Life Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Science celebrates 166 student-athletes as all-stars

A total of 426 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Stars, including 166 from the Faculty of Arts and Science. These student-athletes have achieved an 80 per cent average (3.5 GPA) or above over the past academic year and compete on a varsity team or varsity club.

This is a record high number and places Queen’s among the top five schools in Canada for the number of Academic All-Stars.

Life Sciences graduate and former president of the Queen's Native Student Association, Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk (ArtSci'11), is Canada's first Inuk heart surgeon.

Recent Life Sciences Major / Art History Minor graduate Eden Gelgoot submitted an Art History & Theory paper, "The role of the UNESCO World Heritage List in the commemoration of World War II" to the international Undergraduate Awards Programme 2017 that went on to win the best submission in the Art History & Theory category.

Qeueen's students emerge victorious from 550 applicants, winning $125k to continue developing technology which enhances detection of melamine in milk power and reduces the need for complex lab tests.

Two members of the Queen’s community were among those recognized by Governor General David Johnston during the Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday, May 13.

Arthur McDonald (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy), winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada while Ruth Wilson (Family Medicine) was named Member of the Order of Canada.

Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science will begin offering its first online Bachelor of Science degree this fall – a three-year general BSc in Life Sciences.

“Queen’s has a long history of making education accessible to students who are studying at a distance, and we are delighted to be able to offer the university’s first fully online BSc degree in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences,” says Brenda Ravenscroft, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

This year's list of Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award Recipients was announced.