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QUASR Team Demonstrates Student Contract Hiring System

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario — The new system for hiring students on a contract was unveiled at a town hall meeting last week. On December 20 the new customized PeopleSoft contract hiring system replaces the Electronic Student Contracts System for hiring students including research assistants, teaching assistants, teaching fellows, and non-academics. “The process for hiring… Keep Reading

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$2 Million in Provincial Funding Awarded to Queen’s University

Sixteen Queen’s University researchers will receive a total of more than $2 million in funding from the Ontario government under the Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure Awards program and the Early Researcher Awards program. The funding will support projects ranging from reducing carbon dioxide during the car manufacturing process to encouraging Canadians to be more physically… Keep Reading

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Napanee Firefighters in Two 401 Crashes – 1 Dead, 12 Injured

Napanee fire department were twice this weekend involved in two separate 401 highway crashes which left one woman dead and twelve others injured. Originally five firefighters were injured in a crash Saturday night near London, Ontario, while on their way back from a competition in Windsor. Family members had traveled to visit them in hospital,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Business Students Experience India

Students in the full-time Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Global Management (MGM) program recently organized the first-ever Queen’s Business Forum entitled ‘Experience India.’ Business leaders, politicians and diplomats gathered at Queen’s to discuss India’s influence on Canadian businesses, both as a partner and as a market. Meredith Slemko, MBA candidate 2011 and… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Holds Second Academic Writing Team Town Hall Meeting

Members of the Queen’s community had another opportunity to share their views and ideas about the university’s future at a second town hall meeting held by the academic writing team August 17. “You can’t be here in this room for an hour with these engaged people and not come out uplifted by what you hear,”… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Closes Down Digital Information Network

The university’s Digital Information Network (DIN) will stop broadcasting by August 31, 2010. Based on current university priorities, audience research and the cost to maintain the DIN, it is not good sense to continue running the screens centrally. “The network was a pilot project that began in 2007 with 22 screens,” says Vice-Principal (Finance and… Keep Reading

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City Council to Review Queen’s Performing Arts Centre Redesign

Kingston, Ontario — A delegation from Queen’s will present the university’s proposed changes to the existing windows and chimney on the site of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, at the next Kingston City Council meeting August 24. Queen’s design was approved at a meeting of the city’s heritage committee earlier this… Keep Reading

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Kingston Prison Farm Supporters: “You Shall Not Pass”

Cattle trucks and police faced a crowd of protesters blocking the Bath Road entrance to Frontenac Institution today, amidst heavy rains and the honking of supporters in passing cars. The protesters were there to prevent Correctional Service Canada from loading trucks with the Institute’s 300 dairy cattle, and transporting them to the Ontario Livestock Exchange… Keep Reading

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Female Engineering Students Rising at Queen’s University

After spending the past few years encouraging women to enter engineering, Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has seen the number of female incoming students jump. “I’m pleasantly surprised. I think we are seeing a real trend and not a blip,” says Lynann Clapham, the Faculty’s Associate Dean, Academic. Two years ago, the incoming… Keep Reading

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Kingston Humanitarian Returns to Haiti

Kingston’s Tammy Babcock has returned again to the Cité Soleil slums of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where she has been providing medical and other humanitarian aid since before the devastating earthquake in January. In a message sent to Facebook supporters, she described arriving in the country at an airport crowded with luggage carts pushed by hot… Keep Reading

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