News from Kingston Ontario


KEDCO Update: Week Ending October 28, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On October 22, City Councillors and KEDCO Board Directors travelled to the Bombardier Transportation’s Kingston facility to participate in a “Lunch and Learn” hosted by Ziad Rizk, Engineering Director & Site Manager. Bombardier Transportation’s Kingston site is home to Bombardier’s worldwide Centre for Competence for Mass Transit… Keep Reading


Virtual World Being Created for Children with Cerebral Palsy

A virtual world that allows children with cerebral palsy (CP) to socialize, exercise and engage in collaborative games from the comfort of their own homes may soon be a reality, thanks to pioneering research by Queen’s University computing experts. “The level of excitement about this project is unlike anything I have ever experienced,” says Nick… Keep Reading


Kingston’s CIMVHR Partners with Rick Hansen

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) is partnering with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) to identify, develop, validate, and accelerate the translation of evidence and best practices to improve health care outcomes for members of the Canadian military and veterans with spinal cord injuries. “This is a wonderful partnership that will… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Top Ranked School by Globe & Mail, Moves Up in Maclean’s

Queen’s University in Kingston has once again taken top spot in the annual Globe and Mail Canadian University Report, with the most ‘A’ grades of any large, medium or small university, including first place for overall student satisfaction. The Globe report ranks Canadian universities on 19 indicators of student experience developed through a student survey,… Keep Reading


Survey: Kingston is a Conductor for Paranormal Activity

This week, a Canadian online travel agency, released the result of a poll asking travelers about their spookiest, scariest travel opinions. In a media release for the survey results, special mention was made of a “particularly knowledgeable respondent” who informed pollsters that the entire city of Kingston, Ontario ‘is built on limestone and is… Keep Reading


Halloween Safety Tips Issued by Kingston Fire & Rescue

Kingston Fire & Rescue offers the following fire prevention tips to keep everyone safe this Halloween… SAFETY AT HOME Never use candles in decorative paper bags. Always keep matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children. Always keep children and pets away from candles. Use battery operated lights or glow sticks in… Keep Reading

Optical Guitar Turns Light into Sound

Fibre-optics research by Queen’s University’s Hans-Peter Loock is being displayed in a new exhibition at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The exhibit demonstrates how fibre optic cabling can be used in both an acoustic and electric guitar to create music from light waves. “Originally, I was looking to create a proof of concept for… Keep Reading


Research Relieves Back Pain Through Spinal Disc Regeneration

A new biomedical technology that can treat back pain immediately has been developed by a multidisciplinary team of Queen’s researchers. “This technology could revolutionize back pain treatment,” says James Hayami, the lead researcher and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering who specializes in biomedical engineering. Currently the best thing that can be… Keep Reading

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