News & Events

May 2010

Queen's professor shortlisted for international writing prize

Dr. Robert Morrison of the Faculty of English has been nominated for a top British literary award for his biography of Thomas De Quincey, The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey.

“I am gobsmacked,” Morrison said in a news release. “Being shortlisted for the oldest literary prize in Britain seems impossible. I am absolutely elated.”

Queen's computer-assisted surgery projects receive NSERC funding

Two Queen’s research projects looking at improved outcomes for joint surgery have received National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funding. James Stewart and Randy Ellis (School of Computing) each received close to $300,000 over the next three years.

Politics Student Named Trudeau Scholar

Doctoral student Erin Tolley is the first Queen’s student to have been named a Trudeau Scholar. The Trudeau Scholarships are among the most coveted awards of their kind in Canada. They reward excellence and provide doctoral students with the best conditions to ground their work in the real world. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation was created in 2001 and gives out 15 awards each year to scholars in various fields.