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Queen’s Engineering Student Wins $10K Scholarship

This week, the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) announced that Queen’s University student Jessica Steeves has received the 2011 Vale Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship. This prestigious $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to two of the most promising women in an accredited undergraduate engineering program in Canada.  Both winners are described by the Foundation as being actively… Keep Reading


First Avenue P.S. Taking Part in Anti-Bullying Event

Staff and students at First Avenue Public School announced they will be taking part in the national and international Pink T-shirt “Stand Up” day that represent a school’s determination to fight bullying in all its forms. The occasion originated several years ago in Central Kings High School, in Cambridge, Nova Scotia, when a school boy… Keep Reading


Public Invited to Review Skateboard Park Drafts

The City of Kingston has made proposed skateboard park design elements available for review by the public on its website. Community Responses to Neighbourhood Concerns (CRNC) and the City are planning to build a new Skatepark at the Wally Elmer Neighbourhood Centre, 50 MacCauley St, and plans to improve existing skateboard parks at West-49 Lyons… Keep Reading


Skateboarders Invited To Help Design SkatePark

First Permanent Skatepark Will Be At Wally Neighbourhood Centre Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns (CRNC) and the City are inviting skatepark users to bring their ideas to help design the elements in a new skatepark to be built at the Wally Elmer Neighbourhood Centre in Kingston’s Rideau Heights district. “If you are interested in skateparks… Keep Reading


Queen’s Model Parliament on Rick Mercer Report

Students attending the first day of this year’s Queen’s University Model Parliament quickly (and literally) became all a-twitter when they realized the conference was being crashed by Canadian comedian and political satirist, Rick Mercer. It appeared Mercer had indeed responded their Fall campaign aimed at getting the popular television personality to attend this annual event,… Keep Reading


Queen’s Delegates Visit Australian Universities

  Queen’s University principal Daniel Woolf and vice-provost (International) John Dixon will be in Australia for the next two weeks meeting with university officials from around the globe as well as connecting with Queen’s alumni. “Trips such as this one allow me to find out at the highest levels how other universities are adapting to… Keep Reading


Feb Fest Begins in Downtown Kingston [in 3D]

On Thursday, Kingstonians wasted no time in enjoying the start of Feb Fest in downtown Kingston. Public skating began first thing in the morning and at noon visitors enjoyed watching the Kingston Knights Sledge Hockey team compete against a group of Service Ontario employees on their lunch break. Old and young alike also had a… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Hosting Kingston Health Exposé

The Queen’s chapter of the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) is helping Queen’s and Kingston community members take a step towards a healthier lifestyle. Working in partnership with Health Counselling and Disability Services, the Queen’s CON is hosting the inaugural Kingston Health Exposé today. The exposé offers attendees a variety of ways to jump-start their healthy… Keep Reading


Queen’s Prof Discovers Hidden Literary Messages in Mona Lisa

Queen’s University Classics professor emeritus Ross Kilpatrick says the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, incorporates images inspired by the Roman poet Horace and Florentine poet Petrarch. The technique of taking a passage from literature and incorporating it into a work of art is known as ‘invention’ and was used by many Renaissance artists.… Keep Reading


Toronto Star’s 2010 “Darts & Laurels” Targets Kingstonians

Perusing their list of “darts & laurels” for Canadians who made the news in 2010, it quickly becomes apparent that Kingston was well represented in many of the Toronto Star’s picks for the year. Fully 25% of the twenty individuals or groups named for criticism and praise were either born or educated in Kingston, including… Keep Reading

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