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Research Impact

Research Impact
Research Impact

Xiaying Xin harnesses advanced technologies to keep our water safe

March 10, 2023

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

February 17, 2023

Ahmed E. Hassan has been granted a lifetime recognition from the Association for Computing Machinery.

Bringing research into focus

February 10, 2023

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

February 3, 2023

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

January 27, 2023

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

January 20, 2023

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

January 13, 2023

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

January 6, 2023

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

December 16, 2022

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

November 25, 2022

Education researchers leverage measurement science.  

Igniting a cancer care revolution

November 18, 2022

Queen’s researcher Chris Booth was inducted as a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Engineering Research Networking Day 2022

November 11, 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

November 4, 2022

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

October 14, 2022

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

September 23, 2022

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

August 31, 2022

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

June 24, 2022

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

June 23, 2022

Three early-career researchers are recognized for advancing research and discovery in their respective fields.

Partnership for health innovation

June 10, 2022

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

May 26, 2022

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

May 19, 2022

Multidisciplinary Queen’s research projects explore impact of space travel on health, including bone loss and aging.

Provincial funding supports early career researchers

May 9, 2022

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

April 5, 2022

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

April 7, 2022

$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

12 January 2022

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

18 January 2022

Dr. Farnaz Heidar-Zadeh is advancing innovative computational molecular design techniques.

Health Sciences researchers earn $1.7M in CIHR funding

22 Feb 2022

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.

Student Learning

Student Learning
Student Learning

Mentor makes a positive impact

March 15, 2023

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

March 10, 2023

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

March 3, 2023

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

March 3, 2023

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

March 3, 2023

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

February 17, 2023

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

February 10, 2023

The IBET Fellowship was created by a partnership of Faculties of Engineering at six Ontario universities.

Supporting students during exams

December 9, 2022

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

November 18, 2022

New program receives $1 million award from Ontario Micro-credentials Challenge Fund.

Student extern helps Indigenous community access justice

November 11, 2022

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

October 14, 2022

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

September 30, 2022

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

September 30, 2022

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

September 30, 2022

The new PEACH Market aims to address student food insecurity and increase sustainability by reducing waste through food rescue across campus.

Celebrating student scholars

September 30, 2022

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

September 23, 2022

Faculty of Education begins new partnership with Kenjgewin Teg

August 31, 2022

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

August 31, 2022
A campus-wide collaboration has developed a selection of innovative learning tools aimed at encouraging internships for underrepresented students across Ontario.

Building a portfolio of inclusivity and community at Queen’s

July 8, 2022

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

July 8, 2022

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

June 22, 2021

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

June 16, 2022

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

June 1, 2022

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

May 19, 2022

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

May 12, 2022

Two new scholarships at Smith are helping to make business education more accessible to students from two equity-deserving groups.

(Un)Hacking Downstream Consequences

May 4, 2022

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. 

April 7, 2022

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”

March 31, 2022

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

16 March 2022

Students can participate in a new program focused on the UN SDGs

Mitacs Partnership

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

Child interacting with teacher
Research & Teaching Integration

How an internship emphasized the versatility and opportunities in Mining Engineering

January 13, 2023

Engineering Dalena Vo discusses the versatility of Queen's Mining program. 

Postdoc Initiatives Fund

November 25, 2022

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

November 11, 2022

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

November 4, 2022

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

June 28, 2022

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

May 27, 2022

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

May 19, 2022

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

7 January 2022

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.

Global Engagement

Global Engagement
Global Engagement

Celebrating global perspectives through photography

March 10, 2023

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

March 7, 2023

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

March 3, 2023

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

January 27, 2023

Art History Professor Juliana Bevilacqua led a training session for museum professionals in Nigeria. 

Global Engagement in Teaching & Learning

November 1, 2022

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

July 8, 2022

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

June 24, 2022

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

May 27, 2022

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

May 16, 2022

International Association of Universities representatives visit campus as part of collaborative process to develop Queen’s next global engagement strategy.

Developing Globally Engaged Curriculum

May 18, 2022

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

May 1, 2022

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

April 29, 2022

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.

Karta Scholars

30 November 2021

The international Karta Initiative provides access to university for promising students from rural India.

International Partnerships

International Programs Office supports students with international internship opportunities.

Queen's in the Community

Queen's in the Community
Queen's in the Community

Gaels put in team effort to support good causes

March 17, 2013

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

March 15, 2023

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

March 13, 2023

New social media campaign targets risky behaviours.

Newest student residence honours local Indigenous lands, communities, and histories

March 10, 2023

The Albert Street building’s new name translates to “home” in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) and Kanyen’kéha (Mohawk).

Agnes Reimagined comes alive in new renderings

February 17, 2023

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

February 3, 2023

An Engineering Outreach initiative facilitates programming for local Black youth enthusiastic about exploring STEM subjects.

Black Histories and Futures Month

February 3, 2023

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

January 27, 2023

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

December 16, 2022

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

December 14, 2022

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

November 25, 2022

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

November 18, 2022

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

October 14, 2022
Queen’s University and its campus and community partners are actively working to address the potential risks associated with unsanctioned student gatherings in October.

Partnering to create opportunities for northern youth

October 7, 2022

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

October 7, 2022

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

October 4, 2022
Wings graduate Ruthy’s Reading Room is providing easy access to storytelling services for kids who might not be able to visit a library, as well as to stories that include people from diverse communities.

Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts Renews Commitment to Agnes Residency Program

June 24, 2022

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

May 5, 2022

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

April 28, 2022

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.

Promise Scholars

Comprehensive initiative designed to reduce financial barriers and increase access to Queen’s for local, first-generation students.

Sistema Kingston

Intensive after-school music program that focuses on positive social change through the pursuit of musical excellence.

Science Rendezvous

7 May 2022

Celebrate science and honour amazing Kingston-area researchers and scientists.

Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture
Organizational Culture

Celebrating staff achievements

March 23, 2023

These awards recognize our outstanding colleagues who have exceeded expectations by doing remarkable things.

Donation ‘snowballs’ to support student-mothers and their families

March 1, 2023

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

February 24, 2023

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

February 10, 2023

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

January 20, 2023

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

December 9, 2022

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

December 9, 2022

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

December 2, 2022

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

November 10, 2022

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

October 7, 2022

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

September 30, 2022

Campus-wide activities readying to commemorate the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Community garden pilot to grow employee health and wellness

August 2, 2022

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

July 7, 2022

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

24 June 2022

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

May 12, 2022

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.

Scarborough Charter

18 November 2021

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.