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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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Early Intervention Key to Success for Disadvantaged children

Children living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods are more likely to succeed if they participate in a community-based prevention program, according to findings released recently from a multi-year research study based at Queen’s University. Children participating in the Better Beginnings, Better Futures (BBBF) project showed improved social and academic functioning. The project also impacted positively on families… Keep Reading

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Jingle Bell Walk to Light Up City Park

Skating, singing and giving event starts at Springer Market Square Kingston residents are welcome to “Jingle all the way” from Springer Market Square to light up City Park during the Jingle Bell Walk event next Friday, Dec. 3. Participants are to gather in Springer Market Square at 6pm for skating to the music of the… Keep Reading

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Ending: Transit Rack and Roll Services, Overnight Street Parking

Kingston Transit’s Rack and Roll services ends for season Tuesday, Nov. 30 will be the last official day of the season for the Rack and Roll service on Kingston Transit. The service’s Sportsworks(tm) racks will be removed from City buses for the winter months. Cyclists who use Rack and Roll to help them travel with… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Suspends Fall Homecoming 3 More Years

Principal Daniel Woolf is suspending Queen’s fall Homecoming for a further three years. The Principal made the announcement in a statement posted to his website. “As an alumnus who has enjoyed Homecoming in past years, I would personally like to see its return to the autumn in the future,” he says. “In order to do… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

New Technology Enables Better Assessment of Brain Injuries

A Queen’s University neuroscientist presented a new medical tool – the KINARM Assessment Station – at the world’s largest neuroscience conference in San Diego this month. The station is expected to significantly improve the way healthcare workers assess patients suffering from brain injuries and disease. This new technology, the only objective tool for assessing brain… Keep Reading

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Grad Student Supervisors Receive Award of Excellence

Rod Lindsay (Psychology) and Audrey Kobayashi (Geography) expect a lot from the graduate students they supervise and they give a lot in return. They have received the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision for their teaching and support that helps shape the next generation of scholars and academics. Dr. Lindsay credits his own… Keep Reading

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CMHC: Kingston Resale Home Market to Remain Healthy

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHA) reports resale housing activity in Kingston should remain above the 15-year average sales in 2010 and 2011. CMHC released this information today in its latest Housing Market Outlook report for the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area s well as other major metropolitan areas across Canada. Highlights of their latest report… Keep Reading

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Residents: Apply to Serve on City Board or Committee

Committee Volunteer Recruitment is Monday Nov. 22 The City is looking for people to fill vacancies on its committees and boards and this year, is holding a Committee Volunteer Recruitment event at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. “If you know that your expertise, interest and experience can… Keep Reading

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