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School Council to Hold Presentation to Prevent Bullying

On Thursday, November 4, the Limestone District School Board Council Liaison Committee will hold a presentation entitled “Parents, Schools, and Communities Working Collaboratively to Prevent Bullying”. The presentation – which will take place between 7:00 and 8:30 pm that evening – will feature Dr. Wendy Craig, a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s… Keep Reading

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Lake Ontario Park Detailed Design to be Presented to Public

A detailed implementation plan and design for Lake Ontario Park will presented at a a public meeting in Kingston on Monday, November 1st. It will be held in the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, at 59 Yonge Street. The plans can be viewed beginning at 7 p.m. that evening and a meeting and presentation… Keep Reading

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Teaching Science Classes More Effective with Hands On Activities

According to a Queen’s University study, students taught science classes with hands-on activities do better than students taught with the more current trend towards having them ask questions to learn for themselves. Queen’s PhD education student Shaljan Areepattamannil, who led the study, said “I found the results surprising because they contradict the theoretical evidence that… Keep Reading

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Children with Autism: Good at White Lies, Not Good At Covering Them Up

Queen’s University has conducted one of the first scientific studies examining lying and children with autism. The study was conducted by Queen’s psychology professor Beth Kelley, and developmental psychology PhD student Annie Li – with assistance from Dr. Kang Lee, who has dedicated much of his research in the Institute of Child Study at the… Keep Reading

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$1.5 Million in Upgrades for Kingston Soccer Fields

The city has announced that work to improve soccer fields in Kingston has already started, and will continue throughout the fall and into the 2011 soccer season. In total, $1.5 million worth of upgrades will be made to current soccer fields to provide an improved playing surface. Additionally, the following outdoor-sports projects are scheduled to… Keep Reading

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Bombardier Kingston Engineering Brazilian Monorail Trains

Bombardier Transportation, along with two consortium partners, have announced receipt of an order to supply, design and install a 24 kilometer BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system in São Paulo, Brazil. Engineering, design and testing for these new Monorail vehicles will take place at the Bombardier facilities here in Kingston. The initial cars will be manufactured… Keep Reading

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University Study: End of Life Care Needs Improvement

Kingston, Ontario — According to a study by Queen’s University professor Daren Heyland, better psychological and spiritual support – along with improved planning of care and stronger relationships with physicians – are required to improve end-of-life care. “High quality end-of-life care should be the right of every Canadian,” says Heyland, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Alumn is Now Queen’s Governor General

OTTAWA — On Friday, David Johnston was appointed the new Governor General of Canada and accepted his new role “with joy…and with gratitude” as he gave his first speech to the Senate as the 28th GG of Canada. Speaking just moments after he taking the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Appointed to Oilsands Advisory Panel

Environment Minister Jim Prentice has appointed an independent Advisory Panel of leading scientists to report on the current state of environmental research and monitoring in the region around Alberta’s oil sands –  in particular, industrial pollution in the Athabasca River and connecting waterways. The panel are to make recommendations to the Minister to ensure that… Keep Reading

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