Faculty News

City of Kingston announces the 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards recipients

KINGSTON, ON/Dec. 5, 2017 – Last evening at a ceremony in Memorial Hall in Kingston City Hall, Mayor Bryan Paterson presented Mayor’s Arts Awards to five recipients. The award winners will be recognized formally at city council this evening.

Queen's Master of Art Conservation student Patrick Gauthier worked to repair and restore a severly damaged piece of art, Whatif/Twilight by Ron Moppett, which is now on display at the National Art Gallery of Canada.

Queen's Chemistry PhD Student Caitlin Miron has won the 2017 Mitacs PhD Award for Outstanding Innovation. Ms. Miron has discovered a DNA binder that, in essence, prevents cancer cells from spreading.

Matthias Hermann is the first student to graduate from the dual master's degree program in Chemistry offered through a partnership between Queen's University and Universität Stuttgart in Germany.

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.

The Faculty of Arts and Science is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Caroline Teske as the newest staff member of the Student Services team.  Caroline is the Academic Accommodation Counsellor, and joins our team of academic counsellors who provide academic advising for undergraduate students on all Faculty programs, regulations and policies.

Queen’s is celebrating the groundbreaking work of the university’s researchers and to help promote the achievements a series of banners are being placed on prominent buildings around campus as well as on light poles along University Avenue and downtown Kingston.

Geologists from across Canada are going “back to where it began,” as Queen’s University’s Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering hosts the Geological Association of Canada (GAC)/Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) Annual Meeting May 14-18.

Steven Maynard’s courses in Canadian history are “not your typical history classes.”

Instead of relying on textbooks or readings regarding the past, with students handing in a paper or writing an exam, Mr. Maynard develops a project based around a particular segment of Canadian history that requires students to research, create and present.

Following an already busy year filled with launching new initiatives, an additional two new plans are being introduced by the Faculty of Arts and Science for the 2017-18 academic year, just in time for plan selection for first-year students. The two new plans are a Politics-Philosophy-Economics Specialization and a major in Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Politics-Philosophy-Economics Specialization

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