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Kingston City Holiday Closures and Schedules

Since Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are all on weekend days this year, December 27 and 28 and January 3 will be the municipal holidays. The holidays will affect City services and facilities as follows: GREEN BIN, GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SCHEDULE – Green Bin, garbage and recycling will be collected as usual the… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Staff to be Unionized

The United Steelworkers of Canada has been certified to represent Queen’s University staff. The ballots cast in last spring’s vote were counted in Toronto today by the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the results are 487 to 417 (53.8%) in favour of unionization. “We respect the decision made by staff and we will work cooperatively with… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Entrepreneurs Compete for $25,000 Scholarships

Eight entrepreneurial students from Queen’s University have been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to compete for a spot in The Next 36, a program aimed at helping launch the careers of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates. Members of The Next 36 will each receive a scholarship for the year-long program… Keep Reading


Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Honours Queen’s Rugby Team

The  Gaels men’s rugby team, one of several Queen’s University groups raising money for breast cancer research, was recently recognized by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. “The honour feels fantastic,” says rugby team captain David Slattery. “We have been participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure for the last 11 years, and it’s something… Keep Reading


KEDCO Weekly Update: Week Ending November 30, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On November 22, The Honourable Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development & Trade announced that George A. Wright & Son was the successful recipient of $1,392,342 from the provincial Eastern Ontario Development Fund. The funds will help the company expand their clean energy machining and fabrication business,… Keep Reading


Queen’s Creates Task Force to Finalize Academic Plan

Senate has struck a task force to develop an academic plan for Queen’s. After considerable discussion at its November 25 meeting, Senate agreed to a task-force structure that includes three faculty members, two students (an undergraduate and a graduate/professional student), a dean, a staff member, and a chair appointed by the principal. The Senate Nominating… Keep Reading


Queen’s Receives $9.1 Million in Canada Research Chairs Funding

Eleven Queen’s University researchers have received funding under the Canada Research Chairs program. The funding will create one new Tier 1 chair, three new Tier 2 chairs, and renew the appointments of seven current chairs. The university’s newest appointments are Kerry Rowe (Civil Engineering), Ian Janssen (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies), Amy Latimer (School… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Suspends Fall Homecoming 3 More Years

Principal Daniel Woolf is suspending Queen’s fall Homecoming for a further three years. The Principal made the announcement in a statement posted to his website. “As an alumnus who has enjoyed Homecoming in past years, I would personally like to see its return to the autumn in the future,” he says. “In order to do… Keep Reading

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