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Climate Change Information Service for Journalists Announced

According to Queen’s University geography professor Harry McCaughey, about 700 scientists around the globe have joined an email service that provides scientific answers to reporters’ climate change questions. The goal for these scientists is to get out the message that climate change is real and governments need to be doing more to combat it. “We… Keep Reading

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City Promotes Use of Recyclable Gift Wrap

The City is encouraging citizens to prefer re-usable or recyclable gift wrap and gifts that come with less packaging. “Don’t buy garbage when you buy your gifts. Buy gifts with less packaging. Less packaging means less garbage,” says John Giles, Manager of Solid Waste. “Certain kinds of packaging are recyclable, such as boxboard, plain paper… Keep Reading

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Springer Market Square Rink Opens

The rink at Springer Market Square officially opened Saturday night, just in time for skaters to enjoy a turn or two around the rink while gathering for the Jingle Bell Walk. The rink will be open daily (weather permitting) from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  A warming/change area, complete with lockers (bring your own lock)… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Entrepreneurs Compete for $25,000 Scholarships

Eight entrepreneurial students from Queen’s University have been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to compete for a spot in The Next 36, a program aimed at helping launch the careers of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates. Members of The Next 36 will each receive a scholarship for the year-long program… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Student Dies, One Injured After Fall

A first-year student has died and another student remains in hospital after falling through a library skylight last night at Duncan McArthur Hall on west campus. 19 year old Habib Khan of Saudi Arabia was pronounced dead in hospital. He was in residence at Brockington House. 18 year old Stephen Nagy of Mississauga is in… Keep Reading

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Biofuel Research Company Celebrated by Minister of State

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) was in Kingston today to celebrate progress underway on an innovative project at Transformix Engineering that has created local jobs and is helping the company diversify its business. “Our investment is helping Transformix Engineering develop new technologies… Keep Reading

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Military and Veterans Medical Research Initiative by Queen’s & RMC

An innovative national network of researchers from universities across Canada has been launched to advance military and Veteran health research targeted towards the unique health needs of military personnel, Veterans and their families. An initiative led jointly by Kingston’s Royal Military College and Queen’s University, along with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health… Keep Reading

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Honours Queen’s Rugby Team

The  Gaels men’s rugby team, one of several Queen’s University groups raising money for breast cancer research, was recently recognized by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. “The honour feels fantastic,” says rugby team captain David Slattery. “We have been participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure for the last 11 years, and it’s something… Keep Reading

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