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In-depth innovation tour

  • Mayor Bryan Paterson and Principal Daniel Woolf speak with Shahram Yousefi, co-founder of Canarmony and the acting head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    Mayor Bryan Paterson and Principal Daniel Woolf speak with Shahram Yousefi, co-founder of Canarmony and the acting head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • The tour visited the offices of Spectra Plasmonics - an innovative forensics company founded during the 2017 Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative.
    The tour visited the offices of Spectra Plasmonics - an innovative forensics company founded during the 2017 Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative.
  • Mayor Bryan Paterson and Principal Daniel Woolf meet with Shyra Barberstock, a Queen's master's candidate and co-founder of Okwaho Equal Source. Okwaho, an Indigenous social enterprise, has become a highly sought-after global leader and change agent in Indigenous-inspired social finance, social enterprise, social innovation, and social procurement for the Canadian and Australian public and private sectors.
    Mayor Bryan Paterson and Principal Daniel Woolf meet with Shyra Barberstock, a Queen's master's candidate and co-founder of Okwaho Equal Source. Okwaho, an Indigenous social enterprise, has become a highly sought-after global leader and change agent in Indigenous-inspired social finance, social enterprise, social innovation, and social procurement for the Canadian and Australian public and private sectors.

On Thursday, Aug. 31, Principal Daniel Woolf welcomed Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson to Innovation Park to meet with companies and teams at the forefront of Kingston's innovation ecosystem. Joined by representatives of the Office of Partnerships and Innovation and staff from the City of Kingston, the tour visited the offices of several leading edge companies, including Canarmony, Limestone Analytics, Okwaho Equal Source. A testament to the strength of Queen's committment to fostering innovation, all of the companies toured have a Queen's connection - founded by, or working in close partnership with, Queen's students, researchers and faculty.

This was the second Queen's stop on the Mayor's Innovation Tour. In early August, Mayor Paterson visited the main Queen's campus to learn more about innovative research, as well as to meet with participants in the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative.