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University Adding Two New Sports Fields

Queen’s students, varsity athletes and recreation program participants will benefit from two new artificial fields to be created over the next year and a half. The two fields, one to be installed at West Campus and the other one planned for main campus at Kingston Field, will bring the total number of artificial turf fields… Keep Reading


Students to Celebrate Science Fair 40th Anniversary

Students will have an opportunity to show off their technical wizardry and scientific know-how early next month when the 2011 Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Science Fair (FLASF) celebrates its 40th anniversary, April 7 and 8. FLASF is a non-profit organization that aims to promote creativity, ingenuity and an inquiry-based approach to learning among local youth.… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending March 25, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO is pleased to be hosting the workshop Enhancing Your Competitiveness: Learn to Effectively Recruit and Integrate International Workers on April 7 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge, 7 Earl Street. The workshop, hosted in partnership with HRSDC, The Alliance of Sector Councils, and… Keep Reading


City Urges Public to Participate in Earth Hour

The City is urging residents, businesses and workers to plan to participate in Earth Hour this Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. During Earth Hour, the City of Kingston – along with participants worldwide – will reduce or, where possible, eliminate energy-usage to acknowledge humanity’s impact on climate change. Help show Kingston’s… Keep Reading


Kingston’s Invista Centre Received LEED Gold Certification

The INVISTA Centre aimed for silver, but got the gold – the building has received LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification, one level higher than expected. “We are proud that the attention we put in to making the INVISTA Centre a truly sustainable facility have been recognized with this Gold Certification by… Keep Reading


Queen’s Reappoints Dean of Faculty of Arts and Science

Alistair MacLean looks back on his past five years as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science and sees several positives despite stringent budget conditions. “We are still able to offer some breadth to our students. The quality of teaching and research is still excellent despite all of the pressures that have been… Keep Reading


Sarah Harmer to Play “Crystal Ball Gala” at K-Rock Centre

Be a part of a spectacular evening that highlights the talent and achievement of students in the Limestone District School Board. Be mesmerized by an exclusive, acoustic solo performance by Juno Award winner, Sarah Harmer. Marvel at the talent of our students as they perform with Kingston musical favourites Paul Langlois, Emily Fennell and Chris… Keep Reading


Queen’s Research Could Improve Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Patrick Stroman’s work mapping the function and information processing of the spinal cord could improve treatment for spinal cord injuries. “Basic physiology books describe the spinal cord as a relay system, but it’s part of the central nervous system and processes information just like parts of the brain do,” explains Dr. Stroman, director of the… Keep Reading


Queen’s Appoints New Assoc VP & Dean of Student Affairs

Queen’s alumna and former administrator Ann Tierney will become the university’s next Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Student Affairs, effective July 1, 2011. Ms Tierney, an accomplished lawyer, was Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1999-2004. She also served as an adjunct sessional instructor and as director of the Faculty’s Career Services Office.… Keep Reading


Watch for Kingston Recreation Magazine this Thursday

The arrival of the City’s Recreation and Leisure Magazine signals it is time for residents to plan to stay active during the spring and summer – and is the ideal time to start checking out summer camps. Residents should look for the magazine to arrive on their doorsteps inside Kingston This Week on March 24.… Keep Reading

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