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Queen’s Submits Five Key Capital Project Proposals

Kingston, Ontario — In response to a recent request by the Ontario Government, Queen’s has submitted proposals for five key capital projects that would further the university’s academic mission to maintain excellence in teaching and research. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ (MTCU) has called for proposals from postsecondary institutions through its Major Capital… Keep Reading

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Kingston August Civic Holiday Closures and Transit Services

Municipal Offices Closed, Transit To Run On Sunday Service The civic holiday, Aug. 2, will create some schedule changes to municipal services: Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including social services, provincial offences and Utilities Kingston are closed. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell or a water main break, call… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Imaging and Technical Services Acquires Research Microscope

Jeff Mewburn can’t hide his excitement when he introduces Imaging and Technical Services’ newest piece of equipment. “The WaveFX spinning disk confocal microscope is probably the most versatile microscope platform designed for research,” says Mr. Mewburn, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute imaging specialist. “It’s quite an incredible instrument.” Imaging and Technical Services, located within the Queen’s… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Academic Writing Team Gathers Feedback for University’s Future

More than 60 faculty, staff and students offered their input on the future directions of Queen’s at a town hall meeting July 12. The academic writing team, which is gathering feedback and identifying themes as part of the academic planning process, listened to comments on a variety of issues including teaching, interdisciplinarity, virtualization and finances.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Students Meet with Prince Andrew

Three Queen’s students didn’t expect Facebook to be the first topic of conversation when they recently sat down for tea with the Duke of York at Buckingham Palace. “He made a joke about how the Palace had screened our Facebook profiles prior to our visit,” says fourth-year economics student David Schefter, who enjoyed a 75-minute… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Joins International Collaboration to Improve Indigenous Health

Queen’s is taking part in a new major international initiative aimed at improving chronic disease care for Indigenous patients. Michael Green of the Department of Family Medicine is one of the researchers who will investigate similarities among the health issues of Indigenous peoples in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Diabetes and its prevalence in Indigenous… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Employees Meet to Discuss New HR Admin System

Over 100 Queen’s employees eager to learn about the Human Resources (HR) transition from a main frame to a web-based administration system this coming December recently attended a first town hall meeting on the change. A collaborative presentation from Human Resources and the project team outlined the major differences for system users and what they… Keep Reading

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Queen’s CFRC and Kingston Community Raising Poverty Awareness

Campus radio station CFRC 101.9 FM, Kingston’s only campus-community radio broadcaster, is working with members of the Kingston community to create audio stories about their experiences of poverty. The project, called “Below the Line,” aims to raise awareness about the challenges and struggles of living with poverty. “While there are significant social problems related to… Keep Reading

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Queen’s International Recruitment Supported by New Consortium

The presidents of five key national education associations have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the Canadian Consortium for International Education Marketing. The consortium will provide a united, consolidated voice on matters related to the education brand in Canada. “The existence of one collective voice for international education marketing will help strengthen the Canadian… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Art history professor and cultural studies director Lynda Jessup is one of a dozen Canadians to be awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Professor Jessup will begin her studies at the Rockefeller Archive Center in New York State in September looking at how Canadian art exhibitions were used as an instrument of foreign and domestic policy… Keep Reading

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – July 16th, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO is pleased to be working with Queen’s School of Business students on the upcoming business conference, Experience India. The one day forum will take place on August 7 from 8am – 5pm in Goodes Hall, 143 Union Street. With India rising steadily in economic strength, the… Keep Reading

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