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International Conference on Renewable Energy Hosted at Queen’s

Global experts in the fields of renewable energy and energy and environmental policy were at Queen’s University this weekend for the first official workshop of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Scholars from seven prestigious post-secondary institutions presented new research in energy and energy policy, and explored opportunities for future collaboration with other participants. Institutions… Keep Reading

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Low Cost Laser Surgery System Nets Students 1st Prize

Low-cost imaging technology that could improve laser surgery safety has earned two Queen’s University physics graduate students first prize at the 29th Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics poster contest. Paul Webster, the project’s lead author who shared the award with Joe Yu, said “We are happy to get the acceptance from the community.… Keep Reading

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University Researchers Share $16.6 Million to Boost Auto Software Quality

Three Queen’s researchers, along with collaborators at seven other Canadian universities, will share  $16.6 million over the next five years toward research supporting automobile software systems. “Queen’s has one of the strongest software engineering research groups in the country, and we’re delighted to be a part of this national initiative in automotive software systems,” said… Keep Reading

Hotel Dieu Hospital a Test Bed in Fight Against Hospital Acquired Infection

Medizone International Inc. reported today that they have successfully completed the first phase of AsepticSure beta testing at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston. Under the direction of Dr. Michael E. Shannon, former Director General Laboratory Center for Disease Control at Health Canada, pre-inoculated stainless steel test discs and carpet swatches were placed in selected locations… Keep Reading

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Teaching Science Classes More Effective with Hands On Activities

According to a Queen’s University study, students taught science classes with hands-on activities do better than students taught with the more current trend towards having them ask questions to learn for themselves. Queen’s PhD education student Shaljan Areepattamannil, who led the study, said “I found the results surprising because they contradict the theoretical evidence that… Keep Reading

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Bombardier Kingston Engineering Brazilian Monorail Trains

Bombardier Transportation, along with two consortium partners, have announced receipt of an order to supply, design and install a 24 kilometer BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system in São Paulo, Brazil. Engineering, design and testing for these new Monorail vehicles will take place at the Bombardier facilities here in Kingston. The initial cars will be manufactured… Keep Reading

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Student Built Green Technology House Ready for Tours

A local student built urban house – equipped with sustainable energy systems and green building technologies last year – is now ready for tours, according to the Limestone District School Board. The home is part of the Building Construction Internship Program in partnership with Braebury Homes Corporation. The project – nicknamed ‘The Harvesting House’ –… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Appointed to Oilsands Advisory Panel

Environment Minister Jim Prentice has appointed an independent Advisory Panel of leading scientists to report on the current state of environmental research and monitoring in the region around Alberta’s oil sands –  in particular, industrial pollution in the Athabasca River and connecting waterways. The panel are to make recommendations to the Minister to ensure that… Keep Reading

Student’s Research to Benefit Future Moon Bases

A recent research project on moon dust has won fourth year Queen’s student Michelle Thompson a national undergraduate research award. The prize for her work was announced at the Rising Stars of Research conference at the University of British Columbia. Building upon information compiled from research during a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) internship… Keep Reading

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