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Queen’s University Students Join Team Ontario for Solar Decathlon

A team comprised of students from three Ontario institutions including Queen’s, is one of only 20 collegiate teams to earn a place in the US Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition. Team Ontario is a partnership among Algonquin College, Carleton University, and Queen’s University and will bring students from a variety of disciplines together… Keep Reading

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Drama Professor’s New Play Influenced by University Life

John Lazarus credits students in his Introductory Playwriting course for helping inform the debut production of his play The Grandkid. “I have enjoyed balancing my roles of teaching students and working with the professional actors during rehearsals. An exciting exchange of ideas takes place both in the classroom and the rehearsal space,” says Mr. Lazarus,… Keep Reading

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Kingston Companies Chosen for Windstream Energy’s Wind Power Project

Windstream Energy has announced its decision to invest in Kingston, home to Ontario’s first contracted offshore wind power project. At a press conference on Friday organized by the Lake Ontario Offshore Network (LOON), Windstream announced preliminary agreements with Anchor Concrete Products Ltd., George A. Wright & Son Ltd. and M. Sullivan & Son Ltd. for… Keep Reading

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2012 Phil Quattrocchi “Hall of Cheer Award” Recipient Named

Venicio Rebelo (Vinny), General Manager of the Ambassador Conference Resort and VP Sales and Marketing of the Four Points by Sheraton, will be presented the annual Phil Quattrocchi “Hall of Cheer” Award on Friday, February 3rd, 5pm at Market Square. The award was created to honour the memory of Mr. Quattrocchi in 2007. He is… Keep Reading

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Study: Acid Damaged Lakes May Take Decades to Recover

The ecological recovery of lakes damaged by industrial emissions could take decades longer than originally expected, even when acidity levels in many lakes have already returned to normal, according to a Queen’s study. “Since emissions reductions started coming into effect, ecologists have been studying lakes looking for signs of recovery, and they anticipated finding these… Keep Reading

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University’s Tradition Now a National Campaign for Global Literacy

The spring exam period is four months away, but two first-year students have already set up camp in Stauffer Library at Queen’s University. They will spend seven days and nights in the library to increase awareness and financial support for global access to literacy. “Volunteering with a program like Live-in For Literacy really enriches your… Keep Reading

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Study: Religion Helps People Gain Self-Control

Thinking about religion gives people more self-control on later, unrelated tasks; according to results from a series of recent Queen’s University study. “After unscrambling sentences containing religiously oriented words, participants in our studies exercised significantly more self-control,” says psychology graduate student and lead researcher on the study, Kevin Rounding. Study participants were given a sentence… Keep Reading

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Public Invited to Vote on Naming New School in Kingston East

The Transitions Advisory Group (TAG) requested community input for potential names for the Limestone District School Board’s new school in Kingston East as part of Phase I of the school naming process. TAG received 128 submissions from students, parents, staff and community members. Some entries were similar and some were unique. TAG has narrowed the… Keep Reading

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