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University’s New West Campus Sports Field Opens

Athletes took to the new artificial turf field at west campus for the first time last week. The Queen’s women’s rugby team won the inaugural game on the field Saturday afternoon, edging the Brock Badgers 15-14. “The field is beautiful,” says team member Devon Stride, a second-year Kinesiology student. “The artificial surface will help us… Keep Reading


City Seeks Votes for Favourite Livable City Design

Nominations have been gathered for the 2011 Livable City Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in building project design, and now it’s time for Kingstonians to vote for their favourite to win the People’s Choice Award. To vote, go to and review the list of nominated design projects and then choose your favourite through the… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Hosting Nobel Prize Winning Author

One of the world’s greatest and most reclusive writers is coming to Queen’s University to take part in an international writers’ workshop. What makes the appearance of the South African-born writer J.M. Coetzee, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, truly special is he rarely makes public appearances. English professor Rosemary Jolly says it’s… Keep Reading


New Fellowships to Help Queen’s University Attract Young Researchers

Frances Bonier (Biology) and Alex Schwartz (Political Studies) are among the first recipients of the Government of Canada’s Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. Dr. Bonier has been affiliated with Queen’s for several years as an adjunct assistant professor. “The Banting Fellowship offers me a great opportunity to extend my research at Queen’s and advance my academic career,”… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Offering Software Company Startup Course

Students who want to follow in the footsteps of Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates can now take a course to support that dream. “Undergraduate students—in all disciplines—can build profitable companies. However, university support has historically focused on business students. Software Startups, a new course offered by the School of Computing, was created in recognition of… Keep Reading


Queen’s Law Faculty Welcomes University Students from India

Four student from India recently arrived on the Queen’s University campus as part of a successful exchange agreement with Jindal Global Law School in Delhi. In a release by the University, Vivek Yavagal – who is enrolled in the LLB. program at Jindal – said he was keen to get international experience and attracted to… Keep Reading


Kingston Featured in Sustainable Energy Commercials

This week, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is releasing two television ads that profile the benefits of an Ontario-made green energy economy. The TV advertisements (one embedded below) will run from September 16th until October 4th and were shot on location in Kingston and the surrounding area, including Seeley’s Bay and Tweed. The ads… Keep Reading


Limestone District School Board 2011 HEAL Awards Announced

The Limestone District School Board is congratulating students and staff at Perth Road, Frontenac, Centennial, H.H. Langford, Sandhurst, Lancaster Drive Public Schools, Module Vanier, Sharbot Lake High School, and North Addington Education Centre for receiving this year’s HEAL (Healthy Education and Active Living) Award. The HEAL Award honors schools that have worked hard to make… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Researchers to Study Arctic Sustainability

Three Queen’s researchers are to play an integral role in a leading-edge $4-million Arctic research project, Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition (ADAPT). Their research helps generate sustainable development and adaptation strategies for the North. “This is a very exciting and important announcement,” says Scott Lamoureux (pictured), a professor in the Department of… Keep Reading

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