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Environmental policy expert appointed Skelton-Clark Fellow

Peter Sylvester has been appointed the next Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School of Policy Studies. Mr. Sylvester joins Queen’s from his position as President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Mr. Sylvester has been the Senior General Counsel in a number of major federal organizations, and his extensive knowledge and experience in environmental and legal… Keep Reading

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Tree-planting ceremony honours long-time employees

A horse chestnut tree was planted behind Gordon Hall in recognition of Queen’s employees celebrating 30 and 35 years of service. A drizzling rain kept the crowd under a tent for most of the ceremony as VP Human Resources Rod Morrison and 30-year employee Kathy Beers thanked the crowd. “It has been an amazing 30… Keep Reading

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Second Arrest in Millhaven Institution Cold Case

More than 10 years ago – on July 14, 1999 – 24 year old Scott Barnett collapsed in the maximum security Millhaven Institution’s exercise yard and died the following day. An autopsy found he had been poisoned with cyanide, but no one was charged in the death. But in 2006, the Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof and Alumni in the Top 40 under 40

The Caldwell Partners International, with its independent advisory board composed of 25 business leaders, bestowed one of the country’s most distinguished awards for outstanding citizenship – Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 – to a Queen’s University professor and three alumni. Biology professor and environmental expert Linda Campbell is among 40 Canadians from the private, public… Keep Reading

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City Seeking Participants for Home Lead Testing

The City of Kingston is looking for 100 qualified homeowners and 5 non-residential property owners to participate in its regular lead-testing program. Such tests are required twice a year throughout Ontario due to a regulation introduced in 2007 by the Ministry of the Environment. It requires cities to test the water in homes and businesses… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Principal Named Educator of the Week

Queen’s University Principal Daniel Woolf has been named “Educator of the Week” by Lead America, a youth leadership organization in the United States. In a June 3rd Twitter entry, Lead America posted: “@QueensPrincipal, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University AND active Tweeter”. Later in the day they identified themselves to the Principal as an organization… Keep Reading

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Fireboat To Be Renamed For Kingston Firefighter

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be conducting an official renaming ceremony for the City’s fireboat Wednesday, June 9, at Portsmouth Olympic Harbor beginning at 2 p.m. Kingston City council approved renaming of the vessel as the “Thomas H. Patterson” after a report was received from the department recommending the name. Thomas Patterson was the first… Keep Reading

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Kingston Penitentiary Inmate Fears for His Life

Peter Dale MacDonald, convicted of murder and charged with a second murder – as well as suspected of three other deaths – told a judge that he fears for his life behind bars. Macdonald appeared in court on the second-degree murder charge, and reported to the court that he has been harassed in prison after… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Senate Renews Centre for Studies in Primary Care

The Queen’s University Senate announced the Faculty of Health Sciences’ 10-year-old Centre for Studies in Primary Care has been renewed for an additional five years. The Centre has distinguished itself as a national research presence for the Queen’s School of Medicine, and leads several initiatives. These initiatives include a federally-funded surveillance network to track the… Keep Reading

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Midland Police Chief Honoured in Kingston

Kingston will host the annual Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) this month, where former Midland police chief Paul Hamelin will be presented with the President’s Award of Merit. This Award is given to a member of the OACP who has displayed outstanding dedication and support to the advancement of the goals and objectives… Keep Reading

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