Beyond Canada – Snow on Underwater Radiation in ice-covered lakes of Antarctica and Glacier Melt Contributions from the Northern Canadian Arctic Archipelago

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Beyond Canada – Snow on Underwater Radiation in ice-covered lakes of Antarctica and Glacier Melt Contributions from the Northern Canadian Arctic Archipelago
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In this episode Claudia speaks to first year PhD student Medline Myers about her Master research in Antarctica and her PhD work in the arctic. They explore some of the unique challenges of doing research at the poles and why such research is significant for understanding other life and climate change. Guests: Madeline Myers is […]

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Beyond Canada – Health Promotion at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

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Beyond Canada – Health Promotion at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
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In this episode Claudia speaks to El Zahraa Majed about her research with immigrants and health in Kingston.  They discuss some of the challenges of doing research with international populations, especially during Covid-19 as well as how being an international student affords unique opportunities to analyse and understand health. Guests: EL Zahraa is a second […]

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Ep 9 Beyond Canada: Screening Toilets, Narrating Transgender Relations

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Ep 9 Beyond Canada: Screening Toilets, Narrating Transgender Relations
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Claudia talks to Prerna Subramanian about her research studying public toilets as depicted in recent Indian films and how they imagine transgender persons on-screen through the trope. They also touch on feelings of imposter syndrome when you are not in the country you research as well as how international research provides opportunities to create international […]

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Beyond Canada – Turkey: An International Research Seminar

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Beyond Canada – Turkey: An International Research Seminar
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Recorded: 20 January 2020 In this episode Claudia records an international research seminar in which three international graduate students discuss their research in Turkey. Canan Sahin (Political Science) talks about Syrian Refugees as a Surplus Population, Hilal Kara (Geography) discusses youth navigating precarious environments and Gaye Onurer (Sociology) unpacks the tensions of Academic or Peace. […]

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Ep. 7 Beyond Canada – Ghana: An International Research Seminar

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Ep. 7 Beyond Canada – Ghana: An International Research Seminar
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In this episode Claudia records an international research seminar in which three international graduate students discuss their research in Ghana. Priscilla Apronti (Geography) talks about renewable energy in Ghana, Joseph Braimah (Geography) discusses elderly care and James Kwateng-Yeboah (Cultural studies) delves into how God became Ghanaian. A dynamic and thought provoking conversation with the audience […]

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Ep. 6 Beyond Canada – Flies on the Wall: Police Surveillance and the French Foreign Ministry (1774-1791)

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Ep. 6 Beyond Canada – Flies on the Wall: Police Surveillance and the French Foreign Ministry (1774-1791)
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Sean Patrick Marrs talks to Claudia about his experiences of delving into French Espionage in the Archives. They touch on the significance of history, stories in the archives and some ethical tensions with looking at dated material. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International Student Affairs Commissioner for the SGPS) Guests: Sean Patrick Marrs (History, Queen’s University) Bed Music: Mafikizolo […]

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Ep. 5 Beyond Canada – Surveillance and Accountability: From National Security Dilemmas to Informational Assemblages in Spain and Brazil

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Ep. 5 Beyond Canada – Surveillance and Accountability: From National Security Dilemmas to Informational Assemblages in Spain and Brazil
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Raziel Miranda talks to Claudia Hirtenfelder about his transnational identity as well as the conflicting world of surveillance and big data with its many opportunities and challenges. They discuss how information from our everyday lives are used and what opportunities there are for resistance. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International Student Affairs Commissioner for the SGPS) Guests: Raziel […]

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Ep. 4 Beyond Canada – Monkey Business: The Lives of Primates in Costa Rican Rescue Centres

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Ep. 4 Beyond Canada – Monkey Business: The Lives of Primates in Costa Rican Rescue Centres
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Siobhan Speiran talks to Claudia about her pathbreaking PhD research on the lives of primates in rescue centers in Costa Rica. They discuss why this research is significant, the challenges of doing research in a different context, across species divides, and the opportunities for creating meaningful policy changes from PhD work. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International […]

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Ep. 3. Beyond Canada – Queen Elizabeth Scholars: Collaborations that Span Continents and Open Doors

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Ep. 3. Beyond Canada - Queen Elizabeth Scholars: Collaborations that Span Continents and Open Doors
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In this episode Claudia talks to 3 Queen Elizabeth Scholars about the collaborations and research they have conducted at Queen’s University. Nuworza Kugbey, Phidelia Doegah, and Ryenchindorj Erkhembayar unpack their different health projects and explain how working on their research in Canada influences the work and opportunities they have in their home countries (Ghana and […]

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Ep. 2 Beyond Canada: The Art of Social Infrastructure: Santiago’s Poblciones and the Afterlives of Arpilleras

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Ep. 2 Beyond Canada: The Art of Social Infrastructure: Santiago’s Poblciones and the Afterlives of Arpilleras
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Host Claudia Hirtenfelder chats with PhD Candidate Nathalia Santos Ocasio about her research pertaining to social infrastructure in Santiago. The  pair also consider challenges and opportunities of language, culture, and representation in research processes that stretch beyond international borders and some of the power dynamics involved therein. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International Student Affairs Commissioner […]

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The Blending Health Initiatives of sub-Saharan Africans living in Toronto

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The Blending Health Initiatives of sub-Saharan Africans living in Toronto
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In this first episode of Beyond Canada, host Claudia Hirtenfelder (International Student Affairs Commissioner for the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University chats with guest, Prince Michael Amegbor. Amegbor, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s chats about the research he is conducting for his thesis “Uncharted […]

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