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Fireboat To Be Renamed For Kingston Firefighter

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be conducting an official renaming ceremony for the City’s fireboat Wednesday, June 9, at Portsmouth Olympic Harbor beginning at 2 p.m. Kingston City council approved renaming of the vessel as the “Thomas H. Patterson” after a report was received from the department recommending the name. Thomas Patterson was the first… Keep Reading


Kingston Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Announced

The first annual Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will be hosted by the Kingston Walk for Muscular Dystrophy planning committee on June 6th at Lake Ontario Park. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with participant registration and the walk, wheel or run begins at 11:00 a.m. The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a fun event that the… Keep Reading


Queen’s startup company receives $2.5 million

A local water testing company, initiated by Queen’s University researchers after the Walkerton water quality tragedy, has received $2.5 million from the provincial government to grow its product development. The fibre optic sensor technology developed by chemist Stephen Brown and a team of Queen’s and industry researchers, known as ENDETEC, was awarded the funds through… Keep Reading


Kingston Residents Vote “Yes” for Speed Bumps

A majority of residents on the affected sections of seven streets have voted in favour of adding speed humps to calm traffic in their neighbourhoods. In order for the City to proceed with the traffic-calming measures, a minimum of 51 per cent of the homes in an affected area needed to respond to the traffic-calming… Keep Reading


Experts make economic predictions at School of Business Forecast Lunch

From the Archives of Queen’s University November, 2009 — Queen’s School of Business professors made their economic predictions for 2010 at the 28th annual Business Forecast Lunch. An expert panel of faculty presented the economy’s prospects with a focus on their own particular expertise, including a review of the 2009 forecast. Overall, the Canadian economy… Keep Reading


Study links eye floaters, light flashes to retinal tear

From the Archives of Queen’s University November 24, 2009 — Suddenly seeing floaters or flashes of light may indicate a serious eye problem that – if untreated – could lead to blindness, a new study shows. Researchers from Queen’s University and Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston have discovered that one in seven patients with this… Keep Reading


Antiques Roadshow airs Queen’s episodes

From the Archives of Queen’s University Tuesday November 22, 2005 — They came, they saw, they appraised. Now tune in to discover the treasures unearthed by Antiques Roadshow appraisers during their search-and-describe mission at Queen’s University. Earlier this year, CBC television’s popular Antiques Roadshow program stopped at Queen’s campus as part of its cross-Canada tour.… Keep Reading


Sexual Harassment Bad for Victims and Business

From the Archives of Queen’s University Wednesday June 22, 2005 — Although sexual harassment in the workplace has been studied extensively, virtually all the research has focused on its effects on individuals. Now a study breaks new ground by investigating whether sexual harassment is linked to better or worse performance by an entire team that… Keep Reading


Researchers invent computers that “pay attention” to users

From the Archives of Queen’s University Tuesday April 01, 2003 — New devices use eye contact to prioritize, sense needs, and wait their turn (Kingston, ON) – With increasing numbers of digital devices vying for our attention and time today, researchers from the Human Media Lab (HML) at Queen’s University have developed a new concept… Keep Reading

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