News from Kingston Ontario

First Glasses-Free 3D Notebook Introduced

This week, Toshiba introduced the industry’s first glasses-free 3D notebook computer, available for purchase in North America beginning next week. The Toshiba Qosmio F755 features an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDA GeForce 540M graphics, Harmon Kardon speakers, and a Blu-ray drive. It can display content in both 2D & 3D modes and in cooperation with… Keep Reading


Song-Sharing Birds Really Are “Chirping” Each Other

While singing the same songs as your neighbours may sound harmonious, research conducted at Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) suggests that song-sharing amongst song sparrow populations is actually an aggressive behavior, akin to flinging insults back and forth. “It’s been hypothesized that repertoire size and song complexity is about the singer’s ability to advertise their… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Student a Finalist to Dine with Warren Buffett

To celebrate Business Wire’s 50th Anniversary, college students were invited to submit short videos that answered the question “What is the Future of Public Relations and Communications?”. This week, Business Wire – a Berkshire Hathaway company that is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure – announced the competition’s ten finalists, which… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Students Awarded Vanier Scholarships

Three Queen’s doctoral students have received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships from the Government of Canada. Dianna Lanteigne, Krystle Maki and Andreas Reichelt will each receive $50,000 annually for up to three years. Ms Lanteigne recently completed her masters in psychology at Queen’s under the supervision of professor Tom Hollenstein and will continue to work with… Keep Reading


United Way and City Streamline Grant Applications Process

The United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) and the City have streamlined their application process to make it easier for organizations seeking grants from these organizations. The former United Way Community Fund and the former municipal Healthy Community Fund now have a single application process through the new Community Investment Fund. The… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Hepatitis C Vaccine to Begin Human Trials Next Year

Scientists in Europe have reported successfully testing a vaccine for hepatitis C in animals. There is currently no vaccine for hepatitis C (HCV), a contagious virus that can cause liver failure and cancer which is spread through contaminated blood. The ailment affects between 130 and 170 million people worldwide and kills 350,000 people each year,… Keep Reading

Ontario Liberals Create 50 Solar Jobs in Kingston

The Ontario Liberal Party is funding Centennial Global Technology to grow its Kingston solar manufacturing business and creating 50 new jobs in Kingston.  This is in addition to the 10 new jobs created earlier this year by Centennial Global Technology, which announced its expansion into Kingston in late 2010. This provincial government support will enable… Keep Reading


Queen’s University CUPE Strike Averted

Queen’s University and employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have successfully concluded their contract talks. CUPE collectively represents approximately 430 university staff who are technicians (Local 254), library technicians (Local 1302) and a number of employees in Physical Plant Services, Residence Operations and Athletics & Recreation (Local 229). “These tentative agreements… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 5, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development and Elizabeth Allen, Project Manager – Labour Market Development continue to meet with representatives from Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO), Kingston General Hospital and Queen’s University to learn more about the recruitment and retention efforts for medical specialists in Kingston.… Keep Reading


Kingston Poker Run Begins This Weekend

“Downtown Kingston!”, Poker Runs America, and Power Boating Canada, are pleased to announce that the renowned 1000 Islands Poker Run will return to Kingston, Ontario August 5 & 6 , 2011. This spectacular event attracts over 70 of North America’s premier high performance enthusiasts and their exotic boats to experience the fabulous waters of the… Keep Reading

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