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City Council Gets New Plan for University-City Relations

A new plan outlining the future direction for university-city relations and setting priorities for moving forward was presented to City Council last night by Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and Gerard Hunt, the City of Kingston’s Chief Administrative Officer. The plan draws on ongoing partnerships between Queen’s, the City and the Kingston Economic Development… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University to Offer Courses Internationally

Queen’s University will offer a range of undergraduate courses in locations around the world during spring and summer terms beginning in 2012 under a new agreement with Blyth Educational Travel. “The Queen’s-Blyth International Studies Program broadens the scope of the university’s international offerings, which already include the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) and numerous exchange… Keep Reading

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Faculty of Education to Host Science Discovery Day

Faculty of Education associate professor Diane Lawrence equates learning about science with learning about the world itself. “Science is really about understanding how the world works,” says Professor Lawrence. “Science is all around us, and it really is fascinating to find out why things are the way they are and discover how those pieces fit… Keep Reading

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Feb Fest in Kingston Will Be a-MAZE-ing

February starts tomorrow and Downtown Kingston! is gearing up for its seventh annual winter celebration, Feb Fest! None other tha Canadian figure skating dance champions Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier will be on hand to help kick off the fun. They will join local skaters as part of the annual Imagination on Ice show which… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Hosting Kingston Health Exposé

The Queen’s chapter of the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) is helping Queen’s and Kingston community members take a step towards a healthier lifestyle. Working in partnership with Health Counselling and Disability Services, the Queen’s CON is hosting the inaugural Kingston Health Exposé today. The exposé offers attendees a variety of ways to jump-start their healthy… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Connects Students with Local Employers

A Queen’s study has found few students live and work in Kingston after graduation because they aren’t aware of potential employers or career opportunities. The findings are detailed in a paper that recently won the Rob Shea Research Award, a national award recognizing significant contributions to the fields of career practice and school-to-work transition. “We… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Profs Create New Physical Activity Guidelines

New physical activity guidelines for children and youth recommend at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily including aerobic and resistance activities like swimming, running, skipping and bike riding. “Being active for at least 60 minutes daily can improve a child’s health, help them do better in school, and make them feel… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Curlers Head to World Winter University Games

Queen’s 2010 CIS championship men’s curling team will be part of a delegation representing Canada at the 2011 Winter Universiade in Erzurum, Turkey. Also known as the Winter World University Games, 102 student-athletes and 39 officials will compete for Canada alongside 57 other nations in close to a dozen winter sports. “Representing one’s country and… Keep Reading

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French Canadian Association Offering Free Workshops

French Conversation Group ACFOMI Immigrant Services will hold a beginner French Conversation Group on February 1st (10:00am to 11:30am) and February 15th (6:00pm to 7:30pm) in their office located at 2795 Princess Street. Come and enjoy this free opportunity to practice and improve your French conversation skills on various topics. 8 person group. Registration and… Keep Reading

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Canadian Champion Dance Pair Skaters to Open Feb Fest

National skate champions, Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier, who were crowned this week at the Canadian Championships in Victoria BC, will kick off the start of Feb Fest with a performance at Kingston’s premier winter festival. The “Imagination on Ice figure” skating show will take place Thursday February 3rd, immediately following the Opening Ceremonies at… Keep Reading

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