Arts & Science In the News

Students graduating from the arts and humanities at Queen’s University are getting more opportunities for work experience, thanks to the growth of a Kingston apprenticeship program.

The Queen’s Career Apprenticeship Kingston program connects new arts and humanity graduates from Queen’s with a Kingston employer.

The program started as a pilot project in Kingston in May, and now the backer of this privately launched venture, Ottawa-based philanthropist Alan Rottenberg, is upping the ante.

Students, employees, and visitors to campus may have noticed a number of public art displays installed this fall, which are located around Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Jeffery Hall, and Harrison-LeCaine Hall.

Kento Stratford, a fourth-year composition student in the Dan School of Drama and Music, knows that his recent experience in writing his first orchestral piece was a rare and special opportunity.

Stratford was not only commissioned by the Kingston Symphony Orchestra to create the piece but was also paid to do it through an internship with the Canada Summer Jobs program during which he was mentored by Queen’s professor and award-winning composer, John Burge.

Cathleen Crudden, a professor and researcher in the Department of Chemistry, has been named the winner of the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award in celebration of her outstanding achievements in the field of organic chemistry.