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School Board Trustees Celebrate Student Achievers

Thursday night, Trustees of the Limestone District School Board presented The Limestone Student Achievers Awards to ten deserving students. Trustees, senior staff, family and friends gathered to recognize the significant contributions and achievements of this year’s recipients. The Limestone Student Achievers Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of those students whose exceptional accomplishments merit recognition beyond… Keep Reading


Cell Phone Use May Increase Testosterone, Decrease Sperm Count

Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should limit their cell phone use. Researchers have found that while cell phone use appears to increase the level of testosterone circulating in the body, it may also lead to low sperm quality and a decrease in fertility. “Our… Keep Reading


Queen’s Students Win Eco-Friendly House Design Competition

Students from the Queen’s Solar Design Team (QSDT) have won the first-ever Home Sweet Home Student Challenge, a provincial sustainable home design competition. “We wanted to design a home that was beautiful, very simplistic, and required very low energy input,” says team member Adrian Brett (School of Urban and Regional Planning). “We wanted to go… Keep Reading


Ecological Impact on Arctic Coastline Linked to Global Warning

Scientists from Queen’s and Carleton universities head a national multidisciplinary research team that has uncovered startling new evidence of the destructive impact of global climate change on North America’s largest Arctic delta. “One of the most ominous threats of global warming today is from rising sea levels, which can cause marine waters to inundate the… Keep Reading


Experimental Treatment to Relieve Chronic Prostatitis Condition

New findings show that treatment with a specific alpha blocker helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). The alpha-blocker, known as silodosin, works by selectively relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. The treatment is already approved in Canada, the United States, the… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Developing Solar Panel Testing Facility

Sustainable energy experts from Queen’s University are leading a multi-partner project aimed at finding out how different weather conditions, including heavy snowfall, impact the effectiveness of solar panels. “The solar photovoltaic industry around the world is growing at an unprecedented rate, but there’s very little available information shared about the performance of solar cells in… Keep Reading


2011 RMC Graduation Ceremonies To Be Held This Week

KINGSTON, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – May 16, 2011) – More than 200 Officer and Naval Cadets will celebrate their graduation from the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada with several events on May 19 and 20, 2011. The public and the media are invited to attend the two days of events which mark the end of the… Keep Reading


Queen’s Alumn Launches into Orbit on Shuttle Endeavour

Queen’s alumnus Andrew (“Drew”) Feustel, PhD’99, is a member of the six-man crew that blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center this morning on space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight. The 14-day mission is the second trip into space for the 45-year-old native of Lake Orion, Michigan, who has been in training continually during his 11-year… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending May 13, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Jennifer Baker, Business Development Project Manager will be in Chicago and Minneapolis on May 15-18 with representatives from Endetec, MetalCraft Marine Inc., and Scott Environmental Group, as part of a US Trade Mission to introduce American businesses and Canadian Trade Commissioners working in the northern US to… Keep Reading


Queen’s University to Expand Mental Health Counselling

Additional counselling services and supports for Queen’s students will be implemented this fall. An additional full-time counsellor is being hired to provide approximately 600 more hours of support at Health, Counselling and Disability Services and the University is advertising nationally for an Associate Director of Counselling. An additional counsellor is also going to be based… Keep Reading

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