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Kingston Elections Updates Available Online Monday Night

KINGSTON, ONT. / Oct. 22, 2010 – Monday’s unofficial municipal election results will be regularly updated on the City’s website at UPDATE: View unofficial election results here (Howe Island & Wolfe Island municipal election results) The Election Office will be offering updates on the mayoral, district and school board election results as they are… Keep Reading


Queen’s Faculty and Students Involved in United Way-Funded Program

David Gordon remembers fondly how the late John Coleman got him to volunteer with the Lunch by George program. “Professor Coleman twisted my arm at church one Sunday six years ago,” says Professor Gordon with a smile. “He was a very difficult man to say no to.” Volunteers including some Queen’s community members established the… Keep Reading


School Board Recognizes Students, Volunteers for Food Sharing Project

Volunteers of the Food Sharing Project celebrated some exceptional people at the Limestone District School Board meeting October 13, 2010 with the presentation of the annual David Parry Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project. Trustee David Parry was a passionate member of the Food Sharing Board for over 10 years. The… Keep Reading


Students Inspired to Bring About Social Change

While politicians have made the term “change” one of the biggest political buzzwords of our times, a group of local students are learning how to actually make it happen. This October 27th, a group of Kingston-area students will get some first-hand pointers from those “in the know” as to how to make a difference at… Keep Reading


Symposium to Expose Students to Opportunities in the Arts

‘Art Works’ is symposium designed to expose students in the Limestone District School Board to specialized skills and post secondary opportunities in the Arts.  Secondary students enrolled in the Board’s Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in the Arts and Culture Program will attend the October 28, 2010 symposium at Queen’s University – Faculty of Education.… Keep Reading


Queen’s Complies with Province’s Mandate for Academic Program Approvals

Queen’s proposal to comply with a new province-wide mandate for ensuring high quality of undergraduate and graduate programs will assist the university in maintaining its reputation for excellence. Last January, in anticipation of approval of the province’s Quality Assurance Framework for Ontario universities, Internal Academic Reviews for 2010-2011 were suspended. During the transitional period, the… Keep Reading


Limestone District Students Show Progress in Provincial Results

Limestone students continue to improve their reading, writing, and mathematics skills according to provincial test scores released today. The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released its annual provincial results today for the 2010 Primary (Grade 3) and Junior (Grade 6) Assessments, as well as for the Grade 9 Assessments of Mathematics. “I am very… Keep Reading

2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Queen’s University to Host Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing

This week, Queen’s University’s School of Computing will host the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing. The first in Canada held under the U.S. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) umbrella, it brings together students, faculty, and professionals from around the province. At Queen’s, about one in four computing students are women, a… Keep Reading


Voters Take Advantage of Weekend’s Advance Poll

A total of 3421 Kingstonians cast their votes at Saturday’s advance polls. Seventy-eight per cent of those voting for their Mayoral, Council and School Board representatives chose to do so via Accu-vote tabulator while 22 per cent used the electronic Touch Screen voting machines to cast their votes. “We are glad to see citizens making… Keep Reading


French Services Fair a Hit with Kingston Francophone Community

ACFO Mille-Îles is proud to announce that more than 250 Francophones, Francophiles took part in the 14th edition of the French Services Fair, on Saturday October 16th 2010. “This participation rate is a great representation of the vitality of the Kingston Francophone Community. With the new image of the fair and the family-oriented activities on… Keep Reading

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