A message from Dean Brenda Brouwer addressing the US Presidential Executive Order on immigration and international students seeking to spend a term or more at Queen’s University.
Queen’s alumnus Jim Pine does not like punching clocks. Conversely, he likes variety and a bit of freedom in managing his time. An executive with over 35 years of experience in municipal affairs, Jim’s approach to his job is anything but routine or bureaucratic. “As a public servant, I am always among people, and I believe caring about people means doing so during more than just regular office hours,” Jim explains.
Spotlight by Natalia Mukhina
Graduate Studies Orientation January 2017
Today, the School of Graduate Studies welcomed our newest graduate students to Queen's during an informal information and orientation session. Associate Dean Marta Straznicky highlighted support services of the School of Graduate Studies to our students, followed by Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Associate Dean, Student Services and Community Relations, who spoke about the departments within Student Affairs.
A warm Queen's welcome to our new students.
Article by Natalia Mukhina
Early one Saturday morning, when most students were still asleep after a hard week at school, some Queen’s grads from the Civil Engineering Department went to Napanee to build a house. It was a multicultural crowd, with students from India, China, Canada, Nepal, the US, and led by Titilope-Oluwa Adebola from Nigeria. They were going to work together with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that mobilizes volunteers and community partners to build affordable housing for low-income families.
As part of International Education Week the School of Graduate Studies invited international graduate students to have "Tea with the Dean". Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, Brenda Brouwer, took the opportunity to meet students and have an informal chat about life at Queen's and in Kingston, and about the students' experiences in Canada.
As Fall Convocation 2016 is coming to a close the School of Graduate Studies is proud to congratulate 817 new graduates who received their PhD, Master's, and Diploma degrees this week. Among the newly minted Queen's alumni are 134 international students from 37 different countries. 110 of the graduates received a doctorate in this fall's convocation.
Queen’s alumna Zaira Zarza is the first Cuban International student to graduate for a Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences program. She completed a PhD in the Cultural Studies Program in 2015, and won a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.
Zaira’s doctoral research project combined archival, curatorial, and historiographical work. Her dissertation, Roots and Routes: Cuban Cinemas of the Diaspora in the 21st Century, comprised a written thesis and the organization of a travelling showcase of Cuban diasporic digital films. The showcase toured Montreal, Kingston and Toronto in 2015 and Havana in 2016.
New PhD-Community Initiative links teams of graduate students with several local organizations to help with specific issues and challenges
Queen’s Jackie Huberman is a 2016 recipient of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Jackie’s research has focused on characterizing gender differences and similarities in patterns of sexual response.
“The Vanier award will allow me to focus more on my research in the coming years, maximizing its impact and my success. I am so humbled to have received this prestigious award, which will carry me forward in my career,” she said.
Dr. Junlin Yuan completed both her MSc (2011) and PhD (2015) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University. Impressively, she was offered and accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) in the same year she completed her PhD.