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2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
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Queen’s University to Host Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing

This week, Queen’s University’s School of Computing will host the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing. The first in Canada held under the U.S. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) umbrella, it brings together students, faculty, and professionals from around the province. At Queen’s, about one in four computing students are women, a… Keep Reading

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Voters Take Advantage of Weekend’s Advance Poll

A total of 3421 Kingstonians cast their votes at Saturday’s advance polls. Seventy-eight per cent of those voting for their Mayoral, Council and School Board representatives chose to do so via Accu-vote tabulator while 22 per cent used the electronic Touch Screen voting machines to cast their votes. “We are glad to see citizens making… Keep Reading

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Lake Ontario Park Detailed Design to be Presented to Public

A detailed implementation plan and design for Lake Ontario Park will presented at a a public meeting in Kingston on Monday, November 1st. It will be held in the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, at 59 Yonge Street. The plans can be viewed beginning at 7 p.m. that evening and a meeting and presentation… Keep Reading

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French Services Fair a Hit with Kingston Francophone Community

ACFO Mille-Îles is proud to announce that more than 250 Francophones, Francophiles took part in the 14th edition of the French Services Fair, on Saturday October 16th 2010. “This participation rate is a great representation of the vitality of the Kingston Francophone Community. With the new image of the fair and the family-oriented activities on… Keep Reading

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Teaching Science Classes More Effective with Hands On Activities

According to a Queen’s University study, students taught science classes with hands-on activities do better than students taught with the more current trend towards having them ask questions to learn for themselves. Queen’s PhD education student Shaljan Areepattamannil, who led the study, said “I found the results surprising because they contradict the theoretical evidence that… Keep Reading

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Queen’s U. Celebrates National Waste Reduction Week

Queen’s is launching a waste and recycling awareness campaign and hosting a Recycle My Cell event to recognize National Waste Reduction Week. Three posters placed in public spaces throughout the buildings on campus — each with a different message — encourage campus users to rethink their choices and to make an effort to recycle by… Keep Reading

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French Canadian Association Offers Resume & Interview Workshops

French Conversation Group ACFOMI Immigrant Services will hold beginner French Conversation Groups on November 9th and December 14th, from 10am to 11am.  Come and enjoy this free opportunity to practice and improve your French conversation skills on various topics at our office located at 2795 Princess Street. We recommend that you register in advance by… Keep Reading

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Local Students Try Out Walking to School for a Change

Some of the students at Lancaster Drive Public School will take an unusual bus to school tomorrow. Instead of the traditional yellow-orange four-wheeler most are used to, students will take a ride to school on the walking school bus, a program developed through Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) Canada. Trained students lead other… Keep Reading

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Friday Deadline for Queen’s Faculty Convocation Procession Sign Up

Faculty members at Queen’s University have until Friday, October 15 to book their regalia if they need to do so in order to participate in the academic procession during fall convocation ceremonies. “Faculty participation is a vital part of convocation and we want to make sure they have every opportunity to do so,” says Brent… Keep Reading

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