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Media Advisory - IGnite lecture series features talks on gender policy and environmental issues

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

KINGSTON – Featuring topics from medical miracles to environmental policy, the IGnite lecture series has showcased the diversity of research happening at Queen’s to an audience of campus and community members. This month, the public will hear about the future of gender policy in the Canadian school systems and innovative methods to solve environmental problems.


IGnite is a collaboration between the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute and the University Relations portfolio. Each event features two researchers from different fields discussing their projects and research experiences, while also including interactive demonstrations and poster presentations from students and additional researchers.


Lee Airton (Education) is a SSHRC funded researcher and will present “The future of gender: Policy and practice playing catch-up to an ever-changing phenomenon.” They recently published a popular press book on welcoming gender diversity in everyday life, Gender: Your guide.

Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry Philip Jessop (Chemistry) will discuss his research on carbonated water as it applies to solving environmental problems.


The event will take place Thursday, March 28 from 6:30-9 pm at the Biosciences Complex at 116 Barrie Street. For more information on the series, visit the McDonald Institute’s website


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca