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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.

International award recognizes outstanding teaching

John Smol recently received the Ramon Margalef Award for Excellence in Education from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), the same organization that recognized his research excellence five years ago.

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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.