The way art can be used to tell stories about our nation intrigues recent PhD graduate Sarah E.K. Smith. This spring she received the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research examining visual and material culture in relation to North American free trade. The Governor General’s medals are presented to graduate students with the highest academic standing at participating Canadian universities
Still yearning for the right balance between art and research she found that the art conservation program at Queen’s would be an appropriate path to lead her towards a career that would bring her happiness and satisfaction.
Erik Drysdale measures time in issues of the Economist, forecasts the future of Canada quarter by quarter, and ponders what he’d do if he knew the world were to end in the year 2100. Drysdale is an Economics Masters student in Queen’s intensive one-year coursework program. In his work as in different areas of his life, he operates on the principle of maximizing the value of his time.
When Melanie Walker was in high school, her dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. It made her curious about medicine, but she wasn’t sure exactly how that might figure into her career path. As time would tell, the interest led her through a Queen’s BScH psychology undergraduate degree, work as a research associate at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, back to Queen’s for an MSc in Public Health Sciences (then Community Health and Epidemiology), then to work at the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG), and again back to the Department of Public Health Sciences for a PhD. Last month, her father, now 80 years old, watched her cross the stage as she received that doctoral degree.
Convocation is over, but it was as exciting as ever. In all 315 grad students graduated.
Charlotte Holmgren has an insatiable appetite for knowledge and information which are indispensable tools for empowering one’s self.
That is why she decided to apply for an MSc in Nursing (Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner) — a dual program which offers Holmgren the opportunity to gain both theoretical as well as practical skills.
Clare Barker loves to experiment, and try inventive things.
That is why she opted to study molecular biology, genetics, and classical languages during her undergraduate years at the University of Guelph, combining her love for both the arts and the sciences.
If you could choose one question to have answered by an expert, which of your curiosities would you satisfy? The Curiosity Shop is a travelling venue, supported through the Ontario Council of Universities’ Research Matters project, aiming to offer just that chance.
That’s the question Religious Studies student Nathan Townend is asking in his Master’s project. His findings will lay the foundations for his continued graduate research in the Cultural Studies PhD program next fall.
Last night at the Kingston Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association, Rob Baker (Tragically Hip) was honoured with the Padre Laverty Award for outstanding service to Queen’s and the Kingston community.
As Kingston Branch President, Lee Wetherall says, “Rob Baker may be a famous rock star but he has never forgotten his Kingston and Queen’s roots.”
Of course the School of Graduate Studies and graduate students both at Queen’s and throughout Ontario, have had the opportunity to meet Rob, as he was more than happy to be a judge at the inaugural Ontario 3 Minute Thesis competition held at Queen’s last year and again at McMaster this year.
On behalf of all graduate students and schools, congratulations Rob.