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Provost's update on 2021 winter term

Queen's News - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:51
Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green shares an update about academic planning for first-year undergraduate students.

News Release - The Queen's Faculty of Law is consulting the community about the name of Sir John A Macdonald Hall

Queen's News - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:35
Thursday, July 30, 2020

(July 30, 2020) Last month, the Faculty of Law announced its commitment to formally review the name of its building, Sir John A. Macdonald Hall, given concerns about the complicated legacy of Canada’s first Prime Minister, particularly as it pertains to Indigenous peoples.

Researcher Ahmed E. Hassan honoured by world's largest organization devoted to computing professionals

Queen's News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:40
Canada Research Chair Ahmed E. Hassan has received the New Directions Award from the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering.

News Release - New research promises to have immediate impact for individuals and their families with autism spectrum disorder

Queen's News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 12:27
Monday, July 27, 2020

(July 27, 2020) New research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) with collaborators at Queen’s significantly advances our understanding of the human genome and promises to have immediate impact for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. A research lab at Queen’s University contributed to the study, which was published in the high-profile journal Nature.

News Release - Experts Address Need for Anaesthesia Services in Rural Canada

Queen's News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 09:16
Monday, July 27, 2020

 Rural and remote areas of Canada, including many Indigenous communities, are at risk of losing surgical and obstetric services because of a shortage of anesthesia care providers.  
This means that pregnant woman in some Canadian communities will need to travel hundreds of kilometres to larger urban centres to deliver their babies, say researchers. Many receive almost no assistance for meals, housing or support for their other children. 

Wooden skyscrapers could transform construction by trapping carbon emissions

Queen's News - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 15:12
The Conversation: Buildings account for a large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Sustainably sourced wood could be a better building material.  

Theatre companies pushing storytelling boundaries with online audiences

Queen's News - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 13:13
The Conversation: During the pandemic a night at the theatre may now mean holding up props over Zoom or being personally walked through a customized mystery over the phone.    

News Release - The Queen’s School of Medicine is increasing efforts to recruit Black and Indigenous students

Queen's News - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 08:56
Friday, July 24, 2020

 Queen’s University is working to reduce systemic barriers to medical education by allocating 10 of its 100 seats to Black and Indigenous students in each class of its MD program, starting with the 2020-2021 undergraduate application cycle. These 10 seats will be made available through the Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) pathway, which was launched in 2012.

Reducing barriers to medical education

Queen's News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 15:37
The Queen’s School of Medicine is increasing efforts to recruit Black and Indigenous students.

Queen’s math professor wins prestigious NSERC Science Promotion Prize

Queen's News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 14:34
Lynda Colgan adds national research outreach award to a list of recognition for career achievements  

News Release - New Director of Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen's News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 14:12
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Accomplished curator, writer, and artist Emelie Chhangur has accepted the position of Director and Curator of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. She will begin her appointment on October 1, 2020.

Ms. Chhangur has had a significant curatorial career at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) in Toronto, where she led the reorientation of AGYU to become a civic, community-facing, ethical space driven by social process and intersectional collaboration, as well as founded its residency program. Ms. Chhangur most recently served as AGYU’s Interim Director and Senior Curator.

News Release - Queen’s Math Professor wins prestigious NSERC Science Promotion Prize

Queen's News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 10:45
Thursday, July 23, 2020

News release  
(July 23, 2020) Lynda Colgan, professor of elementary mathematics and coordinator of the Education Community Outreach Centre has just been awarded the 2020 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Science Promotion Prize. The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion honour people and groups that are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public. They are an opportunity for Canada's science community to recognize, support and encourage outstanding science promoters. 

New Agnes Etherington Art Centre director announced

Queen's News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 10:02
Accomplished curator, writer, and artist Emelie Chhangur will begin her appointment on Oct. 1, 2020.

Available Expert - A bright rare comet in the low dark sky

Queen's News - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:00
Monday, July 20, 2020

Queen’s University expert Connor Stone (Astrophysics) is available to discuss the spectacular Comet NEOWISE.  “The newly discovered comet is visible in the sky every evening this July, no need for binoculars (although they do help) just look roughly to the left of the big dipper after sunset and enjoy. Make sure to get a good look because C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) won't be back for 6,800 years,” says Stone.

Life-saving labels

Queen's News - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 12:06
New software developed at Queen’s University helps reduce human error in data collection and management, including for COVID-19 testing.

Media Advisory - Conversations confronting COVID-19: Aging

Queen's News - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 09:44
Monday, July 20, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened our health and communities, including some of our most vulnerable populations, such as the elderly.  The expert panel will take a closer look at the national and global response to the pandemic, and what it has taught us about our preparedness for such a pandemic.  Some of the important questions include the lessons learned around long term care, and  how the pandemic will influence our long term strategy for healthy aging.  

Joining forces for innovative technology solutions to COVID-19

Queen's News - Fri, 07/17/2020 - 13:34
Queen’s researchers are partnering with industry to transform decision-making and healthcare through two Digital Technology Supercluster project