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Stephanie Woolridge, PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology – Improving outcomes following early-episode psychosis

People experiencing psychosis identify intimate/romantic/sexual relationships as integral to their well-being, quality of life, and recovery. However, the experience of psychotic symptoms, cognitive deficits, and stigma during early episode psychosis disrupts one’s ability to develop the interpersonal skills, mastery, and confidence necessary to form these relationships.

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Rubaiyat-Jabeen
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Rubaiyat Jabeen, Education – Culture behind Writing: An Inquiry into the Challenges and Cultural Influences on Second Language Writing in the Canadian Academic Context

Starting off with discussing Queen’s first International Education Week and why this event was such a good match to Rubaiyat’s own research. The purpose of her study is to investigate the influence of first language (L1) and individual culture of multilingual international undergraduate students (MIUS) on their academic English language (L2) writing, and how best to […]

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Laura Szczyrba
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Laura Szczyrba, Geological Sciences – Nearshore Surf Zone Wave Angle Variability and Hydrodynamics

Laura’s research at Queen’s combines numerical modeling, remote sensing, and in-situ observational data to offer a more comprehensive understanding of the coastal nearshore environment especially during coastal storm events, such as hurricanes. For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chap webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Stud ies website – https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/grad-chat

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Quentin Tsang, Translational Medicine
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Quentin Tsang (Translational Medicine) – Using cannabinoids to reduce opioid dosage to treat abdominal pain in inflammatory bowel disease.

Canada has the highest prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world; 1 in 140 Canadians suffer from the disease. One of the most common and debilitating symptoms of IBD is abdominal pain. Traditionally, opioids are used to manage pain. While effective, they are accompanied by severe side effects (e.g., addiction and increased risk […]

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