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Low Cost Laser Surgery System Nets Students 1st Prize

Low-cost imaging technology that could improve laser surgery safety has earned two Queen’s University physics graduate students first prize at the 29th Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics poster contest. Paul Webster, the project’s lead author who shared the award with Joe Yu, said “We are happy to get the acceptance from the community.… Keep Reading

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University Researchers Share $16.6 Million to Boost Auto Software Quality

Three Queen’s researchers, along with collaborators at seven other Canadian universities, will share  $16.6 million over the next five years toward research supporting automobile software systems. “Queen’s has one of the strongest software engineering research groups in the country, and we’re delighted to be a part of this national initiative in automotive software systems,” said… Keep Reading

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Hotel Dieu Hospital a Test Bed in Fight Against Hospital Acquired Infection

Medizone International Inc. reported today that they have successfully completed the first phase of AsepticSure beta testing at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston. Under the direction of Dr. Michael E. Shannon, former Director General Laboratory Center for Disease Control at Health Canada, pre-inoculated stainless steel test discs and carpet swatches were placed in selected locations… Keep Reading

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Student Built Green Technology House Ready for Tours

A local student built urban house – equipped with sustainable energy systems and green building technologies last year – is now ready for tours, according to the Limestone District School Board. The home is part of the Building Construction Internship Program in partnership with Braebury Homes Corporation. The project – nicknamed ‘The Harvesting House’ –… Keep Reading

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Student’s Research to Benefit Future Moon Bases

A recent research project on moon dust has won fourth year Queen’s student Michelle Thompson a national undergraduate research award. The prize for her work was announced at the Rising Stars of Research conference at the University of British Columbia. Building upon information compiled from research during a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) internship… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Receives $1.6 million for Breast Cancer Research

Queen’s University Pathology and Molecular Medicine Department’s Dr. Peter Greer has received $1.6 million for two research projects to develop new treatments for slowing tumour growth in breast cancer. Dr. Greer stated in a University release that they have worked on those projects for several years and were delighted that both grants were renewed in… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Researchers Receive Accelerated Funding

The Federal Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) program has announced that five Queen’s researchers are each receiving $120,000 over three years to quicken the pace of progress and maximize the impact of their work. Chemistry Department Professor Cathleen Crudden is researching organic synthesis and materials chemistry via catalytic organoborane chemistry. Michael Cunningham of Chemical Engineering will… Keep Reading

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