Archive: 2011

By Katrina Heer/For The Whig-Standard

When Queen's University professor Anne Godlewska encountered a large class size last year, her first thought wasn't about how she was going to handle the workload, it was about how she was going to teach her students.

"I thought to myself, 'I don't want to teach huge classes of people I never get to know' … there's just no joy in teaching that way," she said.

Instead, she decided to conduct a study and the early results were remarkable.

It’s not every class that has its own movie trailer. To be fair, Sidneyeve Matrix, a professor of media and mass communications at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, is a bit of a pioneer when it comes to harnessing the power of social media and technology for her courses.

Microsoft Canada wants to find top student leaders/marketers and provide them with work experience, scholarships, and leadership development opportunities.

Microsoft Leaders are a select group of students that are passionate about improving student life activities and are well-connected on campus. Microsoft Leaders will participate in a 30-week development program while studying. Students will receive amazing perks, things like up to $5000 in scholarships, $1000 funding for student initiatives, a brand new PC, a reference letter and interviews with Microsoft or a partner agency. 

Sep 26, 2011 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm in MacDonald Hall, Room 202

Registration Deadline: Sep 26, 2011 - 08:00 am

Students should register through in MyCareer (under the Events/Workshops tab)

WORKSHOP - Applying to Medical School

Sep 20, 2011 05:30PM to 07:00PM

Location:  Biosciences 1102

Registration Deadline: Sep 20, 2011 - 05:00PM

Students should register through in MyCareer (under the Events/Workshops tab)

In the fall of 2010, two Canadian high-school friends, Jon Skarsten and Spencer Goodwin, now in their 3rd years of Commerce and Global Development respectively, sat down with a Congolese man, residing in Kingston, named Aristide. Sipping CoGro coffee and talking amidst the noise of the ARC, it was these first few meetings in which the Nyantende Foundation, a small, grassroots organization operating in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was formed.

PSYC 100 has been redesigned.  The new PSYC 100 brings students together two hours per week instead of three; one hour for a lecture and one hour to work though activities in small tutorial groups.

In recent years, we have become concerned about the level of student engagement in PSYC 100. Student engagement is the result of active and collaborative learning, something that is hard to achieve in a large introductory course such as the Principles of Psychology with its 450-700 students per section!

The QS World University Rankings are in and Queen's Department of Chemisty, Mathematics and Statistics, Environmental Science, Psychology, and the School of Computing all placed in the Top 150 Universities worldwide.

The Departments of Biology and Physics placed in the Top 200 Universities worldwide.

Queen's University is delighted to be the host of this year's Canadian Council of Deans of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CCDAHSS) Conference. 

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Now in its second year, artignite is an arts celebration that showcases more than 40 film, dance, theatre and visual art presentations featuring students and members of the Kingston cultural and arts community, and offers Kingston and visitors to Kingston a great opportunity to celebrate art in all forms.

artignite is an eclectic mix of shows, exhibitions, concerts and art activities on the Queen’s University campus and in downtown Kingston.

Dr. Peter Loock, Bithun Sarkar (Eng. Chem. 2011) and Tragically Hip guitarist Paul Langlois demonstrate the “Photonic Guitar” in a 5 min clip shown by the Discovery Channel. Paul plays a custom-built acoustic guitar made by Dagmar Guitars (luthier: Pete
Swanson). The “Photonic Guitar” is interrogated with laser light and is equipped with 7 fiber-optic sensors which act as pick-ups for the vibrations of the guitar body.

For more information and to watch a short video, please visit the Department of Chemistry website found here.

Students aren’t the only people who come to Queen’s on exchange.

Waseda University staff members Kunito Koizumi and Takako Ota enrolled last semester in the 12-week English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program offered by the Queen’s School of English (QSoE). The Japanese visitors also volunteered at the Faculty of Arts and Science International Programs Office (IPO).