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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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University’s International Health & Disability Program Receives $1.3 Million

A Queen’s University project aimed at strengthening maternal and child health and disability programs in Bangladesh has been awarded $1.3 million from the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The project will be implemented by the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR). “This funding will enable us… Keep Reading

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City Residents Invited to Discuss John Machin Park Upgrades

The City of Kingston is currently considering improvements to John Machin Sports Fields Park that include: an artificial turf soccer field with sports lighting, a permanent park washroom building, and provisions for a potential future seasonal air-supported dome for indoor sports. 13.5 hectares in size, John Machin Sports Fields Park is located at Innovation Drive… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Chancellor Awarded Vanier Medal

Queen’s Chancellor David Dodge is the recipient of the 2011 Vanier Medal, one of the highest forms of recognition for Canadian public administrators. Dr. Dodge, the former Governor of the Bank of Canada, was honoured for his leadership, skill, and judgment in this position. He received the prestigious medal from Governor General David Johnston at… Keep Reading

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Kingston General Hospital Reports C. Difficile Outbreak

In a news release this week, Kingston General Hospital reported it is dealing with an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) within the hospital. KGH is taking all necessary precautions to manage the outbreak while following Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) guidelines and best practices. The outbreak is being contained through the use… Keep Reading

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TalentEgg Helping Graduates Transition into the Workforce

In 2007, Queen’s University alumna Lauren Friese (Artsci’05) established TalentEgg.ca, an online career resource that is now the number one career website for Generation Y students in Canada. In addition to supporting new graduates in their search for employment or career training opportunities, TalentEgg.ca has a weekly Metro newspaper column called ‘Student Voice’ where students… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Writing Centre Evolves to Meet Student Needs

The Writing Centre at Queen’s University is increasing its focus on its core mandate, providing programs and one-on-one academic writing tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students. For-credit academic writing courses will be offered through the Faculty of Arts and Science. “The university recognizes the enormous impact the Writing Centre can have on student success,” says… Keep Reading

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