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Queen’s University to Get Mental Health Nurse

Student Health Services is receiving provincial government funding for a mental health nurse. This new position at Queen’s will boost services and support for students requiring care for mental health issues. Medical director Suzanne Billing applied for the funding through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s “500 Nurses Initiative” approximately one year ago.… Keep Reading


Kingston 2011 Movies in the Square Lineup Announced

2012 UPDATE: The new “Movies in the Square” lineup has been chosen. See this year’s film selection here! ————————— After three weeks of voting, Kingstonians have chosen the final lineup for the fifth season of “Movies in the Square”. The movies chosen are: – Bonus Movie for Soccer in the Square: Fri, June 3: Bend… Keep Reading


KEDCO Issues Developments for Week Ending May 20, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to support local companies and organizations participating in the annual Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery 2011 held in Toronto on May 18-19.  Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration… Keep Reading


Kingston to Celebrate OFSSA Tournament with Soccer in the Square

Hundreds of teenage boys, along with their families and coaches, will be descending on Kingston next week for the annual OFSAA Soccer Tournament which features the best in Ontario high school boys’ soccer. To celebrate the great sport of soccer, “Soccer in the Square” will be a family-fun event happening in Springer Market Square next… Keep Reading


Queen’s Alumni Family Donates $1 Million to University

Queen’s alumnus Robert (Bob) Burnside, Sc’56, and his wife Doris have donated $1 million to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a new program in Innovation and Global Leadership. The generous donation to Queen’s was a family decision made by Bob, his wife Doris, and their three daughters, two of whom are Queen’s… Keep Reading


New Bladder Cancer Treatment Shows Promising Results

Clinical trials for a new bladder cancer therapy show promising interim results. Lead researcher Alvaro Morales says that the breakthrough using the drug Urocidin follows thirty years of his research in this important area. “I am optimistic about the results of the trial,” says Dr. Morales, professor emeritus in the Department of Urology at Queen’s… Keep Reading


Kingston Firefighters to Hold Charity Car Wash

Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Combat Challenge Team is holding a car wash to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Combat Team at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Kingston Centre Parking Lot, at the corner of Bath Road and Sir John A. MacDonald… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending May 20, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Jeff Garrah, CEO attended the SIAL Canada Tradeshow & Exhibition on May 12 at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. SIAL Canada is an international tradeshow dedicated to food industry professionals which targets the North American market. Each year, over 530 agrifood exhibitors and 12,000 professionals come together… Keep Reading

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