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.
At the Donald Gordon Centre on Saturday October 15, eleven graduate students showcased their research to alumni as part of Homecoming 2016. This was the first time such an event had been held for graduate students. The showcase is part of the School of Graduate Studies' commitment to help disseminate the great research our grad students are doing. With special guest Dr. Art McDonald (of Physics Nobel Laureate fame), the morning got off to a great start. In his introductory remarks, Dr. McDonald showed that even after many years in research it isn't always easy to explain the work that you are doing to people outside of your field. Our students had six minutesfor this task.
The School of Graduate Studies third annual Graduate and Post-Doctoral Career Week went off without a hitch! With eleven workshops and culminating in a reception at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, it was a week for grad students and post-docs to start preparing for life after grad studies, whether in academia, business, government or the non-profit sector.
Originally from Mérida, Mexico, Ana Patricia Chuc Gamboa has worked as a lawyer advising foreign companies which import and export raw materials in Mexico. Now she is working on a PhD at Queen’s in order to study the trade agreements which those companies rely on. Ana Patricia has a Master’s degree in International Law from the Graduate School of Government and Public Policy – now called the School of Government and Public Transformation – at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and a second Master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Autonomous University of Yucatan where she focused on human rights.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 175 Research Moments Photo Contest
2016 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision - Recipients Announced
The School of Graduate Studies congratulates Dr. Robert Stanley Brown (Chemistry) and Dr. Jane Errington (History), recipients of the 2016 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision. The awards will be given during Fall Convocation 2016
PhD student Anja-Xiaoxing Cui wants to examine how people gain musical knowledge and how this knowledge can influence our perception of music. She is emotionally involved in her research area, as befits a truly artistic person with years of formal training: Anja has played the piano since age 5 and performed as a pianist. Along with that, Cui, working under the supervision of Dr. Lola L. Cuddy in the Department of Psychology, firmly believes in the academic capacity of the project. Fortunately, Anja has the opportunity to entirely immerse herself in the project in the next three years. Cui’s project has been granted the 2016 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship because of its significant research potential.
“It is important to critically analyze the foundations of political institutions” asserts Cristóbal Caviedes, a PhD student in law and a person who wants to understand and challenge the basic rules that structure democratic societies. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Caviedes has Master’s degrees in law from the University of Chile and University College London (UCL). His main area of interest is administrative regulation and its impact on institutional development.
We are pleased to announce the winner, as well as the top submissions that will enter to win the grand prize.
Queen’s School of Graduate Studies will launch a new initiative to provide PhD students with interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities that will aid in cultivating team skills and translating their particular knowledge/skills beyond their discipline and academia. Recognizing the transferability of the knowledge and skills acquired as part of their PhD training will broaden their career prospects in multiple sectors.