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Vendor Announced for University’s Solar Panel Project

The process for installing more solar panels (PVs) on campus is moving ahead with the selection of a preferred vendor. “Based on the strong proposals that we received, we are hopeful that solar investment is a viable option given the environmental and financial considerations,” says Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis. The Campus and Planning… Keep Reading

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Cancer Treatment Research Earns Award for Queen’s Student

Finishing alongside students from other major universities – such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton – a student at Queen’s University was the sole Canadian finalist for a prestigious North American computer research award. Laura Bartha, a fourth-year biomedical computing student, said she was thrilled to be chosen as one of six finalists for the 2011… Keep Reading

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Climate Change Information Service for Journalists Announced

According to Queen’s University geography professor Harry McCaughey, about 700 scientists around the globe have joined an email service that provides scientific answers to reporters’ climate change questions. The goal for these scientists is to get out the message that climate change is real and governments need to be doing more to combat it. “We… Keep Reading

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Solar Panel Manufacturer Coming to Kingston

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) has announced that Centennial Global Technology Inc., a Canadian company, is expanding their PV solar panel manufacturing operations to Kingston. Centennial Global Technology Inc. describes itself as an eco-friendly company with the goal of promoting the use of renewable energy sources – specifically the solar-power systems they manufacture, which… Keep Reading

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