News & Events

Curriculum changes reflect changing trends in student learning

The new Languages, Literatures and Cultures department (LLCU) is making some curriculum changes as part of an annual review of its overall academic program.

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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.

Teacher’s Test Produces Stunning Results

By Katrina Heer/For The Whig-Standard

When Queen's University professor Anne Godlewska encountered a large class size last year, her first thought wasn't about how she was going to handle the workload, it was about how she was going to teach her students.

"I thought to myself, 'I don't want to teach huge classes of people I never get to know' … there's just no joy in teaching that way," she said.

Instead, she decided to conduct a study and the early results were remarkable.

Technology in Teaching in the News

It’s not every class that has its own movie trailer. To be fair, Sidneyeve Matrix, a professor of media and mass communications at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, is a bit of a pioneer when it comes to harnessing the power of social media and technology for her courses.

Microsoft Leaders

Microsoft Canada wants to find top student leaders/marketers and provide them with work experience, scholarships, and leadership development opportunities.

Applying to Law Forum

Sep 26, 2011 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm in MacDonald Hall, Room 202

Registration Deadline: Sep 26, 2011 - 08:00 am

Students should register through www.careers.queensu.ca in MyCareer (under the Events/Workshops tab)

Applying to Medical School?

WORKSHOP - Applying to Medical School

Sep 20, 2011 05:30PM to 07:00PM

Location:  Biosciences 1102

Registration Deadline: Sep 20, 2011 - 05:00PM

Students should register through www.careers.queensu.ca in MyCareer (under the Events/Workshops tab)

The Nyantende Foundation

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

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!