Each week, Campus Beat welcomes a new guest from the Queen’s community to discuss news, issues, upcoming events, initiatives, and services for the benefit of Queen’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
June 27th-Kanonhysonne (Janice Hill), Director of Indigenous Initiatives at Queen’s University joins us again in studio. We discuss the new partnership between Queen’s University and Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na Language and Culture Centre to deliver a Mohawk Language and Culture certificate program in Tyendinega Mohawk Territory. Students who complete the program can later apply their credits toward a degree at Queen’s.
Dr. Meghan Fitzpatrick, the SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow in War Studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario joins us to discuss her scholarship and her recent book, Invisible Scars: Mental Trauma and the Korean War.
April 25th – Francine Berish, the Geospatial Data Librarian and Sarah Bartlett, the Open Scholarship Services (OSS) Intern with Queen’s University Library visit us to discuss the upcoming Queen’s University Data Day event taking place at Douglas Library in May. They also share insights on the services faculty, staff, students, and community members can access through OSS and the importance of researchers’ cross-communications ahead of anticipated mandates and changes related to Tri-Council funding.
April 18th – Gage Benyon (ArtSci ’19) joins us to talk about his work as a student caller and Communications and Scheduling Coordinator with Queen’s Telefundraising Services under the University’s Office of Advancement. He also shares insights on managing a busy work schedule with a very busy undergraduate academic calendar while telling us a lot about the skills he’ll take onward to his future career and of course why it’s important to give and for Alumni to stay connected to Queen’s.
Queen’s University Particle Astrophysicist (Emeriti) and Nobel Prize Laureate Arthur McDonald joins us in studio for a ‘crash course’ on the work he and his team performed in the discovery of neutrino mass and the implications for furthering scientific research. Emergent scholars will also benefit from his sage advice – research is ‘darn good fun’!
A Tale of Two Rectors. March 28th – Queen’s University Rector Cam Yung (Sci ’18) and Rector Elect Alexandra da Silva (ArtSci ’20) join us in studio to chat about the Agnes Benedickson Tricolour Award reception that CFRC broadcast live on its airwaves on April 7th. They discuss the role the Rector plays in representing all graduate and undergraduate students at Queen’s and the kinds of activities the Office of the Rector engages in. Cam also shares some memories about his greatest accomplishments and Ms. da Silva shares her outlook for her upcoming term commencing this spring!
March 21st – Queen’s PhD Candidate Yasmine Djerbal (Cultural Studies) and anti-oppression facilitator Kayley Marsh come aboard to talk about the innovative Arts and Equity Project workshop series they are conducting in partnership with the Kingston Arts Council. We discuss intersectionality, diversity, inclusion, and the advancement of equity in the arts in Kingston. The Arts and Equity Project aims to introduce artists and arts organizations in Kingston to fundamental equity concepts, tools and frameworks and provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities and new connections.
Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion) Teri Shearer, Stephanie Simpson-Executive Director and University Advisor on Equity and Human Rights and Mona Rahman, Coordinator-Research Activities and Communications in the Office of the Vice Principal Research join us today. They discuss UCARE– the Queen’s University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity- its goals, initiatives, mandate and more.
Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) Lynda Jessup and Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill), inaugural Director of Indigenous Initiatives at Queen’s University joined us in studio on March 2nd, 2018. In this podcast, they discuss the Faculty of Arts and Science’s launch of the new Predoctoral Fellowship for Indigenous Students. The first of its kind in Canada, this unique program will help integrate Indigenous ways of knowing into the University’s curricula while providing prestigious credentials and valuable support to Indigenous PhD candidates in the final year of their programs.