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Queen’s to be Represented at Next Week’s Kingston WritersFest

Queen’s University will be well represented at next week’s Kingston WritersFest with many professors and alumni taking part in the festival that attracts some of the top writers from across North America. English professor Carolyn Smart’s Hooked, a collection of poems about seven famous women with obsessive addictions, will be read by Gemini Award–winning actress… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Releases Name of Deceased Student [Update]

Kingston, Ontario — [Article update below] Tuesday afternoon, Queen’s University issued the following statement paying tribute to a 1st year student found dead outside the Victoria Hall residence Monday morning: University mourns Cameron Lewis Bruce The first year student who died on campus this week was 18 year old Cameron Lewis Bruce of Westport, Conneticut.… Keep Reading

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Kingston’s First City Plan Now in Effect

Plan guides the next generation of City’s development KINGSTON, ONT. / Sept. 14, 2010 – The City of Kingston’s new Official Plan is now in full force and effect.  The Plan, which guides the next 20 years of development of the City of Kingston, was approved as amended by the Ontario Municipal Board Order on… Keep Reading

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Botswana Government Sponsors 10 Students to Attend Queen’s University

The Botswana government has sent 10 engineering and mining students to study in the Queen’s Engineering and Applied Science faculty, and as part of their orientation they were treated to a kayaking trip in the area. According to Ana Popovic, Program Associate in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and certified kayaking instructor, most… Keep Reading

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Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for Queen’s Academic Writing Team

Principal Daniel Woolf has announced that two town hall meetings will be held at Queen’s to discuss the Academic Writing Team. The meetings will serve as a place to talk about the report of ‘Imagining the Future: Towards an Academic Plan for Queen’s University’. Commenting on the report itself, the principal said “The report is… Keep Reading

Student’s Research to Benefit Future Moon Bases

A recent research project on moon dust has won fourth year Queen’s student Michelle Thompson a national undergraduate research award. The prize for her work was announced at the Rising Stars of Research conference at the University of British Columbia. Building upon information compiled from research during a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) internship… Keep Reading

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Local HS Students Recognized for Creative Writing

Three aspiring student writers will be recognized for their creative musings at the 2nd Annual Kingston Writers Festival. Close to two-hundred area youth submitted their writing to the Youth Project writing contest: You Think You can Write and all three finalists are Limestone students. Congratulations to: First Place Winner: Rylee Raeburn-Gibson, Frontenac Secondary School Two… Keep Reading

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Six LDSB Schools Receive HEAL Award

Congratulations to students and staff at Clarendon Central/Sharbot Lake Public Schools, Central Public School, Loughborough Public School, Frontenac Secondary School, KCVI and Sydenham High School on receiving the LDSB HEAL (Healthy Education and Active Living) Award. The HEAL Award recognizes schools who are working hard to create learning environments that promote health and wellness alongside… Keep Reading

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Kingston Firefighters to Honour Victims of 9/11 Attack

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack that leveled the World Trade Centre in New York with a moment of silence. Station #4 (at 271 Brock St.) and Station #7 (at 905 Woodbine Rd.) will observe a minute of silence on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9:59… Keep Reading

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