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Botswana Government Sponsors 10 Students to Attend Queen’s University

The Botswana government has sent 10 engineering and mining students to study in the Queen’s Engineering and Applied Science faculty, and as part of their orientation they were treated to a kayaking trip in the area. According to Ana Popovic, Program Associate in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and certified kayaking instructor, most… Keep Reading

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Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for Queen’s Academic Writing Team

Principal Daniel Woolf has announced that two town hall meetings will be held at Queen’s to discuss the Academic Writing Team. The meetings will serve as a place to talk about the report of ‘Imagining the Future: Towards an Academic Plan for Queen’s University’. Commenting on the report itself, the principal said “The report is… Keep Reading

Student’s Research to Benefit Future Moon Bases

A recent research project on moon dust has won fourth year Queen’s student Michelle Thompson a national undergraduate research award. The prize for her work was announced at the Rising Stars of Research conference at the University of British Columbia. Building upon information compiled from research during a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) internship… Keep Reading

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Local HS Students Recognized for Creative Writing

Three aspiring student writers will be recognized for their creative musings at the 2nd Annual Kingston Writers Festival. Close to two-hundred area youth submitted their writing to the Youth Project writing contest: You Think You can Write and all three finalists are Limestone students. Congratulations to: First Place Winner: Rylee Raeburn-Gibson, Frontenac Secondary School Two… Keep Reading

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Six LDSB Schools Receive HEAL Award

Congratulations to students and staff at Clarendon Central/Sharbot Lake Public Schools, Central Public School, Loughborough Public School, Frontenac Secondary School, KCVI and Sydenham High School on receiving the LDSB HEAL (Healthy Education and Active Living) Award. The HEAL Award recognizes schools who are working hard to create learning environments that promote health and wellness alongside… Keep Reading

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Kingston Firefighters to Honour Victims of 9/11 Attack

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack that leveled the World Trade Centre in New York with a moment of silence. Station #4 (at 271 Brock St.) and Station #7 (at 905 Woodbine Rd.) will observe a minute of silence on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9:59… Keep Reading

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University Offering Treatment, Counselling for Mental Health Issues

Studies have indicated that 25% of people aged between 15 and 24 years of age suffer from mental health conditions. At Queen’s University, students who have been diagnosed with mental health issues currently make up the fastest growing group of students with disabilities. The university offers a wide variety of treatment and counselling services for… Keep Reading

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Winners Announced for Kingston Blooms Awards

The winners of this year’s Kingston Blooms individual gardens awards were announced last night during a celebration at the Senior Staff Mess at RMC. This year, gardens were judged on a point system instead of the Bloom rating used in previous years. “It is always such a pleasure for our judges to visit Kingston’s loveliest… Keep Reading

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Construction Crews Celebrate Queen’s Medical School Milestone

With the placing of the building’s roof in place, construction of Queen’s new School of Medicine has finally passed another milestone. Construction crew celebrated with a traditional “topping off party” to mark the pouring of concrete roof slab on the new structure. The first two levels of the structure have already been roughed in, with… Keep Reading

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