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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


Queen’s Reappoints Dean of Faculty of Arts and Science

Alistair MacLean looks back on his past five years as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science and sees several positives despite stringent budget conditions. “We are still able to offer some breadth to our students. The quality of teaching and research is still excellent despite all of the pressures that have been… Keep Reading


Sarah Harmer to Play “Crystal Ball Gala” at K-Rock Centre

Be a part of a spectacular evening that highlights the talent and achievement of students in the Limestone District School Board. Be mesmerized by an exclusive, acoustic solo performance by Juno Award winner, Sarah Harmer. Marvel at the talent of our students as they perform with Kingston musical favourites Paul Langlois, Emily Fennell and Chris… Keep Reading


Queen’s Research Could Improve Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Patrick Stroman’s work mapping the function and information processing of the spinal cord could improve treatment for spinal cord injuries. “Basic physiology books describe the spinal cord as a relay system, but it’s part of the central nervous system and processes information just like parts of the brain do,” explains Dr. Stroman, director of the… Keep Reading


Queen’s Appoints New Assoc VP & Dean of Student Affairs

Queen’s alumna and former administrator Ann Tierney will become the university’s next Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Student Affairs, effective July 1, 2011. Ms Tierney, an accomplished lawyer, was Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1999-2004. She also served as an adjunct sessional instructor and as director of the Faculty’s Career Services Office.… Keep Reading


Watch for Kingston Recreation Magazine this Thursday

The arrival of the City’s Recreation and Leisure Magazine signals it is time for residents to plan to stay active during the spring and summer – and is the ideal time to start checking out summer camps. Residents should look for the magazine to arrive on their doorsteps inside Kingston This Week on March 24.… Keep Reading


Queen’s Student Leaders Tour New Medical Building

With construction of the new School of Medicine building well under way, the Faculty of Health Sciences is offering weekly “hard hat tours” of the facility to members of the Queen’s community. Participants will be outfitted with hard hats and steel-toed boots, and taken on a private tour of the site by a member of… Keep Reading


Public Invited to Review Skateboard Park Drafts

The City of Kingston has made proposed skateboard park design elements available for review by the public on its website. Community Responses to Neighbourhood Concerns (CRNC) and the City are planning to build a new Skatepark at the Wally Elmer Neighbourhood Centre, 50 MacCauley St, and plans to improve existing skateboard parks at West-49 Lyons… Keep Reading


St. Lawrence & Queen’s Sponsor Sustainability Energy Conference

Queen’s University and St Lawrence College are the founding sponsors of an inaugural conference to bring together leaders and innovators in the field of sustainable energy. “Sponsoring SWITCH’s greenprofit conference is consistent with our goals to support green research. We’re delighted to be able to help facilitate discussion and collaboration on renewable energy and sustainability… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne Tops Canadian Chart, Tweets to Japanese Fans

The debut week for Avril Lavigne’s 4th album, Goodbye Lullaby, saw it launch to the #1 spot on HMV Canada’s CD sale chart. The singer song-writer just completed an international promotion in Asia and Europe, and has been hitting the airwaves in the U.S. on shows that included “The View”, “The Tonight Show”, and “Jimmy… Keep Reading

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