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Ghana’s illegal mining continues because the rules and reality are disconnected

Artisanal and small-scale mining – a low-tech, indigenous mining subsector – is taking on increasing economic importance in many developing countries. Over 150 million people worldwide are estimated to derive their livelihoods from this activity indirectly. In Ghana, it supports millions and contributes up to 43% of the nation’s total gold production.

Advancing medical interventions through artificial intelligence

When most people think of artificial intelligence (AI) they picture robots from Hollywood blockbusters or science fiction, but in reality, machine learning is already being used for many real-life applications. Parvin Mousavi, a professor in the Queen's School of Computing, is one of the researchers on the forefront of AI developments and is working to advance next generation medical interventions.

Statement against antisemitism at Queen's

This past week has been a very difficult one for Jewish community members. South of the border, antisemitic hatred has been given a platform by public personalities, and that has had a chilling effect across the country and the world. Sadly, Queen's has also seen the emergence of this sentiment with swastika graffiti and messages of violence at various locations on campus and more recently reported through social media.

An exciting new chapter for Black Studies at Queen’s

Throughout 2022–2023, the Black Studies program is hosting a series of screenings, conversations, and celebrations to mark the launch of the new interdisciplinary program at Queen’s University. This past weekend, the Black Studies Collective (Taylor Cenac, Katherine McKittrick, Daniel McNeil, Dalitso Ruwe, and Vanessa Thompson) hosted two events: an evening of art, music, poetry, and film on Friday to celebrate the inauguration of Black Studies at Queen’s, and a celebration of new research and books in Black Studies on Saturday.

Connections Beyond Boundaries

Daniel McNeil, director of Queen’s new Black Studies program, is passionate about exploring connections and the transfer of ideas across the Atlantic.

Five FAS students recognized globally for undergraduate work

Two Faculty of Arts and Science students were named Regional Winners and three FAS students were earned Highly Commended honours at this year’s Global Undergraduate Awards. The Undergraduate Awards Global Summit is the world’s leading academic awards program which recognizes top undergraduate work and shares this work with a global audience.

A salute to the past, and optimism for the future

The Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre (IRC) celebrated 85 years of success last week, using the event to reflect on the early days of the Centre and start planning for the future. Now housed within the Faculty of Arts and Science, the IRC was created to provide challenging and innovative educational programs to advance the skills and expertise of organizational leaders through training and practitioner-focused research, enabling them to contribute to the success of their organizations.