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Biology Professor Wins Nature Award for Mentoring

Renowned biologist John Smol has received the 2010 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science. The award recognizes the commitment and dedication Dr. Smol has shown to mentoring his students. “I am honoured and thrilled to receive this award,” says Dr. Smol. “It is especially precious to me as it was driven by my former students… Keep Reading

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University Holocaust Exhibit Raises Awareness, Helps Fight Anti-Semitism

A walk-through exhibit currently on display in the lower level of the JDUC is designed to educate people about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and the reasons it’s important to remember that time in history. The exhibit is just one part of Holocaust Education Week at Queen’s. “The purpose of Holocaust Education Week is to show respect… Keep Reading

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Education Librarian Receives Inaugural Liz Fox Award

Brenda Reed is the inaugural recipient of the Liz Fox Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes the qualities for which Ms Fox was so widely admired: dedication to service, wisdom, kindness, and respect for others. “My Queen’s library colleagues will know that it is difficult to express just how deeply I am honoured to be… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Remains in Top 5 in Maclean’s Rankings

Queen’s continues to rank among the top five medical doctoral universities in the country according to Maclean’s magazine’s 2010 rankings. This latest scorecard follows last month’s Globe and Mail’s University Report. The Globe report is a student experience-focused ranking in which Queen’s scores more “A”s than any other large, medium and small university, and is one… Keep Reading

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Kingston Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility Closing

The Household Hazardous Waste facility will close for this year’s season, with its final Thursday operation on November 25 and  the last Saturday on November 27 at 196 Lappan’s Lane. Kingston residents can drop off household hazardous materials there between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays… Keep Reading

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HR PeopleSoft Launch Delayed at Queen’s University

The new HR PeopleSoft administration system will come online in 2011 rather than the end of this year as anticipated. Detailed readiness assessments completed recently looked at testing, training, knowledge transfer, support and production requirements. They also considered the demands placed on staff time by other important priorities at the university. “The QUASR team is… Keep Reading

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New Diplomatic Appointments for Queen’s Alum

A number of Queen’s alumni received new diplomatic appointments in August and September. James Lambert, Artsci’79, became the new Ambassador to the Netherlands, with concurrent accreditation as Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Paula Caldwell-St.Onge, Artsci’87, became Consul General in Dallas, TX. Previously, she was minister-counsellor and senior trade commissioner… Keep Reading

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International Conference on Renewable Energy Hosted at Queen’s

Global experts in the fields of renewable energy and energy and environmental policy were at Queen’s University this weekend for the first official workshop of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). Scholars from seven prestigious post-secondary institutions presented new research in energy and energy policy, and explored opportunities for future collaboration with other participants. Institutions… Keep Reading

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Local Young Entrepreneurs Compete for $500,000 in Prizes

A business plan competition that will reward several budding entrepreneurs with nearly a half million dollars in business loans is being launched by Queen’s School of Business (QSB) and the Prince Edward/Lennox and Addington Community Futures Development Corporation (PELA CFDC). “The business plan competition is a great opportunity for students who might have an idea… Keep Reading

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Family Medicine Professor Receives Prestigious International Award

Ruth Wilson, a former College of Family Physicians of Canada president, was awarded the Wonca 5-Star Doctor Award. This is the top global recognition for doctors who are a part of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (Wonca). It is only awarded to practitioners who have made… Keep Reading

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