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Finding beauty in research

  • First Prize: Perfusion of Light – Botterell Hall; Raymond Sturgeon, PhD student, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
    First Prize: Perfusion of Light – Botterell Hall; Raymond Sturgeon, PhD student, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • SECOND PRIZE: Santa Fina – Musei Civici, San Gimignano, Italy; Una Roman D’Elia, Department of Art History
    SECOND PRIZE: Santa Fina – Musei Civici, San Gimignano, Italy; Una Roman D’Elia, Department of Art History
  • THIRD PRIZE: Gemini Mirror Reflections – Mauna Kea, Hawaii; Stephane Courteau, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
    THIRD PRIZE: Gemini Mirror Reflections – Mauna Kea, Hawaii; Stephane Courteau, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
  • HONOURABLE MENTION: In Search of Byzantium – Simonopetra Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece; Theodore Christou, Faculty of Education
    HONOURABLE MENTION: In Search of Byzantium – Simonopetra Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece; Theodore Christou, Faculty of Education
  • SHORTLIST: At a Snail’s Pace – Botterell Hall; Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan, Master’s Student, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Science
    SHORTLIST: At a Snail’s Pace – Botterell Hall; Alamjeet Kaur Chauhan, Master’s Student, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Science
  • SHORTLIST: Coded, I Am – Kingston; Stéfy McKnight, Master’s student, Cultural Studies
    SHORTLIST: Coded, I Am – Kingston; Stéfy McKnight, Master’s student, Cultural Studies
  • SHORTLIST: Leaving home – A microscope slide; Eric Y Lian, PhD student, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine
    SHORTLIST: Leaving home – A microscope slide; Eric Y Lian, PhD student, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine
  • SHORTLIST: Buried Alive – Impala Platinum Mine, Rustenburg, South Africa; Melanie Jansen, Master’s student, Department of Environmental Studies
    SHORTLIST: Buried Alive – Impala Platinum Mine, Rustenburg, South Africa; Melanie Jansen, Master’s student, Department of Environmental Studies
  • SHORTLIST: The Last Tree – Southwest Yukon; Courtenay Jacklin, Student Workplace Experience Program, Department of Geography
    SHORTLIST: The Last Tree – Southwest Yukon; Courtenay Jacklin, Student Workplace Experience Program, Department of Geography
  • SHORTLIST: Borders. What borders? – Apostolos Andreas Monastery, Cyprus; John McGarry, Department of Political Studies
    SHORTLIST: Borders. What borders? – Apostolos Andreas Monastery, Cyprus; John McGarry, Department of Political Studies

There is a massive amount of research going on at Queen’s University and a recent photo contest has helped provide a view of some of the amazing work being accomplished.

This September, the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) launched the first Art of Research photo contest, calling on faculty, staff and students to showcase their research, scholarly and artistic work. Dozens of images were received highlighting a wide range of research from microbiology to the humanities, and locations such as a lab on campus to the Ebola outbreak zone in Africa.

“Our inaugural Art of Research photo contest was truly a great success! We received over 50 entries from students, faculty, and staff that spanned the disciplines, ” says Melinda Knox, co-managing editor of (e)AFFECT, the Queen’s research magazine. “The winning submissions illustrate that research is not just about output: it is also an artistic endeavour and this should be celebrated.”   

A panel of judges selected the first, second, third-prize winners, as well as an honourable mention. Another six photos were included in a shortlist.

Shown are the winners and shortlisted photos. See the Research website for the story behind each photo.