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Environmental policy expert appointed Skelton-Clark Fellow

Peter Sylvester has been appointed the next Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School of Policy Studies. Mr. Sylvester joins Queen’s from his position as President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Mr. Sylvester has been the Senior General Counsel in a number of major federal organizations, and his extensive knowledge and experience in environmental and legal… Keep Reading

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Tree-planting ceremony honours long-time employees

A horse chestnut tree was planted behind Gordon Hall in recognition of Queen’s employees celebrating 30 and 35 years of service. A drizzling rain kept the crowd under a tent for most of the ceremony as VP Human Resources Rod Morrison and 30-year employee Kathy Beers thanked the crowd. “It has been an amazing 30… Keep Reading

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Fireboat To Be Renamed For Kingston Firefighter

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be conducting an official renaming ceremony for the City’s fireboat Wednesday, June 9, at Portsmouth Olympic Harbor beginning at 2 p.m. Kingston City council approved renaming of the vessel as the “Thomas H. Patterson” after a report was received from the department recommending the name. Thomas Patterson was the first… Keep Reading

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Kingston Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Announced

The first annual Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will be hosted by the Kingston Walk for Muscular Dystrophy planning committee on June 6th at Lake Ontario Park. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with participant registration and the walk, wheel or run begins at 11:00 a.m. The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a fun event that the… Keep Reading

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Queen’s startup company receives $2.5 million

A local water testing company, initiated by Queen’s University researchers after the Walkerton water quality tragedy, has received $2.5 million from the provincial government to grow its product development. The fibre optic sensor technology developed by chemist Stephen Brown and a team of Queen’s and industry researchers, known as ENDETEC, was awarded the funds through… Keep Reading

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Kingston Residents Vote “Yes” for Speed Bumps

A majority of residents on the affected sections of seven streets have voted in favour of adding speed humps to calm traffic in their neighbourhoods. In order for the City to proceed with the traffic-calming measures, a minimum of 51 per cent of the homes in an affected area needed to respond to the traffic-calming… Keep Reading

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Experts make economic predictions at School of Business Forecast Lunch

From the Archives of Queen’s University November, 2009 — Queen’s School of Business professors made their economic predictions for 2010 at the 28th annual Business Forecast Lunch. An expert panel of faculty presented the economy’s prospects with a focus on their own particular expertise, including a review of the 2009 forecast. Overall, the Canadian economy… Keep Reading

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Study links eye floaters, light flashes to retinal tear

From the Archives of Queen’s University November 24, 2009 — Suddenly seeing floaters or flashes of light may indicate a serious eye problem that – if untreated – could lead to blindness, a new study shows. Researchers from Queen’s University and Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston have discovered that one in seven patients with this… Keep Reading

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Antiques Roadshow airs Queen’s episodes

From the Archives of Queen’s University Tuesday November 22, 2005 — They came, they saw, they appraised. Now tune in to discover the treasures unearthed by Antiques Roadshow appraisers during their search-and-describe mission at Queen’s University. Earlier this year, CBC television’s popular Antiques Roadshow program stopped at Queen’s campus as part of its cross-Canada tour.… Keep Reading

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