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Nominations for the 2015 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision is now open

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.  

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Nearly a decade of volunteer service to Queen's earns PhD student Tricolour honour

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.”

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Identifying the pasts and futures of national ID systems

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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Meet Law's new Associate Dean of Grad Studies & Research

Article courtesy of Queen's, Faculty of Law

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.

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Dissertation Boot Camp registration now open

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.

February Registration Form (114KB)

See full details of the camp on the SGS website.

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Occupational Therapy is emerging as a unique field in Canada

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

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