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Taste Test: Tap Water Prefered Over Bottled Water

Students from the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) recently conducted a taste test in the Queen’s Centre to see if people could tell the difference between bottled water and tap water. About 30 people participated in the blind taste test. “Most people either preferred tap water, or they couldn’t really tell the difference,”… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Celebrates Adaptive Technology Centre

Twenty years ago, Queen’s opened the Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC) in Douglas Library, a place where students with disabilities could find a variety of learning resources. At the time, the University was recognized as a leader in the field, and won an award for innovation from the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries. Today,… Keep Reading

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Restoration Work Begins on Confederation Park Locomotive

Tomorrow morning, the City of Kingston will be doing a small amount of work on Engine 1095 as a first step toward preparing ‘The Spirit of Sir John A.’ for its relocation and restoration, scheduled to get underway this spring. In 2011, the iconic locomotive is to be restored to how it appeared in the… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Developed Tech Company Sells for $75 Million

A semiconductor company founded on technology developed at Queen’s University has been sold to International Rectifier Corp. of El Segundo, CA for $75 million in cash. A world leader in power management technology, International Rectifier says CHiL’s technology will enable it to meet growing demand for energy-efficient power supplies in a broad array of applications.… Keep Reading

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April Fool’s Comedy Festival Coming to Kingston

“Downtown Kingston!” is delighted to announce the arrival of a brand new festival this spring. The April Fool’s Comedy Festival will run Thursday, April 7th through Sunday, April 10th and is sure to bring some gut-busting good times! The idea of a comedy festival has been rolling around Kingston for years. A big laugh is… Keep Reading

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KEDCO to Deliver Small Business Internship Program for Kingston Area

The Entrepreneurship Centre at the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) is pleased to announce that they have been selected by the federal government to deliver the Small Business Internship Program (SBIP) for the greater Kingston region. The SBIP creates opportunities for post-secondary students in small business by giving them first-hand experience with successful businesses. It… Keep Reading

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Newly Licensed Tech Could Solve Oil Sands Environmental Impact

An award-winning suite of technologies with the potential to address some of the world’s most intransigent pollution problems while also transforming the chemical industry has been exclusively licensed to GreenCentre Canada by Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations. The technologies, developed at Queen’s University, target two of the most widely used classes of compounds in the chemical… Keep Reading

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Kingstonians Invited to Develop Future of Grass Creek Park

Residents are invited to apply to serve on a working group to help the City create a vision and guiding principles for an expanded Grass Creek Park in the City’s east end. In 2007, the City purchased 45 acres of rolling farmland adjacent to the 51 acre Park. Now, the City, in collaboration with the… Keep Reading

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Change Clocks & Batteries This Sunday, March 13

Kingston Fire & Rescue reminds citizens to change smoke alarm batteries and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm batteries when changing clocks back to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 13, 2011. To guarantee alarms will work properly, always install new batteries in detectors and press the ‘test’ button to confirm the devices are operational. Electric (hard… Keep Reading

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New Provost Appointed at Queen’s University

Economist Alan Harrison will become Queen’s next Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), effective August 1, 2011. Dr. Harrison is currently Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Calgary, a position he has held since 2006. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he was Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Carleton University. Before Carleton, he held… Keep Reading

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