Research in graduate studies
Graduate students are an integral part of the research enterprise at Queen’s. The questions you pose, the experiments you run, the problems you solve and even the new ones you identify contribute to our understanding and knowledge. You are part of a vibrant research community with opportunities to work alongside many of the world’s leaders and experts. With over 50 research groups, centres and institutes (http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/centres.html) and as one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities, Queen’s provides an extraordinary breadth and depth of research areas to explore.
Learning how to frame a research question, how to conduct research, how to position your work in the context of the current state of knowledge and how to communicate your findings are essential skills and a key element of graduate training. It’s hard work, but very satisfying and you will carry the skills learned to whatever awaits you beyond your graduate degree. Share the discoveries of some of our current and past graduate students!