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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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Don Cherry Fan Gets His Job Back

An Oshawa teenager, who lost his job at Oshawa’s General Motors Centre over a year ago, now has his summer job back with Rogers TV. Eighteen year old Billy Steele is once again working as a volunteer cameraman at the Centre, following his settlement with the arena’s operator which was arbitrated by the Ontario Human… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Students Meet with Prince Andrew

Three Queen’s students didn’t expect Facebook to be the first topic of conversation when they recently sat down for tea with the Duke of York at Buckingham Palace. “He made a joke about how the Palace had screened our Facebook profiles prior to our visit,” says fourth-year economics student David Schefter, who enjoyed a 75-minute… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Joins International Collaboration to Improve Indigenous Health

Queen’s is taking part in a new major international initiative aimed at improving chronic disease care for Indigenous patients. Michael Green of the Department of Family Medicine is one of the researchers who will investigate similarities among the health issues of Indigenous peoples in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Diabetes and its prevalence in Indigenous… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Employees Meet to Discuss New HR Admin System

Over 100 Queen’s employees eager to learn about the Human Resources (HR) transition from a main frame to a web-based administration system this coming December recently attended a first town hall meeting on the change. A collaborative presentation from Human Resources and the project team outlined the major differences for system users and what they… Keep Reading

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“Flashpoint” a Cross Border Hit for Kingston-Born Hugh Dillon

This summer has proven to be a big success for Canadian cop shows airing on U.S. television networks, and CTV’s Flashpoint has continued its record of garnering very good ratings for CBS on Friday nights. One of the show’s most prominent characters is Head SRU (Strategic Response Unit) sniper Ed Lane, portrayed by Kingston-born actor… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Receives $1.6 million for Breast Cancer Research

Queen’s University Pathology and Molecular Medicine Department’s Dr. Peter Greer has received $1.6 million for two research projects to develop new treatments for slowing tumour growth in breast cancer. Dr. Greer stated in a University release that they have worked on those projects for several years and were delighted that both grants were renewed in… Keep Reading

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Former Whig Publisher Named Executive in Billion Dollar Media Group

Earlier this month, the new Canadian newspaper group – Postmedia Network Inc. – became Canada’s largest publisher of paid English language newspapers after closing a billion-dollar acquisition of Canwest newspapers. The acquisition includes the National Post and 10 other major dailies, as well as more than 20 additional community papers. Postmedia Network Inc. last week… Keep Reading

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