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Queen’s University Remains in Top 5 in Maclean’s Rankings

Queen’s continues to rank among the top five medical doctoral universities in the country according to Maclean’s magazine’s 2010 rankings. This latest scorecard follows last month’s Globe and Mail’s University Report. The Globe report is a student experience-focused ranking in which Queen’s scores more “A”s than any other large, medium and small university, and is one… Keep Reading

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HR PeopleSoft Launch Delayed at Queen’s University

The new HR PeopleSoft administration system will come online in 2011 rather than the end of this year as anticipated. Detailed readiness assessments completed recently looked at testing, training, knowledge transfer, support and production requirements. They also considered the demands placed on staff time by other important priorities at the university. “The QUASR team is… Keep Reading

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New Diplomatic Appointments for Queen’s Alum

A number of Queen’s alumni received new diplomatic appointments in August and September. James Lambert, Artsci’79, became the new Ambassador to the Netherlands, with concurrent accreditation as Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Paula Caldwell-St.Onge, Artsci’87, became Consul General in Dallas, TX. Previously, she was minister-counsellor and senior trade commissioner… Keep Reading

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Local Young Entrepreneurs Compete for $500,000 in Prizes

A business plan competition that will reward several budding entrepreneurs with nearly a half million dollars in business loans is being launched by Queen’s School of Business (QSB) and the Prince Edward/Lennox and Addington Community Futures Development Corporation (PELA CFDC). “The business plan competition is a great opportunity for students who might have an idea… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Introduces Five New Scholarships for International Doctoral Students

Queen’s will have five new scholarships for international doctoral students annually beginning 2011-12 under a new provincial government program. “These awards will position the university to recruit competitively for top notch international students at the doctoral level,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “Building stronger international relationships is key to our strength as a university and our… Keep Reading

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KGH Plans Food Contract with Toronto, CUPE to Protest Wednesday

KINGSTON, ONTARIO– ( Nov. 2, 2010) – Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is planning to buy almost all of its food in Toronto. Later this month, KGH intends to ink a contract with Compass Group, a giant multinational company that prepares food in a factory in the Toronto area. That means millions of dollars that could… Keep Reading

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Public Invited to Help Develop Municipal Housing Strategy

Strategy will shape the future of housing in Kingston and Frontenac County KINGSTON, ONT. / Nov. 1, 2010 – The public is again invited to two upcoming consultations on a Municipal Housing Strategy being developed by the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac to help guide future housing initiatives, policies and programs.  Both meetings… Keep Reading

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Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Clinics Open for Kingston Area

Last week, KFL&A area residents began rolling-up their sleeves to prevent the spread of influenza. The annual campaign—a fixture in communities across the province for the past ten years—kicked off for KFL&A area residents Thursday at the Frontenac Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through the end of the campaign in mid-January, residents will… Keep Reading

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Transit and Recreation Discounts Available for Low-Income Households

KINGSTON, ON — Starting Friday, Oct. 29, the City will be holding drop-in eligibility sessions for Kingstonians who wish to apply or reapply to the Municipal Fee Assistance program which offers transit discounts and recreation subsidies to residents in low-income households. New last year, the Municipal Fee Assistance Program helps make Kingston Transit and municipal… Keep Reading

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