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Media Advisory - Queen's technology workshops for local youth awarded federal funding

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:15
Friday, February 23, 2018

KINGSTON - Local youth and schools will continue to benefit from technology workshops offered through Queen’s thanks to a recent federal government funding announcement.

Actua, a Canadian charity focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education among youth, was the organization that received the largest amount of funding under CanCode, an initiative of the Canadian Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development. As a member of the Actua network, Queen’s Engineering Outreach will receive $230,000 over the next 18 months.

Media Advisory - High school students take the 3D challenge at Queen's University

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:31
Friday, February 23, 2018

KINGSTON – A group of Grade 12 students from Gananoque Intermediate Secondary School (GISS) are attending a workshop at the SparQ Studios at Queen’s University. They will be split into teams and challenged to design and print a useable 3D stand for a cellular device.

They will also be touring the space and hearing a presentation from the Queen’s student venture DreamAgain, who are working on the customization of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks.


Available Expert - Major companies cut ties with National Rifle Association in wake of mass shooting

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:19
Friday, February 23, 2018

Queen's University business expert Tandy Thomas is available to comment on major companies cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) this week, following mounting public criticism of the organization in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school. So far, Enterprise, Wyndham, Best Western, First National Bank, Alamo and National have all ended programs affiliated with the group.

Queen's in the News: February 23, 2018

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:32
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Sharry Aiken (Law) commented in the Globe and Mail on the asylum system.

8 hours 37 min ago

Introducing our new faculty members: Kristy Timmons

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:11
Kristy Timmons (Education) is one of the 41 new faculty members hired in 2017-18 as part of Principal Daniel Woolf's faculty renewal plans. 

Report updates Queen’s Pension Plan deficit

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:30
New actuarial valuation estimates the pension plan’s ongoing deficit, while work continues on a University Pension Project.

Available Expert - Canadian Government set to announce 2018 federal budget

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:03
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Queen’s University experts Kathy Brock (Policy Studies, Political Studies), Don Drummond (Policy Studies), and Art Cockfield (Law) will be available to comment on the 2018 Canadian federal budget following its unveiling on Tuesday, February 27.

Queen's in the News: February 22, 2018

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:28
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Jennifer Turnnidge (Kinesiology) commented in Maclean's Magazine on elite atheltes coming from small towns.

8 hours 41 min ago

Available Expert - Uber's new policy will force drivers to take a break from driving

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:54
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Queen’s University business professor John-Kurt Pliniussen is available to comment on a new policy from Uber. Under the new rules, drivers in Canada trying to work for more than 12 hours straight will be forced to take a six-hour break before they hit the road again. The Uber app will block drivers from taking new customers.

Six students inducted into Tricolour Society

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:10
The Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award is one of the highest honours a student can receive from Queen's University.

Feb. 20 edition of the Gazette now available

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:03
The Gazette is filled with interesting Queen’s-focused items and is available at various locations around campus.

The Queen’s plant-based menu is growing

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:48
Hospitality Services hosts Food Forward Culinary Experience.

Queen's in the News: February 21, 2018

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:41
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Veldon Coburn (Political Studies) commented in the Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen on being banned from Twitter after commenting on Colten Boushie.

9 hours 17 min ago

Gaels sweep Rams in final home game for coach Brenda Willis

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:50
Gaels honour retiring head coach Brenda Willis who now has a Queen’s-best 363 career victories at the helm of the men's volleyball team.

Queen’s family medicine residents participate in unique Falkland Islands rotation

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:40
One Queen's family medicine resident will be heading 11,000 kilometres south for a year to help citizens of a remote Commonwealth territory. 

Stepping up cybersecurity at Queen’s

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:03
New online Cybersecurity Awareness Course now available for faculty and staff.

Queen's in the News: February 20, 2018

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:31
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Yolande Chan (Smith School of Business) was interviewed by the Globe and Mail about the growth of small businesses.

Galen Watts (Cultural Studies) had his op-ed on human rights over religion published in the Winnipeg Free Press.

11 hours 18 min ago

Gaining real-world, international experience

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:07
As part of International Planning Project course, students from the School of Urban and Regional Planning travel and work in Auroville, India.

Queen's in the News: February 16, 2018

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:01
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Nicholas Graham (Computing) says in an interview with CKWS that even though virtual reality technology has been around in some form or another for decades, it's still very much in its infancy.

10 hours 22 min ago

Queen’s Reads author to visit Kingston

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:36
Program organizers are preparing to welcome Katherena Vermette to campus, and announce winners of creative contest.