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Queen’s University Celebrates Black History Month

Queen’s University history is full of people who have made a significant impact on their community. Robert Sutherland, Karl Bennett and Alfred Pierce are three such individuals who are being recognized this month as part of the African and Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA)’s Black History Month celebrations. Starting February 3, students, faculty and staff can… Keep Reading

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Meet Hockey Hall of Fame’s Darryl Sittler at Feb Fest

Hockey Hall of Fame member Darryl Sittler has been named Hockey Ambassador at Feb Fest’s seventh annual winter celebration. The former Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, whose record for the most points ever scored in a game – six goals and four assists in 1976 – still stands today, will be available to meet… Keep Reading

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Michele Langlois to Receive “Hall of Cheer” Award at Feb Fest

Michèle Langlois from Downtown Kingston! will be presented with the Phil Quattrocchi “Hall of Cheer” award at Thursday’s Feb Fest Opening Ceremonies. The award was created to honour the memory of Mr. Quattrocchi in 2007. He is remembered by many in the community for his tireless efforts in building a winter festival in Kingston. The… Keep Reading

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City Council Gets New Plan for University-City Relations

A new plan outlining the future direction for university-city relations and setting priorities for moving forward was presented to City Council last night by Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and Gerard Hunt, the City of Kingston’s Chief Administrative Officer. The plan draws on ongoing partnerships between Queen’s, the City and the Kingston Economic Development… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University to Offer Courses Internationally

Queen’s University will offer a range of undergraduate courses in locations around the world during spring and summer terms beginning in 2012 under a new agreement with Blyth Educational Travel. “The Queen’s-Blyth International Studies Program broadens the scope of the university’s international offerings, which already include the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) and numerous exchange… Keep Reading

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Faculty of Education to Host Science Discovery Day

Faculty of Education associate professor Diane Lawrence equates learning about science with learning about the world itself. “Science is really about understanding how the world works,” says Professor Lawrence. “Science is all around us, and it really is fascinating to find out why things are the way they are and discover how those pieces fit… Keep Reading

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Feb Fest in Kingston Will Be a-MAZE-ing

February starts tomorrow and Downtown Kingston! is gearing up for its seventh annual winter celebration, Feb Fest! None other tha Canadian figure skating dance champions Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier will be on hand to help kick off the fun. They will join local skaters as part of the annual Imagination on Ice show which… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Hosting Kingston Health Exposé

The Queen’s chapter of the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) is helping Queen’s and Kingston community members take a step towards a healthier lifestyle. Working in partnership with Health Counselling and Disability Services, the Queen’s CON is hosting the inaugural Kingston Health Exposé today. The exposé offers attendees a variety of ways to jump-start their healthy… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Connects Students with Local Employers

A Queen’s study has found few students live and work in Kingston after graduation because they aren’t aware of potential employers or career opportunities. The findings are detailed in a paper that recently won the Rob Shea Research Award, a national award recognizing significant contributions to the fields of career practice and school-to-work transition. “We… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Profs Create New Physical Activity Guidelines

New physical activity guidelines for children and youth recommend at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily including aerobic and resistance activities like swimming, running, skipping and bike riding. “Being active for at least 60 minutes daily can improve a child’s health, help them do better in school, and make them feel… Keep Reading

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