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.

Astrophysics 101 with Arthur McDonald

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

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!

Talking Arts and Equity

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.

UCARE – Addressing Racism and Promoting Inclusion at Queen’s

March 14th – In this episode,

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.

Supporting Indigenous Scholars with Predoctoral Fellowships at Queen’s

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.


Teaching Talk: Professor Richard Ascough Shares Innovative Teaching Ideas!

Richard Ascough — distinguished Professor from the School of Religion at Queen’s University, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) with the Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science, and recent appointee to this years 3M National Teaching Fellowship roster — joins us in studio to discuss his fascinating research, the roles his research plays in his teaching, and some of the innovative approaches he mobilizes in his pedagogy.

Queen’s U Alumni Association Shines on CFRC!

February 21stQueen’s University Alumni Association President Sue Bates (Artsci ’91) and QUAA Kingston Branch President Tim Packulak (Sci ’14) join us live in studio for Campus Beat at 5 PM EST!  We’ll discuss the QUAA, the activities and outreach efforts of both the Association and the Kingston Chapter, upcoming events, how alumni can stay connected with each other and with Queen’s wherever they are in the world!  Tune in live or stream Campus Beat worldwide at!

‘Crossing the Finish:’ Defending the PhD Dissertation with Dr. Ciara Bracken-Roche

February 7th– Dr. Ciara Bracken-Roche, a recent PhD graduate from the Department of Sociology (and current Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminology at the University of Ottawa) shares insights, advice, and encouraging remarks about preparing for, successfully finishing, and moving forward after the PhD thesis defence.  Dr. Bracken-Roche visited us after giving a presentation entitled “Navigating Canadian Drone Space: A Sociological Analysis of the Stakeholders, Narratives, and Policy Shaping Canadian Unmanned Systems,” on January 24th 2018 in the Queen’s University Surveillance Studies Centre Seminar Series.