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Forging a new path for medical students

1 hour 8 min ago
Queen's medical student Thomas Dymond changed the course of his education to focus on Indigenous health.

Media Advisory - Annual John Meisel Lecture at Queen's University focuses on gendered forms of anger

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 14:02
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

KINGSTON – The John Meisel Lecture Series celebrates Professor Emeritus John Meisel by providing a forum for addressing political issues facing scholars, policy-makers, and the public. Each year, the Department of Political Studies invites a mid-career scholar to Queen’s University to deliver a public lecture that addresses a timely political subject, followed by an interactive townhall discussion that is open to both the Queen’s and Kingston community.

Gentrified real estate puts squeeze on indie bookstores

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 13:58
THE CONVERSATION: The demands of gentrification in some neighbourhoods are proving deadly for some independent businesses.

News Release - New guideline recommends against routine screening for thyroid disfunction

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:53
Monday, November 18, 2019

A new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against routine screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant adults without symptoms or risk factors. This guideline is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Routine testing for thyroid dysfunction is commonly ordered, by checking the "thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)" box on a blood test requisition form, although practice varies by primary care practitioner. An abnormal TSH level may indicate an underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).

Supporting diversity on campus

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 13:47
Queen’s Student Diversity Project partners with the university to welcome prospective students to campus.

Bringing Queen’s to Queen’s Park

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:40
Faculty, staff, and students meet with MPPs and their staff to highlight the research, academic and student learning experience on offer at Queen's.

Media Advisory - Queen's University installs new principal Patrick Deane, honours former principal Daniel Woolf

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:21
Friday, November 8, 2019

KINGSTON – Queen’s University is set to install Patrick Deane as the 21st Principal and Vice-Chancellor at a special convocation on Tuesday, November 12. This will be the first installation ceremony in ten years, and will be the first opportunity in a decade for the Queen’s community to experience the traditions that come with installing a new principal and vice-chancellor.

During the same ceremony, Queen’s University will honour former Principal Daniel Woolf with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Available Expert - India set to launch nationwide facial recognition system

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:44
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Queen’s University experts David Lyon (Sociology) and David Skillicorn (Computing) are available to comment on India installing a nationwide facial recognition system. The system is designed to catch criminals and find missing children, but human rights and technology experts are warning of risks to privacy from increased surveillance.

Likely to be among the world’s biggest facial recognition systems, the government contract is due to be awarded tomorrow (Friday).

News Release - Queen's University researcher uncovers way to identify women at high risk of developing relapse of breast cancer

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:41
Thursday, November 7, 2019

(November 2019) A Queen’s University cancer researcher has discovered a way to identify women who are at risk of breast cancer recurrence and potentially offer alternative therapies.

Christopher Mueller of the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute, working with the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), has found a “marker” that will help identify women with estrogen receptor expressing cancer who are at increased risk of re-developing cancer.

Promoting undergraduate research

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:37
The Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships provide an opportunity to develop individual research projects and gain transferable skills.

Connecting with future Queen’s students

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:15
Fall Preview Open House and Ontario Universities' Fair help prospective students learn about life at Queen’s. 

News Release - Calgary volunteer and business leader Leslie O'Donoghue to be honoured

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:38
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

CALGARY – The Calgary Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association will honour community leader and dedicated volunteer Leslie O’Donoghue during an event in Calgary Thursday.

O’Donoghue, who graduated from the Queen’s Faculty of Law in 1988, is receiving the Johnson Award, the highest honour given by the Calgary Branch for both her service to the university and the city.

Making change through experiential learning

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:52
Queen’s graduates receive fellowships to develop community initiatives.

Queen’s graduate research goes global with Matariki 3 Minute Thesis

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:46
​Nevena Martinović, a PhD candidate in English Language and Literature at Queen’s, named runner-up in inaugural international competition.

Available Expert - Queen's University immigration expert appears in court as Federal government examines Safe Third Country Agreement

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:15
Monday, November 4, 2019

Queen’s University immigration expert Sharry Aiken is available to comment on the court case happening in Toronto starting today examining the Safe Third Country Agreement. Under the international Agreement between Canada and the United States, refugee claimants are required to request refugee protection in the first safe country they arrive in. The Agreement came into effect on December 29, 2004.

Smith Master of International Business first for North America in Financial Times ranking

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:00
The Smith Master of International Business places 48th out of 100 ranked programs from across the globe. 

Research Feature: Dark Matter Detectives

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 13:28
Three Queen’s astroparticle physicists are leaders in the international hunt for the missing mass of the universe.

Available Expert - Extreme red flag warning issued as fires rage around Los Angeles

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:50
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Queen’s University expert Ed Struzik is available to comment on the National Weather Service in Los Angeles issuing its first-ever extreme red flag warning. The weather service is using the term for the first time to convey fire conditions that have not been seen in recent memory. Hurricane-force winds are expected to blow across bone dry vegetation.

Supporting graduate student success

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 13:08
A new report from the School of Graduate Studies provides recommendations to enhance graduate education. 

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