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Symposium to Expose Students to Opportunities in the Arts

‘Art Works’ is symposium designed to expose students in the Limestone District School Board to specialized skills and post secondary opportunities in the Arts.  Secondary students enrolled in the Board’s Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in the Arts and Culture Program will attend the October 28, 2010 symposium at Queen’s University – Faculty of Education.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Complies with Province’s Mandate for Academic Program Approvals

Queen’s proposal to comply with a new province-wide mandate for ensuring high quality of undergraduate and graduate programs will assist the university in maintaining its reputation for excellence. Last January, in anticipation of approval of the province’s Quality Assurance Framework for Ontario universities, Internal Academic Reviews for 2010-2011 were suspended. During the transitional period, the… Keep Reading

Hotel Dieu Hospital a Test Bed in Fight Against Hospital Acquired Infection

Medizone International Inc. reported today that they have successfully completed the first phase of AsepticSure beta testing at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston. Under the direction of Dr. Michael E. Shannon, former Director General Laboratory Center for Disease Control at Health Canada, pre-inoculated stainless steel test discs and carpet swatches were placed in selected locations… Keep Reading

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Limestone District Students Show Progress in Provincial Results

Limestone students continue to improve their reading, writing, and mathematics skills according to provincial test scores released today. The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released its annual provincial results today for the 2010 Primary (Grade 3) and Junior (Grade 6) Assessments, as well as for the Grade 9 Assessments of Mathematics. “I am very… Keep Reading

2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
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Queen’s University to Host Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing

This week, Queen’s University’s School of Computing will host the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing. The first in Canada held under the U.S. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) umbrella, it brings together students, faculty, and professionals from around the province. At Queen’s, about one in four computing students are women, a… Keep Reading

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Voters Take Advantage of Weekend’s Advance Poll

A total of 3421 Kingstonians cast their votes at Saturday’s advance polls. Seventy-eight per cent of those voting for their Mayoral, Council and School Board representatives chose to do so via Accu-vote tabulator while 22 per cent used the electronic Touch Screen voting machines to cast their votes. “We are glad to see citizens making… Keep Reading

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Lake Ontario Park Detailed Design to be Presented to Public

A detailed implementation plan and design for Lake Ontario Park will presented at a a public meeting in Kingston on Monday, November 1st. It will be held in the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, at 59 Yonge Street. The plans can be viewed beginning at 7 p.m. that evening and a meeting and presentation… Keep Reading

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French Services Fair a Hit with Kingston Francophone Community

ACFO Mille-Îles is proud to announce that more than 250 Francophones, Francophiles took part in the 14th edition of the French Services Fair, on Saturday October 16th 2010. “This participation rate is a great representation of the vitality of the Kingston Francophone Community. With the new image of the fair and the family-oriented activities on… Keep Reading

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Teaching Science Classes More Effective with Hands On Activities

According to a Queen’s University study, students taught science classes with hands-on activities do better than students taught with the more current trend towards having them ask questions to learn for themselves. Queen’s PhD education student Shaljan Areepattamannil, who led the study, said “I found the results surprising because they contradict the theoretical evidence that… Keep Reading

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