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Queen’s Prof Turns Cooking Oil Green

Queens University Professor Philip Jessop says his unique solvent might revolutionize the manufacturing of cooking oil. The solvent he invented extracts oil from soybeans when combined with carbon dioxide.  This is a far better method environmentally when compared to the industries’ current manufacturing process for cooking oils, which uses  hexane – a cheap, flammable solvent… Keep Reading

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Province Invests $4.8 million Invested in Kingston Area Projects

An investment of more than $4.8 million for three new economic stimulus projects will benefit residents and businesses in the Kingston area. This was announced by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and Senator Hugh Segal, at George A. Wright & Son Ltd. Minister… Keep Reading

Queen’s University Discovers Space Invaders

Dr. Terry Bridges, an astronomer at Queen’s University, has discovered that as many as one quarter of the star clusters in our Milky Way are invaders from other galaxies. The study – co-authored by Duncan Forbes of Swinburne University of Technology in Australia – was recently accepted for publication in the Monthly Notices of the… Keep Reading

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CFB Kingston Funded for New Medical Facility

An Arnprior, Ontario company, M. Sullivan and Son Ltd., has been awarded a Government of Canada contract to construct a new health services centre at CFB Kingston. This project is also estimated to generate around 80 jobs over the course of the construction to local workers. M. Sullivan and Son Ltd. is Canada’s oldest family-owned… Keep Reading

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Experts make economic predictions at School of Business Forecast Lunch

From the Archives of Queen’s University November, 2009 — Queen’s School of Business professors made their economic predictions for 2010 at the 28th annual Business Forecast Lunch. An expert panel of faculty presented the economy’s prospects with a focus on their own particular expertise, including a review of the 2009 forecast. Overall, the Canadian economy… Keep Reading

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Study links eye floaters, light flashes to retinal tear

From the Archives of Queen’s University November 24, 2009 — Suddenly seeing floaters or flashes of light may indicate a serious eye problem that – if untreated – could lead to blindness, a new study shows. Researchers from Queen’s University and Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston have discovered that one in seven patients with this… Keep Reading

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Antiques Roadshow airs Queen’s episodes

From the Archives of Queen’s University Tuesday November 22, 2005 — They came, they saw, they appraised. Now tune in to discover the treasures unearthed by Antiques Roadshow appraisers during their search-and-describe mission at Queen’s University. Earlier this year, CBC television’s popular Antiques Roadshow program stopped at Queen’s campus as part of its cross-Canada tour.… Keep Reading

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Sexual Harassment Bad for Victims and Business

From the Archives of Queen’s University Wednesday June 22, 2005 — Although sexual harassment in the workplace has been studied extensively, virtually all the research has focused on its effects on individuals. Now a study breaks new ground by investigating whether sexual harassment is linked to better or worse performance by an entire team that… Keep Reading

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