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Dual Doctoral Degree Student Creates International Inter-Disciplinary Connections

Márcio Pereira’s academic interests have always been as ambitious as they are wide-ranging. Márcio, who did his undergraduate and master’s studies in his native Brazil, has studied law and philosophy. He has been deeply inspired by the struggles that emerged around the globe since 2011, including the Spanish Indignados and Occupy Wall St, that directly address the question of democratic governance.

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Use your time at school to help you tackle the post-graduation job search

After completing the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program earlier this year, Dilys Huang feels fortunate to have been able to transition seamlessly into the working world. Currently a Senior Planner for the Town of Osoyoos in BC, she is excited to be involved in a range of planning activities, such as reviewing development applications and updating policies and bylaws.

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Context and Meaning XV: Sensing Matter(s)

Emerging scholars from across Canada and the US will be traveling to Queen’s this weekend for the fifteenth annual Graduate Visual Culture Association Student Conference, Context and Meaning. This event is set to take place January 29 and 30, and will feature graduate students from across Canada and the United States, who conduct research in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on visual and material culture. In the past, conference participants have included students from Queen’s, Carleton, Concordia, McGill, Harvard and Pennsylvania State Universities. This year’s conference will include 21 graduate student presenters have been selected and the resulting panels are diverse in both subject matter and methodology.

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A heads-up approach to sports safety

Concussions in youth sport have received wide-reaching attention over the past decade. Recent legislation introduced in Ontario aims to set province-wide guidelines for treatment of concussions and return-to-play protocols. Closer to home, Queen’s University student-athlete Allen Champagne (MSc’17) has launched an education program to teach youth football players how to play the game safely while reducing the risk of concussions.

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Theron Craig - "Helping University and College Students Succeed in Canada, The USA, and the UAE"

During the course of his career, Theron has directed student services at places like Okanagan College, the University of Calgary, and Trent University. He also coordinated a program in the Athletic Department at the University of Hawaii where he drew on his background as university athlete to offer a tutoring program for academically at risk athletes before eventually ascending to the position of Dean of Student Services at Honolulu Community College. He spent a year in the United Arab Emirates working in student services at Al Ain Men’s College. His last career move saw him take the position of VP of Student Affairs and Enrolment Management at Cedar Valley CC in the Dallas County Community College system.

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Henry Wu Going Global: Queen’s Alumni in boardrooms across China

Henry Naijie Wu is the managing director of planning, China region, for one of the largest consulting design firms and engineering professional services in the world. The multinational company, WSP I Parsons Brinckerhoff, has 500 offices in 39 countries and employees about 31,000 people around the world. So how did Mr. Wu end up with a job that many Queen’s graduate students in the fields of urban planning or business would dream of having someday?

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