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A 30 minute radio show featuring one to two graduate students each week. This is an opportunity for our grad students to showcase their research to the Queen’s and Kingston community and how it affects us. From time to time we will also interview a post-doc or an alum or interview grad students in relation to something topical for the day. Grad Chat is a collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies and CFRC 101.9FM

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A 30 minute radio show featuring one to two graduate students each week. This is an opportunity for our grad students to showcase their research to the Queen’s and Kingston community and how it affects us. From time to time we will also interview a post-doc or an alum or interview grad students in relation to something topical for the day. Grad Chat is a collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies and CFRC 101.9FM

    Julianna Petrenko (Biology) – Urban Ecology

    Julianna Petrenko (Biology) – Urban Ecology

    Julianna talks about how we are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate, largely because of human-caused habitat degradation and loss. Yet, some species are persisting or even increasing for reasons that are often unclear. Some species might persist because of their ability to tolerate life in cities – one of the most dramatically human-modified habitats.  Surprisingly, city birds were no more likely to have stable populations than birds that avoid cities, illustrating that urban tolerance does not protect against population declines.
    For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs website.

    Bilen Mekoonen Araya (Rehabilitation Science) – The experience of infertility and rehabilitation services for women experiencing infertility in Ethiopia

    Bilen Mekoonen Araya (Rehabilitation Science) – The experience of infertility and rehabilitation services for women experiencing infertility in Ethiopia

    Infertility – involuntary childlessness – affects millions of people, especially women, globally. In Ethiopia, it causes significant distress and burden on women, but there is limited research on rehabilitation services available to them. Understanding the psychological, social, and financial challenges for women living with infertility in Ethiopia is important.
    For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs website.

    Jovina Concepcion Bachynski (Nursing) – Kidney Supportive Care

    Jovina Concepcion Bachynski (Nursing) – Kidney Supportive Care

    Kidney supportive care (KSC) is palliative care for people with advanced kidney disease. It provides relief of suffering and improves quality of life through early identification, assessment, and management of the symptom burden associated with kidney disease. KSC encompasses advance care planning (ACP)—a key element—in which patients’ goals, values, and preferences for present and future care are elicited to ensure concordant care. Nephrology nurses have a vital role in the delivery of KSC, particularly to people receiving dialysis, but they do not routinely engage in conversations with patients about their goals regarding critical matters such as end-of-life concerns. The purpose of my constructivist grounded theory method (GTM) study was to construct a substantive theory about the process of engagement in KSC by nurses in Canadian dialysis settings.
    For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs website.

    Dr Nikhil Arora (Astrophysics) – Comparing cosmological simulations with observations of galaxies to better understand their formation and evolution.

    Dr Nikhil Arora (Astrophysics) – Comparing cosmological simulations with observations of galaxies to better understand their formation and evolution.

    Dr Arora’s aim has been to uncover the intricate dynamics and evolutionary pathways of galaxies within our Universe. Through his research, he offers a distinct perspective on these cosmic entities, equipped with the expertise to navigate both theoretical frameworks and observational data. The careful comparison of telescopic observations with theoretical models is pivotal, forming the cornerstone for attaining a comprehensive understanding of galaxy formation and evolution in our cosmos and the role dark matter plays in their formation.
    For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs website.
     

    Tibeb Debele (Rehabilitation Science) – Beyond repair: The process of social inclusion of women after Obstetric fistula surgical repair in Ethiopia

    Tibeb Debele (Rehabilitation Science) – Beyond repair: The process of social inclusion of women after Obstetric fistula surgical repair in Ethiopia

    Obstetric fistula is a birth-related injury that results when women go through prolonged and obstructed labor. As a result, some women experience stigma and exclusion from their families and the community.  This study focuses on understanding how these women are included in their families and communities after receiving surgical correction.
    For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs website.

    April Saleem (Pathology & Molecular Medicine) – Investigating the role of the gut microbiota in depressive disorders

    April Saleem (Pathology & Molecular Medicine) – Investigating the role of the gut microbiota in depressive disorders

    Depressive disorders effect over 310 million people worldwide, reduce quality of life, co-occur with other physical disorders, and increase risks of premature death. Recent studies have suggested a link between the microbes residing in the human gut and the central nervous system, suggesting a bidirectional interaction called the microbiota-gut-brain axis.
    For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs website

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