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KEDCO Update – Week Ending January 14, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The KEDCO Business Development Team met with senior representatives from St. Lawrence College to discuss KEDCO’s business attraction activities and review presentation materials on January 11. KEDCO has undertaken meetings with Queen’s University and the Royal Military College to discuss linkages between the Corporation and post-secondary institutions… Keep Reading


Principal’s Development Fund Attracting International Scholars

Fifteen scholars from around the world are coming to Queen’s this academic year with funding from the Principal’s Development Fund. “It’s exciting to be welcoming this group of respected international academics to Queen’s,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “They will enrich our classroom and research environments and their visits will help strengthen our ties to foreign… Keep Reading


Queen’s Creating Partnerships Between Kingston and Istanbul

Ariel Salzmann’s prestigious interdisciplinary fellowship at Koç University’s Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul adds another connection between Queen’s and academic institutions in Turkey. Professor Salzmann is the first faculty member from a Canadian university to be awarded one of the esteemed fellowships. “The fellowship will allow me to use archival materials and printed… Keep Reading


City Seeks Volunteers for Lead Testing in Homes

The City is again seeking 100 qualified homeowners 5 non-residential property owners interested in participating in its regular volunteer lead-testing program. Under this regulation, introduced in 2007, the Ministry of the Environment requires the City to test the water in Kingston homes and businesses identified as receiving their water through lead or lead-soldered pipes on… Keep Reading


Queen’s Professor To Make Math Fun with TV Show and Book

Lynda Colgan never imagined that her bi-weekly column about math in a Kingston newspaper would lead to a television show and a book based on her ideas. But this week, the associate professor in the Faculty of Education will celebrate the debut of The Prime Radicals and the release of Mathemagic. Both the TV show… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending January 7, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The New Energy Project is moving forward with Ruth Noordegraff appointed as the new Project Manager. The New Energy Project is an ambitious multi‐year initiative to position, market and further develop the Kingston‐Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) area as a “green” region. Reporting to a Steering Committee… Keep Reading


City Posts Winter Safety Tips and Reminders

As snow piles up on City streets and curbs, residents are offered again offered these winter reminders: 1. Be safe around snow plows. Drivers: Stay three car-lengths behind a snow plow to allow for a safe stopping distance. NEVER cut off a snow plow. Pedestrians: Assume the snow plow driver has NOT seen you. If… Keep Reading


Residents Invited to Sir John A MacDonald Birthday Celebration

Sir John A. Macdonald’s birthday celebration in City Park January 11 The City of Kingston is encouraging local residents and elementary and secondary school students in particular to join with Mayor Mark Gerretsen next Tuesday, Jan. 11 to honour the birthday of Kingston’s greatest son, Sir John A. Macdonald. As has been the case since… Keep Reading


Fitness Centres Announce Open House, Free Month

INVISTA Centre Fitness & Wellness Centre Holds Open House The Fitness & Wellness Centre at the INVISTA Centre is celebrating its anniversary with an Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8. Those who sign-up for an annual membership at this well-equipped, family-friendly, and affordable City fitness centre – or at… Keep Reading


United Way Campaign Reaches Its Goal

The Queen’s United Way campaign has surpassed its $315,000 fundraising goal, and pledges are still coming in. Faculty, staff, retirees and students have donated more than $320,000 to date. “I am thrilled and humbled by the generosity of the Queen’s community coming together to help those less fortunate,” says faculty co-chair Nick Graham. “So many… Keep Reading

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