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New Diplomatic Appointments for Queen’s Alum

A number of Queen’s alumni received new diplomatic appointments in August and September. James Lambert, Artsci’79, became the new Ambassador to the Netherlands, with concurrent accreditation as Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Paula Caldwell-St.Onge, Artsci’87, became Consul General in Dallas, TX. Previously, she was minister-counsellor and senior trade commissioner… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

International Conference on Renewable Energy Hosted at Queen’s

Global experts in the fields of renewable energy and energy and environmental policy were at Queen’s University this weekend for the first official workshop of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Scholars from seven prestigious post-secondary institutions presented new research in energy and energy policy, and explored opportunities for future collaboration with other participants. Institutions… Keep Reading

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Local Young Entrepreneurs Compete for $500,000 in Prizes

A business plan competition that will reward several budding entrepreneurs with nearly a half million dollars in business loans is being launched by Queen’s School of Business (QSB) and the Prince Edward/Lennox and Addington Community Futures Development Corporation (PELA CFDC). “The business plan competition is a great opportunity for students who might have an idea… Keep Reading

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Family Medicine Professor Receives Prestigious International Award

Ruth Wilson, a former College of Family Physicians of Canada president, was awarded the Wonca 5-Star Doctor Award. This is the top global recognition for doctors who are a part of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (Wonca). It is only awarded to practitioners who have made… Keep Reading

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Climate Change Experts, Skeptic to Debate Global Warming

Some of the country’s leading experts on climate change and one of Canada’s highest-profile climate change skeptics are set to take part in a debate about the science behind climate change and how Canada should respond. The resolution to be debated is two-fold: that without deep reductions, humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases will very likely… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Introduces Five New Scholarships for International Doctoral Students

Queen’s will have five new scholarships for international doctoral students annually beginning 2011-12 under a new provincial government program. “These awards will position the university to recruit competitively for top notch international students at the doctoral level,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “Building stronger international relationships is key to our strength as a university and our… Keep Reading

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Entertainment

New Art Released of Dan Aykroyd in “Dorothy of Oz”

The people from “Dorothy of Oz”, to be released as a CG animated film in 2012, have released a new a collection of images from the feature which follows Dorothy Gale as she returns to the land of Oz to help her friends. Voicing the Scarecrow character is Oscar nominated actor – and Kingston area… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Low Cost Laser Surgery System Nets Students 1st Prize

Low-cost imaging technology that could improve laser surgery safety has earned two Queen’s University physics graduate students first prize at the 29th Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics poster contest. Paul Webster, the project’s lead author who shared the award with Joe Yu, said “We are happy to get the acceptance from the community.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Model Parliament Rants to Rick Mercer

In a recently posted video on Youtube, the Queen’s University Model Parliament calls on Canadian comedian and political pundit Rick Mercer to attend their upcoming meet in Ottawa. In the video, members of the QMP sent a message to Mercer to cover this year’s event for his CBC show, with the goal of disproving perception… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Receives $1.5 Million to Study Mobility Loss in Seniors

Researchers at Queen’s University have received $1.5 million in funding to lead an international study to explore individual and community factors that hinder seniors from maintaining physically activity. Susan Phillips, co-author of the study and faculty at Family Medicine, expressed excitement at receiving the funding. She further stated, “We are especially trying to understand how… Keep Reading

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