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Fall/Winter issue of (e)AFFECT is out

The Fall/Winter 2014 edition of (e)AFFECT – Effecting Change, Affecting Lives is now available.

[(e)AFFECT Cover]As Queen’s University’s magazine on research, it highlights the passion and dedication of Queen’s scholars, students, and researchers, whose important discoveries and innovative research are making an impact around the world.

It is published twice a year by the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) and is distributed widely, to alumni, faculty, departments, and other universities and organizations,

The Fall/Winter 2014 issue considers our unique balanced academy – one that equally advances the excellence of our research enterprise and provides a transformative learning experience for our students. The stories focus on the ways in which faculty are integrating their research and teaching, thereby making their own individual contributions to the balanced academy.

Highlights:

  • The feature piece “Transforming Solo Scholarship into Dynamic Teaching” looks at two QNS scholars: Drs. Robert Morrison and Armand Garnet Ruffo. As scholars of literature, their research and writing is often a solitary endeavour, but both have found ways to make literature come alive in the classroom.
  • Professor of education, Dr. Lynda Colgan is on a mission to dispel negative attitudes towards math and science, often seen as the “bad guys” in education.  She is improving math and science literacy for students of all ages by offering creative and fun initiatives to engage both children and parents.
  • In his own words, Dr. James Fraser, professor of physics, tells us how by engaging with active learning in the classroom – having his students teach one another and by acting as a mentor rather than instructor – he is creating a generation of apprentice scientists.
  • Explore the relics of ancient civilization with our photo essay, which examines two excavation projects (located in Italy and Jordan) run by Professors Fabio Colivicchi and Barbara Reeves that allow students to truly “experience archeology” through participation in digs and in the preservation of artifacts.

The online version of (e)AFFECT is available on the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) website: http://www.queensu.ca/vpr/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.vprwww/files/files/eAFFECT%20Fall%202014%20issue%206%20Final.pdf

Email research@queens.ca for a hardcopy or to be added to the distribution list.