Faculty News

The pathway to a Queen’s degree is much improved for some B.C. college students.

Queen’s University and Langara College have signed a memorandum of understanding  aimed at supporting transfer student success and encouraging attainment of baccalaureate degrees. The agreement allows Langara students who have completed Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees to transfer into year three in Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science.

New resources to help students with mental health accommodations at post-secondary schools across Ontario are now available with the completion of a large-scale collaborative project between researchers at Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College. 

The three-year project involved developing province-wide standards and guidelines to be used by students seeking academic accommodations for mental health. These resources for students, staff and faculty are now available online, and include:

Homecoming 2015 has come and gone and despite the cold, wet weather, thousands of alumni returned to Queen’s University for the weekend to foster friendships and create new connections.

From the many events hosted by the faculties and departments across the university to meeting up with acquaintances from the past, as well dear friends, Homecoming offers an opportunity for special memories.

At the September Faculty Board meeting, the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies asked the Dean of Arts and Science to consider the temporary suspension of admissions to the Physical Health and Education Program. Through the fall, the Dean has been reviewing the request and meeting with key stakeholders. She anticipates making her decision before 2016.

If you would like to provide feedback about the idea of a temporary suspension - please email the Dean directly at deanartsci@queensu.ca.

The 2015 edition of Queen’s annual Sustainability Week kicked off Monday, Oct. 19 with a tour of the Wolfe Island Wind Farm. Many more events are happening throughout the week, until Friday, Oct. 23, that highlight sustainability initiatives on campus and in the community.

Queen's University professor emeritus Arthur McDonald is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.

The announcement, made Tuesday morning by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, said Dr. McDonald won the award, along with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, "for their key contributions to the experiments which demonstrated that neutrinos change identities."

Dr. McDonald received the call from the Nobel committee at 5 am adding that he immediately had a feeling of "tremendous accomplishment by our team."

Queen's University professor emeritus Arthur McDonald is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.

The announcement, made Tuesday morning by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, said Dr. McDonald won the award, along with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, "for their key contributions to the experiments which demonstrated that neutrinos change identities."

Dr. McDonald received the call from the Nobel committee at 5 am adding that he immediately had a feeling of "tremendous accomplishment by our team."

The Queen's School of Computing has unveiled the 2015-2016 Queen's School of Computing Newsletter.

Previous year editions can be found here.

Queen’s University regrets to inform the community of the death of Andrea Mariano, 18, from Thornhill, Ont. Ms. Mariano, a first-year student in the Faculty of Arts and Science, died at Kingston General Hospital on Sept. 18.

Andrea’s family has indicated that the cause of death was related to an anaphylactic allergic reaction.

“I would like to express my deepest condolences to Andrea’s family on behalf of the Queen’s community,” Principal Daniel Woolf says. “We are saddened by the loss of this promising young woman.”

Members of the Queen’s community have joined others across the region to assist families impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria.

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