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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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University Administrators Offered Special Equity Workshop

Engaging Queen’s University’s senior administrators in discussions about equity and diversity is the next step in a plan for improving inclusivity on campus. The workshop aims to support our top decision makers in discussing and planning their opportunities to demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity. Making inclusivity a standard consideration in current processes – like… Keep Reading

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City to Hold Public Meeting for 2011 Accessibility Plan

KINGSTON, ONT. — The City is holding a series of public meetings to invite input regarding the City’s 2011 Accessibility Plan. A draft of the Plan will be available for review in mid-October at . The Plan will outline the City’s role in supporting a number of initiatives aimed at making Kingston more accessible… Keep Reading

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Professors Test Videotaped Lectures for Students

Anne Godlewska (Geography) and Brian Frank (Engineering and Applied Science) are using video-captured lectures this year as part of an ongoing pilot project. “The willingness of Professors Godlewska and Frank to innovate allows us to investigate the potential use of technology to help students learn and rethink how we engage with students in and outside… Keep Reading

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Kingston Residents Reminded to Bring Correct ID to Vote

KINGSTON, ONT. / Oct. 1, 2010 – With the first advance voting day coming up on Saturday, Oct. 16, the City’s Election Office is reminding citizens that they must show identification prior to voting.  This identification must include: the voter’s name, signature and qualifying address (showing where he or she lives in the municipality). Voters… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Releases Plan for Cultural Inclusivity

A plan of action released today points the university’s way forward in addressing inclusivity on campus. “I am pleased with the measures outlined in the Diversity and Equity Task Force (DET) Plan of Action and I support it as a means to shaping a culture of inclusivity at Queen’s,” says Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob… Keep Reading

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Health Care Students Collaborate for Intellectually Disabled Patients

Queens’ University is taking the lead in helping health care students learn to collaboratively serve patients or clients with intellectual disabilities. Roughly 400 students from medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and physical therapy are coming together to explore the unique factors of dealing with these patients. “There is a clear need for the enhanced training… Keep Reading

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Open House to Discuss Preserving Historic Court House

KINGSTON, ONT. / Sept. 27, 2010 – Residents are invited to offer feedback at an upcoming open house to discuss the creation of a Commemorative Integrity Statement to guide the management of the Frontenac County Court House National Historic Site, at 21Court St, over the next 20 years. The open house is set for 6:30… Keep Reading

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City of Kingston Seeks Input on Municipal Housing Strategy

Shaping The Future Of Housing In Kingston And Frontenac County The public is invited to two upcoming consultations on a Municipal Housing Strategy being developed by the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac to help guide future housing initiatives, policies and programs. The Strategy will identify the key housing challenges facing residents of Kingston… Keep Reading

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Kingston Business Achievement Award Nominees Announced

The Kingston Chamber of Commerce announced the complete list of nominees for this year’s Business Achievement Awards. Award winners will be announced in November at the 15th Annual President’s Gala at the Kingston Banquet and Conference Centre at Days Inn Kingston. Business Person of the Year Dan Corcoran (Len Corcoran      Excavating Limited) Rose Giugovaz (BFI)… Keep Reading

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