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.
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.
Queen's Reads (http://queensu.ca/seo/orientation/qreads.html) 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.
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.
Effective January 2014, 3 new active learning classrooms will be in place in Ellis Hall. Construction is taking place this summer and fall. The classrooms are designed to encourage different types of learning and each has varying levels of technology.
Co-sponsored by the Arts and Science Course Redesign Project and the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
How to effectively design multimedia instruction: a key component of successful blended learning environments!
With Barbara Fenesi, McMaster University, Wednesday, March 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m. , B176 Mackintosh Corry, Seminar Room
The Baillie Awards for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching were established by Chancellor Emeritus A. Charles Baillie.
These awards give students graduating from Queen’s University the opportunity to honour educators in Canada who, during the student’s high school career, had a decisive and formative influence on the student, and set them on the course to post-secondary education and ultimately to their graduation from Queen's.
2012-11-12 John Smol, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, will give a talk on November 15 as part of the RBC Queen's Water Initiative Speaker Series.
Queen’s is promoting a deeper appreciation for water protection issues through a speaker series that launches this week.
Corry Bazley, Com’92, Artsci’93, an alumna of the Department of Economics, is the recipient of the Queen’s University Alumni Association’s 2012 Branch Marsha Lampman Award.
Mary Reed, Artsci’84, an alumna of the Department of Film and Media, is the recipient of the Queen’s University Alumni Association’s 2012 Herbert. J. Hamilton Award.