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Queen’s University Seeks Student Award Nominations

Winning the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award is the most prestigious recognition a Queen’s student can receive for non-academic contributions to the University. “This is really the award that says that someone has made a difference on campus and as a community leader,” says Queen’s Rector Nick Day. The award is open to both undergraduate and… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending February 18, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development joined Commodore William S. Truelove and a delegation from Royal Military College on a tour of Metal Craft Marine. A highly innovative company, Metal Craft is a fully integrated designer and builder of high-speed aluminum patrol boats, fire/rescue craft, and specialty… Keep Reading


Queen’s Research Improves Diagnosis and Treatment of Bleeding Disorder

A rare bleeding disorder that can lead to life-threatening bleeding episodes is misdiagnosed in 15 per cent of cases according to findings from a new international research project led by a Queen’s professor. “Correct diagnosis is critical because it determines the treatment decision,” says Maha Othman, a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell… Keep Reading


National Innitiative to Raise Children’s Rights Awareness

Psychology professor Wendy Craig, one of the country’s leading experts on child bullying, is part of a new national initiative aimed at raising children’s awareness of their human rights. “If children are treated with respect, then they are more likely to treat others with respect,” says Dr. Craig. “Informing our children and youth about their… Keep Reading


190 Student Summer Jobs Offered by City of Kingston

Students looking to round out their resumes, earn tuition money, and enjoy the summer in Kingston, can now apply to become a Camp Supervisor, Golf Course Attendant, Travel Counselor or a Lifeguard. Those are just a few of the 190 summer jobs (in 42 different capacities) the City of Kingston is now looking to fill.… Keep Reading


Water Quality Report Issued by Utilities Kingston

Utilities Kingston has released the 2010 annual reports on drinking water quality. “Utilities Kingston is pleased to present the 2010 water quality reports to the community,” said Kevin Riley, water treatment manager. The reports are prepared in response to Ontario Regulation 170 of the Safe Water Drinking Act. “Ontario has one the strictest set of… Keep Reading


School of Business Awards Excellence in Research

Yuri Levin and Jean-Paul Roy are the recipients of the Queen’s School of Business (QSB) Research Excellence Awards for 2010. Dr. Levin, Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Operations Management, has received the QSB Award for Research Achievement. His research focuses on Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management with particular interest in consumer behaviors in… Keep Reading


Kingston Closures and Activities for Family Day

UPDATE: This article is for Family Day in 2011. ** Click here for 2017 Family Day activities in Kingston ** The City and some community partners are offering a variety of Family Day activities for Monday, February 21, 2011. (The holiday schedule for municipal services follows the activity listing.) AT THE INVISTA CENTRE FREE Family… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending February 11, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On February 8, KEDCO hosted a presentation and roundtable discussion with Dawn Desjardins, Assistant Chief Economist with the Royal Bank of Canada. Desjardins met with Kingston Industry Leaders, City Councillors and KEDCO Board Members on the state of the North American and Canadian economy and its implications… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An inventory of Queen’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has found that the university’s emissions dropped by roughly nine per cent from 2008 to 2009. The 2009 inventory aligns with Queen’s commitment to establish benchmarks for green house gas emissions under the University and College Presidents’ Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada. It has been… Keep Reading

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