Archive: 2020

Graeme HoweGraeme Howe, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been recognized by the Province of Ontario with a 2020 Polanyi Prize.

New chairs have wide-ranging expertise in research – from glaciers to youth in Africa.

Five academics at Queen’s University have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), a prestigious honour created to promote leading-edge research and attract and retain the world’s best researchers. Stéfanie von Hlatky, Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Laura Thomson, Susan Bartels, and Jacqueline Monaghan have been named Tier 2 CRCs.  


It has been a year like no other yet staff across Queen’s University have stepped up to the challenges created by COVID-19.

On Thursday, Dec. 10, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane recognized a number of staff for their accomplishments and contributions with the announcement of the 2020 Special Recognition for Staff Awards.

Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships will recognize early-stage academic researchers

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has named a national prize in honour of Queen’s University Nobel Laurate Arthur McDonald.

The Queen’s community is remembering Edward (Ed) Farrar, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, who died Sunday Nov. 8 after years of living with vascular dementia.

Week-long event includes online group study sessions, instructor Q&As, and prizes to help students study effectively.

For many students, the end of the semester is one of the busiest periods of the academic year. As the end of the fall term approaches, staff in Student Academic Success Services (SASS) are offering their annual event, Get it Done, to support student productivity in the online environment.

The 2020-21 Queen’s National Scholar program is set to boost diversity, capacity, and academic excellence in interdisciplinary Black Studies.

A university’s true strengths are derived from its ability to offer rich and rewarding learning experiences, and its pursuit of discovery and innovation. For many years, the Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) program has secured emerging leaders in teaching and research to continually advance academic distinction in these areas.

The Queen’s community is remembering Professor Emeritus David B. McLay of the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, who died Sunday, Nov. 8. He was 92.

Raised in Hamilton, Dr. McLay received his BSc from McMaster University in 1950 and then his Master’s in 1951. He would then earn his PhD from the University of British Columbia in molecular physics in 1956.

In recognition of his generosity and commitment to giving back to the community, Alan Rottenberg has been named Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals South Eastern Ontario Chapter (AFPSEO).

Sean Marrs presents on his research into state surveillance in 18th century Paris during the Matariki Network of Universities Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
Sean Marrs presents on his research into state surveillance in 18th century Paris during the Matariki Network of Universities Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Dr. Amber Simpson is the 2020 recipient of the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research. The award was established by Dr. J.V. Basmajian, in memory of his parents. It is awarded annually to a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences who has made an outstanding contribution to health research over the past several years. 

University community reflects on local Indigenous history, treaties, and treaty rights.

Treaties Recognition Week runs from Nov. 2 to Nov. 7, 2020.

The Prizes for Excellence in Research are Queen’s highest internal research award.

Michael Cunningham (Chemical Engineering), Gabor Fichtinger (Computing), and Yan-Fei Liu (Engineering) are the 2020 recipients of the Prizes for Excellence in Research.

Students in Samantha King's HLTH 334 The Politics of Health and Illness course are taking a closer look at COVID-19 and its wide-ranging affects while it is still happening. (Unsplash/Dmitri Karastelev)

The Faculty of Arts and Science is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anita Jack-Davies as Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII) – the first assistant deanship of its kind in the Faculty and at Queen’s, and one of only a few similar positions across the country. In this role, Dr.

As an informal way to stay in touch with the FAS community, the Dean of Arts and Science will be hosting a Lunch and Conversation with the Dean meeting for staff, faculty, and students on October 14, 2020, from 12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom (
Meeting ID: 811 9670 4946
Passcode: 391470
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Queen’s students collaborated on two new videos urging their peers to follow public health guidelines.

Queen’s students are sharing public health messages with their peers in two new videos urging students to “mask up or pack up” and “space out or move out.” Inspired by similar videos at U.S. universities, the students partnered with Queen’s staff members to produce the messages about the importance of physical distancing and wearing masks.

The recipients of the 2020 Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards have been announced, recognizing excellence in the areas of Indigenous education, educational technology, student support, international innovation, and promoting student inquiry.

Administered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the awards are presented to individuals and teams for their innovation and leadership in teaching and learning at Queen’s.

The Faculty of Arts and Science invited undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to submit original interactive works of data visualization for the Dean’s Student Data Visualization Prize. It was an opportunity for students to showcase their data visualization skills and research, and this year’s submissions ranged from charts to maps and 3-D models.  Thank you to all of the students who submitted works! 

The following letter by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green was sent to all students at Queen’s University confirming that the majority of Winter Term courses will be delivered remotely. A similar letter has also been sent to faculty and staff.

To Queen’s University Students:

I hope you are settling into your classes and adjusting to learning in these extraordinary circumstances. I would like to update you on the status of plans for the 2021 Winter Term.

University to take action to hold accountable students who disregard public health directives and safety measures.

Queen’s leadership and staff are distributing COVID-19 information kits in near-campus neighbourhoods.

Sari van Anders, Canada 150 Research Chair in Social Neuroendocrinology, Sexuality, and Gender/Sex & Professor of Psychology, Gender Studies, & Neuroscience co-authored 2019 American Psychologist article on “The future of sex and gender in psychology: Five challenges to the gender binary” has won the 2020 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP).

Queen’s University adds two new and two renewed Canada Research Chairs.

Royal Society of Canada elects two Queen’s University researchers as Fellows, and two to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Four Queen’s University researchers have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, which is one of the highest recognitions for Canadian academics in the arts, humanities, and the social and natural sciences. Nancy van Deusen, and Cathleen Crudden were elected to the Fellowship of the academy, while Amy Latimer-Cheung and Awet Weldemichael were named members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Policy paper for anti-racism in hockey developed by two Queen’s University researchers is gaining momentum.

A recent paper authored by Queen’s University researchers Courtney Szto and Sam McKegney is back in the news again after the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball recently postponed games in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

A group of students is launching a website to help their peers get involved in the local community.

The KS ConnectHub will help students find ways to safely take part in and give back to the Kingston community during the pandemic.

The funded projects involve a range of research, including investigating the building blocks of constructing gender and race in primary education, and testing for independent experts to improve Canada’s federal transfer system.

Queen’s University is welcoming three Loran Scholars amongst the Class of 2024.

Alaa Khalaf of Toronto, Ayden Harrison of Lillooet, B.C., and Leilani Pearson of Richmond, B.C. were selected as three of the 36 recipients out of more than 5,100 applicants from across Canada to become 2020 Loran Scholars. They are a part of the foundation’s largest cohort to date and are receiving Canada’s largest and most comprehensive undergraduate merit-based award.

Queen’s is providing free online tutorials to help incoming students adjust to university.

Orientation moves online to welcome first-year students into the Queen’s community.

Eighteen researchers at Queen’s University receive funding from the CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Queen’s University has been awarded over $2.8 million in funding in the latest rounds of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The money will help fund 18 projects at the university. 

This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Service Award are a group of faculty and staff members who have made a lasting impact throughout their outstanding careers at Queen’s University.

Selected by the University Council Executive Committee, the award recognizes exemplary service to Queen’s University over an extended period of time. 

New and returning students arriving in Kingston are being asked to take important safety measures.

Despite all of the affirmative action policies and unconscious bias training at universities, something is still amiss.

As an informal way to stay in touch with the FAS community, the Dean of Arts and Science will be hosting a Coffee and Conversation with the Dean meeting for staff, faculty, and students on August 24, 2020, from 10:00-11:00 am via Zoom (
Meeting ID: 811 9670 4946
Passcode: 391470

A message from Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane:

Dear Queen's community,

The Faculty of Arts and Science PICRDI (Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity and Inclusion) and TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) Implementation Reports 2019-20 demonstrate that, while EDII initiatives were created and continued from the previous year, the Faculty has taken significant steps to create a climate of inclusion and to increase the number of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity (EDII) related initiatives across all academic units since the 2018-19 reports were submitted.

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green shares an update about academic planning for first-year undergraduate students.

As some of Queen’s incoming students are making decisions about their residence offers, several faculties and schools have worked to finalize their plans for first-year undergraduate programs in the 2021 winter term.

In developing their plans, the faculties and schools followed the following principles:

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Spencer, who has received the 2020 Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal) from the Geological Society of America (GSA). 

The Young Scientist Award was established in 1988 to be awarded to a young scientist (35 or younger) for outstanding achievement in contributing to geologic knowledge through original research that marks a major advance in the earth sciences.

Queen's attracts six Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars and one Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow through national programs.

The IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) has awarded the 2020 TCSE New Directions Award to Dr. Ahmed Hassan of the School of Computing and Dr. Thomas Zimmermann of Microsoft Research.

Award-winning playwright and poet arrived at Queen's in 2003 as a Queen's National Scholar.

Professor Emeritus Daniel David Moses, an award-winning playwright and poet, died Monday, July 13. He was 68.

The Queen’s community is mourning the loss of Indigenous playwright and Professor Emeritus Daniel David Moses. Daniel passed away on Monday, July 13th 2020. 

It was another record-breaking year for the Art of Research photo contest, with more than 100 faculty, staff, students, and alumni submitting engaging and thought-provoking research images. The 2020 competition is the largest in the contest’s five-year history, with images winning 10 category and special prizes.

On behalf of the Queen's Faculty of Arts and Science, the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity (EDII) Implementation Committee stand in solidarity with Indigenous students, staff, and faculty. The defacement of these flags at the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre is an expression of hate and we unequivocally refute these deplorable actions.

Queen’s University researcher David Lyon has earned the Molson Prize for decades of work in surveillance studies.

The new program is designed to increase access to a Queen’s education.

Among the members of the Class of 2024 are the first-ever Promise Scholars.

From the Gold Rush through two world wars to the dawn of the internet age up until now, Queen’s University has been delivering exceptional distance learning programs.  

This fall, you’ll be doing something you’ve probably never done – an entire semester remotely. It’s okay to be concerned. It’s always reasonable to be concerned in the face of change and new challenges.

Queen's University Biological Station launches video highlighting its role in fostering leading-edge research, experiential learning, science outreach, and biodiversity conservation.


University leadership and staff share message of congratulations on National Indigenous Peoples Day, as Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee flags are raised on campus.

A $3.5-million gift in honour of the late Jennifer Velva Bernstein, Artsci’89, will help the Isabel host more artists from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

A $1 million donation from the Jarislowsky Foundation allows Queen’s to acquire leading-edge technology that will be the only of its kind in Canada

A $1-million gift from The Jarislowsky Foundation will bring leading-edge technology to Canada and help to preserve some of the country’s most important works of art.  

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Hutchinson, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). 

The CAE comprises many of the country’s most accomplished engineers, who have expressed their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of the country and its enterprises. Fellows of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. 

Principal Patrick Deane announces three new initiatives to further the university’s commitment to fight racism and create a safe and supportive experience for Black students.

The Black Lives Matter protests now happening around the world have also sparked important and timely conversations at Queen’s. Over the past week, the university has heard from students and others that it can, and must, do more to help fight all forms of racism against Black members of our community.

The murder of George Floyd (Minneapolis), and the deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet (Toronto) and Breonna Taylor (Louisville), and the protest and violent unrest that has erupted over the past week highlights the significance of the work of the FAS Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity Implementation Committee and the importance of engaging all members of our Faculty in responding to the continuing issues faced by our community members.

In recent days, like many people, I have watched and read news coverage of anti-racism protests across the United States and in Canada, precipitated by the brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd by police. This appalling event, along with other racist acts experienced daily by Black people in our society, reminds us that we cannot be complacent and must continue to fight racism in all its forms.

Ottawa orders 10,000 ventilators developed by team led by Art McDonald and global collaborators in fight against COVID-19.

An MVM ventilator shown during development.
An MVM ventilator shown during development.

Alice Santilli, a master's candidate in the School of Computing, is the Queen’s Three Minute Thesis winner with her presentation 'Sniffing out breast cancer.'

We recognize that Queen’s University sits on the land of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples.

During these challenging times, we issue this statement of solidarity and support to the members of our Queen’s community who have had their inequities amplified as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initiative connects student volunteers with alumni over the age of 70 to build intergenerational connections and reduce social isolation.

Laura Tamblyn Watts (Artsci’94) reached out to her alma mater to help create the Queen’s Community Connections Project. (Supplied Photo)

Enrolments are surging in popular online summer courses at Queen’s.

Queen’s University professor Katherine McKittrick has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as an International Honorary Member in social sciences. The award recognizes her research contributions, which are in areas of black studies, anti-colonial studies, cultural geographies, and gender studies.

Dr. Richard Oleschuk (Acting Department Head, Department of Chemistry), joined CTV News Ottawa this week to discuss the work that Queen's and its students are doing to help manufacture hand sanitizer for local Kingston hospitals. 

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Queen’s University has provided $2.18 million and counting in bursaries in response to COVID-19.

Queen’s professor Troy Day is helping Ontario develop models to predict the future of the virus in the province.

As Ontario works to contain the spread of COVID-19, the provincial government is drawing on the expertise of researchers from its universities. Troy Day, Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen’s, has been chosen to serve on the Provincial COVID-19 Modelling Consensus Table.

An interdisciplinary team of Queen’s researchers and industry partners have mobilized to formulate hand sanitizer for Kingston hospitals

This new fourth-year interdisciplinary project experience course allows undergraduate students to work with students from other faculties and programs to address a problem presented by a client. While addressing a real problem from a company, non-profit organization or government, students will learn project management, problem solving, communication, and how to work with clients and stakeholders.

A student in the Department of History was one of the first ever at Queen's to defend her dissertation remotely.

Online courses and programs at Queen’s offer opportunities for summers disrupted by COVID-19.

Faculties at Queen's are seeing an increased demand for their popular online summer courses.
Faculties at Queen's are seeing an increased demand for their popular online summer courses.

Principal strikes new COVID-19 steering committee to plan for 2020/21 academic year.

Dr. Husein Moloo is the co-founder of PurposeMed.
Dr. Husein Moloo is the co-founder of PurposeMed.


A Queen’s alumnus has launched a new telehealth service that is keeping hundreds of patients out of emergency rooms and doctors’ offices every week and reducing some of the burden on overworked healthcare professionals.

How the university's researchers are sharing their expertise to help us understand and cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Queen's researchers are sharing their expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering commentary and analysis. (Unsplash / Austin Distel)

How the university's researchers are sharing their expertise to help us understand and cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Queen's researchers are sharing their expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering commentary and analysis. (Unsplash / Austin Distel)

A team of Canadian physicists, led by Queen’s Nobel Laureate Art McDonald, is part of an international effort to design a ventilator to help in the treatment of COVID-19.

Queen’s University Library continues to provide remote services during the university’s response to COVID-19.

While library locations remain closed at this time, the Queen’s University Library is very much open online, with many supports and resources available to students, faculty, and staff, as outlined on the library’s COVID-19 website.

Queen's Human Resources is offering webinars to help employees adapt to their new remote working situations.

New webinars from Human Resources will teach skills like how to balance work and life while working from home.

Vice-Principal (Research) launches funding competition for medical and social coronavirus-related solutions.

Student Affairs is coming up with new ways to help students stay connected with Queen’s and adjust to remote learning.

Student Affairs is working to offer their services remotely.

Queen’s has academic support for students as they transition to remote learning. 

Students looking for academic support as they learn remotely can turn to Student Academic Success Services. (Unsplash / Thought Catalog)

Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) John Pierce offers guidance to instructors.

As Queen’s prepares to move to remote learning, many instructors may be looking for advice and resources on how to adapt quickly to this new situation. The Gazette connected with John Pierce, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) to find out what guidance he has for instructors as they take on this challenge.

Queen’s University researcher Tom Hollenstein on ways of coping with stress as the world deals with the coronavirus.

With the threat of COVID-19 gripping the world, Queen’s University professor Tom Hollenstein uses his research into how we manage emotions to offer insight into how we are dealing with weeks of disruption, near isolation and the threat of getting sick.

Preventative measures at Queen’s are aimed at slowing the rate of infection to ensure the healthcare system can focus on those more seriously affected by the virus.

We understand that the current situation is causing disruption, stress, and uncertainty and we want to let you know that we are here to answer your questions. Please see our Information and FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

The 14th Annual I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference will be held in Stauffer Library March 12-13, 2020. All are welcome to attend. This  conference celebrates the research of a new generation of scholars. Please join us to listen, learn, and engage with them.

This year’s program includes 34 oral and 21 poster presentations from undergraduate students across the disciplines at Queen’s and Carleton University. Students will present their work in the Queen’s Learning Commons in Stauffer Library.  

Queen’s increases communication to assist campus in coronavirus preparedness.

Former Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, David Walker, to lead university’s coronavirus response.

As part of Queen's University’s continuing response to COVID-19, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane has appointed David Walker as Special Advisor to the Principal on Planning and Preparation for COVID-19.

Queen’s University administrators are actively monitoring reports on the evolving outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 that can cause acute upper respiratory illness and pneumonia. Protecting the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is a primary concern, and we are continuously assessing what may be required in response to any spread of the virus.

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New Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green surprised with ceremony of celebration and recognition.

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green receives a ribbon shirt from Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation), Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill). (University Communications)

Ten graduates — including an employment law pioneer and dedicated Indigenous leader — and one organization will be honoured by the Queen’s University Alumni Association on April 4.

A pioneer in employment law in Canada and a former grand chief dedicated to improving the lives of Indigenous peoples across Canada are among this year’s Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) award recipients.

The Introduction of a BA Minor/General in Black Studies

In addition to looking back into history this month, scholars in the Faculty of Arts and Science are looking forward to developing a new BA Minor/General in Black Studies with a target launch date of fall 2021. Katherine McKittrick, one of the key players in its development and a Professor in the Gender Studies Department, explains the main driving forces behind this exciting initiative and gives more insight into its benefits for students, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the university as a whole.

New promotional campaign highlights the impact of Queen's research.

Every day, cutting-edge and impactful research is being conducted at Queen’s, and the university wants everyone to know about it.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research funds $3.95 million in grants to seven Queen’s Researchers.

Seven Queen’s University researchers are contributing their knowledge in the areas of melanoma, intensive care unit survivors, postoperative pain, diabetes medication, Indigenous public health, and depression thanks to funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dear all members of Queen’s University,

The current outbreak of novel coronavirus is raising concerns across the globe. While it is understandable that in some circumstances people may respond with fear, it is always important, especially in a university, to make decisions based on information and facts. At Queen’s, we are monitoring the evolving situation very carefully and are being guided by experts in the field. At this time, the health risk to our community from coronavirus remains low. 

On behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Science, we offer our condolences to the family and friends Bethany Qun Yi Yan, who died on Sunday, January 26.

Bethany was a fourth-year Concurrent Education student pursuing French and History in the Faculty of Arts and Science and a member of the award-winning varsity cheerleading team.

The Queen’s community is remembering Bethany Qun Yi Yan, who died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Bethany Qun Yi Yan, a fourth-year Concurrent Education student and a member of the varsity cheer team at Queen's, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Bethany started at Queen’s University in 2015. She was a fourth-year Concurrent Education student and was pursuing French and History in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

IGnite: Research Stories to Inspire Generations will feature talks on neutrinos, fundamental building blocks of the universe, and molecular interactions

Groups across campus prepare to take part in mental health conversations for Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Student groups and university offices are working to make the most of Bell Let's Talk Day.

The Human Rights and Equity Office is offering new online training resources.

Queen's University researchers John Smol and Matthew Duda have identified concerning trends in a vulnerable seabird.

Led by Queen’s researchers, a collaborative research team of Canadian universities (Queen’s University, University of Ottawa, Memorial University of Newfoundland) and government scientists have identified concerning trends in the population size of Leach’s Storm-petrels, a vulnerable seabird that mainly lives on Baccalieu Island, 64 km north of St. John’s, Nfld.

Over the last decade, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) has taken advantage of a unique piece of research infrastructure and set out on a new mission.

Mark Chen, the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics, holds a photomultiplier tube (PMT). PMTs are very sensitive light detectors, capable of sensing single light photons and producing an electrical pulse that travels to the data acquisition electronics.

Faculty of Arts and Science student Amir Moradi among the 176 people (including 57 Canadians) who perished on Jan. 8 near Tehran.

Queen’s is joining universities across the country to honour victims of the Iran plane crash that left no survivors last week.

On Jan. 8, 176 people, including Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science student Amir Moradi, were killed when their plane was shot down near Tehran.

Queen’s student will discuss environmentally friendly food business at a city symposium.

Devon Hawkins will be speaking at the Kingston Climate Change Symposium.

Devon Hawkins will be speaking at the Kingston Climate Change Symposium.

New research from Queen’s University says the answer depends on your culture.

New research from Queen’s University has revealed the way people evaluate an opponent in a competition can be drastically different depending on cultures.

Hundreds attend the vigil to remember student Amir Moradi and the other 175 people killed in the plane crash in Iran

Amir Moradi, a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science, died in the plane crash in Iran on Wednesday, Jan. 8. (Communications Staff)

On behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Science, we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Amir Moradi and to all the members of our community mourning loved ones and colleagues who perished in the tragic plane crash in Iran.

We encourage you to join us at the vigil being held by the Iranian Student Association for all of the individuals who perished in the crash. The vigil will take place at 5 p.m. today in the John Deutsch University Centre.

Queen’s mourns loss of student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Queen’s University is mourning the loss of one of its students who was on board the plane that crashed in Iran on Wednesday.

The Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing brings together leaders in research, education, and industry as well as students for inspiration and engagement.