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Welcome to Research at Queen's University

  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2017 sculpture

    On May 13, thousands of people enjoyed the exciting activities and interactive displays at Science Rendezvous Kingston! Highlights included the Green Chemistry Magic Show, a geometric sculpture inspired by SNOLab and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald, and the chance to see a heart in action using an ultrasound machine. (Photo by Garrett Elliott).

  • Dr. Praveen Jain receives IEEE Canada P. Ziogas Electric Power Medal

    Congratulations to Dr. Praveen Jain (Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering) for being awarded the 2017 IEEE Canada P. Ziogas Electric Power Medal, the highest honour in the field of Power Engineering in Canada. This medal was awarded in recognition of his “contributions to the theory and practice of high frequency power converters."

  • Faculty Writing Retreat

    On April 20, the OVPR hosted a Spring Faculty Writing Retreat at the Donald Gordon Centre. Faculty were able to work on writing grant applications and publications, as well as connect with new and old colleagues. (Photo by Stephen Wild)

  • Queen's Physics researchers and students

    New Eyes on the Universe, an interactive exhibit about the discoveries of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) project and the current SNOLAB experiments, will be on display at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre from May 27-July 7, 2017. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

  • Principal Daniel Woolf, Khadijat Hassan, The Hon. Reza Moridi, MPP Sophie Kiwala, Dr. Alexander Braun, Dr. Praveen Jain, and Dr. John Fisher

    On March 14, the Honorable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, announced a $77-million investment into research from the Government of Ontario, including $4.5-million for four Queen's researchers from the Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence and Research Infrastructure programs. (Photo Credit: Garrett Elliott)

  • 2016 Art of Research Photo Contest collage

    The 2016 Art of Research Photo Contest winners have officially been announced! See the winning and shortlisted images on the Art of Research webpage.

  • Dr. Cynthia Fekken introduces panelists at 2016 Faculty Writing Retreat

    Dr. Cynthia Fekken, Associate Vice-Principal Research, introduces panelists Qingling Duan, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Warren Mabee, and Sam McKegney at the OVPR's second Faculty Writing Retreat at the Donald Gordon Centre. (Photo by Andrew Carroll)

  • Attendees of RSC AGM Gala dinner on November 19

    The Royal Society of Canada held their Annual General Meeting in Kingston this year! Many Queen's faculty attended the weekend's various events, including both new and veteran Fellows and College Members. Pictured above at the Gala (clockwise from top left): Joan Schwartz, Karen Anthony, Steven Liss, Christine Sypnowich, Hala Fam, Amir Fam, Faye Kert, and David Bakhurst. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)

  • GM Canada President Steve Carlisle speaks at Principal's Forum on November 11

    GM Canada President and Managing Director Steve Carlisle visited Queen's on November 11 as part of the Principal's Forum Distinguished Lecture series. His lecture focused on the growing opportunities for innovation in the Canadian automotive industry. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

  • Clockwise from top left: Drs. Craig Walker, Troy Day, Joan Schwartz, Christian Leuprecht, David Murakami Wood, Stephanie Belanger, David Bakhurst, and Amir Fam.

    Congratulations to the five new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada and the five new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists! (Photo by Bernard Clark, missing Profs. Daniel David Moses and Parvin Mousavi)

  • Dr. David Sinclair, Dr. Pierre Charest, Dr. Christine Kraus, Dr. Steven Liss, MP Mark Gerretsen, Dr. Daniel Woolf, Ms. Liz Fletcher, and Dr. Tony Noble at CFREF announcement.

    MP Mark Gerretsen visited Queen's on September 6 to announce their successful application to the Canada First Excellence Research Fund to create the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC). Also pictured are special guests Dr. David Sinclair (Carleton University), Dr. Pierre Charest (NSERC), Dr. Christine Kraus (Laurentian University), Dr. Steven Liss, Dr. Daniel Woolf, Ms. Liz Fletcher, and Dr. Tony Noble.

Research represents one of the most dynamic elements of the university enterprise at Queen's. The role of the Vice-Principal (Research) reflects the responsibilities associated with coordinating and promoting research, and advancing the research activities that contribute to new discoveries and creative works, scientific and technical breakthroughs, advances in the social sciences and humanities, innovation, institutional reputation, and importantly to the education and training of both undergraduate and graduate students.

Whether you are a seasoned researcher, new to Queen's, a potential partner, or just visiting, please explore our website to find the information you need regarding research programs and opportunities for funding and partnerships. If our office can be of assistance, or should you wish to provide feedback, please email