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Local Students Try Out Walking to School for a Change

Some of the students at Lancaster Drive Public School will take an unusual bus to school tomorrow. Instead of the traditional yellow-orange four-wheeler most are used to, students will take a ride to school on the walking school bus, a program developed through Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) Canada. Trained students lead other… Keep Reading


Friday Deadline for Queen’s Faculty Convocation Procession Sign Up

Faculty members at Queen’s University have until Friday, October 15 to book their regalia if they need to do so in order to participate in the academic procession during fall convocation ceremonies. “Faculty participation is a vital part of convocation and we want to make sure they have every opportunity to do so,” says Brent… Keep Reading


Kingston 2010 French Services Fair Seeks Volunteers

ACFO Mille-Îles : Franco-foire 2010 / French Services Fair Volunteers needed! ACFO Mille-Îles is looking for volunteers to help during the French Services Fair which will be on Saturday October 16th 2010. Do you want to get involved in the French community of Kingston? Would you like to do 4 to 8 volunteering hours during a… Keep Reading


City Schedule & Shutdowns for Thanksgiving Day

Municipal offices closed, transit to run on holiday service KINGSTON, ONT./ Oct. 5, 2010 – The Thanksgiving Day holiday, on Monday, Oct. 11, will create some schedule changes to municipal services: *        Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including Social Services, Provincial Offences and Utilities Kingston are closed on Monday. In the event… Keep Reading


University Administrators Offered Special Equity Workshop

Engaging Queen’s University’s senior administrators in discussions about equity and diversity is the next step in a plan for improving inclusivity on campus. The workshop aims to support our top decision makers in discussing and planning their opportunities to demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity. Making inclusivity a standard consideration in current processes – like… Keep Reading


City to Hold Public Meeting for 2011 Accessibility Plan

KINGSTON, ONT. — The City is holding a series of public meetings to invite input regarding the City’s 2011 Accessibility Plan. A draft of the Plan will be available for review in mid-October at . The Plan will outline the City’s role in supporting a number of initiatives aimed at making Kingston more accessible… Keep Reading


Professors Test Videotaped Lectures for Students

Anne Godlewska (Geography) and Brian Frank (Engineering and Applied Science) are using video-captured lectures this year as part of an ongoing pilot project. “The willingness of Professors Godlewska and Frank to innovate allows us to investigate the potential use of technology to help students learn and rethink how we engage with students in and outside… Keep Reading


Kingston Residents Reminded to Bring Correct ID to Vote

KINGSTON, ONT. / Oct. 1, 2010 – With the first advance voting day coming up on Saturday, Oct. 16, the City’s Election Office is reminding citizens that they must show identification prior to voting.  This identification must include: the voter’s name, signature and qualifying address (showing where he or she lives in the municipality). Voters… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Releases Plan for Cultural Inclusivity

A plan of action released today points the university’s way forward in addressing inclusivity on campus. “I am pleased with the measures outlined in the Diversity and Equity Task Force (DET) Plan of Action and I support it as a means to shaping a culture of inclusivity at Queen’s,” says Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob… Keep Reading


Health Care Students Collaborate for Intellectually Disabled Patients

Queens’ University is taking the lead in helping health care students learn to collaboratively serve patients or clients with intellectual disabilities. Roughly 400 students from medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and physical therapy are coming together to explore the unique factors of dealing with these patients. “There is a clear need for the enhanced training… Keep Reading

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