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Peatlands protect against wildfire and flooding, but they’re still under attack in Canada

2 hours 23 min ago
The Conversation: Peatlands play an outsized role in filtering water and mitigating floods, drought and wildfire — and they store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests.

For the Record - Oct. 27, 2021

5 hours 57 min ago
For the Record provides postings of appointment, committee, grant, award, and other notices set out by collective agreements and university policies and processes.

Designing the medical check-up of the future

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 15:18
Queen's Big-Data Analytics and Management Laboratory partners with MarkiTech to measure vital signs remotely.

Available Expert - Available expert: Ontario government poised to address “availability creep” and introduce right-to-disconnect policies for workplaces

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 15:58
Monday, October 25, 2021

Queen’s expert Matthias Spitzmuller (Smith School of Business) is available to speak about legislation that is expected to be introduced this week in Ontario that if passed, will require workplaces with more than 25 employees to develop internal right-to-disconnect standards.

Dr. Spitzmuller can comment on the psychological implications of the law for employees, as well as for organizations in which it is applied. He can also speak to how organizations can implement it and weigh in on the policy side of the argument in terms of how it is being applied.

New Smith School of Business partnership provides Indigenous business training

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 13:54
Collaboration between the Centre for Business Venturing (CBV) at Smith and Spalyan Education Group is bringing business, entrepreneurship, and management training to six Indigenous communities in British Columbia.

Adolescent dating violence affects 1 in 3, but murky policies mean most adults don’t know how to help

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 13:59
The Conversation: Early intervention is critical to preventing the negative effects, but adolescents report significant barriers to finding support.    

$1M gift supports Indigenous Academics

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 11:44
An endowment from Norman and Gay Loveland provides a solid foundation for the STEM: Indigenous Academics program.

Available Expert - Queen’s expert speaks to Quebec’s ban on fossil fuel exploration

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:34
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Queen’s expert and Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment, Kyla Tienhaara (Environmental Studies) is available to speak about the recent announcement by Quebec’s Premier that the province is renouncing the extraction of hydrocarbons on its territory.

This announcement comes ahead of the COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, which starts at the end of the month. Some environmental groups and activists view this as an important step toward reducing fossil fuel production.

News Release - Queen’s University announces $1M gift for Indigenous Academics

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 09:28
Thursday, October 21, 2021

KINGSTON — Queen’s University will be able to provide renewed support for its new STEM: Indigenous Academics (STEM:InA) program, thanks to a new $1 million endowment established by alumnus Norman Loveland BSc’65 (Civil),  JD (Toronto) and his wife, Gay Loveland, MEd (Toronto).

Making a local impact

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 14:56
Queen’s students consult with regional leaders and research best practices to help the Town of Gananoque develop an actionable plan to help fight climate change.

News Release - Queen’s research shedding new light on blood clots

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 12:06
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

KINGSTON, ON— Queen’s professor Dr. Maha Othman (Biomedical and Molecular Science), has research going as far back as 15 years ago that is once again being discussed, after reports of blood clots associated with certain COVID-19 vaccines began occurring. Vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) is a very rare side effect that happens in a subset of the population following AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations.

News Release - Queen’s legal-tech team launches digital mediator system for COVID-19 vaccination claims

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 11:13
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Kingston, ON-  Today Conflict Analytics Lab (CAL) at Queen’s University, in partnership with researchers from Oxford University, University College Dublin, and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, launched an online dispute resolution tool called Vaccine Mediator designed to promote equitable and efficient compensation for individuals experiencing unintended side effects from COVID-19 vaccines.

Fostering radical collaboration

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 13:09
Queen’s Health Sciences releases a new strategic plan with a focus on interdisciplinary science and interprofessional education.

Harnessing the digital transformation

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 11:43
Engage with faculty and graduate researchers on the multi-disciplinary impact of digital technologies during the virtual Queen’s Digitalization Research Conference.

Queen’s remembers Sameh Sorour

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 19:55
Assistant professor in the School of Computing arrived at Queen’s in 2019 and in that time became a well-respected and well-loved member of the community.

Making courses more equitable and inclusive

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 14:11
The Queen’s Centre for Teaching and Learning has new resources dedicated to several priority areas including anti-racism and inclusion.

Available Expert - Queen’s expert speaks to re-opening of the U.S.-Canada Border

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 09:26
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Queen’s expert, Christian Leuprecht (Policy Studies) is available to speak about the re-opening next month of the U.S.-Canada border that was recently announced. Dr. Leuprecht can speak to the Open Borders Paradox, which maintains that borders depend on extensive cross-border cooperation both for their effectiveness and legitimacy.

The land border between Canada the U.S. has been closed for non-essential travel for over 18 months. U.S. officials announced a plan to begin reopening the land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated visitors starting in early November.

News Release - Queen's to host virtual Homecoming 2021

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 13:20
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

KINGSTON – Alumni from around the world are going to enjoy mix of music, nostalgia, and the latest campus news during this year’s virtual Queen’s Homecoming celebration, running Oct. 14-17.

Award-winning broadcast journalist Shelagh Rogers, Artsci’77, LLD'19 and Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA) President Rico Garcia, Artsci’13, will reprise their roles as co-hosts for the virtual celebration.