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Provincial Decisions & Student Impact: A Conversation with SGPS President Tyler Morrison

January 23rd – Tyler Morrison, 3rd year Law student and Society of Graduate and Professional Students President joined us in studio to share insights regarding recent Ontario government decisions related to tuition fees and OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) and the impacts these decisions may have for students. Throughout the episode, we also share interview footage from the Queen’s Students for OSAP demonstration that took place at Queen’s on January 22nd featuring undergraduate, graduate and professional students, domestic and international students, OSAP users and students who don’t use OSAP but were at the demonstration in solidarity.

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#BellLetsTalk, Mental Health and Anti-Stigma-In Conversation with Dr. Heather Stuart

Dr. Heather Stuart, Professor of Public Health Sciences and the inaugural Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair at Queen’s University joins us on Campus Beat to discuss her research, the Let’s Talk Mental Health dialogue event with students at Queen’s on January 22nd, and the #BellLetsTalk campaign launching January 30th nationwide.

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Remembering Alfred Bader and Queen’s Year in Review

Queen’s had a wonderful year in 2018 with many innovations, awards, administrative & infrastructural changes, and alumni achievements to boast about. Sadly, however, the Queen’s community lost a dear friend and benefactor, Dr. Alfred Bader in late December. We’ll reflect on his life and achievements while celebrating accomplishments around the university in 2018 in this episode. Special thanks to the Queen’s Gazette for the stories!

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Holiday Music & Holiday Spirits with Dr. Kip Pegley

Dr. Kip Pegley (Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University) joins us in studio to discuss their research & teaching and to discuss the impact of holiday music on shoppers in the period leading up to Christmas.  Music embedded in this podcast includes:John Legend “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”Karen Carpenter “Merry Christmas Darling”Diana Krall “Christmas Time is Here”

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Setting the Course: James Juhasz on Sailing and Studies!

Olympic hopeful James Juhasz (ArtSci ’20) joins us in studio to talk about his passion for sailing and the keeping an even keel between his studies at Queen’s University and his sport.  Listeners get an opportunity to learn about the hard work this gentleman puts into training, competition, pursuing a degree in Geography, and (hopefully!) sailing for Gold with Team Canada at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games!

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Campus Beat: In the News-Holiday Shopping, Product Marketing Strategies & Why You Shouldn’t Give the Gift of Surveillance

Professors Monica LaBarge (Smith School of Business) and David Murakami Wood (Surveillance Studies) join us for a special Campus Beat: In the News episode.  LaBarge talks about the strategies various companies use to convince consumers to purchase their holiday products over those of their competitors.  Murakami Wood follows with a discussion about gift giving in the era of privacy issues and data leaks that suggests one should think twice before giving the gift of surveillance when you buy smart technologies for your loved ones this holiday season.

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Apprenticeship Opportunities for Graduating Students: A Conversation with Lindsey Fair and Tom Hewitt

December 5th- In this episode, Tom Hewitt (Chief Development Officer, Office of Advancement), and Lindsey Fair (Director, Marketing & Communications, Faculty of Arts and Science) join us discuss the Queen’s Career Apprenticeship: Kingston program.  Geared toward linking graduating students in the Arts and Humanities with local businesses in Kingston, QCA:K provides mentorship and skills-building opportunities for new graduates seeking to build lives and careers in Kingston.

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Pomp and Celebration with the Queen’s University Chamber Orchestra!

Stephanie Lambropoulos (QUCO President), Shannon Hughes (Marketing Director), and Kelsey Loucier (Conductor) join us to discuss their roles with the Queen’s University Chamber Orchestra.  Each of these three students teach us a lot about the great effort it takes into organizing 95 musicians and executing perfect performances twice annually in Grant Hall at Queen’s University.  We even get a taste of one of their past performances in this episode!

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PhD Student-Community Engagement with Brain Bee

Chloe Lowry and Kaitlyn Tresidder, two extraordinary PhD students in Neuroscience at Queen’s University join us in studio to discuss the Brain Bee neuroscience competition for high school students!  Lowry and Tressider co-chair Brain Bee Kingston, help high school students learn the basics of neuroscience, and prepare them for competition at the local, national and international levels! They also share important insights on how their graduate research interests inform their engagement with this community project, and how work with Brain Bee enriches their graduate student experience at Queen’s!  

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