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Students Win National Health Care Challenge

Queen’s students recently earned top prize at the first annual National Health Care Team Challenge (HCTC). “The students used their knowledge and ability to work collaboratively toward a client-centered approach,” says Jane Johnston (School of Nursing), who acted as their faculty mentor. “Their success also validates the work of the Office of Interprofessional Education and… Keep Reading


Queen’s Celebrates 70 years of the Science ’44 Co-op

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Science ’44 Co-op. Started by 12 science students in 1941, the Co-op has grown into a vibrant community that now includes 21 houses and 172 students. “The core values of the organization are ones of contribution and cooperation,” says Melanie Fortune, a fourth-year environmental life sciences student… Keep Reading


Global Fusion 2.0 to Celebrate Cultural Diversity in Kingston

After the great success of 2009’s Global Fusion event, Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI) students will be hosting Global Fusion 2.0 this April. The multi-media performance will be open to students, staff and community members on Thursday, April 14 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 p.m. in LCVI at 153 Van Order Drive in Kingston… Keep Reading


Cancer Researchers Recognized by American Association of Cancer Research

Queen’s University’s Jamaica Cass and Mulu Geletu will receive Minority Scholar Awards at the 2011 American Association of Cancer Research conference (AACR), the largest cancer conference in the world. Ms Cass, a PhD candidate, will present a poster at the conference on tissue microarrays—multiple tissue samples that are mounted together on the same microscope slide… Keep Reading


Kingston’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility Opens

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) will open for the season this Saturday, April 2. The facility, at 196 Lappan’s Lane, will be open April through November season 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday. Residents may also wish to… Keep Reading


University Adding Two New Sports Fields

Queen’s students, varsity athletes and recreation program participants will benefit from two new artificial fields to be created over the next year and a half. The two fields, one to be installed at West Campus and the other one planned for main campus at Kingston Field, will bring the total number of artificial turf fields… Keep Reading


Students to Celebrate Science Fair 40th Anniversary

Students will have an opportunity to show off their technical wizardry and scientific know-how early next month when the 2011 Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Science Fair (FLASF) celebrates its 40th anniversary, April 7 and 8. FLASF is a non-profit organization that aims to promote creativity, ingenuity and an inquiry-based approach to learning among local youth.… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending March 25, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO is pleased to be hosting the workshop Enhancing Your Competitiveness: Learn to Effectively Recruit and Integrate International Workers on April 7 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge, 7 Earl Street. The workshop, hosted in partnership with HRSDC, The Alliance of Sector Councils, and… Keep Reading


City Urges Public to Participate in Earth Hour

The City is urging residents, businesses and workers to plan to participate in Earth Hour this Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. During Earth Hour, the City of Kingston – along with participants worldwide – will reduce or, where possible, eliminate energy-usage to acknowledge humanity’s impact on climate change. Help show Kingston’s… Keep Reading


Kingston’s Invista Centre Received LEED Gold Certification

The INVISTA Centre aimed for silver, but got the gold – the building has received LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification, one level higher than expected. “We are proud that the attention we put in to making the INVISTA Centre a truly sustainable facility have been recognized with this Gold Certification by… Keep Reading

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