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Kingston City Councillors Tour Innovation Park

Kingston city councillors toured Innovation Park on Feb. 7. After an introductory presentation regarding Innovation Park that highlighted the opportunities for collaboration and economic development, councillors visited the laboratories of Medizone International Inc. and GreenCentre Canada. Medizone is a research and development company that is developing an easily-transportable, cost-effective system to address hospital-acquired infections. Councillors… Keep Reading

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Downtown Kingston Power Outage: Feb. 13 & 14

Utilities Kingston will be upgrading the electrical infrastructure on behalf of your electricity distributor, Kingston Hydro Corporation. Switching is required for isolation of existing underground equipment to facilitate installation of new equipment and to repair existing equipment. Scheduled power outage starting Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 11:00 p.m. for approximately 7 hours Utilities Kingston is… Keep Reading

Tour the 1000 Islands with Your Own Aquatic Jetpack

The rivers and lakes surrounding Kingston and the Islands are a popular tourist attraction every year, but starting this summer the more affluent visitors can tour the waterways in the style of James Bond. After 10 years of development, Canadian inventor Raymond Li is now taking orders for his Jetlev Flyer, an aquatic jetpack on… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Delegates Visit Australian Universities

  Queen’s University principal Daniel Woolf and vice-provost (International) John Dixon will be in Australia for the next two weeks meeting with university officials from around the globe as well as connecting with Queen’s alumni. “Trips such as this one allow me to find out at the highest levels how other universities are adapting to… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof Discovers Hidden Literary Messages in Mona Lisa

Queen’s University Classics professor emeritus Ross Kilpatrick says the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, incorporates images inspired by the Roman poet Horace and Florentine poet Petrarch. The technique of taking a passage from literature and incorporating it into a work of art is known as ‘invention’ and was used by many Renaissance artists.… Keep Reading

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10 Year Old Canadian Girl Discovers Supernova

A 10 year old Canadian girl has become the youngest person to discovered a supernova, according to an announcement by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). The society reported that Kathryn Aurora Gray – a resident of Fredericton, New Bruncwick – discovered the magnitude 17 supernova in the galaxy UGC 3378 this past Sunday.… Keep Reading

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Vendor Announced for University’s Solar Panel Project

The process for installing more solar panels (PVs) on campus is moving ahead with the selection of a preferred vendor. “Based on the strong proposals that we received, we are hopeful that solar investment is a viable option given the environmental and financial considerations,” says Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis. The Campus and Planning… Keep Reading

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Cancer Treatment Research Earns Award for Queen’s Student

Finishing alongside students from other major universities – such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton – a student at Queen’s University was the sole Canadian finalist for a prestigious North American computer research award. Laura Bartha, a fourth-year biomedical computing student, said she was thrilled to be chosen as one of six finalists for the 2011… Keep Reading

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Human Development Endangering Fish Reproduction

For the first time ever, scientists have found a difference in the way males and females of the same species of vertebrate see things – and that sexes likely use that difference to select their mates. Queen’s PhD candidate Shai Sabbah, a Vanier Scholar, led a team of researchers who found that male and female… Keep Reading

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CFKA Kickstart Grants Benefit Local School Children

The Youth Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) was honored by the Limestone District School Board, who recognized their support of Limestone schools through the CFKA’s Fall 2010 Kickstart Grants. Kickstart is a bi-yearly grant competition available to all elementary school classes in the Limestone and Algonquin and Lakeshore school… Keep Reading

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