Who makes Queen's tick? Find out each week! Campus Beat sits down for in-depth talks with the unique personalities that make Queen's University the definitive university experience, from research to logistics to charitable causes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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