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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.

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

Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching

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.