Department News

Queen’s University regrets to inform the community of the death of Dan School of Drama and Music Professor Kim Renders.

Kim, a pioneer in the Canadian theatre scene, passed away on July 17, 2018 in Kingston. Craig Walker, Director of the Dan School, says her death is a loss beyond Queen’s University.

After 32 years of working as a Curator for the Miller Museum of Geology, Mark Badham will be retiring from Queen's at the end of this month. Read this Kingston Whig article to learn about Badham's impressive accomplishments and future objectives.

Open for registrations now, Arts and Science has launched 7 new certificates that are open to Queen's students this fall. Certificates help students add breadth to their degree so their resumes are more competitive upon graduation. All of the new certificates range from 12-18 units, what some call a 'snackable' credential.  These new certificates include:

This summer, Queen's Arts and Science will be launching a new Certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture.

This certificate is offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in partnership with Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO) Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory. It will give students knowledge of the language embedded in culturally rich learning experiences and the many traditions, histories and worldviews of the Mohawk people.

The Certificate courses, which are completed over 2 years, are structured as follows:

A national body has recognized a Queen’s professor for her outstanding mentorship of graduate students.

Suning Wang of the Department of Chemistry has received the inaugural Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship.

The Queen’s Geological Sciences DepartmentQueen's Geological Sciences has long been rated by MacLean’s as one of the best in Canada; in 2015 Queen’s was ranked as having the second best geology program in the country (Maclean’s, Canadian Universities Guidebook 2015 Edition).

The Queen’s Economics Department has recently launched an exciting new course series for Certified Professional Impact Analysts (CPIA). It is no longer enough to implement a project; organizations are increasingly required to provide evidence of impact.  

Among the Principal’s Dream Courses funded last year, two courses were specifically focused on sharing Indigenous knowledge.

Heather Macfarlane, Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of English, has just recently completed the first offering of ENGL218: Introduction to Indigenous Literature in Canada. The course examined Indigenous novels, traditional stories, poetry, short stories and plays from various time periods, written by Métis, Inuit and First Nations authors.

Ms. Lukin Linklater, an artist and Queen’s doctoral candidate, was recently named the recipient of the Canadian Art Foundation’s inaugural Wanda Koop Research Fund. This new research fund, worth $15,000, was named for the Winnipeg artist appearing on the cover of the first issue of Canadian Art in fall 1984. Ms. Lukin Linklater is Alutiiq and originates from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in Alaska. She is currently based in northern Ontario, and that setting has been inspiring her most recent work.

When Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Artsci’11, was a summer intern in Queen’s Marketing and Communications Department, he helped write a few speeches for Principal Daniel Woolf.

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