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Queen's Chemists make a New Discovery

Forget heavy metal, they're talking light metal at Queen's University. Well, at least a light coating for metal anyway.

Queen's University chemistry professors Dr. Crudden and Dr. Horton teamed up two years ago to find a practical use for an organic to bond with metal.

Watch this video to learn more about how this discovery can be applied to everyday use.

Associate Dean’s research published in Nature Chemistry

Queen’s University researchers Cathleen Crudden and Hugh Horton (Chemistry), along with students, postdoctoral fellows and other collaborators have developed a new process that allows organic compounds to bind to metal surfaces. This cutting-edge technology is now being patented and commercialized by PARTEQ and Green Centre Canada.

“Imagine pouring vegetable oil onto a metal surface and expecting it to stay,” says Dr. Horton. “We have created a bond through a chemical absorption process that would allow that to happen.”

Join the Faculty of Arts and Science for four events during the March Break Open House

Departmental Fair: meet with faculty, staff, and students from 5 Schools and 22 Departments, Undergraduate Admissions Office, Graduate School, Law School, Medical School, Faculty of Education, and the International Programs Office. The departmental fair will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at Grant Hall. 

Lectures: we invite you to attend an interactive lecture:

March Break Open House Event

The Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's would like to invite March Break Open House attendees to join us for an interactive Psychology 100 lab:

Don't Spill Your Drink!
11 am-­noon or 1­2-1pm
School of Medicine, New Medical Building, Room 132A

What's so special about Ellis Hall?

The Ellis Hall active learning classrooms opened to students and instructors in January. Each of the three renovated classrooms offers unique configurations and technology that allow instructors to employ different teaching and learning strategies. Mark Kerr, Senior Communications Officer, visited a few classes early in January to observe how the spaces are impacting teaching and learning.

Semester in Shanghai

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is announcing a study abroad program available to all Queen's University students in their third year who would like to spend fall semester 2014 at Fudan University in Shanghai.

The application is now open and the deadline is 28 February 2014. For more information about the program and application, please visit the Semester in Shanghai website.

Principal Woolf tours Ellis Hall renovations

Principal Daniel Woolf toured several classrooms in Ellis Hall that are being renovated and transformed into environments that facilitate active learning. Featuring mobile furniture and a wealth of technology, the classrooms will enable students to work in small, collaborative groups and easily communicate with the rest of the class.
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Summer innovation pays off for students

By Meredith Dault, Senior Communications Officer

An innovative gadget designed to charge cell phones in restaurants and bars is among the prize winners at the 2013 Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative (QSII). The Charge Centre, a portable battery-charging station, was created by three students taking part in the summer program, which is designed to teach skills in entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and change management.

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Queen's Reads

Queen's Reads ( is designed to provide incoming first-year students with a common intellectual experience to stimulate discussion, encourage critical thinking, and promote a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff.

Subject rankings place Queen's among world's top schools

Results from a university rankings report that evaluates international institutions by subject area place Queen’s among the world’s elite universities in several academic disciplines.

The 2013 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject rank Queen’s within the top 100 schools in six of the 30 subjects evaluated, and in another 13 subjects Queen’s ranked within the top 200 schools.