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Queen’s University Helps Mexico Battle Childhood Obesity

With support from Queen’s University, Mexico launched its first child physical activity report card, designed to call much-needed attention to childhood physical inactivity and obesity. The report card, which mirrors the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card, is the final project of the Canada and Mexico Battling Childhood Obesity (CAMBIO) program led by Ian Janssen,… Keep Reading

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Utilities Kingston Issues Latest Water Quality Reports

Utilities Kingston has released the 2011 annual reports on drinking water quality. “Utilities Kingston is pleased to present the 2011 water quality reports to the community,” said Kevin Riley, Director of Water and Wastewater Operations. The reports are prepared in response to Ontario Regulation 170 of the Safe Water Drinking Act. “Ontario has one the… Keep Reading

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Study: Research Capacity Falling Behind Threats to Canadian Security

The implications of organized crime, climate change, cyber security and migration raise serious issues for Canadian security in the years ahead, according to a recent report from the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University. “Canada faces its own, unique national security threats due to our county’s large, sparsely-populated area and no enemy… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Students Join Team Ontario for Solar Decathlon

A team comprised of students from three Ontario institutions including Queen’s, is one of only 20 collegiate teams to earn a place in the US Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition. Team Ontario is a partnership among Algonquin College, Carleton University, and Queen’s University and will bring students from a variety of disciplines together… Keep Reading

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Kingston General Hospital Reports C. Difficile Outbreak

In a news release this week, Kingston General Hospital reported it is dealing with an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) within the hospital. KGH is taking all necessary precautions to manage the outbreak while following Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) guidelines and best practices. The outbreak is being contained through the use… Keep Reading

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Mental Health Initiatives Have Impact at Queen’s University

Since May 2011, more than 3,000 faculty, staff and students have been educated about how to identify and help students in distress, and demand for this training continues to grow. Mike Condra, Director, Health, Counselling and Disability Services, says at the same time, changes at the Student Counselling Service have reduced wait times for counselling… Keep Reading

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City of Kingston Seeks Participants For Home Lead Testing

The City is again seeking 25 qualified property owners interested in participating in its regular volunteer lead-testing program. Under this regulation, introduced in 2007, the Ministry of the Environment requires the City to test the water in Kingston homes and businesses identified as receiving their water through lead or lead-soldered pipes on their own property… Keep Reading

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