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Queen’s University Student Wins National Entrepreneur Prize

Emily Dimytosh (Commerce) recently accepted the inaugural Satchu Prize for her outstanding performance at The Next 36, a competitive program aimed at transforming Canada’s most promising undergraduates into the country’s top entrepreneurs. “It was an incredible opportunity that constantly pushed me into situations of discomfort,” says Ms Dimytosh. “The exposure to industry leaders, the rigorous… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending November 4, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On November 3, KEDCO hosted representatives from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) Manufacturing Investment Branch and Small Business Division to introduce them to Kingston’s industry leaders and emerging business sectors. Held at Innovation Park at Queen’s University, the meeting gave the chance for local… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College to Increase Partnership

Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College have signed a formal agreement to establish more working partnerships between the two institutions. The agreement aims at promoting and supporting innovation, commercialization and increased productivity through collaboration with the private sector, joint projects and business support. “I am pleased that that our partnership with St. Lawrence College has been… Keep Reading

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3D Sustainable Design Contest Opens to International Competition

A unique sustainable design competition for three-dimensional (3-D) printers established at Queen’s University last year is now open to all. “We anticipate that Queen’s students who were exposed to the contest last year and had some time to think about previous designs will be able to compete with the best in the world,” says Joshua… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Moving Forward with Climate Action Plan

Queen’s University is currently negotiating a contract with a consulting firm that will assist the university in its development of a Climate Action Plan (CAP). “It’s very exciting to be moving forward with a plan that will help guide the university towards our sustainability goals,” says Aaron Ball, Sustainability Manager. “This will be a comprehensive… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending October 28, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On October 22, City Councillors and KEDCO Board Directors travelled to the Bombardier Transportation’s Kingston facility to participate in a “Lunch and Learn” hosted by Ziad Rizk, Engineering Director & Site Manager. Bombardier Transportation’s Kingston site is home to Bombardier’s worldwide Centre for Competence for Mass Transit… Keep Reading

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Virtual World Being Created for Children with Cerebral Palsy

A virtual world that allows children with cerebral palsy (CP) to socialize, exercise and engage in collaborative games from the comfort of their own homes may soon be a reality, thanks to pioneering research by Queen’s University computing experts. “The level of excitement about this project is unlike anything I have ever experienced,” says Nick… Keep Reading

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Kingston’s CIMVHR Partners with Rick Hansen

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) is partnering with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) to identify, develop, validate, and accelerate the translation of evidence and best practices to improve health care outcomes for members of the Canadian military and veterans with spinal cord injuries. “This is a wonderful partnership that will… Keep Reading

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Halloween Safety Tips Issued by Kingston Fire & Rescue

Kingston Fire & Rescue offers the following fire prevention tips to keep everyone safe this Halloween… SAFETY AT HOME Never use candles in decorative paper bags. Always keep matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children. Always keep children and pets away from candles. Use battery operated lights or glow sticks in… Keep Reading

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