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Kingston’s “Big Dig” Wins National Award

Downtown Kingston! is thrilled to announce that the BIG DIG (aka the Lower Princess and King St. Reconstruction Project) will receive the award for Special Events & Promotions at the Business Improvement Area (BIA) National Conference today in London, ON. Submissions were judged on the following criteria: 1. Innovation — Does the project or program… Keep Reading


Rick Hansen Seeks Kingstonians for 25th Anniversary Relay

Twenty five years after his Man In Motion World Tour, and in preparation for his 25th Anniversary Relay which will re-create the Canadian-portion of his original Tour, Rick Hansen is looking for residents of Kingston to help cover the 12,000 kilometre trek across Canada. One man in motion will be represented and celebrated by many… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Announces Accessibility Awards

This week, Queen’s University announced that Jeanette Parsons (Director – Dean’s Office, School of Graduate Studies), Julie Harmgardt (Artsci’12), and Leela Viswanathan (Assisant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning) are this year’s recipients of the Steve Cutway Accessibility Awards. The award, established in 2008, recognizes the efforts of students, staff, and faculty who… Keep Reading


Kingston Students Test Skills in Annual Competition

Photography, Culinary Arts, Esthetics, Desktop Publishing and Cabinetmaking are just a few of the more than 30 Skills, Technology and Innovative events that students will compete in during the 9th annual Limestone Skills Competition. Once again this year’s event will take place at St. Lawrence College’s Kingston campus, and selected Limestone District School Board (LDSB)… Keep Reading


University’s New Medical Building Nears Completion

Queen’s University’s new medical school building on the corner of Arch and Stuart Streets is now 85 per cent complete, says senior project manager Mike Finn (shown below, standing on the top level of what has been dubbed “the glass lantern” – a three-storey atrium facing Stuart Street). Dry walling is nearly finished, painting has… Keep Reading


Students Raising Awareness of Invisible Disabilities

Every day, members of the Queen’s community struggle with physical illnesses that aren’t immediately visible to those around them. Queen’s InvisAbilities, a student group on campus, is working to establish a support network for those at Queen’s who suffer from chronic physical illnesses that are not obvious to the outside world, while also making the… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending April 1, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development and Donna Gillespie, Marketing & Communications Manager attended the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) annual Housing Roundtable Discussion on March 31. The session brings together representatives from municipal and provincial government, local realtors, mortgage lenders, association representatives and CMHC… Keep Reading


School Board Approves Accommodation Recommendations

Trustees of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) gave their final approval to recommendations that retain the two dual track French Immersion sites in Kingston West and Loyalist Township, that is J.R. Henderson P.S. and Amherstview P.S., and change the boundaries in order to better balance enrolments at both schools, at a Special Meeting of… Keep Reading


Students Win National Health Care Challenge

Queen’s students recently earned top prize at the first annual National Health Care Team Challenge (HCTC). “The students used their knowledge and ability to work collaboratively toward a client-centered approach,” says Jane Johnston (School of Nursing), who acted as their faculty mentor. “Their success also validates the work of the Office of Interprofessional Education and… Keep Reading


Queen’s Celebrates 70 years of the Science ’44 Co-op

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Science ’44 Co-op. Started by 12 science students in 1941, the Co-op has grown into a vibrant community that now includes 21 houses and 172 students. “The core values of the organization are ones of contribution and cooperation,” says Melanie Fortune, a fourth-year environmental life sciences student… Keep Reading

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