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    Shining a light on graduate research

    As the Queen’s community celebrates the return of alumni this Homecoming weekend, the university will also be celebrating 175 years of graduate student research.

    Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy), the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, will help kick off the inaugural  Graduate Student Research Showcase and Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 15. (University Communications) 

    The first-ever Graduate Student Research Showcase and Luncheon, being held Saturday Oct. 15, 9:15 am-12:30 pm at the Donald Gordon Centre, will give alumni a quick view of the research being done by current graduate students at Queen’s.

    Also of note is that Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy), the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics will help kick off the day by offering welcoming remarks to attendees and participants.

    The day’s presenters come from wide range of areas of study: from psychology, law and computing to neuroscience, chemical engineering and kinesiology and health studies. Queen’s faculty, staff, graduate students and interested members of the Kingston community are also welcome to attend.

    “This event provides a snapshot of the scope and impact of the research conducted by current graduate students,” says Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies. “Our students recognize the importance of disseminating their work and communicating why their research matters and its potential to benefit society. Sharing their findings with the alumni community is part of this outreach – it’s a way of making the important research work they do accessible to the public.”

    The day will also provide an opportunity for networking for the students as well as all of the attendees.

    Tickets are $20 per ticket, and include the showcase, snacks and a buffet lunch. Attendees can register and purchase tickets through the Homecoming online registration.

    For more information, contact Rebecca Hügler at sgscomms@queensu.ca.