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Kingston Firefighters to Defend Title at FireFit Competition

The Kingston Firefighters Combat Challenge team will defend their titles this weekend at the FireFit Canadian National Championships in Brampton. Firefighters Ralph Crouse and Jamie Neadow placed first for the third year in a row in the last tournament, setting a new world record time in the Over 40 age category two person NXG2 race.… Keep Reading


Marriott Kingston Opens New Residence Inn Hotel

Opening of New Residence Inn by Marriot Kingston, Water’s Edge Recently Announced by Atlific Hotels KINGSTON, ONTARIO – The opening of a stylish new Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston has just been announced by Atlific Hotels. Situated at Kingston’s beautiful downtown waterfront, the Water’s Edge promises to be area’s best extended stay hotel. Apart from… Keep Reading

Tina Dacin, PIF advisory committee chair

Creative Ideas Sought by Principal’s Innovation Fund at Queen’s

The Principal’s Innovation Fund (PIF),a project started by Queen’s in 2009 to generate ideas from staff and students, was initiated to increase revenue or reduce costs for the University. Recently a one page proposal or concept paper from PIF will be submitted to the deans and senior manager for review, and if accepted will move… Keep Reading

Theological Hall at Queen's University

Queen’s University Considers School of Religion Integration

In a recent announcement, Queen’s University and Queen’s School of Religion have formally entered discussions to explore the possibility of integrating the school back into the University. According to the principals of both schools, the proposed move will take place in 2012, which is the centenary of the current affiliation agreement between the School and… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Quantum Chess Pawns Computer AI

Researchers at the School of Computing at Queen’s University have come up with a version of chess that puts people and machines on equal footing. Called Quantum Chess, it throws the conventional rules of chess out the window. Long considered the ultimate game of strategy,  the best computers – like IBM’s Deep Blue – are… Keep Reading


Blue-Green Algae Toxins Found in Cataraqui River

Less than two weeks after blue-green algae was discovered in the Cataraqui River, The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has advised the KFL&A Public Health that test results now reveal the presence of toxins associated with the algae. Ed Gardner, Environmental Health Manager with the KFL&A Public Health, said those results are not unexpected and… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Human Resources VP to Retire

This week, Queen’s University announced the retirement of V-P (Human Resources) Rod Morrison, effective August 31. Morrison, who arrived at Queen’s in 2005, was credited with a number of accomplishments including several new staff learning initiatives, and with Queen’s being named one of Canada’s Top 100 employers for 2010. He was also acclaimed for providing… Keep Reading


$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


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


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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