Archive: 2010

Choose from among more than a dozen musical events taking place on campus in November and December.

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Three Queen’s researchers and collaborators at seven other Canadian universities have received $16.6 million over five years for research supporting automobile software systems.

KINGSTON, ON – This week, Queen’s University’s School of Computing will host the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing. The first in Canada held under the U.S. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) umbrella, it brings together students, faculty, and professionals from around the province.

Q-CHeM CHRONICLES - Ten years ago, the Walkerton tragedy shocked Canadians into a whole new level of awareness of drinking water quality. In the wake of this event, Stephen Brown’s research group set about developing a new technology for detecting bacteria in water. In a classic story of serendipity, they had already been working on fibre-optic sensors for detecting aromatic compounds as part of a study of impacts of contaminants on fish.

Anne Godlewska (Geography) and Brian Frank (Engineering and Applied Science) are using video-captured lectures this year as part of an ongoing pilot project.

“The willingness of Professors Godlewska and Frank to innovate allows us to investigate the potential use of technology to help students learn and rethink how we engage with students in and outside the classroom,” says Andy Leger, Educational Developer at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, who spearheads the project.

Dr. Robert Morrison of the Department of English has been nominated for a top British literary award for his biography of Thomas De Quincey, The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey.

“I am gobsmacked,” Morrison said in a news release. “Being shortlisted for the oldest literary prize in Britain seems impossible. I am absolutely elated.”

Two Queen’s research projects looking at improved outcomes for joint surgery have received National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funding. James Stewart and Randy Ellis (School of Computing) each received close to $300,000 over the next three years.

Doctoral student Erin Tolley is the first Queen’s student to have been named a Trudeau Scholar. The Trudeau Scholarships are among the most coveted awards of their kind in Canada. They reward excellence and provide doctoral students with the best conditions to ground their work in the real world. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation was created in 2001 and gives out 15 awards each year to scholars in various fields.

School of Music instructor Marjan Mozetich is the 2010 winner of a Juno—Canada’s biggest music award—in the classical composition of the year category.