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Two Queen’s University Alumni sworn in as Superior Court Judges

Kingston, Ontario — Two Queen’s alumni were sworn in on August 9 as judges of the Superior Court of Justice. The appointments of the Honourable Peter B. Annis, Arts’68, Law’71, and the Honourable John A. McMunagle, Law’85, were announced by the federal Minister of Justice in June. Mr. Justice McMunagle has been a sole practitioner… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne’s Ex-Husband Attacked, Hospitalized in Japan

Deryck Whibley, lead singer for the group Sum 41 and former husband of Napanee’s Avril Lavigne, was injured and hospitalized after an assault in a Japanese bar. Whibley was reportedly attacked by three unknown people late Thursday, and based on a Twitter post by the band (“sucker punching sucks bunches”) the initial assault caught the… Keep Reading

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Kingston Prison Farm Supporters: “You Shall Not Pass”

Cattle trucks and police faced a crowd of protesters blocking the Bath Road entrance to Frontenac Institution today, amidst heavy rains and the honking of supporters in passing cars. The protesters were there to prevent Correctional Service Canada from loading trucks with the Institute’s 300 dairy cattle, and transporting them to the Ontario Livestock Exchange… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Study Links Protein to Viral Infections

Queen’s University researchers have discovered an important link in combating inflammatory diseases and viral infections that include HIV. The team determined that a protein secreted by immune system cells increases the inflammatory immunity response. Inflammation can often cause autoimmune diseases to worsen or degrade the immune system’s fight against microbial infection. The IL-27 protein was… Keep Reading

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Eight Queen’s Research Projects Receive Funding

Kingston, Ontario — Eight Queen’s University research projects ranging from reducing carbon dioxide during the car manufacturing process to encouraging Canadians to be more physically active have received funding of up to $140,000 each. The lead researchers and their projects are: John Scott Allingham (Biochemistry) – New treatments for disease caused by certain fungi. Gunnar… Keep Reading

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New Queen’s Employee Magazine Named

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario — onQ is the name of the new employee magazine, scheduled to appear on campus in September. The name was selected from more than 60 suggestions submitted by employees who participated in a naming contest for the new publication during May and June. “We are very pleased with the participation and… Keep Reading

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Female Engineering Students Rising at Queen’s University

After spending the past few years encouraging women to enter engineering, Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has seen the number of female incoming students jump. “I’m pleasantly surprised. I think we are seeing a real trend and not a blip,” says Lynann Clapham, the Faculty’s Associate Dean, Academic. Two years ago, the incoming… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Seeks Parliament Approval to Shrink Board

Kingston, Ontario — Queen’s will seek Parliament’s approval to amend its Charter to reduce the size of its Board of Trustees from 44 to about 25. It’s currently one of the largest university boards in Canada. “We established a governance working group that included a faculty trustee, the past Rector and trustees elected by the… Keep Reading

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