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Vendor Announced for University’s Solar Panel Project

The process for installing more solar panels (PVs) on campus is moving ahead with the selection of a preferred vendor. “Based on the strong proposals that we received, we are hopeful that solar investment is a viable option given the environmental and financial considerations,” says Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis. The Campus and Planning… Keep Reading


Former CBC VP Joins Queen’s School of Policy Studies

Former Senior Vice-President with CBC/Radio-Canada, George Smith, has been named a Fellow in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. His focus will be towards industrial relations and contributing to the school’s research, graduate degree programs, and professional outreach programs. Mr. Smith, who graduated from Queen’s in 1973 with a Bachelor of Commerce, said… Keep Reading


United Way Campaign Reaches Its Goal

The Queen’s United Way campaign has surpassed its $315,000 fundraising goal, and pledges are still coming in. Faculty, staff, retirees and students have donated more than $320,000 to date. “I am thrilled and humbled by the generosity of the Queen’s community coming together to help those less fortunate,” says faculty co-chair Nick Graham. “So many… Keep Reading


Fire Prevention Safety Tips for the Holidays

Kingston Fire & Rescue offers the following fire safety guidelines for a fire safe holiday season. While many seasonal risks increase during cold weather, most fires can be prevented. * In the last week in Ontario, cooking related fires claimed the lives of three persons and seriously injured two more. For the entire month of… Keep Reading


Kingston East Landfill Permanently Closes Jan. 1

Kingston East Landfill at 3706 4th Concession Rd. will be permanently closed to the public effective January 1, 2011. The last date the public can bring waste to this site will be December 31, 2010. Kingston East Landfill has been in operation since the 1980s. The public drop-off trench will reach its capacity by December… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne Christmas Shopping in Kingston

This weekend, Avril Lavigne brought her boyfriend Brody Jenner to Kingston for some last minute Christmas shopping. The Napanee-raised star was photographed shopping at two strip malls in what was described as “a bed and bath store and a hobby shop” – which sounds like the area around the Riocan Centre on Gardiners Road in… Keep Reading


University Commissions Writing of Third Volume of History

Queen’s University has commissioned the third volume of official history to be published in time for the university’s 175th anniversary in 2016. In making the announcement, Principal Daniel Woolf noted that “while we shouldn’t be fixated on our past, we certainly have a lot to celebrate as one of Canada’s oldest and most respected universities.… Keep Reading

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Cancer Treatment Research Earns Award for Queen’s Student

Finishing alongside students from other major universities – such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton – a student at Queen’s University was the sole Canadian finalist for a prestigious North American computer research award. Laura Bartha, a fourth-year biomedical computing student, said she was thrilled to be chosen as one of six finalists for the 2011… Keep Reading


Christmas Lessons and Carols at St. George’s Cathedral

A Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols will take place at St. George’s Cathedral on Sunday December 19th at 5pm. As well as leading the congregation in singing favourite Christmas carols, the Cathedral Christmas Choir and Children’s Choir will sing music by Bach, Willcocks, Andrew Carter, Richard Lakey, and H.C. Stewart. The Cathedral is at… Keep Reading

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