Carly D’Amico and the Keys to Student Academic Success

September 12th – Carly D’Amico, Promotions and Administrative Coordinator at Student Academic Success Services (SASS) joins us in studio to share with undergraduate, graduate, domestic, and international students all the details on the wealth of resources SASS offers at Queen’s University. She shares insights on what students can expect from 1:1 consultations, ongoing and upcoming workshops, and the many services available to students learning English as an additional language. Carly also has some great survival tips and advice for first-year students, tips students at any level can benefit from too!

Episode Airs September 12th on Wednesday August 22nd 2018 on CFRC 101.9 FM. Missed it? Download it through CFRC 101.9 FM’s online archive or stream the podcast through iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher!

The Constant Scholar: Dr. Christo Aivalis, Pierre Trudeau and the Perseverance behind Publishing

September 5 – Dr. Christo Aivalis (PhD’15), historian and current SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto joins us in studio to discuss themes and arguments raised in his new monograph, The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left (UBC Press 2018) ahead of his book launch at Novel Idea bookstore in Kingston on September 11th.  Dr. Aivalis also shares insights on the ins and outs of developing his doctoral research at Queen’s into this ground-breaking book.

Episode Airs September 5th 2018 on CFRC 101.9 FM. Missed it?  Download it through CFRC 101.9 FM’s online archive or stream the podcast through iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher!

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Alicia Boutilier

August 22nd – Alicia Boutilier, Chief Curator & Curator of Canadian Historical Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre joins us in studio to discuss the recent pilot project Art Worlds: A User’s Guide in collaboration with the Smith School of Business MBA Program. She also discusses exhibitions now under way as of August 25th, including Tau Lewis‘s When Last You Found Me Here exhibit.

Episode Aired 5 PM on Wednesday August 22nd 2018 on CFRC 101.9 FM. Missed it? Download it through CFRC 101.9 FM’s online archive or stream the podcast through iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher!

Pitching Innovation: Student Entrepreneurship at QICSI

August 8th – Chloe Beisheim of the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative program (QICSI) and two very enthusiastic venture teams join us in studio! Ms. Beisheim talks about the Queen’s Innovation Centre and its programming including the upcoming Summer Pitch Competition taking place at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on August 23rd 2018. Then we hear from two of the competing pitch teams, learn about their experiences, their ideas, and the skills they’re developing through participation in the competition.

The Art of Her Craft-A Conversation with Tau Lewis

July 25th – Jamaican-Canadian sculptor Tau Lewis, the 2018 Stonecroft Artist-in-Residence at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University joins us today in studio.  Lewis talks about her body of work, her method and inspirations, her work with Kingston-based Roots and Wings, a grassroots community group that works towards making space for racialized girls in Kingston, and her upcoming Exhibition at the Agnes entitled Tau Lewis: When Last You Found Me Here launching August 25th.


“Walking Together: Indigenous ADR in Land and Resource Disputes” A Chat with Don Couturier (Law ’19)

Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography


Want to learn more about Indigenous Alternative Dispute Resolution?  Find out more from Jane Glassco Northern Fellow & this year’s ADR James L. Thistle Q.C. Law Student Essay Contest winner, Don Couturier, a student in the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.  Mr. Couturier discusses ADR, his paper, his studies, and his goals in this installment of Campus Beat.

Mohawk Language & Culture: A New Certificate Program at Queen’s

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.


Mental Trauma and the Korean War: A Chat with Meghan Fitzpatrick

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.

Data Day: Giving Voice to YOUR Research

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.

Inspired Giving with Gage Benyon (Queen’s ArtSci ’19)

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.