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Queen’s Researcher Links Marijuana Use with Sexual Dysfunction

Rany Shamloul’s recent review of the medical literature on cannabis use and sexual health has revealed that cannabis use may negatively impact male sexual performance. “Cannabis is the most widely-used illicit drug globally,” says Dr. Shamloul, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. “It is also often used by young, sexually active… Keep Reading

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New Recycling Signage on Queen’s Campus

Educating people about what is recyclable and how to dispose of recyclable materials properly is one of the biggest challenges large organizations like Queen’s face when it comes to recycling. The Sustainability Office has launched a new informational campaign that includes stickers and posters to let people know what goes where, and to increase awareness… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An inventory of Queen’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has found that the university’s emissions dropped by roughly nine per cent from 2008 to 2009. The 2009 inventory aligns with Queen’s commitment to establish benchmarks for green house gas emissions under the University and College Presidents’ Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada. It has been… Keep Reading

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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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