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University Holocaust Exhibit Raises Awareness, Helps Fight Anti-Semitism

A walk-through exhibit currently on display in the lower level of the JDUC is designed to educate people about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and the reasons it’s important to remember that time in history. The exhibit is just one part of Holocaust Education Week at Queen’s. “The purpose of Holocaust Education Week is to show respect… Keep Reading

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Kingston Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility Closing

The Household Hazardous Waste facility will close for this year’s season, with its final Thursday operation on November 25 and  the last Saturday on November 27 at 196 Lappan’s Lane. Kingston residents can drop off household hazardous materials there between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays… Keep Reading

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Family Medicine Professor Receives Prestigious International Award

Ruth Wilson, a former College of Family Physicians of Canada president, was awarded the Wonca 5-Star Doctor Award. This is the top global recognition for doctors who are a part of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (Wonca). It is only awarded to practitioners who have made… Keep Reading

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Climate Change Experts, Skeptic to Debate Global Warming

Some of the country’s leading experts on climate change and one of Canada’s highest-profile climate change skeptics are set to take part in a debate about the science behind climate change and how Canada should respond. The resolution to be debated is two-fold: that without deep reductions, humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases will very likely… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Receives $1.5 Million to Study Mobility Loss in Seniors

Researchers at Queen’s University have received $1.5 million in funding to lead an international study to explore individual and community factors that hinder seniors from maintaining physically activity. Susan Phillips, co-author of the study and faculty at Family Medicine, expressed excitement at receiving the funding. She further stated, “We are especially trying to understand how… Keep Reading

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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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