Department News

City of Kingston announces the 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards recipients

KINGSTON, ON/Dec. 5, 2017 – Last evening at a ceremony in Memorial Hall in Kingston City Hall, Mayor Bryan Paterson presented Mayor’s Arts Awards to five recipients. The award winners will be recognized formally at city council this evening.

Queen's Master of Art Conservation student Patrick Gauthier worked to repair and restore a severly damaged piece of art, Whatif/Twilight by Ron Moppett, which is now on display at the National Art Gallery of Canada.

Queen's Chemistry PhD Student Caitlin Miron has won the 2017 Mitacs PhD Award for Outstanding Innovation. Ms. Miron has discovered a DNA binder that, in essence, prevents cancer cells from spreading.

Queen’s regrets to inform the community of the death of student Leah Battista (Artsci'19). Leah, who passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 4, was in her third year of studies at Queen’s.

Matthias Hermann is the first student to graduate from the dual master's degree program in Chemistry offered through a partnership between Queen's University and Universität Stuttgart in Germany.

The Canada Council has announced today the 2017 winners of the Canada Council Molson Prize in the Arts and Sciences as well as the John G. Diefenbaker Prize.  Please follow the links below to see more on our website.

Geologists from across Canada are going “back to where it began,” as Queen’s University’s Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering hosts the Geological Association of Canada (GAC)/Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) Annual Meeting May 14-18.

Steven Maynard’s courses in Canadian history are “not your typical history classes.”

Instead of relying on textbooks or readings regarding the past, with students handing in a paper or writing an exam, Mr. Maynard develops a project based around a particular segment of Canadian history that requires students to research, create and present.

Following an already busy year filled with launching new initiatives, an additional two new plans are being introduced by the Faculty of Arts and Science for the 2017-18 academic year, just in time for plan selection for first-year students. The two new plans are a Politics-Philosophy-Economics Specialization and a major in Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Politics-Philosophy-Economics Specialization

The Queen’s task force formed in April 2016 to begin the work of responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system for Aboriginal children. Composed of Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty, staff, students, senior administrators, and community members, the task force considered how to meaningfully respond to the TRC’s calls to action.

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