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KEDCO Update: Week Ending February 25, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Lindsay MacDonald, Program Coordinator with The Entrepreneurship Centre at KEDCO attended the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade meeting for regional enterprise centres in Belleville on February 22-23. The regional meetings offer the opportunity for Small Business Centres to share best practices and learn more about new… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof: WW2 Helped Feminize Figure Skating

Mary Louise Adams originally set out to examine popular ideas about sexuality and gender by looking at the assumptions many people make about the masculinity of male figure skaters. However, she discovered that a sport that is now primarily the preserve of middle-class girls used to be practiced almost exclusively by aristocratic men in England… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Researcher Links Marijuana Use with Sexual Dysfunction

Rany Shamloul’s recent review of the medical literature on cannabis use and sexual health has revealed that cannabis use may negatively impact male sexual performance. “Cannabis is the most widely-used illicit drug globally,” says Dr. Shamloul, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. “It is also often used by young, sexually active… Keep Reading

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Skateboarders Invited To Help Design SkatePark

First Permanent Skatepark Will Be At Wally Neighbourhood Centre Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns (CRNC) and the City are inviting skatepark users to bring their ideas to help design the elements in a new skatepark to be built at the Wally Elmer Neighbourhood Centre in Kingston’s Rideau Heights district. “If you are interested in skateparks… Keep Reading

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New Recycling Signage on Queen’s Campus

Educating people about what is recyclable and how to dispose of recyclable materials properly is one of the biggest challenges large organizations like Queen’s face when it comes to recycling. The Sustainability Office has launched a new informational campaign that includes stickers and posters to let people know what goes where, and to increase awareness… Keep Reading

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Student Art Gallery Unveiled at Hotel Dieu Hospital

The Students’ Art Gallery at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, was established by the hospital in 1985 for the benefit of families whose children require hospital treatment. The first of its kind in all of North America, the gallery expanded several times during the first decade and is now comprised of 150 pictures.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Seeks Student Award Nominations

Winning the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award is the most prestigious recognition a Queen’s student can receive for non-academic contributions to the University. “This is really the award that says that someone has made a difference on campus and as a community leader,” says Queen’s Rector Nick Day. The award is open to both undergraduate and… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending February 18, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development joined Commodore William S. Truelove and a delegation from Royal Military College on a tour of Metal Craft Marine. A highly innovative company, Metal Craft is a fully integrated designer and builder of high-speed aluminum patrol boats, fire/rescue craft, and specialty… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Research Improves Diagnosis and Treatment of Bleeding Disorder

A rare bleeding disorder that can lead to life-threatening bleeding episodes is misdiagnosed in 15 per cent of cases according to findings from a new international research project led by a Queen’s professor. “Correct diagnosis is critical because it determines the treatment decision,” says Maha Othman, a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell… Keep Reading

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National Innitiative to Raise Children’s Rights Awareness

Psychology professor Wendy Craig, one of the country’s leading experts on child bullying, is part of a new national initiative aimed at raising children’s awareness of their human rights. “If children are treated with respect, then they are more likely to treat others with respect,” says Dr. Craig. “Informing our children and youth about their… Keep Reading

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