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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


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


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


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


Queen’s University Memorial for Cameron Bruce Announced

Queen’s will hold a memorial next week for Cameron Bruce, the first-year student who died September 13. After consulting with Cameron’s family and friends at Queen’s, University Chaplain Brian Yealland will officiate at a service in Wallace Hall in the JDUC on Tuesday October 5 at 7pm. “We are working with the students who Cameron… Keep Reading


Funeral for Queen’s University Student Held in Westport CT

The funeral for Cameron Bruce, a first year Queen’s University student who died on campus earlier this month, was held Saturday afternoon at the Saugatuck Congregational Church in his hometown of Westport, Connecticut. Hundreds of mourners packed the church to remember and pay tribute to the 18-year-old Engineering student, with many more in a church… Keep Reading


Queen’s Family Medicine Residency Program Expands to Peterborough

In an effort to help attract family doctors to Peterborough and Kawartha, Queen’s family medicine residency program is expanding to that area. Four Queen’s residents started their two-year placement in July, in a satellite training centre that officially opened in Peterborough on Wednesday. That number will eventually grow to 12, and local physician recruiters hope… Keep Reading


Queen’s University United Way Campaign Announced

Last week, the United Way campaign by Queen’s University was launched in support of the organization’s social services and programs for the local community. The university is the biggest contributor to the event and hopes to raise $315,000. Commenting on the announcement, staff co-chair Shelley Aylesworth-Spink said “The generosity of the Queen’s community for the… Keep Reading

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