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New Queen’s School of Religion Principal Begins Term

Pamela Dickey Young is enjoying the early days of her new role as the Queen’s School of Religion’s interim principal. “I think it’s exciting,” says Dr. Dickey Young, who takes over from former principal Jean Stairs. “The most exciting aspect of it is trying to craft a vision for the next few years, to get… Keep Reading

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Backyard Chickens ByLaw Passed by City Council

Last night City Council approved an 18-month pilot project to test-drive a bylaw allowing Kingston residents to keep up to six egg-laying backyard hens. Anyone wishing to keep backyard hens must first fill out an application to register with the Licensing and Enforcement Divsion at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Applications for a permit to… Keep Reading

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Online Prenatal Course Offered in Kingston

In the busy day-to-day lives of parents-to-be, finding a way to schedule prenatal classes into the already-busy routines can be challenging. KFL&A Public Health is making it a little easier for parents-to-be with a new online prenatal course available as an alternative to in-person classes. The prenatal program promotes optimum health for mother and baby,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University to Get Mental Health Nurse

Student Health Services is receiving provincial government funding for a mental health nurse. This new position at Queen’s will boost services and support for students requiring care for mental health issues. Medical director Suzanne Billing applied for the funding through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s “500 Nurses Initiative” approximately one year ago.… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Issues Developments for Week Ending May 20, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to support local companies and organizations participating in the annual Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery 2011 held in Toronto on May 18-19.  Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Alumni Family Donates $1 Million to University

Queen’s alumnus Robert (Bob) Burnside, Sc’56, and his wife Doris have donated $1 million to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a new program in Innovation and Global Leadership. The generous donation to Queen’s was a family decision made by Bob, his wife Doris, and their three daughters, two of whom are Queen’s… Keep Reading

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Kingston Host Families Sought by Canada World Youth

Kingstonians have an opportunity to bring the world to their home.  Canada World Youth is looking for hosts for eighteen young women from Bolivia and Canada, as part of an international educational program called Youth Leaders in Action. From September to December, the young women will be living, learning, and volunteering in Kingston, and explore… Keep Reading

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Cell Phone Use May Increase Testosterone, Decrease Sperm Count

Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should limit their cell phone use. Researchers have found that while cell phone use appears to increase the level of testosterone circulating in the body, it may also lead to low sperm quality and a decrease in fertility. “Our… Keep Reading

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Ecological Impact on Arctic Coastline Linked to Global Warning

Scientists from Queen’s and Carleton universities head a national multidisciplinary research team that has uncovered startling new evidence of the destructive impact of global climate change on North America’s largest Arctic delta. “One of the most ominous threats of global warming today is from rising sea levels, which can cause marine waters to inundate the… Keep Reading

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