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Research at Queen's

One of the top universities in Canada, Queen’s has a long history of discovery and innovation that has shaped our knowledge and helped to address some of the world’s deepest mysteries and most pressing questions, including issues of environmental protection, health care, and the development of advanced technologies.

For more than 175 years, Queen’s has brought together and built synergies among leading researchers, scholars and innovators making a real and measured impact.

Queen’s is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and its impact on research at the university. For up-to-date information, please visit the Vice-Principal (Research).

Research Impact

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Art McDonald (Physics) and physicists at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) discovered that neutrinos have mass and redefined the Standard Model of Particle Physics? The discovery earned the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 2016 Breakthrough Prize.

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Vice-Principal (Research)

The Vice-Principal (Research) (VPR) portfolio assists in advancing research and knowledge mobilization to contribute to new discoveries and creative works, scientific and technical breakthroughs, advances in the social sciences and humanities, innovation, institutional reputation, and importantly, to the education and training of both undergraduate and graduate students.

The VPR portfolio includes:

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Queen's Partnerships and Innovation

Queen's University’s Partnerships and Innovation (QPI) supports the Research Portfolio’s mission to be an essential catalyst for advancing research and knowledge mobilization, strengthening Queen’s local, national and global impact. QPI develops and facilitates partnerships with industry, governments, not-for-profit organizations, and other academic institutions to advance the research enterprise at Queen’s and the commercialization of inventions, and to strengthen the regional innovation ecosystem in Kingston and Eastern Ontario. With support from external funding, the QPI team offers numerous services, resources and programs to support entrepreneurs, including those from Queen’s, and to accelerate the growth of startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Kingston and Eastern Ontario.

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Research Ethics Compliance

Research Ethics Compliance is responsible for the oversight and compliance of the ethical conduct of research involving humans and animals by faculty and graduate students under the auspices of Queen's University.

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Library Services for Researchers

Queen’s University Library provides services and expertise to assist researchers throughout the life of their research. Librarians and staff assist with research strategies, research data management, open access publishing, copyright and access to resources including statistical, government and GIS information.

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