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Transit and Recreation Discounts Available for Low-Income Households

KINGSTON, ON — Starting Friday, Oct. 29, the City will be holding drop-in eligibility sessions for Kingstonians who wish to apply or reapply to the Municipal Fee Assistance program which offers transit discounts and recreation subsidies to residents in low-income households. New last year, the Municipal Fee Assistance Program helps make Kingston Transit and municipal… Keep Reading

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Kingston Elections Updates Available Online Monday Night

KINGSTON, ONT. / Oct. 22, 2010 – Monday’s unofficial municipal election results will be regularly updated on the City’s website at www.cityofkingston.ca/election. UPDATE: View unofficial election results here (Howe Island & Wolfe Island municipal election results) The Election Office will be offering updates on the mayoral, district and school board election results as they are… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Faculty and Students Involved in United Way-Funded Program

David Gordon remembers fondly how the late John Coleman got him to volunteer with the Lunch by George program. “Professor Coleman twisted my arm at church one Sunday six years ago,” says Professor Gordon with a smile. “He was a very difficult man to say no to.” Volunteers including some Queen’s community members established the… Keep Reading

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School Board Recognizes Students, Volunteers for Food Sharing Project

Volunteers of the Food Sharing Project celebrated some exceptional people at the Limestone District School Board meeting October 13, 2010 with the presentation of the annual David Parry Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project. Trustee David Parry was a passionate member of the Food Sharing Board for over 10 years. The… Keep Reading

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Students Inspired to Bring About Social Change

While politicians have made the term “change” one of the biggest political buzzwords of our times, a group of local students are learning how to actually make it happen. This October 27th, a group of Kingston-area students will get some first-hand pointers from those “in the know” as to how to make a difference at… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

University Researchers Share $16.6 Million to Boost Auto Software Quality

Three Queen’s researchers, along with collaborators at seven other Canadian universities, will share  $16.6 million over the next five years toward research supporting automobile software systems. “Queen’s has one of the strongest software engineering research groups in the country, and we’re delighted to be a part of this national initiative in automotive software systems,” said… Keep Reading

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School Council to Hold Presentation to Prevent Bullying

On Thursday, November 4, the Limestone District School Board Council Liaison Committee will hold a presentation entitled “Parents, Schools, and Communities Working Collaboratively to Prevent Bullying”. The presentation – which will take place between 7:00 and 8:30 pm that evening – will feature Dr. Wendy Craig, a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s… Keep Reading

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Symposium to Expose Students to Opportunities in the Arts

‘Art Works’ is symposium designed to expose students in the Limestone District School Board to specialized skills and post secondary opportunities in the Arts.  Secondary students enrolled in the Board’s Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in the Arts and Culture Program will attend the October 28, 2010 symposium at Queen’s University – Faculty of Education.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Complies with Province’s Mandate for Academic Program Approvals

Queen’s proposal to comply with a new province-wide mandate for ensuring high quality of undergraduate and graduate programs will assist the university in maintaining its reputation for excellence. Last January, in anticipation of approval of the province’s Quality Assurance Framework for Ontario universities, Internal Academic Reviews for 2010-2011 were suspended. During the transitional period, the… Keep Reading

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