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World Health Organization Awards Medizone International’s AsepticSure Technology

Medizone International’s disinfection technology, AsepticSure, has won an esteemed international award for innovation at a competition held at the World Health Organization’s first International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland.  It was one of only three (out of fifty-five entered) research projects in the competition to receive an “Innovation Award of… Keep Reading


“Reptiles at Risk” to Entertain & Inform about Endangered Species

Reptiles are among the most ‘at-risk’ animals in Ontario, but they are getting some help from a traveling exhibit and interactive event called “Reptiles at Risk“. The presentation aims to promote conservation through education and it is making a stop at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum at Grass Creek Park on Thursday, July 14th at 3:45… Keep Reading


JP Cormier to Play Joe’s Mill Charity Concert Workshop

The Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s MILL) has announced a concert/workshop featuring JP Cormier and The Elliot Brothers on Tuesday, July 26th at the Wilson Room, Kingston Public Library (130 Johnson Street). Doors will open at 7 PM with the show starting at 7:30. This is the first of the Joe’s MILL Concert… Keep Reading


Tenth Year for Queen’s University Shad Valley Program

Forty-six of the country’s brightest high school students have arrived at Queen’s to learn about science, business and innovation while discovering what’s distinctive about Kingston. “The Shad Valley program at Queen’s is an outstanding opportunity for high-school students to learn about campus life right when they are starting to make decisions about the future,” says… Keep Reading


Two Queen’s Profs to Receive Order of Canada

Alvaro Morales (pictured left) and John Bradford were recently appointed members of the Order of Canada. Dr. Morales’s research career, spanning more than 40 years, has advanced the field of urology and resulted in improved treatments for cancer and sexual dysfunction. “It is with great pride and humility that I receive my adopted country’s highest… Keep Reading


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


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


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


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


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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