Archive: 2020

Student Affairs is coming up with new ways to help students stay connected with Queen’s and adjust to remote learning.

Student Affairs is working to offer their services remotely.

Queen’s has academic support for students as they transition to remote learning. 

Students looking for academic support as they learn remotely can turn to Student Academic Success Services. (Unsplash / Thought Catalog)

Queen’s University researcher Tom Hollenstein on ways of coping with stress as the world deals with the coronavirus.

With the threat of COVID-19 gripping the world, Queen’s University professor Tom Hollenstein uses his research into how we manage emotions to offer insight into how we are dealing with weeks of disruption, near isolation and the threat of getting sick.

Preventative measures at Queen’s are aimed at slowing the rate of infection to ensure the healthcare system can focus on those more seriously affected by the virus.

We understand that the current situation is causing disruption, stress, and uncertainty and we want to let you know that we are here to answer your questions. Please see our Information and FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

The 14th Annual I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference will be held in Stauffer Library March 12-13, 2020. All are welcome to attend. This  conference celebrates the research of a new generation of scholars. Please join us to listen, learn, and engage with them.

This year’s program includes 34 oral and 21 poster presentations from undergraduate students across the disciplines at Queen’s and Carleton University. Students will present their work in the Queen’s Learning Commons in Stauffer Library.  

Queen’s increases communication to assist campus in coronavirus preparedness.

Former Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, David Walker, to lead university’s coronavirus response.

As part of Queen's University’s continuing response to COVID-19, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane has appointed David Walker as Special Advisor to the Principal on Planning and Preparation for COVID-19.

Queen’s University administrators are actively monitoring reports on the evolving outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 that can cause acute upper respiratory illness and pneumonia. Protecting the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is a primary concern, and we are continuously assessing what may be required in response to any spread of the virus.

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New Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green surprised with ceremony of celebration and recognition.

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green receives a ribbon shirt from Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation), Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill). (University Communications)

Ten graduates — including an employment law pioneer and dedicated Indigenous leader — and one organization will be honoured by the Queen’s University Alumni Association on April 4.

A pioneer in employment law in Canada and a former grand chief dedicated to improving the lives of Indigenous peoples across Canada are among this year’s Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) award recipients.

The Introduction of a BA Minor/General in Black Studies

In addition to looking back into history this month, scholars in the Faculty of Arts and Science are looking forward to developing a new BA Minor/General in Black Studies with a target launch date of fall 2021. Katherine McKittrick, one of the key players in its development and a Professor in the Gender Studies Department, explains the main driving forces behind this exciting initiative and gives more insight into its benefits for students, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the university as a whole.

New promotional campaign highlights the impact of Queen's research.

Every day, cutting-edge and impactful research is being conducted at Queen’s, and the university wants everyone to know about it.

Sixth annual Majors Night will help students connect their interests, goals, and academic options at Queen’s.

Students attending Majors Night in 2018.

Students attending Majors Night in 2018.

The Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships (USSRF) application period is open until March 2, 2020. 

USSRF recipient Clare Simon takes a moment in front of her 2019 poster presentation with her faculty supervisor Dr. Lisa Pasolli.

Student Wellness Services offers a variety of Wellness Groups including a new program that targets students with chronic health conditions.

Wellness groups help students develop new skills and self-care strategies in a supportive environment.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research funds $3.95 million in grants to seven Queen’s Researchers.

Seven Queen’s University researchers are contributing their knowledge in the areas of melanoma, intensive care unit survivors, postoperative pain, diabetes medication, Indigenous public health, and depression thanks to funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dear all members of Queen’s University,

The current outbreak of novel coronavirus is raising concerns across the globe. While it is understandable that in some circumstances people may respond with fear, it is always important, especially in a university, to make decisions based on information and facts. At Queen’s, we are monitoring the evolving situation very carefully and are being guided by experts in the field. At this time, the health risk to our community from coronavirus remains low. 

On behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Science, we offer our condolences to the family and friends Bethany Qun Yi Yan, who died on Sunday, January 26.

Bethany was a fourth-year Concurrent Education student pursuing French and History in the Faculty of Arts and Science and a member of the award-winning varsity cheerleading team.

The Queen’s community is remembering Bethany Qun Yi Yan, who died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Bethany Qun Yi Yan, a fourth-year Concurrent Education student and a member of the varsity cheer team at Queen's, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Bethany started at Queen’s University in 2015. She was a fourth-year Concurrent Education student and was pursuing French and History in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

IGnite: Research Stories to Inspire Generations will feature talks on neutrinos, fundamental building blocks of the universe, and molecular interactions

Groups across campus prepare to take part in mental health conversations for Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Student groups and university offices are working to make the most of Bell Let's Talk Day.

Increased investment by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich means Queen’s is eligible to receive up to 10 Schulich Leaders each year.

More future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math will be coming to Queen’s, thanks to the generosity of one of Canada’s top philanthropists.

Queen's alumni will return to campus for Homecoming on Oct. 16-18. (University Communications / Photo by Suzy Lamont)

Queen's alumni will return to campus for Homecoming on Oct. 16-18. (University Communications / Photo by Suzy Lamont)

Queen’s Homecoming 2020 will take place Oct.

We're hosting focus groups to hear your ideas about how we should deliver advising services and to learn the best way for our office to communicate with you about our services.

Over the last decade, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) has taken advantage of a unique piece of research infrastructure and set out on a new mission.

Mark Chen, the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics, holds a photomultiplier tube (PMT). PMTs are very sensitive light detectors, capable of sensing single light photons and producing an electrical pulse that travels to the data acquisition electronics.

Faculty of Arts and Science student Amir Moradi among the 176 people (including 57 Canadians) who perished on Jan. 8 near Tehran.

Queen’s is joining universities across the country to honour victims of the Iran plane crash that left no survivors last week.

On Jan. 8, 176 people, including Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science student Amir Moradi, were killed when their plane was shot down near Tehran.

Queen’s student will discuss environmentally friendly food business at a city symposium.

Devon Hawkins will be speaking at the Kingston Climate Change Symposium.

Devon Hawkins will be speaking at the Kingston Climate Change Symposium.

New research from Queen’s University says the answer depends on your culture.

New research from Queen’s University has revealed the way people evaluate an opponent in a competition can be drastically different depending on cultures.

Hundreds attend the vigil to remember student Amir Moradi and the other 175 people killed in the plane crash in Iran

Amir Moradi, a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science, died in the plane crash in Iran on Wednesday, Jan. 8. (Communications Staff)

On behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Science, we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Amir Moradi and to all the members of our community mourning loved ones and colleagues who perished in the tragic plane crash in Iran.

We encourage you to join us at the vigil being held by the Iranian Student Association for all of the individuals who perished in the crash. The vigil will take place at 5 p.m. today in the John Deutsch University Centre.

Queen’s mourns loss of student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Queen’s University is mourning the loss of one of its students who was on board the plane that crashed in Iran on Wednesday.

The Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing brings together leaders in research, education, and industry as well as students for inspiration and engagement.