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Winners Announced for Kingston Blooms Awards

The winners of this year’s Kingston Blooms individual gardens awards were announced last night during a celebration at the Senior Staff Mess at RMC. This year, gardens were judged on a point system instead of the Bloom rating used in previous years. “It is always such a pleasure for our judges to visit Kingston’s loveliest… Keep Reading

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Construction Crews Celebrate Queen’s Medical School Milestone

With the placing of the building’s roof in place, construction of Queen’s new School of Medicine has finally passed another milestone. Construction crew celebrated with a traditional “topping off party” to mark the pouring of concrete roof slab on the new structure. The first two levels of the structure have already been roughed in, with… Keep Reading

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Dean of Health Sciences Wins International Medical Education Prize

Dean of Health Sciences at Queen’s University, Richard Reznick, has been recognized with the 2010 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education for his work in surgical education. Queen’s Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob Silverman said the award was like the Nobel Prize for medical education. “It is a huge international recognition of Dr.… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Input on Affordable Housing At Leroy Grant Park

Vacant Park Identified As Potential Site For Affordable Housing The City wants public input as it considers declaring Leroy Grant Park surplus to allow affordable housing to be developed on the site, which has been vacant for the last decade. A public meeting to gather input is set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15,… Keep Reading

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Five Queen’s Professors & Almost 100 students Awarded Funds

Five Queen’s professors and almost 100 students have been awarded Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants, scholarships and fellowships. “This funding announcement reflects Queen’s significant engagement in leading-edge research in the social sciences and humanities and our commitment to the training of graduate students and new scholars. Queen’s is a world-class research intensive… Keep Reading

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City Council to Vote on Performing Arts Centre Renovations

A voting by the Kingston City Council will be made next week in order to decide on the university’s proposed renovations to existing buildings on the site of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Proposed plans for the renovation include preserving and restoring all interior windows as well as replacing some exterior… Keep Reading

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Kingston Airport Wins International Advertising Award

The Airport Council International – North America (ACI-NA) 2010 Excellence in Marketing and Communications contest results were recently released in the organization’s “Centrelines” Weekly publication. The issue reported that first place in the print advertising category has been awarded to Kingston Airport’s “from here to anywhere” promotional print materials. Designed for the City by BmDodo… Keep Reading

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Residence Move-In Weekend for Queen’s Students

This Saturday, September 4th is the big day for many new students in Kingston. Nearly 4,000 first-year students will be preparing to move into Queen’s student Residences on that day. Due to the substantial increase in traffic this move will cause, area streets around both the main and west campus will be re-routed. Students and… Keep Reading

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