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Queen’s University Hosting Nobel Prize Winning Author

One of the world’s greatest and most reclusive writers is coming to Queen’s University to take part in an international writers’ workshop. What makes the appearance of the South African-born writer J.M. Coetzee, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, truly special is he rarely makes public appearances. English professor Rosemary Jolly says it’s… Keep Reading


New Fellowships to Help Queen’s University Attract Young Researchers

Frances Bonier (Biology) and Alex Schwartz (Political Studies) are among the first recipients of the Government of Canada’s Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. Dr. Bonier has been affiliated with Queen’s for several years as an adjunct assistant professor. “The Banting Fellowship offers me a great opportunity to extend my research at Queen’s and advance my academic career,”… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Offering Software Company Startup Course

Students who want to follow in the footsteps of Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates can now take a course to support that dream. “Undergraduate students—in all disciplines—can build profitable companies. However, university support has historically focused on business students. Software Startups, a new course offered by the School of Computing, was created in recognition of… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Researchers to Study Arctic Sustainability

Three Queen’s researchers are to play an integral role in a leading-edge $4-million Arctic research project, Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition (ADAPT). Their research helps generate sustainable development and adaptation strategies for the North. “This is a very exciting and important announcement,” says Scott Lamoureux (pictured), a professor in the Department of… Keep Reading


Queen’s and RMC-Founded Military Research Institute Opens

The Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), co-founded by Queen’s and Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), now has a home in Botterell Hall. “I think that opening the offices symbolizes a lot of hard work on the part of a lot of key people, but also the commitment that the Canadian… Keep Reading


Renewed Agreement for Cape Town Exchange Students at Queen’s

A renewal agreement recently signed by the law faculties at Queen’s and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will allow students from the South African university to study at Queen’s on exchange for the first time. “Recognizing that our international initiatives enrich our classrooms, we look forward to welcoming University of Cape Town students in… Keep Reading


Queen’s University HR Offering Personal Health Workshops

Human Resources offers a wide range of workshops designed to expand and enhance the skills of Queen’s staff. This year, a variety of new offerings will provide opportunities for employees to focus on their personal health as well as their career skills. “We’re aiming to meet the changing needs of our staff,” says Shannon Hill,… Keep Reading


Student Finalists Chosen for 2011 Kingston WritersFest

WritersFest, the community’s hottest cultural festival, has selected three finalists for its “Think You Can Write?” High School Writing Contest. The contest, which is sponsored by Freedom 55 Financial, asked young writers to use the words luminous, melody, dawn, ocean and inspire in a 750-word story, poem, essay, or memoir. The writing competition is part… Keep Reading


Queen’s Continues to Rank in Top 150 Universities World-Wide

Queen’s University is among the top 150 — at 144 — in the 2011 QS world university ranking. The university is the sixth-ranked Canadian institution in the annual research-focused survey of academics and employers that ranks 300 universities around the world. “This year’s QS ranking reflects the quality and intensity of our research activities and… Keep Reading


City of Kingston to Recognize “Remarkable Recyclers”

This fall, the City wants to recognize its remarkable recyclers for their good work diverting waste from landfill. “If your household members think it is about time that their hard work, dedication and recycling know-how got the thumbs-up from the City, then this voluntary program is for you,” says John Giles, Manager of Solid Waste.… Keep Reading

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