Bright blue waters and white sand beaches – that is the image that comes to mind for most people when they think of the Caribbean. Most people never consider the plastic disposal problems and the environmental challenges the region faces. Mandy St. Rose, however, is not most people. A visiting Master’s student in Civil Engineering, Mandy has come to Queen’s to investigate solutions for the ever-pressing problem of plastic refuse littering the streets and waterways of third world nations.
henTian walks into the room she is carrying a towering stack of first year engineering exams. It is the end of the semester, which means copious marking to do and tight deadlines that need to be upheld. Yet, Tian acknowledges the work with a sigh and a smile telling me that she has to be generous when marking because she knows the questions are difficult and the students are stressed.
Having pursued all her university degrees at Queen’s, Nicolle Domnik has nonetheless had the opportunity to travel with her research as far as Tasmania, follow the translation of research through primary, clinical, and industry settings, and work with creatures as commonplace as mice and as unusual as baby oysters.
The four students from heat 2 that will go through to the final of the 3 Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, April 9th are:
- Michelle van de Pouw Kraan – Geological Engineering
- Lorraine van Zon - Education
- Jasmin Ma – Kinesiology & Health Studies
- Sima Zakani – Mechanical & Materials Engineering.
Venue: Kinesiology & Health Studies Building
Starting at : 5pm
The four students who will now go through to the final of the 3 Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, April 9th are:
Mike Best – Clinical Psychology
Mary Chaktsiris – History
Hayley Roberts – Biology
Paul Vernon – Education.
At a reception today, hosted by the Office of Student Affairs, two of our graduate students (Tian Lu and Amanda Tracey) were the recipients of the first Brian Yealland Community Service Award. The award recognises students who make a significant contribution to society by working with and encouraging youth to help them realize their potential.
The School of Graduate Studies invites nominations of faculty members for consideration for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision. The purpose of this award is to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring their graduate students. Nomination packages should be submitted to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Gordon Hall 425, by 4pm on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
This year, Queen’s School of Religion hosted its first interdisciplinary graduate student conference with graduate scholars from three countries, a keynote at the top of his field, and, to make it official, even some logo-emblazoned tote bags—all thanks, in large part, to a Cultural Studies PhD Candidate with a passion for religious studies.
Hazem Ahmed brings Swarm Intelligence to Bioinformatics
Queen's Art Conservation program celebrates 40 years and receives a 1 million dollar endowment.