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Our House: Learning and Loving our Grad Club through Theatre

Tracey Guptill and Liam Bidmead, two actors in the upcoming performance of Cellar Door Project and AnArc Theatre performance of Our House at The Grad Club between March 4th and 13th join us in studio. They chat about the work done to develop this live performance meditation on the cyclical nature of civic engagement in public spaces, a site-specific play at The Grad Club starring Mariah Horner, Tracey Guptill, Liam Bidmead, and Kay Kenney at everyone’s favourite Queen’s University pub and restaurant. We also get the inside scoop on the amazing labs emergent from the project including a movement lab, soundscapes lab, and colLaboratory, a community thought lab process developed from Guptill’s graduate thesis research in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s. Information about tickets can be found here

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The Art of Research at Queen’s University

Melinda Knox, Associate Director – Research Profile and Initiatives and Kayla Dettinger, Research Promotions Coordinator with University Relations at Queen’s University join us in this episode. Together, they tell us all about the 2020 Art of Research Photo Contest now underway at Queen’s. We learn about the contest’s inspirations and the ways in which researchers use photography to communicate and tell stories about their research. We also learn about the various categories researchers can enter, the ways in which the University leverages the amazing photographs to promote research, and details about entering the competition. Deadline is March 12th! Submit today! About the photograph: “Love Under the Microscope” by Dalila Villalobos As pathologists in training, we are constantly reminded that both human cellular responses and the most deadly medical conditions can be unexpectedly beautiful under the microscope. We are trained to be detail oriented and to understand disease in all its forms because abnormalities will only present to the eye that knows what to look for. This photo captures a normal prostatic gland with its characteristic double layer and irregular branching. The moment we diagnose a benign condition in a patient that is anxiously awaiting results is always rewarding. But, if, Continue Reading

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The Isabel Human Rights Arts Festival: A Conversation with Tricia Baldwin

Tricia Baldwin, Director at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University joins us again in our studios. She chats with us about the Human Rights Arts Festival currently underway at the Isabel until April 2020. From her, we learn much about the performances, the human rights and social justice issues the performances address, and the power of art and performance to activate social change. For more information about this fabulous Festival and to get tickets, please visit The Isabel’s website!

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Mona Rahman on Prayers for Peace and Remembrance: Vigil for Quebec City Mosque Shooting Jan 29th 2017

Mona Rahman, Education Coordinator for the Islamic Society of Kingston joins us in this episode. She discusses the Vigils taking place at Queen’s University and the Islamic Society of Kingston to remember the Quebec City mosque shooting on Jan. 29th 2017 that claimed the lives of six men, Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassan, Azzedine Soufiane, and Aboubaker Thabti.

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Ignite Your Research Interests: A Conversation with Mark Richardson and Mark Chen

In this episode, Dr. Mark Richardson, Education and Outreach Officer and Professor Mark Chen, Department of Physics, Queen’s University join us in studio. They discuss the exhibits, demonstrations, and the featured presentations that Professor Chen and Professor Cathy Crudden (Department of Chemistry) will present at the upcoming Ignite: Research Stores to Inspire Generations event at Kingston Public Library on January 30th.

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Queen’s Career Apprenticeship Program: Kingston-In Conversation with Tom Hewitt

Tom Hewitt, Chief Development Officer for Queen’s University joins us in studio. He talks about the Queen’s Career Apprenticeship Program: Kingston (QCAK) and the many career-launching opportunities in which graduating Arts and Science students at Queen’s University can participate. Listeners can learn about the Program’s funding and partnerships, what types of apprenticeships are available in 2020, and how to apply.

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Contemporary Art and a Lifetime of Achievement with Jan Allen

Jan Allen, Director at Agnes Etherington Art Centre joins us in this episode. She discusses the Innovation in a Collections-Based Exhibition award granted to the Agnes by he Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) for the gallery’s  The hold: movements in the contemporary collection (2018), the Lifetime Achievement Award given to her by the OAAG, and the Arts Champion Award she received at the City of Kingston’s 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards on December 2nd. She also talks about her three-decade long career path at the Agnes, the amazing exhibitions she has curated and organized, and the evolving, evocative and multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary art. Photo by Tim Forbes

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Keeping Doctors Current: Dr. Richard Birtwhistle and New Guidelines against Thyroid Dysfunction Screening

Dr. Richard Birtwhistle, Emeritus professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University and Chair of the Task Force Thyroid Dysfunction working group joins us in studio. Dr. Birtwhistle talks about thyroid dysfunction, the work his task force has done developing new guidelines against thyroid dysfunction testing, the impacts of testing, and the importance in guideline development in ensuring medical practitioners stay current in medicine.

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Principal Patrick Deane: The Installation Ceremony

Did you miss the Installation Ceremony of Queen’s University’s new Principal, Dr. Patrick Deane on November 12th 2019? CFRC 101.9 FM was on site to record the Installation featuring a moving speech by Principal Deane and the presentation of Honorary Degrees to Daniel Woolf and John Joseph Borrows. Tune in and catch up on this wonderful moment in Queen’s University history!

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20 Years of Positive Space at Queen’s University

Jean Pfleiderer, Associate Director-Human Rights Advisory Services at Queen’s University joins us in studio in this episode. She talks about the Positive Space Program at Queen’s, its motivations and evolution over the last two decades, and recent celebrations of the Program’s 20th anniversary at Mitchell Hall. For more information about the Positive Space Program and to participate visit the website.

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