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Queen’s University Seeks Parliament Approval to Shrink Board

Kingston, Ontario — Queen’s will seek Parliament’s approval to amend its Charter to reduce the size of its Board of Trustees from 44 to about 25. It’s currently one of the largest university boards in Canada. “We established a governance working group that included a faculty trustee, the past Rector and trustees elected by the… Keep Reading

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Level 1 Heat Alert Issued for Kingston Area

KFL&A Public Health is issuing a Level 1 Heat Alert to residents of the KFL&A area with the forecast of hot, humid weather continuing for the next few days. A Level 1 Heat Alert is issued when temperatures or humidex are forecast to be 36°C for two or more consecutive days. Depending on changes to… Keep Reading

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Environmental Study Begins 2nd Stage for Kingston’s Third Crossing

City To Study Fish, Wildlife, Soil And Marine Vegetation The second stage of the Environmental Assessment (EA) Study of the proposed Third Crossing over the Cataraqui River is moving into high gear this month. Starting in August, the City will begin carrying out a series of fieldwork investigations in the John Counter Boulevard and Gore… Keep Reading

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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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