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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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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.

Introducing the new Ellis Hall Active Learning Spaces

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.  

Integrating online resources into your Teaching

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!

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

Faculty of Arts and Science 2012 Alumni Awards

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.

Are you a new first-year student and need some assistance or advice?

The Peer Academic Support Service (PASS) is a great resource for first-year Arts and Science students.  The PASS team consists of upper year students who offer non-judgemental and confidential academic counselling on a drop-in basis. 

During Orientation Week, our PASS team will be offering services at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, September 4: 9:00 am to noon; 1:00 to 4:00 pm in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D214

Reduced Services in Student Services Office August 6 - 16, 2013

The Student Services Office of the Faculty of Arts and Science in F200, Mackintosh-Corry Hall, will be operating with significantly reduced services during the period of Tuesday August 6th through Friday August 16th, 2013, following the end of the class selection period.  During this time, the front door to the office will be closed to walk-in traffic.

New Ontario tuition grant for undergraduates

Ontario government announces a 30% tuition grant for undergrads.  Click here for more information.

Queen's expands International offerings with new programs

Queen’s and Blyth Educational Travel will begin offering unique study abroad programs to university students and lifelong learners from around the world this spring.

“Our aim is to provide an unmatched educational experience by combining exceptional instructors who are passionate about teaching with customized field studies in a supportive learning environment,” says Jim Lee, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts and Science, and Academic Director of the Queen’s-Blyth International Studies Program.