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Queen’s Students Meet with Prince Andrew

Three Queen’s students didn’t expect Facebook to be the first topic of conversation when they recently sat down for tea with the Duke of York at Buckingham Palace. “He made a joke about how the Palace had screened our Facebook profiles prior to our visit,” says fourth-year economics student David Schefter, who enjoyed a 75-minute… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Joins International Collaboration to Improve Indigenous Health

Queen’s is taking part in a new major international initiative aimed at improving chronic disease care for Indigenous patients. Michael Green of the Department of Family Medicine is one of the researchers who will investigate similarities among the health issues of Indigenous peoples in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Diabetes and its prevalence in Indigenous… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Employees Meet to Discuss New HR Admin System

Over 100 Queen’s employees eager to learn about the Human Resources (HR) transition from a main frame to a web-based administration system this coming December recently attended a first town hall meeting on the change. A collaborative presentation from Human Resources and the project team outlined the major differences for system users and what they… Keep Reading

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“Flashpoint” a Cross Border Hit for Kingston-Born Hugh Dillon

This summer has proven to be a big success for Canadian cop shows airing on U.S. television networks, and CTV’s Flashpoint has continued its record of garnering very good ratings for CBS on Friday nights. One of the show’s most prominent characters is Head SRU (Strategic Response Unit) sniper Ed Lane, portrayed by Kingston-born actor… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Receives $1.6 million for Breast Cancer Research

Queen’s University Pathology and Molecular Medicine Department’s Dr. Peter Greer has received $1.6 million for two research projects to develop new treatments for slowing tumour growth in breast cancer. Dr. Greer stated in a University release that they have worked on those projects for several years and were delighted that both grants were renewed in… Keep Reading

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Former Whig Publisher Named Executive in Billion Dollar Media Group

Earlier this month, the new Canadian newspaper group – Postmedia Network Inc. – became Canada’s largest publisher of paid English language newspapers after closing a billion-dollar acquisition of Canwest newspapers. The acquisition includes the National Post and 10 other major dailies, as well as more than 20 additional community papers. Postmedia Network Inc. last week… Keep Reading

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Queen’s CFRC and Kingston Community Raising Poverty Awareness

Campus radio station CFRC 101.9 FM, Kingston’s only campus-community radio broadcaster, is working with members of the Kingston community to create audio stories about their experiences of poverty. The project, called “Below the Line,” aims to raise awareness about the challenges and struggles of living with poverty. “While there are significant social problems related to… Keep Reading

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Queen’s International Recruitment Supported by New Consortium

The presidents of five key national education associations have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the Canadian Consortium for International Education Marketing. The consortium will provide a united, consolidated voice on matters related to the education brand in Canada. “The existence of one collective voice for international education marketing will help strengthen the Canadian… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Art history professor and cultural studies director Lynda Jessup is one of a dozen Canadians to be awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Professor Jessup will begin her studies at the Rockefeller Archive Center in New York State in September looking at how Canadian art exhibitions were used as an instrument of foreign and domestic policy… Keep Reading

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Photos of the 401 Accident near Kingston

Friday afternoon, a 90 km long police chase resulted in a one vehicle accident on the 401 near HWY 38 – under the Westbrook Road underpass –  where police vehicles were used to stop the suspect, causing him to lose control of his truck. His vehicle struck the guard rail and rolled over, discharging contraband… Keep Reading

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Accident Causes 401 Closure near HWY 38

Kingston, Ontario — Updated: Fri Jul. 16 2010 9:43 PM An accident on the 401, speculated online as being related to a high-speed police chase, has occurred in the westbound lane of the 401 near HWY 38. Online posts on Twitter indicate a pickup truck was involved in the incident as was another car, although… Keep Reading

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