School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs News and Events

2023-09-28 - 2023-12-31

SGS News and Events

News and Events for Queen's University Graduate Students and Posdoctoral Fellows


Parents Wanted for Focus Groups as Part of PhD-Community Initiative Project

A group of graduate students taking part in the PhD-CI are looking for student parents to take part in a focus group study helping to identify issues. If you are a student parent and are willing to take part, please contact Flourish Adebayo at
Gradifying Blog / Getting Outside Around Campus by Catherine Marcotte
Grad Chat / Natasha Lomonossoff (PhD, English Language and Literature) - The religious and political writings of Anna Laetitia Barbauld, a thinker and educator who lived in Britain from 1743-1825
Queen's Graduate Student Wins 2023 Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation / Glenda Watson Hyatt (MASc, Mechanical and Materials Engineering) wins the award for overcoming barriers for people with speech impediments - see the full story on the Queen's Gazette
The SGSPA is now on LinkedIN / Follow us to keep in touch with professional development opportunities with us and and Queen's!
PEGaSUS group for Queen’s students who have experience sexual violence / Learn more about the support group in the attached brochure here
Career Prep Modules from Career Services / Check out some of the awesome professional development resources from Career Services on their website
The Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision (AEGSS) is now open and closes Feb 23, 2024. Full details on how to nominate your supervisor can be found on the SGSPA website.
Principal's Teaching and Learning Awards / Nominations are now open for the 2024 award period - see more on the Office of the Principal's website
Centre for Teaching and Learning Workshops:
FeedbackFruits / Monday, December 4, 2023, 1:30 - 2:30 PM, Zoom
SGS 902: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education / Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, starting January 9 2024
Upcoming QUIC Workshops:
Understanding Health Insurance for International Students / Wednesday December 6, 11:00 AM, Zoom
Ask the International Student Advisor / Wednesday December 20, 11:00 AM, Zoom
International Student Social Meet-Ups / Thursday December 28 & Saturday December 30, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, 322 King Street
Crafting a Robust IP Strategy / Thursday, November 30, 12:00 - 1:30 PM - Hosted by the DDQIC. Includes avenues for funding.
Get It Done / Sunday, December 3, 12:00 - 7:00 PM, Mitchell Hall Room 215/225 - Stop by to work on any term-end projects or studying! See more in the attached brochure
Journal Article Publishing Workshop / December 5, 9:00 - 11:45 AM, Stauffer Library, Room 014 - Hosted by Queen's Library along with the SGSPA - sign up for the workshop here
Statesman of the Piano - Book Launch / Thursday, December 7, 5:00 - 6:00 PM, The Broom Factory, 305 Rideau Street, Kingston - All are welcome to attend, see attached brochure for more info
ECHO - Memories of the World / Tuesday, December 12, 7:30 PM - Come and see this FREE show at the Isabel celebrating Indigenous music - head to the Isabel website and use code ECHOGUEST to get free tickets
Dissertation Boot Camp / Tuesday, December 12 - Friday, December 15 (All Day), Teams - Learn more and register for the camp on the SGSPA website - spots are still available!
Grad Chat is Looking for Guests for 2024 / Learn more on the SGSPA website, or email to sign up
Queen's-BSIA International Migration and Mobilities Graduate Symposium - Call for Abstracts / Submissions for the Symposium are due January 12 - see more in the attached brochure here
Queen's Innovation Summer Initiative (QISC) / Learn more about this awesome program from the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre - only one week left to apply
Kingston Canadian Film Festival 25 Year 25 Minutes Project / Learn more and apply to receive up to $25,000 in funding!
Call for Co-Directors of Wee Bit Off Center Residency, Agnes Etherington Art Centre / See more and apply for the residency on the Agnes website
National Student Paper Competition / Applications for the 2023-24 competition are now open - check out the Government of Canada website for more information
Resources for Managing Difficult Conversations and Building Community in the Classroom / Resources for instructors on managing hard topics in university classrooms - check them out on the CTL website
SSHRC Storytellers Challenge - Now Accepting Applications / Students in the social sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply and share their stories - see more here (applications open until January 16, 2024)