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QS World University Rankings

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.

Welcome to the CCDAHSS 2011 Conference

Queen's University is delighted to be the host of this year's Canadian Council of Deans of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CCDAHSS) Conference. 

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artignite: a celebration of music, theatre and visual arts

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.

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.

Staff members from Japanese university visit Queen's

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).

School of Music Concerts

Choose from among more than a dozen musical events taking place on campus in November and December.

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Researchers receive $16.6 million to boost automotive software quality

Three Queen’s researchers and collaborators at seven other Canadian universities have received $16.6 million over five years for research supporting automobile software systems.

Attracting more women to the world of computing

KINGSTON, ON – This week, Queen’s University’s School of Computing will host the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing. The first in Canada held under the U.S. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) umbrella, it brings together students, faculty, and professionals from around the province.

Pathogen Detection Systems: A Tech Transfer Story

Q-CHeM CHRONICLES - Ten years ago, the Walkerton tragedy shocked Canadians into a whole new level of awareness of drinking water quality. In the wake of this event, Stephen Brown’s research group set about developing a new technology for detecting bacteria in water. In a classic story of serendipity, they had already been working on fibre-optic sensors for detecting aromatic compounds as part of a study of impacts of contaminants on fish.

Videotaped lectures offer alternatives for student learning

Anne Godlewska (Geography) and Brian Frank (Engineering and Applied Science) are using video-captured lectures this year as part of an ongoing pilot project.

“The willingness of Professors Godlewska and Frank to innovate allows us to investigate the potential use of technology to help students learn and rethink how we engage with students in and outside the classroom,” says Andy Leger, Educational Developer at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, who spearheads the project.