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Queen’s University Seeks Parliament Approval to Shrink Board

Kingston, Ontario — Queen’s will seek Parliament’s approval to amend its Charter to reduce the size of its Board of Trustees from 44 to about 25. It’s currently one of the largest university boards in Canada. “We established a governance working group that included a faculty trustee, the past Rector and trustees elected by the… Keep Reading

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Level 1 Heat Alert Issued for Kingston Area

KFL&A Public Health is issuing a Level 1 Heat Alert to residents of the KFL&A area with the forecast of hot, humid weather continuing for the next few days. A Level 1 Heat Alert is issued when temperatures or humidex are forecast to be 36°C for two or more consecutive days. Depending on changes to… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Study Reveals Wealth Predicts Cancer Survival

According to a recent Queen’s University study, poorer cancer patients have an increased chance of dying prematurely from the disease than wealthier ones. The University researchers analyzed all cases of breast, colon, rectal, non-small-cell lung, cervical, and laryngeal cancer diagnosed in the province between 2003 and 2007, as reported by the Ontario Cancer Registry. Those… Keep Reading

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Environmental Study Begins 2nd Stage for Kingston’s Third Crossing

City To Study Fish, Wildlife, Soil And Marine Vegetation The second stage of the Environmental Assessment (EA) Study of the proposed Third Crossing over the Cataraqui River is moving into high gear this month. Starting in August, the City will begin carrying out a series of fieldwork investigations in the John Counter Boulevard and Gore… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Submits Five Key Capital Project Proposals

Kingston, Ontario — In response to a recent request by the Ontario Government, Queen’s has submitted proposals for five key capital projects that would further the university’s academic mission to maintain excellence in teaching and research. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ (MTCU) has called for proposals from postsecondary institutions through its Major Capital… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Students Win Silver in Safe Design Competition

A team of chemical engineering undergrads recently won silver in a Canada-wide safe design competition. Jeremy Langburt, Wilson McKinnon, Kevin Smiley and Jesse Williams-Kovacs received $1,500 for their detailed analysis of process hazards and risk mitigation measures associated with the design of a bio diesel production facility. “Winning the second-place award and $1,500, although secondary… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Reunion to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Basketball

Queen’s Women’s Basketball celebrates 100 years this fall. Past players,referees, coaches and fans are all invited back to campus September 18-19 for the centenary reunion. The event includes an exhibition game against McGill, an “alumni vs. alumni” game, and a banquet dinner. Here’s a look back at the team’s beginnings.The December 1, 1910 issue of… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Seeking Hosts for Arriving International Students

For two decades, the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) has been running a volunteer host program that makes the transition a little easier for many international students. The Centre is again seeking volunteer hosts for these students when they arrive in Kingston this fall. “It’s quite an important moment, arriving to Kingston and on campus,”… Keep Reading

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Kingston August Civic Holiday Closures and Transit Services

Municipal Offices Closed, Transit To Run On Sunday Service The civic holiday, Aug. 2, will create some schedule changes to municipal services: Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including social services, provincial offences and Utilities Kingston are closed. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell or a water main break, call… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Imaging and Technical Services Acquires Research Microscope

Jeff Mewburn can’t hide his excitement when he introduces Imaging and Technical Services’ newest piece of equipment. “The WaveFX spinning disk confocal microscope is probably the most versatile microscope platform designed for research,” says Mr. Mewburn, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute imaging specialist. “It’s quite an incredible instrument.” Imaging and Technical Services, located within the Queen’s… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Academic Writing Team Gathers Feedback for University’s Future

More than 60 faculty, staff and students offered their input on the future directions of Queen’s at a town hall meeting July 12. The academic writing team, which is gathering feedback and identifying themes as part of the academic planning process, listened to comments on a variety of issues including teaching, interdisciplinarity, virtualization and finances.… Keep Reading

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