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More students eligible to attend Queen’s through Schulich Leader Scholarships

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:03
Increased investment by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich means Queen’s is eligible to receive up to 10 Schulich Leaders each year.

News Release - Queen's University researcher calls for an individualized approach to screening for cervical cancer

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:01
Thursday, January 23, 2020

(January 2020) Queen’s University researcher Dr. Susan Phillips is examining the disparity in recommendations for age of onset of screening for cervical cancer across Canada and recommending starting pap testing at or after age 25.

Until recently, many women in Canada had regular pap testing from their teenage years. Provincial policy groups changed the rules to recommend a start for testing at age 21 from around 2009.

Spotlight on human rights

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 15:08
The Isabel Human Rights Arts Festival runs from January 23 to April 18.

Bird droppings provide clues to environmental change

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:43
Queen's University researchers John Smol and Matthew Duda have identified concerning trends in a vulnerable seabird.

News Release - Prominent law firm's major gift supports Queen's Legal Aid at critical time

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:22
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

(January 2020) The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University has announced that Bogoroch & Associates LLP has donated $200,000 to Queen’s Legal Aid (QLA). This significant gift provides much-needed support to assist the highly sought-after clinic in maintaining its current level of service. By working with QLA, a prime experiential learning opportunity, students acquire valuable practice skills as they serve the most vulnerable citizens in the greater Kingston area.

News Release - Hundreds of years of bird droppings provide clues to the decline of a vulnerable seabird

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:04
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

(January 2020) Led by Queen’s researchers, a collaborative research team of Canadian universities (Queen’s University, University of Ottawa, Memorial University of Newfoundland) and government scientists have identified concerning trends in the population size of Leach’s Storm-petrels, a vulnerable seabird that mainly lives on Baccalieu Island, 64 kilometres north of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

News Release - Queen's University project focuses on bird populations and the impact of urbanization

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 13:38
Monday, January 20, 2020

(January 2020) Ontario’s cities are rapidly expanding, posing a serious threat to wildlife. To better understand why some birds thrive in cities while so many others do not, and to find ways to make Ontario’s cities more bird friendly, scientists need to know which species do and do not breed in our cities.

News Release - Research shows real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:02
Friday, January 17, 2020

(January 2020) A new study from researchers at Queen’s University and Western University is the first to definitively show that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development. With more than a year since the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the effects of its use during pregnancy are only now beginning to be understood.

Research @ Queen’s: Starting a scintillating search

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:20
Over the last decade, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) has taken advantage of a unique piece of research infrastructure and set out on a new mission.

Queen’s to launch memorial fund to honour Iranian plane crash victims

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:28
Faculty of Arts and Science student Amir Moradi among the 176 people, including 57 Canadians, who perished on Jan. 8 near Tehran.

News Release - Queen's to launch memorial fund to honour Iranian plane crash victims

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:12
Thursday, January 16, 2020

KINGSTON — Queen’s is joining universities across the country to honour victims of the Iran plane crash that left no survivors last week.

On Jan. 8, 176 people, including Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science student Amir Moradi, were killed when their plane was shot down near Tehran.

“This tragic loss was a blow to the academic community and to Canada,” says Principal Patrick Deane. “But, in this time of crisis, we are coming together to heal and cope.”

News Release - New research papers focus on surveillance and security of personal data during elections

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:17
Thursday, January 16, 2020

(January 2020) Research papers by top international researchers have been published in Internet Policy Review and they focus on the increase in political use of personal data during elections. The papers flow out of a workshop held last year that was co-organized by Queen’s University researcher and surveillance expert David Lyon and University of Victoria privacy scholar Colin Bennett.

Sharing a sustainable message

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 14:08
Queen’s student will discuss environmentally friendly food business at a city symposium.

Why it’s wrong to refer to the ‘cult of Trump’

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:36
THE CONVERSATION: Demonizing Donald Trump's voters as cult followers doesn’t help us understand why they are attracted to him and how their worldview has developed.

Agnes offers seven new exhibitions

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:41
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre will celebrate the kick off of its Winter Season with launch event on Jan. 20.

Updated statement on Iran plane crash

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:23
Queen’s mourns loss of student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Women in Computing conference comes full circle

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:08
The Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing brings together leaders in research, education, and industry as well as students for two days of inspiration and engagement.

Clean energy revolution

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 10:54
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada project funding produces tangible results.

Learning the benefits of internships

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 10:54
Queen’s Women in Science and Engineering hosts networking event to help STEM students understand the value of internships.

Media Advisory - New lecture series discusses Indigenous solidarity

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 14:05
Monday, January 6, 2020

KINGSTON – Queen’s University is hosting a new series of talks associated with Global Development Studies’ Principal’s Dream Course on Indigenous human ecology. The first public talk features Queen’s University instructor Robert Lovelace.