Xiaying Xin harnesses advanced technologies to keep our water safe
Determining how best to filter out emerging contaminants and maintain or improve the health of our environment is the work of researchers like Xiaying Xin, an Assistant Professor who joined the Department of Civil Engineering in the fall of 2022.
Recognition for world-leading software research
Ahmed E. Hassan has been granted a lifetime recognition from the Association for Computing Machinery.
Bringing research into focus
The annual Art of Research photo contest will continue to showcase how the Queen's research community is advancing the United Nations' SDGs and introduce a new video category to capture research in motion.
Dominik Barz wins 2022 Faculty Research Excellence Award
The award recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members to the research environment in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s.
Kevin De France wants to fix our plastics problem
Kevin De France explores the design and application of sustainable bio-based materials in fields spanning the biomedical, coatings & packaging, and environmental sectors.
Julián Ortiz discusses evolution and future of Mining
As Department Head and Associate Professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, Ortiz sees a future for the industry that encompasses responsible extraction that is respectful of the earth and its resources.
Building on an exceptional year
Nancy Ross, Vice-Principal (Research), sits down with the Gazette to discuss her first sixteen months at Queen’s and share her vision for the future.
Graduate student receives national award for research innovation
Queen’s researcher recognized for creating support programs for families of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Queen’s, KHSC and KGHRI join Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network
The network is uniting cancer centres across Canada to accelerate the implementation of precision medicine so that Canadian cancer patients can access the right treatment at the right time for their particular cancer, no matter where they live.
Measuring the impact of research: Mining data to build partnerships and enhance student learning
Education researchers leverage measurement science.
Igniting a cancer care revolution
Queen’s researcher Chris Booth was inducted as a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Engineering Research Networking Day 2022
The Queen’s Engineering Research Networking Day reunited faculty members and external organizations for the first time since the COVID pandemic began for a day of knowledge-sharing and networking.
Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy releases first research report
The School of Rehabilitation Therapy (SRT) has released its first-ever research report highlighting the collective work of faculty from 2020 to 2021.
A champion of peace
John McGarry receives the Pearson Peace Medal for outstanding contributions to global peace efforts through his research on conflict resolution in deeply divided societies.
Funding to enable innovative research
Queen’s researchers will receive close to $700,000 in funding as part of a $64 million announcement to support research infrastructure.
The 2023 Major Science Initiative Fund Competition awarded to The Canadian Cancer Trials Group
The continuing investment from CFI will ensure CCTG continues to conduct research of the exceptional caliber and competitive with the best in the world.
Launch of Research Discovery Network
The Vice-Principal Research Portfolio spearheads a new initiative to support the Queen’s research community and enable interdisciplinary collaborations.
Queen’s Prizes for Excellence in Research announced
Three early-career researchers are recognized for advancing research and discovery in their respective fields.
Partnership for health innovation
An evolution of the Human Mobility Research Centre, the Centre for Health Innovation connects researchers from across disciplines to tackle the most pressing human health challenges.
Personalizing cancer treatment
Queen’s has partnered with leading companies and clinical networks on the CanDETECT Supercluster project to advance innovation in cancer detection and treatment.
Research that reaches for the stars
Multidisciplinary Queen’s research projects explore impact of space travel on health, including bone loss and aging.
Provincial funding supports early career researchers
Four Queen’s researchers received $100,000 each to structure programs that will investigate topics in machine learning, agriculture, astroparticle physics, and natural products.
Funding to advance bold, innovative research programs
Queen’s receives $3 million from the New Frontiers in Research Fund programs for projects pushing the frontiers of knowledge and pioneering solutions to overcome challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Continuing collaboration for cancer research
$30 million in funding from the Canadian Cancer Society ensures that the research conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group continues to have meaningful impact on the lives of people with cancer.
Six Canada Research Chairs announced for Queen’s
Researchers will continue to contribute to new discoveries across multiple disciplines, enhancing the culture of research excellence at Queen’s.
Early career chemist earns Ontario’s Polanyi Prize
Dr. Farnaz Heidar-Zadeh is advancing innovative computational molecular design techniques.
Health Sciences researchers earn $1.7M in CIHR funding
Queen’s Health Sciences’ (QHS) researchers received funding to advance programs addressing relevant public health challenges.
Indigenous Community Research Partnerships
Training resources for researchers who are new to research in partnership with Indigenous communities.
Mentor makes a positive impact
Faculty of Arts and Science researcher Dr. Sara Nabil has earned the Ban Righ Foundation Inspiring Women Mentorship award.
Queen’s Engineering launches new bridging pathway with Ontario college partners
University launches a pathway to further broaden horizons and welcome new students to its engineering community.
Fellowships for Indigenous Students and Fellowships in Black Studies awarded
The Pre-doctoral Fellowships for Indigenous Students program was designed to support the intellectual and scholarly development of senior Indigenous doctoral candidates in ways that position them for success.
Space Engineering design team aims for (inter)national competitions and career-building experiences
Fourth-year engineering student says his experience with QSET has not only spurred his interest in robots but has led to a couple internships in the robotics space.
Queen’s team wins Fox IP Moot
Queen’s Law mooters have brought home the Harold G. Fox Cup – and all the competition’s oralist prizes.
Student teams win top prizes at 2023 Ontario Engineering Competition
Two teams from Queen’s Engineering will represent Queen’s later this month at a national annual competition for engineering students.
Stephen Obadinma is Queen’s 2022-23 IBET Momentum Fellowship recipient
The IBET Fellowship was created by a partnership of Faculties of Engineering at six Ontario universities.
Supporting students during exams
Units across Student Affairs have created a range of events and programming to help students through the last weeks of the term.
Queen’s micro-credentials address knowledge gaps in burgeoning neurotech industry
New program receives $1 million award from Ontario Micro-credentials Challenge Fund.
Student extern helps Indigenous community access justice
Laurence Esposito, Law’24, honed his legal skills and earned JD credits through his externship with the Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation to assist members of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in northwestern Ontario.
Queen’s Launches Canada’s First Master’s-Level Training Program in Infection Prevention and Control
IPAC Canada and Queen’s University have partnered to provide training in infection prevention and control (IPAC) through a new Specialization in IPAC in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.
QUIP internship on Queen’s campus provides student insight to career prospects
Rylan Richter is a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering student who for the past 13 months worked at Graham Construction as a student project coordinator. The full-time role was a Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program experience.
Building a community of consent
Queen’s is taking part in Consent Awareness Week to help make campus safer and more inclusive.
New pay-what-you-can market supports student food security
The new PEACH Market aims to address student food insecurity and increase sustainability by reducing waste through food rescue across campus.
Celebrating student scholars
Recipients of Queen’s access and diversity scholarship programs gathered for a reception that offered inspiration, community building, and meaningful connection.
Connecting students with EDII events and resources
Faculty of Education begins new partnership with Kenjgewin Teg
The Faculty and Kenjgewin Teg staff wish to establish collaborative relations to support program development, recruitment and students in relation to the Queen’s University Master of Education in World Indigenous Studies in Education (WISE) program.
Queen’s works to increase internship access for underrepresented students
Building a portfolio of inclusivity and community at Queen’s
Yellow House offers programming throughout the year for equity-deserving students to help de-stress, connect and find community.
Supporting the first-year transition to Queen’s
The Student Experience Office is welcoming new undergraduate students to the Queen’s community through First-Year Foundation, a year-long program that has launched this summer.
First student graduates with Indigenous Studies Major
Megan Rook is the first successful graduate from the Indigenous Studies Major program and will receive her degree on June 20, 2022.
Health Sciences student creates new space for Indigenous Learners
Health Sciences student envisions space for Indigenous students to connect and share experiences.
Queen’s medical students unite to review and improve queer health curriculum
The goal of the project is to provide recommendations based on evidence and lived experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ students that will meaningfully improve the curriculum.
Faculty Student Collaborations at the Faculty of English
Series #1 is entitled "The Lecture Edition" and features collaborative work done by PhD Candidate Rachel M. Friars and faculty member Dr. Asha Varadharajan.
Smith launches new scholarships for Black and Indigenous students
Two new scholarships at Smith are helping to make business education more accessible to students from two equity-deserving groups.
(Un)Hacking Downstream Consequences
The (Un)Hacking Downstream Consequences event drew together 33 undergraduate students from 20 different majors across six different degree programs to solve real-world problems and develop future-ready skills.
Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology PhD project launches information hub.
Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project has doubled in size from its initial six university partners.
Incorporating UN SDGs, youth outreach team workshops a “smart farm”
Connections team worked with six sections of primary and junior level pre-service teacher candidates led by Chris Carleton in the Faculty of Education as they reviewed the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Experiential learning summer program
Students can participate in a new program focused on the UN SDGs
Opportunities to develop projects which solve organizational challenges, and develop the nation’s innovation capacity.
Experiential Learning Hub
Building more opportunities for students to connect with community partners, develop professional skills, and solidify classroom learning.
Research & Teaching Integration
How an internship emphasized the versatility and opportunities in Mining Engineering
Engineering Dalena Vo discusses the versatility of Queen's Mining program.
Postdoc Initiatives Fund
This award furthers an inclusive Queen’s community by assisting endeavours that establish connections within and beyond campus; it enhances fellows’ extra- and co-curricular leadership opportunities; and encourages project management, professionalism development, and communication skills.
Bright first-years work on lunar solar panel deployment
A group of second-year Engineering students had the chance to work with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) this past winter.
From curiosity to a career plan: how an internship supported Aine NurAizza Nuruddin’s academic journey
Aine NurAizza Nuruddin, a fourth-year Electrical Engineering student, recently completed a 16-month internship at Hydro One. In her own words, she reflects here on her experiences before, during, and after her internship and how they influenced her chosen career path.
Celebrating academic innovation
The recipients of the 2022 Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards have been announced, recognizing excellence demonstrated by educators at Queen’s.
Dr. Mala Joneja receives Royal College award for major contributions to medical education
Dr. Mala Joneja is the recipient of the 2022 Royal College AMS Donald Richards Wilson Award for CanMEDS Integration.
New exhibition at W.D. Jordan Rare Books co-curated by HIST 212 student Ella Heiss
Co-curated by Brendan Edwards (Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Queen's University Library) and Ella Heiss (undergraduate student in HIST212 (Experiential Learning in Historical Perspectives), this exhibition examines the relationship between texts and textiles through a feminist lens.
Graduate Inclusivity Fellows
Eight members of the Queen’s graduate community are working together to foster a culture of belonging for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Faculty of Arts and Science Pre-doctoral Fellowships
First of its kind in Canada designed to support the intellectual and scholarly development of senior doctoral candidates.
Celebrating global perspectives through photography
The global perspectives of Queen’s students are reflected in this year’s submissions to the 14th annual Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) Student Photo Contest.
Global Recognition: WUSC Outstanding Contribution to the SRP
Queen's and the Local WUSC Committee have been recognized with the 2021-22 WUSC Outstanding Contribution to the SRP award.
German Ambassador to Canada visits Queen's
Her Excellency Sabine Sparwasser engaged Queen’s leaders, faculty, and students to discuss research, collaboration, and global impact.
Prof. Juliana Bevilacqua leads museum professions training sessions in Nigeria
Art History Professor Juliana Bevilacqua led a training session for museum professionals in Nigeria.
Global Engagement in Teaching & Learning
This resource was launched by the Centre for Teaching and Learning to further engage Queen’s community in conversations around the questions of integrating global engagement in teaching and learning.
Local partnerships support education abroad
Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, and the City of Kingston recently co-hosted an event at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning to showcase and raise awareness on enhancing learning in Nigeria.
Queen's Global Summer Inauguration
The Queen’s Global Summer is a panoply of academic courses, events, and activities woven around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Art Conservation at Herstmonceux Castle
Art Conservation students Melissa Allen, Caroline Longo, and Antonia Mappin-Kasirer traveled to the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, UK, to document, inventory, and assess artifacts.
Moving toward a new strategy for global engagement
International Association of Universities representatives visit campus as part of collaborative process to develop Queen’s next global engagement strategy.
Developing Globally Engaged Curriculum
In this workshop, participants will work together to envision what a globally engaged curriculum may look like in one’s own disciplinary field or academic context.
App levels playing field for cervical cancer screening
A virtual platform created by Queen’s researcher Karen Yeates allows for remote, in-home diagnosis for women around the world.
Queen’s Engineering partnership aims to improve the occupational health of cotton textile crafters
A Queen’s Engineering partnership with a university in Burkina Faso promises to greatly impact the lives and health of those working in that country’s largest industry.
The international Karta Initiative provides access to university for promising students from rural India.
International Programs Office supports students with international internship opportunities.
Queen's in the Community
Gaels put in team effort to support good causes
Queen’s student-athletes are known for their dedication and excellence in the classroom and competition, but they also help lead the way in raising awareness and funds for a wide range of good causes at the local, provincial, and national levels.
Rivalry hockey game raises $200,000 for cancer research
The organizing team from the Cure Cancer Classic – a student-run, not-for-profit initiative – wrapped up an incredible year of fundraising with the annual Commerce-Engineering Rivalry Game on Thursday, March 2 at the Leon’s Centre.
Queen’s, community partners working together to keep St. Patrick’s Day safe, respectful, and inclusive
New social media campaign targets risky behaviours.
Newest student residence honours local Indigenous lands, communities, and histories
The Albert Street building’s new name translates to “home” in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) and Kanyen’kéha (Mohawk).
Agnes Reimagined comes alive in new renderings
In 2026, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre will emerge as the largest public university-affiliated museum in Canada.
Black Youth in STEM inspires and builds community
An Engineering Outreach initiative facilitates programming for local Black youth enthusiastic about exploring STEM subjects.
Black Histories and Futures Month
More than 100 Queen’s and Kingston community members gathered online to celebrate the opening of Black Histories and Black Futures Month.
Lang Pavilion on track for summer completion
Once complete, the stadium will expand opportunities for varsity and recreation activities, make usage more gender inclusive and support a broad range of activities for students and community members.
Keeping watch on the new crossing
Queen’s students and faculty members are using leading-edge technology to help the City of Kingston monitor the performance of the new bridge across the Cataraqui River.
Teaming up for the community
Queen’s students are helping a local organization reduce food insecurity and spread cheer this holiday season.
Queen’s United Way campaign at 96 per cent of fundraising target
The Queen’s United Way campaign has reached the 96 per cent mark with the Queen’s community so far donating $454,933 toward the overall goal of $475,000.
Literacy-focused Community of Practice Workshop
In partnership with Limestone District Schoolboard, the Faculty of Education is hosting a series of two Literacy-focused Community of Practice professional development event
University and community partners work together to encourage students to be safe, respectful of Kingston community
Partnering to create opportunities for northern youth
Breaking down the barriers to education for Indigenous youth is at the heart of a new Queen’s Health Sciences (QHS) summer program for high school students from the western James Bay coast.
New collaboration between Sistema Kingston and the Kingston A-Strings
Sistema Kingston, an outreach program of Queen’s Faculty of Education directed by Karma Tomm, is an intensive after-school music program for elementary students that focuses on positive social development through the pursuit of musical excellence.
QPI program graduate is building a community of inclusivity through storytelling
Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts Renews Commitment to Agnes Residency Program
The residency program deepens access with artists for students, and the Queen’s and Kingston communities, sparking enduring relationships and networks.
Youth outreach team builds diversity in STEM
Engineering Connections team is introducing some new programming in the spring and summer of 2022, bringing more innovation to its services while expanding its area of operations.
Student-led initiative contributes to sustainability and local charities
Arts and Science Undergraduate Society event reduces waste by allowing students to drop off, pick up, and donate items as the end of the academic year approaches.
Comprehensive initiative designed to reduce financial barriers and increase access to Queen’s for local, first-generation students.
Intensive after-school music program that focuses on positive social change through the pursuit of musical excellence.
Celebrate science and honour amazing Kingston-area researchers and scientists.
Celebrating staff achievements
These awards recognize our outstanding colleagues who have exceeded expectations by doing remarkable things.
Donation ‘snowballs’ to support student-mothers and their families
Recently, the Ban Righ Centre received a $3,000 donation, which was matched within a week, and distributed to students through small bursaries so they could purchase winter clothing for themselves or their children, or help cover costs for special meals and gifts.
Building community for Black nursing students
Gernique Dondji spearheaded the formation of the Queen’s chapter of the Canadian Black Nursing Alliance.
Call for nominations: Mike Condra Outstanding Student Service Award
The annual Michael Condra Outstanding Student Service Award is presented to Queen’s faculty or staff who have displayed a commitment to providing outstanding service to students, outside of a teaching role.
Human Resources launches manager certificate focused on wellbeing and burnout prevention
HR launched a new certificate program designed to help managers lead healthy and well teams at work.
Principal's Holiday Reception returns as in-person event
The Principal’s Holiday Reception brought Queen’s employees together on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to reconnect with colleagues from across the university.
Employees and family invited to lace up and skate for free
Employee Wellness Services is pleased to offer Queen’s employees and family members free drop-in skating at the Kingston Memorial Centre.
Employee Holiday Celebration returning as in-person event
This year's Employee Holiday Celebration will acknowledge the commitment and dedication of staff, with activities such as a gingerbread building giveaway, and hot beverages.
Queen’s introduces name pronunciation tool to support equity, diversity, and inclusion
NameCoach is a name pronunciation software for use by all faculty, staff, and students at Queen’s at no cost.
Raising awareness of mental illness resources
With Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 2-8) and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10) coming up Employee Wellness Services in Human Resources is highlighting the resources, supports, and benefits available to the Queen’s community.
Advancing Truth and Reconciliation
Campus-wide activities readying to commemorate the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Community garden pilot to grow employee health and wellness
Employee Wellness Services, in partnership with Facilities and Sustainable Queen’s, is launching a new pilot initiative aimed at improving employee health and wellness while contributing to a more sustainable and vibrant campus community.
Human Rights and Equity Office Learning Challenge 2022 extended
The Human Rights and Equity Office Learning Challenge 2022 has been extended until the end of 2022. Students, staff, and faculty can participate in the challenge, which is focused on courses covering equity, inclusion, sexual and gender diversity, human rights, accessibility, and sexual violence.
Ice Cream and Strawberry Social
Principal Patrick Deane invites all Queen's employees to an Ice Cream and Strawberry Social on Monday, June 27 in recognition of the fantastic response to the Employee Experiences survey.
Educators and staff honoured as campus Champions for Mental Health
The Champions for Mental Health project supports the Queen's Campus Wellbeing Framework. The framework's goal is to encourage and support an inclusive culture of well-being that inspires and enables all who live, learn, and work at Queen's to thrive.
Recognizing special staff
Principal Patrick Deane hosted a special event at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on April 14 to hand out the 2021 Special Recognition for Staff Awards.
Artist chosen to create mural for Athletics and Recreation Centre
The mural, to be located on the south wall of the ARC, symbolizes an opportunity to visibly illustrate the diversity of the Queen’s community and signal a future that is focused on celebration, healing, resilience, cultural diversity, and optimism.
The Scarborough Charter builds on work already in progress at Queen’s, such as the Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism.
University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity
UCARE promotes and supports efforts by the university that foster a diverse and inclusive campus community.