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29 minutes | 5 days ago
Surviving and Thriving This Exam Season
Dr. Ian Garner, Academic Skills Outreach Coordinator in Student Academic Success Services at Queen’s University returns to Campus Beat in this episode. Garner chats with us about obstacles students face in staying well, organized and prepared for exam writing especially in light of the new challenges COVID-19 has presented. He also talks about Test Anxiety, how students can recognize it and ways to address this common experience. Garner also talks about the many resources and services available virtually for students to help them survive and thrive this exam season. Following our discussion with Dr. Garner, this episode also features campus news updates on the University’s new food service partnership with Aramark Canada, NSERC’s new research award named for Nobel Laureate Dr. Arthur McDonald, and Queen’s students Matthew Hynes and Jevon Marsh’s selection as 2021 Rhodes Scholars.
27 minutes | 11 days ago
University Admission Testing and Covid-19: A ‘Conversation’ with Christopher Deluca
Dr. Chrisopher Deluca, Professor in the Faculty of Education and Associate Dean School of Graduate Studies at Queen’s University joins us in this installment of Campus Beat. Deluca chats with us about an article he recently co-wrote with Profs. Don Klinger (University of Waikato) and Louis Volante (Brock University) in The Conversation entitled “University Admissions Tests Like the SATs Are under Scrutiny Especially in the Age of Covid-19.” In our conversation, Deluca explains what college and university admissions tests like SATs and ACTs actually measure, why these tests have come under scrutiny and how COVID 19 has amplified this scrutiny. In particular, we chat about arguments for and against testing as an objective metric upon which students are evaluated in light of the equity issues and disparities including racial and cultural bias testing may both reveal and exacerbate. Finally, Deluca also sheds light on the critical role teachers can and do play in assessments for students while offering advice to parents of teens thinking about applying to study at a university. https://podcast.cfrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/mp3-Chris-Deluca.mp3
24 minutes | 22 days ago
Meet Emelie Chhangur, Director and Curator, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Emelie Chhangur, the new Director and Curator of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University joins us for this episode! Chhangur who joined the Agnes on October 1st, Chhangur is a leading voice for experimental curatorial practice in Canada and is celebrated nationally and internationally for her process-based, participatory approach to curating and will now steer the Agnes as it moves to revitalize and expand its space thanks to a multi-million dollar grant from Bader Philanthropies Inc. Chhangur chats with us about these themes as well as her expertise and artistic passions, initiatives that excite her most, and adjusting to a new life and career at Queen’s during the pandemic.
37 minutes | 22 days ago
David McDonald on Public Water and Covid 19
Dr. David McDonald, Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University joins us in this episode. Dr. McDonald sheds light on the new collection he has co-edited entitled Public Water and Covid 19: Dark Clouds and Silver Linings. The chapters in this free e-book released November 9th 2020 provide the first global overview of the response of public water operators to the Coronavirus pandemic, highlighting the challenges these operators face and how they have responded in differing circumstances. Dr. McDonald chats with us about the book, magnifying some of the disparities in relation to water access and water operator preparedness and response that COVID-19 has magnified, the kinds of responses and collaborations that are underway, the role played by consumers, and stones left unturned with research including public banks, the topic of the forthcoming companion volume to Public Water and Covid 19.
27 minutes | a month ago
The Faculty of Law & Removal of Sir John A. MacDonald’s Name
In this episode of Campus Beat, we are joined by Dr. Mark Walters, Dean and Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. We discuss the motivations and recommendations made to remove Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald’s name from the law school’s building at Queen’s. Mark sheds light on the work of the Advisory Committee including the public consultation process, the Committee’s final report, and recommendations made by Dr. Walters and Principal Patrick Deane to the Queen’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees approved the decision to remove MacDonald’s name on Monday October 19th 2020.
25 minutes | a month ago
Stranger in the Mirror: Erin Leblanc on Becoming Her Authentic Self
Erin Leblanc, Adjunct Lecturer and Director of Strategic Program Development and Accreditation at the Smith School of Business and co-host of CFRC’s weekly program Gender Talk” joins us in the virtual studio for this episode. She chats about her newly released memoir, Stranger in the Mirror: The Search for Me, and sheds light on her teaching at Queen’s and her advocacy work in the transgender community. She also talks about gender dysphoria, how her book serves as a non-prescriptive guide for folks experiencing gender dysphoria and also their allies, finding one’s authentic self, and finding support through gender dysphoria.
8 minutes | 2 months ago
Interview with Queen’s Dancerama
In this episode, we chat with Maggie Doidge, co-chair of Queen’s Dancerema about their upcoming Quest4CF event. Queen’s Dancerama is a club that aims to raise money for CF Canada.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Maleeka Thaker-Preventing Bird Strikes in Campus Windows
Maleeka Thaker (Sci ’19), Master’s student in the School of Environmental Studies chats with us in this segment about bird collisions into campus windows, her research in this area, and the prevention project she has launched in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability at Queen’s University involving the placement of dotted film into some building windows around campus.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Fascinating Fall 2020 Programming at the McDonald Institute
Dr. Mark Richardson, Education and Outreach Officer for the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute (the McDonald Institute) joins us in this episode. Mark talks about upcoming Fall 2020 events such as Art of Dark Matter (October 30th), collaborations with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre on the Drift Artist in Residence Exhibit as well as a new partnership with Let’s Talk Science and more! Register now for the Art of Dark Matter Event…free art supplies need to come to your mailbox! Register here!
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Prof. Myra Hird Discusses Government Ban on Single Use Plastics in Canada
In this episode, Dr. Myra Hird, Professor of Environmental Studies, Director of the Canada Wasteflow Program, Queen’s National Scholar and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada joins us in the virtual CFRC studio. Prof. Hird talks about the Federal Government’s October 7th ban of single use plastics in Canada by the end of 2021, potential unintended consequences of this ban on the environment, businesses and consumers, the work researchers like her do to identify and develop sustainable alternatives, and a few preliminary insights on her upcoming book entitled Canada’s Waste Flows with McGill-Queen’s University Press.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Arthur McDonald on the Mechanical Ventilator Milano Project
Join us for an exclusive Campus Beat interview with Professor Arthur McDonald, Nobel Laureate in Physics and the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics, Emeritus in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s University. Professor McDonald chats with us about his collaborative work with Canadian and international colleagues on the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) project. Canadian members of the MVM announced today (Sept 30th 2020) that Health Canada has given Vexos Inc. authorization to manufuacture and supply 10,0000 ventilators in Canada to treat patients most severely affected by the COVID-19 virus. Professor McDonald discusses the work, how his expertise in particle astrophysics translates into the research and development of a critical medical device, the processes for selecting a manufacturer and moving the prototype into the manufacturing phase now that Health Canada has approved the production of this life-saving equipment.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
Dr. Jane Philpott on Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19
Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University joins us in our virtual studio for this special episode of Campus Beat. Dr. Philpott shares details about her co-edited multidisciplinary collection Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19 (University of Ottawa Press 2020) including the book’s development, organization, and overarching goals. Further, she discusses her personal experience on the front lines, experiences she also recounts in her own chapter contribution, “A View from the Front Lines of a COVID-19 Outbreak”. A fascinating discussion about this freely downloadable collection available from the OUP’s Open Access Collection and from which students, academics and members of the general public can greatly benefit.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Teaching about Gender Diversity: A Conversation with Dr. Lee Airton
Join us for a great conversation with Dr. Lee Airton, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education at Queen’s University. Their latest co-edited collection with Dr. Susan Wooley (Colgate University) entitled Teaching about Gender Diversity: Teacher-Tested Lesson Plans for K-12 Classrooms with Canadian Scholars Press was released in August 2020. Dr. Airton chats about this innovative collection for teachers (one that includes lesson plans!), sheds light on how gender diversity is and can be taught among different age groups and across different subjects, and also provides advice to parents on how to reinforce gender diversity learning at home. Learn more about Dr. Airton’s extensive research, advocacy and more by visiting leeairton.com!
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Season 3 Launch: In Conversation with Dr. Mark Green, Queen’s University Provost & Vice Principal (Academic)
Welcome back to Campus Beat! We’re launching Season Three today with an outstanding conversation with Dr. Mark Green, Queen’s University Provost & Vice Principal (Academic). Mark shares much about himself, his research and his role as Provost at the University. Further, he discusses exciting 2020-21 university initiatives and sheds much light on Queen’s University’s work to safely deliver its programming and to ensure student and community health and safety through the academic year. Campus and Kingston community members can find the most up-to-date information on COVID safety measures on the Queen’s University Website.
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Staying Well During Exams
Beth Blackett of Health Promotion Special Projects at Student Wellness Services (Queen’s University) joins us via telephone. She provides insights into the challenges to wellness students face during exam periods, and especially during the Coronavirus pandemic. She shares information with us on the resources for wellness students on and off campus can access in addition to other resources including career counselling, services which can be accessed remotely through the SWS Website.
32 minutes | 8 months ago
Anti-Racism in Canadian Hockey: A Conversation with Drs. Courtney Szto and Sam McKegney
Queen’s University Professors Courtney Szto (Kinesiology) and Sam McKegney (English) join us in this episode. They provide insights on the Policy Paper on Anti-Racism in Canadian Hockey they co-authored with Michael Auksi at McGill University and Bob Dawson of Boxscore World Sportswire. Listeners learn about barriers to inclusion in Canadian hockey and recommendations these researchers have put forward to foster inclusivity in a beloved Canadian sport.
28 minutes | 9 months ago
‘That Little Brick House:’ Susan Belyea on the Ban Righ Centre
Susan Belyea, Director, Ban Righ Centre joins us in studio! She tells us all about the much beloved Queen’s landmark, the Ban Righ Centre, the little brick house on Bader Lane many students over many decades have come to know and love. From Susan, we learn about the outstanding programming and services the Ban Righ Centre offers to support mature female students, self-identified women, and students with children at Queen’s University. Download the podcast to learn more about student advising, bursaries, the noon hour speakers’ series, tasty free soup, and the upcoming 2020 Spring Awards Celebration in April! Stay in the know about what’s coming up at Ban Righ by following them on Facebook!
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Our House: Learning and Loving our Grad Club through Theatre
Tracey Guptill and Liam Bidmead, two actors in the upcoming performance of Cellar Door Project and AnArc Theatre performance of Our House at The Grad Club between March 4th and 13th join us in studio. They chat about the work done to develop this live performance meditation on the cyclical nature of civic engagement in public spaces, a site-specific play at The Grad Club starring Mariah Horner, Tracey Guptill, Liam Bidmead, and Kay Kenney at everyone’s favourite Queen’s University pub and restaurant. We also get the inside scoop on the amazing labs emergent from the project including a movement lab, soundscapes lab, and colLaboratory, a community thought lab process developed from Guptill’s graduate thesis research in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s. Information about tickets can be found here
30 minutes | 9 months ago
The Art of Research at Queen’s University
Melinda Knox, Associate Director – Research Profile and Initiatives and Kayla Dettinger, Research Promotions Coordinator with University Relations at Queen’s University join us in this episode. Together, they tell us all about the 2020 Art of Research Photo Contest now underway at Queen’s. We learn about the contest’s inspirations and the ways in which researchers use photography to communicate and tell stories about their research. We also learn about the various categories researchers can enter, the ways in which the University leverages the amazing photographs to promote research, and details about entering the competition. Deadline is March 12th! Submit today! About the photograph: “Love Under the Microscope” by Dalila Villalobos As pathologists in training, we are constantly reminded that both human cellular responses and the most deadly medical conditions can be unexpectedly beautiful under the microscope. We are trained to be detail oriented and to understand disease in all its forms because abnormalities will only present to the eye that knows what to look for. This photo captures a normal prostatic gland with its characteristic double layer and irregular branching. The moment we diagnose a benign condition in a patient that is anxiously awaiting results is always rewarding. But, if, on top of that, we see heart-shape glands, it is inspiration. Location of photograph: Kingston Health Sciences Centre Researcher Affiliation: MD, Resident, Anatomical Pathology Submission Year: 2018-19
29 minutes | 10 months ago
The Isabel Human Rights Arts Festival: A Conversation with Tricia Baldwin
Tricia Baldwin, Director at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University joins us again in our studios. She chats with us about the Human Rights Arts Festival currently underway at the Isabel until April 2020. From her, we learn much about the performances, the human rights and social justice issues the performances address, and the power of art and performance to activate social change. For more information about this fabulous Festival and to get tickets, please visit The Isabel’s website!
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