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Public Invited to Queen’s University Biological Station Open House

Experience a diverse ecosystem in the wilderness, participate in hands-on activities and interact with students and researchers from across the globe at the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) annual open house this weekend. “It’s a really interactive, collaborative day that’s fun for both adults and kids,” says QUBS interim director Stephen Lougheed. “It’s also an… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending June 17, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Eikon Device Inc., a local company specializing in the research, design, and manufacturing of tattoo equipment, has received support through the provincial Eastern Ontario Development Fund for expansion of their local facility and the creation of 10 new jobs. Along with these 10 new positions, the company… Keep Reading


Kingston Teachers Receive Healthy Active Living Award

The Wess Garrod HEAL Award is an annual award that recognizes employees of the Limestone District School Board who have contributed in a variety of ways to the promotion and improvement of Healthy Living for All. When Supervising Principal Wess Garrod retired in 2006, a HEAL plaque was presented to him as a reminder of… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Develops Diagnostic Test for IIH Childhood Disease

A breakthrough in genetic research has uncovered the defect behind a rare hereditary children’s disease that inhibits the body’s ability to break down vitamin D. This discovery has led researchers to develop the first genetic and biochemical tests that positively identify the disease. Idiopathic Infantile Hypercalcemia (IIH) is among the top ten most common inherited… Keep Reading


1st Canada Day: Students to a Draw Future Sustainable Kingston

Today, June 15, Kingston students will celebrate the city’s role as the first capital of a United Canada by chalking their visions of a future sustainable Kingston in Springer Market Square. “Looking toward building a desirable and sustainable future for our city on a day that our school-children celebrate its historic role in building Canada… Keep Reading


Queen’s Students Awarded Energy Conservation Prize

Three Queen’s University engineering students claimed top spot in the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) energy conservation category at this year’s Connections Competition, a collaborative program that brings together final-year university and college students and innovative Ontario companies. Stephanie Lalonde, Anbareen Farooq, and Chris McNevin beat out approximately 30 other teams from colleges and universities across… Keep Reading


Stressed Out Birds May Make Better Parents

Birds with high levels of stress hormones have the highest mating success and offer better parental care to their brood, according to new biology research at Queen’s University. “Having high levels of glucocorticoid or stress hormone is often thought to indicate an individual in poor condition who has a low level of mating success. However,… Keep Reading


Work Begins on Spirit Of Sir John A. Train Foundation

Work to prepare the new foundation for The Spirit of Sir John A. begins this week in Confederation Park. The work on the new home for this icon of Kingston’s industrial past is scheduled to be completed over the course of the summer with the move the engine itself expected to take place in mid-August.… Keep Reading


Plastics Recycling Plant Opens Using Green Technology

A “green” research discovery by Queen’s University chemistry professor Philip Jessop underlies the new technology to be used at a plastics recycling company launched today in Mississauga, Ontario. Unlike conventional systems, the green solvent technology developed by Dr. Jessop, Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, does not require energy-intensive distillation. The new plant will be… Keep Reading

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