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Local Young Entrepreneurs Compete for $500,000 in Prizes

A business plan competition that will reward several budding entrepreneurs with nearly a half million dollars in business loans is being launched by Queen’s School of Business (QSB) and the Prince Edward/Lennox and Addington Community Futures Development Corporation (PELA CFDC). “The business plan competition is a great opportunity for students who might have an idea… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Introduces Five New Scholarships for International Doctoral Students

Queen’s will have five new scholarships for international doctoral students annually beginning 2011-12 under a new provincial government program. “These awards will position the university to recruit competitively for top notch international students at the doctoral level,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “Building stronger international relationships is key to our strength as a university and our… Keep Reading

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KGH Plans Food Contract with Toronto, CUPE to Protest Wednesday

KINGSTON, ONTARIO– ( Nov. 2, 2010) – Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is planning to buy almost all of its food in Toronto. Later this month, KGH intends to ink a contract with Compass Group, a giant multinational company that prepares food in a factory in the Toronto area. That means millions of dollars that could… Keep Reading

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Public Invited to Help Develop Municipal Housing Strategy

Strategy will shape the future of housing in Kingston and Frontenac County KINGSTON, ONT. / Nov. 1, 2010 – The public is again invited to two upcoming consultations on a Municipal Housing Strategy being developed by the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac to help guide future housing initiatives, policies and programs.  Both meetings… Keep Reading

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Transit and Recreation Discounts Available for Low-Income Households

KINGSTON, ON — Starting Friday, Oct. 29, the City will be holding drop-in eligibility sessions for Kingstonians who wish to apply or reapply to the Municipal Fee Assistance program which offers transit discounts and recreation subsidies to residents in low-income households. New last year, the Municipal Fee Assistance Program helps make Kingston Transit and municipal… Keep Reading

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School Board Recognizes Students, Volunteers for Food Sharing Project

Volunteers of the Food Sharing Project celebrated some exceptional people at the Limestone District School Board meeting October 13, 2010 with the presentation of the annual David Parry Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project. Trustee David Parry was a passionate member of the Food Sharing Board for over 10 years. The… Keep Reading

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Students Inspired to Bring About Social Change

While politicians have made the term “change” one of the biggest political buzzwords of our times, a group of local students are learning how to actually make it happen. This October 27th, a group of Kingston-area students will get some first-hand pointers from those “in the know” as to how to make a difference at… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Complies with Province’s Mandate for Academic Program Approvals

Queen’s proposal to comply with a new province-wide mandate for ensuring high quality of undergraduate and graduate programs will assist the university in maintaining its reputation for excellence. Last January, in anticipation of approval of the province’s Quality Assurance Framework for Ontario universities, Internal Academic Reviews for 2010-2011 were suspended. During the transitional period, the… Keep Reading

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Limestone District Students Show Progress in Provincial Results

Limestone students continue to improve their reading, writing, and mathematics skills according to provincial test scores released today. The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released its annual provincial results today for the 2010 Primary (Grade 3) and Junior (Grade 6) Assessments, as well as for the Grade 9 Assessments of Mathematics. “I am very… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University to Host Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing

This week, Queen’s University’s School of Computing will host the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing. The first in Canada held under the U.S. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) umbrella, it brings together students, faculty, and professionals from around the province. At Queen’s, about one in four computing students are women, a… Keep Reading

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