News from Kingston Ontario


Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Honours Queen’s Rugby Team

The  Gaels men’s rugby team, one of several Queen’s University groups raising money for breast cancer research, was recently recognized by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. “The honour feels fantastic,” says rugby team captain David Slattery. “We have been participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure for the last 11 years, and it’s something… Keep Reading


KEDCO Weekly Update: Week Ending November 30, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On November 22, The Honourable Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development & Trade announced that George A. Wright & Son was the successful recipient of $1,392,342 from the provincial Eastern Ontario Development Fund. The funds will help the company expand their clean energy machining and fabrication business,… Keep Reading


Queen’s Professor Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Women

A Queen’s University family medicine professor has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 women. The award pays tribute to the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada. “I am honoured to be recognized in this way, joining a remarkable group of women leaders who are making a difference… Keep Reading


Queen’s Creates Task Force to Finalize Academic Plan

Senate has struck a task force to develop an academic plan for Queen’s. After considerable discussion at its November 25 meeting, Senate agreed to a task-force structure that includes three faculty members, two students (an undergraduate and a graduate/professional student), a dean, a staff member, and a chair appointed by the principal. The Senate Nominating… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Solar Panel Manufacturer Coming to Kingston

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) has announced that Centennial Global Technology Inc., a Canadian company, is expanding their PV solar panel manufacturing operations to Kingston. Centennial Global Technology Inc. describes itself as an eco-friendly company with the goal of promoting the use of renewable energy sources – specifically the solar-power systems they manufacture, which… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Queen’s Student Wins Top Honour at National Automotive Competition

A Queen’s University student has won a national automotive research competition for his new technology that predicts shear fractures in advanced high strength steels. Andrew Sloan, a Master of Applied Science student, won this year’s AUTO21 TestDRIVE competition and received a $10,000 scholarship for his research on void damage rates in dual-phase steel grades. This… Keep Reading


Queen’s Receives $9.1 Million in Canada Research Chairs Funding

Eleven Queen’s University researchers have received funding under the Canada Research Chairs program. The funding will create one new Tier 1 chair, three new Tier 2 chairs, and renew the appointments of seven current chairs. The university’s newest appointments are Kerry Rowe (Civil Engineering), Ian Janssen (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies), Amy Latimer (School… Keep Reading

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