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IGnite: Research Stories to Inspire Generations

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch, 130 Johnson St, Kingston, ON K7L 1X8
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Come and be inspired by the exciting demonstrations of research and stories of discovery from researchers across many fields at Queen’s University. IGnite showcases a variety of ways that research is expanding or technology and understanding of the world! Come and be entertained, informed, and with any luck, inspired to pursue your own lines of research and discovery!

Ask any Nobel Prize winner “How did you get interested in *blank*?” and they’ll tell you about some event in their teens that sparked a curiosity inside them that never went away. Eventually, that curiosity grows from a flickering match to a shining star, leading to questions that nobody has answers to. IGnite hopes to be that spark, spreading inspiration through your family and our brilliant Kingston community.

On November 27th, 2019, at Kingston & Frontenac Public Library’s Central Branch (130 Johnson St.) IGnite will start at 6pm with a pre-reception in the main floor of the Library with demonstrations from Queen’s and Kingston partners. Then Professor Vincent, an astroparticle physicist, will give a talk titled “What is the flavor of a cosmic neutrino,” a detective story to understand some of the most energetic particles ever seen in the Universe. Professor of Aboriginal Education Morcom will give a talk titled “Niinwi-Giinwaa-Giinwi: Moving from We and You to Us,” focusing on ally-building in teacher education. The talks will be followed by a reception featuring research demos and light snacks.

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