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Queen’s University professor Peter Hodson has joined a new Royal Society of Canada panel that will study oil spills and their impacts on freshwater and marine environments.

Peter Hodson has been named to a new Royal Society of Canada panel dedicated to studying the impact of oil spills.

Queen’s University surveillance expert David Lyon will speak following the Kingston premiere of Citizenfour, a critically acclaimed documentary about Edward Snowden.

David Lyon is leading a discussion at The Screening Room Monday night following the screening of Citizenfour.

The search for dark matter continues in earnest at SNOLAB and the scientific team in Sudbury has a new research ally in Gilles Gerbier (Physics), the newest Canada Excellence Research Chair. In the four months since his arrival in Kingston, Dr. Gerbier has been busy setting up his home base at Queen’s and his lab two kilometres below the surface in the Vale Creighton mine.

With graduate school on the horizon, Emily Gong (Artsci’15) credits her participation in the Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship (USSRF) program for expanding her options.

“Through the research fellowship, I became much more interested in exploring China’s ethnic diversity, a different area of study compared to what I had been doing during my previous three years of undergrad,” says Ms. Gong, a fine arts major. “The experience last summer gave me the resources and confidence to apply for master’s programs in Chinese studies.”

Queen’s University and the Faculty of Arts and Science have introduced a new Dean’s Admission Scholarship for incoming Bachelor of Arts students. The $1,500 to $2,000 first-year scholarship is available to students with an 88.5 to 89.9 high school average.

Students will be automatically considered for this award upon application.

The Department of French Studies is excited to announce the establishment of the Queen’s French Camp this summer on campus! Campers aged 5-9 will be attending the camp in July and August to participate in an array of French language and cultural activities.

We are looking for 4 counsellors for the months of July & August, an assistant camp director and a director who will be in Kingston for May to August. The contracts for the counsellors will be 9 weeks in July-August and the 2 others 16 weeks. Please specify your availability in your cover letter.

CYANOBACTERIAL HARMFUL algal blooms (CHABs) are increasing in severity on a worldwide basis. Combining nutrientsource control with post-bloom control is currently considered the best strategy for dealing with CHABs (1). However, huge investments in this strategy have proven ineffective in China, as demonstrated by yet another massive bloom last summer in Lake Tai despite over 100 billion RMB (more than US$16.25 billion) invested since 2007 (2).

For graduate students juggling research, writing and teaching, finding time to get job experience can be tough. To help students get a leg up, the Department of English Language and Literature have another option in the curriculum: internships.

Queen's University is developing a new Masters degree program focused on Earth and Energy Resources Leadership. This program is designed for working professionals to enhance the skill sets needed to make sound, effective project decisions while responsibly managing trade-offs due to the uncertainty and complexity inherent in natural resource development.

QSR Prof James Miller will give three lectures in California this month about his research on religion, culture and nature in contemporary China.

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