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Ontario invests in research and innovation

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 09:46
The Government of Ontario is providing $4.3 million in funding for four Queen’s research projects.

Donation from alumnus provides elite access to research regarding the future of democracy

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 12:02
World’s largest collection of policy-making chronicles will be kept at the Queen’s University Archives, opening the door for critical research by students on deliberation and the future of democracy.

News Release - Multidisciplinary team of Queen’s researchers use genomics to rethink our approach to tackling plastic waste

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 10:46
Thursday, July 22, 2021

For immediate release

July 21, 2021 – A team of Queen’s researchers has received a $7.9 million grant from Genomics Canada for a new project exploring a microbial platform for breaking down waste plastic, which can then be repurposed to produce recycled products. The multidisciplinary team is made up of Laurence Yang (Chemical Engineering), David Zechel (Chemistry), George diCenzo (Biology), and James McLellan (Chemical Engineering).

Rethinking our approach to tackling plastic waste

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 15:41
Queen’s researchers receive $7.9 million from Genomics Canada to develop new plastic biotechnologies that could revolutionize the management of Canadian plastic waste  

Belief in touch as salvation was stronger than fear of contagion in the Italian Renaissance

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 14:32
The Conversation: After a year of pandemic social distancing, we know touch is a much-desired privilege. In the Italian Renaissance, people longed to touch not only each other, but also religious sculptures.

Available Expert - Queen’s expert speaks to spyware as a global problem and threat to democratic freedom

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 13:11
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Queen’s expert David Murakami Wood (Sociology) is available to talk about how spyware on phones has become an increasing concern. This follows the news of the Pegasus spyware potentially being used to target specific Indian politicians, journalists, and activists.

Dr. Murakami Wood says spyware is a global problem and a threat to democratic processes, freedom of the press, and individual and collective human rights. This is an issue, he says, that is not going to be dealt with effectively by countries or companies individually.

Extreme heat waves are putting lakes and rivers in hot water this summer

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 14:23
The Conversation: Climate extremes affecting human health and causing wide-scale damages to ecosystems, including agriculture, fisheries, and freshwater.

Queen’s students awarded national scholarships

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 12:45
Eight doctoral students earn prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for exceptional scholarly achievement and leadership skills.

Academic Calendar goes digital

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 14:09
The new calendar brings together all of the calendars, previously published independently by the faculties and schools and provides an engaging and responsive student experience for course selection registration and degree planning.

Available Expert - High frequency rail line is “long overdue” says Queen’s planning expert

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 14:58
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Queen’s expert Ajay Agarwal (Geography and Planning) is available to speak to the proposed high-frequency passenger rail corridor the federal government announced July 6th.

The rail lines, which would connect Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, making it the largest transportation infrastructure project in Canada in decades.

Available Expert - Queen’s Dean of Law speaks to appointment of Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 14:47
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Queen’s constitutional law expert and Faculty of Law dean Mark Walters is available to speak to Mary Simon being named Canada’s 30th Governor General, including the significance of being the first Indigenous person to hold the post and the opportunity to rethink the “Crown” in Canada.

Available Expert - Queen’s faculty member, Ryan Randall, wins 2021 documentary award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 11:42
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Ryan Randall (Film and Media) senior technician and adjunct lecturer at Queen’s University, recently won the 2021 Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for his documentary Workhorse. The documentary follows three humans who live and work in close partnership with their horses. Randall is available to speak to his experience winning the award and about the Workhorse documentary.

Media Advisory - Media Advisory: Queen’s Experts provide insight into our post pandemic future

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 14:30
Friday, June 25, 2021

Kingston, June 25, 2021 - CBC podcast host and BuzzFeed culture editor Elamin Abdelmahmoud will moderate a candid discussion on how society can move beyond COVID. The virtual event, Road to Recovery: Reintegration, features Queen’s alumni and research experts who will share their views on work, social norms, and life in a post-pandemic world.


WHEN: June 29, 2021 11am ET

Available Expert - A delicate task: detecting unmarked graves on the grounds of former residential schools

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 12:41
Friday, June 25, 2021

Given the devastating news about another discovery of unmarked graves on the grounds of a former residential school in Saskatchewan, Queen’s University expert Alexander Braun (Geophysics) is available to explain the technology and technique being used to carefully look underground to detect anomalies. 

Queen’s experts provide insight into our post-pandemic future

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 13:00
On June 29, multimedia journalist and Queen’s alumnus Elamin Abdelmahmoud will moderate a candid discussion on how we can move beyond COVID.

Available Expert - Queen’s expert speaks to what is next for the Green Party after the emergency Green Party meeting and Annamie Paul’s comments on Jenica Atwin’s departure from the Green Party

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 13:04
Monday, June 21, 2021

Queen’s expert Stéphanie Chouinard (Political Studies) is available to talk about Annamie Paul surviving the emergency Green Party meeting, Paul’s comments on Jenica Atwin’s departure from the Green Party caucus and what is next for the Green Party. The emergency Green Party meeting was held on June 15, which could have started the process of removing Paul from leadership.

Pride and prejudice: With only 9 LGBTQ criminal record expungements, what's to celebrate?

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 14:12
The Conversation: The government needs to expand the Expungement Act to move toward a more meaningful response to historical and ongoing policing of queer people in Canada.

Available Expert - Queen’s expert speaks to Coca-Cola’s drop in market value after soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s snub

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 13:42
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Queen’s expert Laurence Ashworth (Smith School of Business) is available to speak to the Coca-Cola drop in market value and how this may impact celebrity endorsement credibility. Soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, removed two Coca-Cola bottles during a European Championship press conference, which coincided with a $4-billion drop in Coca-Cola’s share price.

“It’s an interesting test of celebrities’ power to actually affect purchase decisions beyond the mere exposure they can provide brands,” says Dr. Ashworth.

Nobel Trio at virtual TEDxSaclay event

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 14:43