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Feb Fest in Kingston Will Be a-MAZE-ing

February starts tomorrow and Downtown Kingston! is gearing up for its seventh annual winter celebration, Feb Fest! None other tha Canadian figure skating dance champions Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier will be on hand to help kick off the fun. They will join local skaters as part of the annual Imagination on Ice show which… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Connects Students with Local Employers

A Queen’s study has found few students live and work in Kingston after graduation because they aren’t aware of potential employers or career opportunities. The findings are detailed in a paper that recently won the Rob Shea Research Award, a national award recognizing significant contributions to the fields of career practice and school-to-work transition. “We… Keep Reading


Queen’s Profs Create New Physical Activity Guidelines

New physical activity guidelines for children and youth recommend at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily including aerobic and resistance activities like swimming, running, skipping and bike riding. “Being active for at least 60 minutes daily can improve a child’s health, help them do better in school, and make them feel… Keep Reading


Queen’s Curlers Head to World Winter University Games

Queen’s 2010 CIS championship men’s curling team will be part of a delegation representing Canada at the 2011 Winter Universiade in Erzurum, Turkey. Also known as the Winter World University Games, 102 student-athletes and 39 officials will compete for Canada alongside 57 other nations in close to a dozen winter sports. “Representing one’s country and… Keep Reading


French Canadian Association Offering Free Workshops

French Conversation Group ACFOMI Immigrant Services will hold a beginner French Conversation Group on February 1st (10:00am to 11:30am) and February 15th (6:00pm to 7:30pm) in their office located at 2795 Princess Street. Come and enjoy this free opportunity to practice and improve your French conversation skills on various topics. 8 person group. Registration and… Keep Reading


Open House This Week for QECVI Student Built Homes

Students of the Building Construction Internship Program (BCIP) at QECVI will be welcoming the community to the latest student-built houses today and Thursday. This building partnership between students of the Limestone District School Board and area builders provides students with a hands-on learning experience that not only educates students eager for a placement in the… Keep Reading


Students Live in Library to Raise Awareness, Funds for Literacy

During exams, many students say they “live” at the library. This week, two students will actually move into Stauffer Library as part a campaign to raise funds and awareness about literacy around the world. Kaleigh Smith and Grace Chen will set up their four-person tent in the Stauffer atrium, where they will live for one… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update – Week Ending January 21, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Entrepreneurship Centre at KEDCO hosted its monthly Entrepreneurs Club on January 20 at the Queen’s Inn, 125 Brock Street.  The Entrepreneurs Club offers the chance to network with local entrepreneurs and small business owners in Kingston. This casual networking session seeks to expand networks and build… Keep Reading


Kingston Hydro Customers to Get 10 Per Cent Rebate

Kingston Hydro and Utilities Kingston are pleased to advise electricity customers that they will soon see the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit credit on their electricity bills. In November 2010, the Ontario Government announced the 10 per cent credit for all residential and small business customers in Ontario. Starting early next week, Kingston Hydro customers will… Keep Reading


Queen’s Researchers Receive $2.8 million in NSERC Grants

Six Queen’s University researchers have received grants totaling $2,823,354 over three years from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) 2010 Strategic Projects Grants (SPG) Program. “These grants foster collaborative partnerships between Queen’s researchers and industry that will not only benefit Canada but will also continue to cement Queen’s reputation as a… Keep Reading

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