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Tett Centre Submissions Deadline Extended

Arts organizations interested in becoming tenants at the City’s J.K. Tett Centre for the Arts now have until Tuesday, November 23 to apply to become tenants in the proposed Centre. Selected tenants will have an opportunity to participate in shaping this important new City art space at 370 King St. West adjacent to the proposed… Keep Reading

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – November 12, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO is hosting a Lunch and Learn Session on November 22 with local companies who are interested in learning more about Customs and Immigrations rules and procedures relating to international air traffic into the Kingston Airport.  The session takes place from 12pm – 1:30pm at The Ambassador… Keep Reading

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No Cost Dental Program Available for Kingston Kids

For families with low-incomes, juggling finances and dental treatment for their children is tough at best. For the families of 1,300 KFL&A children and youth, things just got a little easier thanks to a new, no cost dental program now available to eligible children 17 years-old and younger in the KFL&A area. Healthy Smiles Ontario,… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Board Elects Derek Winton as New Chairman

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Derek Winton has been elected as the newest Chair of the Board. His term will begin in January, 2011. Derek Winton is the former General Manager or Bombardier and brings over 40 years experience working in industry both nationally and internationally. … Keep Reading

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Biology Professor Wins Nature Award for Mentoring

Renowned biologist John Smol has received the 2010 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science. The award recognizes the commitment and dedication Dr. Smol has shown to mentoring his students. “I am honoured and thrilled to receive this award,” says Dr. Smol. “It is especially precious to me as it was driven by my former students… Keep Reading

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Education Librarian Receives Inaugural Liz Fox Award

Brenda Reed is the inaugural recipient of the Liz Fox Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes the qualities for which Ms Fox was so widely admired: dedication to service, wisdom, kindness, and respect for others. “My Queen’s library colleagues will know that it is difficult to express just how deeply I am honoured to be… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Remains in Top 5 in Maclean’s Rankings

Queen’s continues to rank among the top five medical doctoral universities in the country according to Maclean’s magazine’s 2010 rankings. This latest scorecard follows last month’s Globe and Mail’s University Report. The Globe report is a student experience-focused ranking in which Queen’s scores more “A”s than any other large, medium and small university, and is one… Keep Reading

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HR PeopleSoft Launch Delayed at Queen’s University

The new HR PeopleSoft administration system will come online in 2011 rather than the end of this year as anticipated. Detailed readiness assessments completed recently looked at testing, training, knowledge transfer, support and production requirements. They also considered the demands placed on staff time by other important priorities at the university. “The QUASR team is… Keep Reading

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New Diplomatic Appointments for Queen’s Alum

A number of Queen’s alumni received new diplomatic appointments in August and September. James Lambert, Artsci’79, became the new Ambassador to the Netherlands, with concurrent accreditation as Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Paula Caldwell-St.Onge, Artsci’87, became Consul General in Dallas, TX. Previously, she was minister-counsellor and senior trade commissioner… Keep Reading

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Local Young Entrepreneurs Compete for $500,000 in Prizes

A business plan competition that will reward several budding entrepreneurs with nearly a half million dollars in business loans is being launched by Queen’s School of Business (QSB) and the Prince Edward/Lennox and Addington Community Futures Development Corporation (PELA CFDC). “The business plan competition is a great opportunity for students who might have an idea… Keep Reading

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