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Media Advisory - New lecture series kicks off at Queen's University

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

KINGSTON – The Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute and Queen’s University Relations are starting a new lecture series - IGnite: Inspiring Generations through Research. This new quarterly event series focuses on the breadth of research happening across the university.


The new series features a community atmosphere designed to highlight the research taking place at the university. One of the main goals is getting parents and teachers involved so that youth will see academia as accessible, exciting, and a prospect for the future. Each evening will feature two acclaimed speakers chosen for their accessible presentation style.


For the inaugural event Dr. Ken Clark will talk about the search for dark matter and his work at SNOLAB in Sudbury and Ice Cube in Antarctica. Dr. Jacalyn Duffin will be speaking about the history of medicine and the research she did for the Vatican investigating medical miracles. The presentations will be accompanied by science demos and research posters followed by an opportunity to connect with the speakers.


The inaugural event is being held Thursday, November 15, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Isabel Bader Center.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca