With a thud, Kyle Gonyou hauls a large brick onto the desk before me, pointing out the rare glazed terracotta finish with a distinctive “crazing” – a network of fine cracks. It used to belong to the façade of the former McCormick’s Biscuit & Candy plant in London, ON, Gonyou’s hometown and the municipality where he now works since graduating Queen’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program and departing Kingston. As a Heritage Planner, Gonyou knows what’s behind the city you see. (Appropriately the building where this branch of city services resides is a heritage building that was recently renovated to reveal structural details from the former Capitol Theatre and the adjacent restaurant – the effect is like Queen’s own Beamish-Munro Hall, but for a different kind of edification).
The School of Graduate Studies invites nominations of faculty members for consideration for the 2015 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision. The purpose of this award is to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring their graduate students. Two awards will be presented at the Fall 2015 Convocation: one in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and one in Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering.
If you’re a current member of the Queen’s community, you’ve likely seen Eric Rapos’ name, if not the man himself. Over the course of three degrees at Queen’s – nine years, he tallies – Rapos has been part of a variety of committees, associations, and societies which, if mathematics tells us aren’t innumerable, are at least hard to list. The most recent reason why the name Eric Rapos is on the tongues of many is that he is one of seven recipients this year of the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award, “the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the University in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities.”
Midori Ogasawara traded one job that never sleeps for another. Once a reporter for Japan's national newspaper, Asahi Shimbun (1994-2004), where she used to work 15-hour days following surveillance and human rights issues, Ogasawara is now an asset to Queen’s Department of Sociology, where she is earning her PhD researching issues that stemmed from that investigative work.
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Professor Michael Pratt, who joined Queen’s in 2003 as a Law professor cross-appointed to Philosophy, began a two-and-a-half-year appointment as Law’s Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) on Jan. 1. A graduate of the University of Toronto (BSc, LLM), Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB) and the University of Sydney (PhD, Philosophy), he has taught a range of private law subjects, including Torts, Contracts, Remedies and Advanced Contract Law. His research draws on philosophy to understand the law, and he has been particularly interested in understanding the role of intention and consent in the creation and extinction of legal and moral obligations. He has written widely on the philosophical foundations of voluntary obligations, as well as on the law of damages.
Once again the School of Graduate Studies with Student Academic Success Services (SASS) will be hosting Dissertation Boot Camp. The camp dates this year are:
February 17th - 20th (4 days) and June 8th to 12th (5 days).
Registration for the February camp is now open. Priority will go to doctoral students.
Occupational therapy (OT) is emerging as a unique field in Canada. Lee Rosen and Yoon Kwon are two recent OT graduates from Queen’s University who offer insight into this unique field, and discuss the lessons they learned along the way. They also offer advice for future students who wish to pursue a degree within the holistic field of Occupational Therapy
Chelsy Prince believes that research in a lab can help one grow, as it provides one with an environment to learn, as well as to create new knowledge.
At every step in his academic career, Joe chose a unique path, motivated by his singular desire to uncover the unknown.
Last week, Rebecca Yeung (MPH student) coordinated a three minute research competition for the department.