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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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Queen’s Student Wins Top Honour at National Automotive Competition

A Queen’s University student has won a national automotive research competition for his new technology that predicts shear fractures in advanced high strength steels. Andrew Sloan, a Master of Applied Science student, won this year’s AUTO21 TestDRIVE competition and received a $10,000 scholarship for his research on void damage rates in dual-phase steel grades. This… Keep Reading

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New Technology Enables Better Assessment of Brain Injuries

A Queen’s University neuroscientist presented a new medical tool – the KINARM Assessment Station – at the world’s largest neuroscience conference in San Diego this month. The station is expected to significantly improve the way healthcare workers assess patients suffering from brain injuries and disease. This new technology, the only objective tool for assessing brain… Keep Reading

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Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reveals University’s Carbon Footprint

In its first greenhouse gas inventory – a measure of the greenhouse gas emissions from facilities under the control of the University – Queen’s fared well, according to Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob Silverman. “Tracking the university’s greenhouse gas emissions is the first step toward setting reduction targets and developing strategies and activities to achieve… Keep Reading

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International Conference on Renewable Energy Hosted at Queen’s

Global experts in the fields of renewable energy and energy and environmental policy were at Queen’s University this weekend for the first official workshop of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Scholars from seven prestigious post-secondary institutions presented new research in energy and energy policy, and explored opportunities for future collaboration with other participants. Institutions… Keep Reading

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