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Teaching Science Classes More Effective with Hands On Activities

According to a Queen’s University study, students taught science classes with hands-on activities do better than students taught with the more current trend towards having them ask questions to learn for themselves. Queen’s PhD education student Shaljan Areepattamannil, who led the study, said “I found the results surprising because they contradict the theoretical evidence that… Keep Reading

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Queen’s U. Celebrates National Waste Reduction Week

Queen’s is launching a waste and recycling awareness campaign and hosting a Recycle My Cell event to recognize National Waste Reduction Week. Three posters placed in public spaces throughout the buildings on campus — each with a different message — encourage campus users to rethink their choices and to make an effort to recycle by… Keep Reading

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French Canadian Association Offers Resume & Interview Workshops

French Conversation Group ACFOMI Immigrant Services will hold beginner French Conversation Groups on November 9th and December 14th, from 10am to 11am.  Come and enjoy this free opportunity to practice and improve your French conversation skills on various topics at our office located at 2795 Princess Street. We recommend that you register in advance by… Keep Reading

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Local Students Try Out Walking to School for a Change

Some of the students at Lancaster Drive Public School will take an unusual bus to school tomorrow. Instead of the traditional yellow-orange four-wheeler most are used to, students will take a ride to school on the walking school bus, a program developed through Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) Canada. Trained students lead other… Keep Reading

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Friday Deadline for Queen’s Faculty Convocation Procession Sign Up

Faculty members at Queen’s University have until Friday, October 15 to book their regalia if they need to do so in order to participate in the academic procession during fall convocation ceremonies. “Faculty participation is a vital part of convocation and we want to make sure they have every opportunity to do so,” says Brent… Keep Reading

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Children with Autism: Good at White Lies, Not Good At Covering Them Up

Queen’s University has conducted one of the first scientific studies examining lying and children with autism. The study was conducted by Queen’s psychology professor Beth Kelley, and developmental psychology PhD student Annie Li – with assistance from Dr. Kang Lee, who has dedicated much of his research in the Institute of Child Study at the… Keep Reading

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$1.5 Million in Upgrades for Kingston Soccer Fields

The city has announced that work to improve soccer fields in Kingston has already started, and will continue throughout the fall and into the 2011 soccer season. In total, $1.5 million worth of upgrades will be made to current soccer fields to provide an improved playing surface. Additionally, the following outdoor-sports projects are scheduled to… Keep Reading

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Kingston 2010 French Services Fair Seeks Volunteers

ACFO Mille-Îles : Franco-foire 2010 / French Services Fair Volunteers needed! ACFO Mille-Îles is looking for volunteers to help during the French Services Fair which will be on Saturday October 16th 2010. Do you want to get involved in the French community of Kingston? Would you like to do 4 to 8 volunteering hours during a… Keep Reading

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City Schedule & Shutdowns for Thanksgiving Day

Municipal offices closed, transit to run on holiday service KINGSTON, ONT./ Oct. 5, 2010 – The Thanksgiving Day holiday, on Monday, Oct. 11, will create some schedule changes to municipal services: *        Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including Social Services, Provincial Offences and Utilities Kingston are closed on Monday. In the event… Keep Reading

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