In the fall of 2010, two Canadian high-school friends, Jon Skarsten and Spencer Goodwin, now in their 3rd years of Commerce and Global Development respectively, sat down with a Congolese man, residing in Kingston, named Aristide. Sipping CoGro coffee and talking amidst the noise of the ARC, it was these first few meetings in which the Nyantende Foundation, a small, grassroots organization operating in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was formed.
PSYC 100 has been redesigned. The new PSYC 100 brings students together two hours per week instead of three; one hour for a lecture and one hour to work though activities in small tutorial groups.
In recent years, we have become concerned about the level of student engagement in PSYC 100. Student engagement is the result of active and collaborative learning, something that is hard to achieve in a large introductory course such as the Principles of Psychology with its 450-700 students per section!
The QS World University Rankings are in and Queen's Department of Chemisty, Mathematics and Statistics, Environmental Science, Psychology, and the School of Computing all placed in the Top 150 Universities worldwide.
The Departments of Biology and Physics placed in the Top 200 Universities worldwide.
Now in its second year, artignite is an arts celebration that showcases more than 40 film, dance, theatre and visual art presentations featuring students and members of the Kingston cultural and arts community, and offers Kingston and visitors to Kingston a great opportunity to celebrate art in all forms.
artignite is an eclectic mix of shows, exhibitions, concerts and art activities on the Queen’s University campus and in downtown Kingston.
Dr. Peter Loock, Bithun Sarkar (Eng. Chem. 2011) and Tragically Hip guitarist Paul Langlois demonstrate the “Photonic Guitar” in a 5 min clip shown by the Discovery Channel. Paul plays a custom-built acoustic guitar made by Dagmar Guitars (luthier: Pete
Swanson). The “Photonic Guitar” is interrogated with laser light and is equipped with 7 fiber-optic sensors which act as pick-ups for the vibrations of the guitar body.
For more information and to watch a short video, please visit the Department of Chemistry website found here.
Students aren’t the only people who come to Queen’s on exchange.
Waseda University staff members Kunito Koizumi and Takako Ota enrolled last semester in the 12-week English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program offered by the Queen’s School of English (QSoE). The Japanese visitors also volunteered at the Faculty of Arts and Science International Programs Office (IPO).