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Panel to highlight research excellence and impact

Five recipients of Prizes for Excellence in Research to engage in panel discussion with Scott White, editor of The Conversation Canada.

[2017 Prizes for Excellence in Research]
 In Conversation with the Prizes for Excellence in Research Recipients will feature 2017 awardees, from left, Denis O’Donnell (Medicine), Cathy Crudden (Chemistry), Liying Cheng (Education), Sam McKegney (English Language and Literature), and Pascale Champagne (Civil Engineering).

The five recipients of the 2017 Prizes for Excellence in Research (PER) will be sharing their research stories during an exciting panel discussion on Tuesday, April 3.

Trading stories and knowledge during “In Conversation with the Prizes for Excellence in Research Recipients” will be Denis O’Donnell (Medicine), Cathy Crudden (Chemistry), Liying Cheng (Education), Sam McKegney (English Language and Literature), and Pascale Champagne (Civil Engineering).

[Scott White]
Scott White, editor of The Conversation Canada, is the moderator for In Conversation with the Prizes for Excellence in Research Recipients. 

The panel will be moderated by Scott White, editor of The Conversation Canada. With more than 30 years of journalism experience, Mr. White has previously served as editor-in-chief of The Canadian Press and vice-president, content strategy and business development, at Postmedia Network.

“This should be a fascinating evening,” says Mr. White. “These five Queen's professors bring a unique perspective to important issues facing our communities and the country as a whole. I look forward to discussing their research with them and learning more about the projects they’re currently working on.”

This year’s panel discussion is a new format, adapted from previous years where recipients would give short lectures. Instead, each researcher will give a brief overview of their work, and Mr. White will engage the group in a discussion about pressing topics in research today. Audience members will also be able to ask questions. The discussion is intended to demonstrate the connections between research and the world at large, as well as between different disciplines.

The event will take place in the BioSciences Complex Atrium (116 Barrie St.) on Tuesday, April 3. There will be a reception beginning at 6:30 pm, and the event will start at 7 pm. Refreshments will be available, and this discussion is open to the public.

Awarded annually in five areas (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and health sciences), the Prizes for Excellence in Research have been the signature internal research prize since 1980, and represent an important investment by Queen’s in recognizing research and scholarship.

More information about the prize winners and their research accomplishments can be found in the original announcement.

For further information, visit the website for the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research).