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Engineering Professor Receives Queen’s University Teaching Award

Teaching has always been a vital component of academics for Brian Frank, this year’s recipient of the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award. An associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Frank has been at Queen’s since 1993, completing his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees here. “When I started my PhD,… Keep Reading

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PARTEQ Angel Network to Boost Kingston Technology Companies

PARTEQ Innovations at Queen’s University is launching a novel opportunity to boost economic development in Kingston. The PARTEQ Angel Network aims to build and sustain Kingston companies developed out of breakthrough university research by linking a critical mass of angel investors, including local entrepreneurs and Queen’s alumni, and a pooled investment fund, with promising early… Keep Reading

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Kingston Doctor to Lead Hospital Wait Time Alliance

Christopher Simpson has been elected as the incoming chair of the Wait Time Alliance (WTA), a federation of 14 medical and surgical specialty societies whose members are concerned about delayed access to care for their patients. The WTA issued a new report this month warning that timely access to specialized health care in Canada is… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Preparing Site for New Performing Arts Centre

With all the fencing up and external services being installed, Queen’s University’s Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is now a full construction site. “Our current focus is on site preparation and the provision of external services such as sewer lines,” says Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities) Ann Browne. “The architectural drawings are 80 per cent… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending June 30, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Minister John Gerretsen, MPP Kingston & The Islands announced on June 29 that Bombardier Transportation was the successful recipient of $750,000 Eastern Ontario Development Fund support towards their initiatives in design of new state-of-the-art monorail and energy-efficient transit technologies at the Millhaven facility. To expand on its… Keep Reading

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Dan Aykroyd Chosen Grand Marshall of Honda Indy Toronto

Actor Dan Aykroyd has been chosen to serve as grand marshal for the Honda Indy Toronto race on July 10. Aykroyd – who has a summer home just outside Kingston, and was spotted recently in the city’s west end – will oversee the event during its 25th anniversary of racing in the streets of Toronto.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Community Donates $1 Million to University Initiatives

Over 700 faculty, staff and retirees donated approximately $1 million to various areas of the university over the last year. “That money will go a long way to support the outstanding work that happens at Queen’s. Members of the Queen’s family have sent a clear message that they support our university,” says outgoing Campus Community… Keep Reading

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Music in the Gardens to Begin Next Week

The City’s Music in the Gardens free concert series kicks off at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, July 6 with The Royale LP-sponsored performance by Geoff Hinch Boogie & Blues. Bring your lawn chair to the free concerts held 7 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday (weather-permitting) through August 31 at Lion Civic Gardens located next to… Keep Reading

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Kingston Canada Day Celebration Events Announced

UPDATE: To see 2015 Canada Day events click here. Kingston’s Canada Day celebrations are scheduled for Confederation Park and Grass Creek Park.  These events include: Red & White People Parade: Anyone wearing Canadian red and white is welcome to join this parade which departs from the Metro parking lot (at Barrie and Princess Streets) at 11:30 a.m.… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending June 24, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On June 23 Minister Gerretsen announced that the Province of Ontario, through support from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) is helping MetalCraft Marine Inc. double its production capacity and create 20 new jobs. The province is providing a $417,409 EODF grant as part of the company’s… Keep Reading

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