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Media Advisory - Queen's PhD students lend expertise to strengthen growing community initiatives

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

KINGSTON – Six teams of Queen’s University doctoral candidates will soon compete for the top prize in the second annual PhD-Community Initiative – an effort that brings together PhD students from a variety of research fields into interdisciplinary teams to assist organizations in the Kingston community.

PhD-CI teams will present the results of their projects to a local audience and a panel of judges who will select a winning team – based on how well they addressed the challenge presented by their community partner and the plans proposed to help the organizations move forward.

Spokespeople available for comment include:

  • Bryan Paterson, Kingston Mayor
  • Daniel Woolf, Principal & Vice-Chancellor
  • PhD team members

       Judging panel:

  • Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic)
  • Bhavana Varma, President & CEO, United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
  • Rob Wood, CEO, 8020Info Inc.

Wednesday March 14, 2018
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St. W)
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Interviews available around 6:20 p.m.)

Opening remarks by Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson, team presentations, judging, closing remarks by Queen’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf. Winner announced during networking reception at 6:30 p.m.

Dave Rideout, Media Relations Officer
Queen’s University