Pires is the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions at the Queen’s University Smith School of Business which, in short, is a role that involves recruiting globally for the full-time MBA program. Her position has involved traveling to over 40 countries thus far for the recruitment of top-talent, in addition to maintaining expertise on international education systems, applying that expertise towards recruitment, and evaluating marketing tactics for the program. Though Teresa was unsure where her BA in Sociology would take her when she first began post-secondary education, by following her passions and exercising her ambition, it became the first step to a fulfilling a career that she adores.


Queen’s Alumna Mentor Diana Wong: How to Do Business with a Science Degree?

Diana Wong’s work days are busy at a leading global consulting and technology services company, focused on the health sector, yet she makes time to guide Queen’s students entering the job market. As part of Wong’s volunteer role as a Queen’s Alumna mentor she took the time to share the story of her career rise.


Mitacs Globalink students welcomed at Queen's

Twenty-one international students from the Universities of Ottawa, Ryerson, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s were invited to Queen's University on July 21st 2016 as part of the Mitacs Globalink program.

Queen's School of Graduate Studies has invited Globalink participants for the past three years to visit the campus and Kingston, and meet faculty and graduate students in the disciplines they are interested in.

This year's participants (from Mexico, China and India) wanted to learn more about many disciplines at Queen's including physics, chemistry, geological sciences, urban and regional planning, cancer research, pathology & molecular medicine, biomedical and molecular sciences, epidemiology, public health, psychology, civil engineering, computing sciences, electrical & computer engineering, gender studies, education, and management. 


A portrait of success- PhD student Linda Grussani named curator of Aboriginal art at the Canadian Museum of History

A portrait of success

PhD student Linda Grussani named curator of Aboriginal art at the Canadian Museum of History

By Anne Craig

A creative upbringing and a passion for art have helped Linda Grussani land the job of a lifetime.

The PhD candidate (Cultural Studies) was recently named the Aboriginal art curator at the Canadian Museum of History.


Studying human-lion relations with the help of a Vanier Scholarship

Sandra McCubbin

Sandra McCubbin

By Natalia Mukhina, July 2016

Sandra McCubbin, a PhD candidate in Geography, looks happy and excited. One of the 2016 recipients of a prestigious Vanier Scholarship, she is inspired by the fact that her research will be supported by such a powerful award. To carry out her research, Sandra will need to cover a distance of almost 13,000 km, making a long trip to Africa. There, in Botswana, she will spend about eight months studying human-lion relations.   


A Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship recipient invited to the Queen’s Scholar Dinner

Alumna Homy Dayani-Fard

Attendees of the Queen Elizabeth Scholars Dinner

July, 2016
By Deni Ogunrinde

After working in the field of disability rehabilitation for almost seven years, Atul Jaiswal felt compelled to upgrade his knowledge base in disability-oriented research. Looking across the globe for opportunities to do so, Atul became a recipient of the prestigious ‘Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Diamond Jubilee Scholarship’, which allowed him to take on doctoral research in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy here at Queen’s University.


Vanier Scholar - Jane Thomson

Jane Thomson

By Anthony Pugh, June 2016

“I have always been interested in legal reform”, says Jane Thomson, a PhD student in Law and a 2016 recipient of a prestigious Vanier Scholarship. Previously a family lawyer in Toronto and Ottawa, her research at Queen’s now focuses on how to affect progressive legal reform using private law doctrines