Senate Research Report - September 2021

  Research News  

We encourage the research community to continue to check the VPR COVID-19 website for updates. Associate Deans of Research will also provide additional details and guidance on matters particular to your faculty, and they are your first point of contact for questions.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has awarded Queen’s researcher Dr. Cathleen Crudden (Chemistry) the highest value Discovery Grant in Canada this year . The funding, which totals $605,000 over five years, will be used to support her research project in the development of organic coatings that bind to metal surfaces.

Queen’s University has been awarded over $1.1 million in funding in the latest round of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The money will help fund nine projects at the university 

The Ontario government is funding Queen’s research to help support the development of homegrown ideas, products, and technologies. Four multidisciplinary Queen’s projects have received a total of $4.3 million in funding through two grants initiatives Ontario Research Fund and the Early Researcher Awards program . The funding will be used to cover research operations and infrastructure, ensuring Ontario’s researchers have access to the latest technologies, equipment, and talent.

Dr. Stephen Archer, Head of Medicine at Queen’s and Canada Research Chair in Mitochondrial Dynamics and Translational Medicine, achieved an h-index of >100. With this h-index milestone, Dr. Archer joins several other Queen’s faculty who have also achieved an h-index of over 100, including Dr. Daren Heyland (128) and Dr. Ian Janssen  (107).

Eight doctoral students earned prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships  for exceptional scholarly achievement and leadership skills. The scholarships will provide them with new opportunities to refine their research skills, advance their academic and professional goals.

Queen’s researcher Dr. Setareh Ghahari leads a study to collect information on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Canada’s newcomers’  food security, employment prospects, and general health.

Queen’s researcher Dr. Christopher Mueller has developed a breast cancer detection test that provides real-time response to chemotherapy and early detection of relapse. The new mDETECT blood test helps with earlier cancer detection  and better treatment.

Queen’s researcher Dr. Parvin Mousavi (Computing) and her co-investigators have been awarded $1.6 million in funding over six years  as part of the NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program.

Six Queen’s research projects receive$1.5 million ($250,000 per project) from the New Frontiers in Research Fund’s (NFRF) 2020 Exploration competition , a program that encourages scholars to take risks, and that fosters discoveries and innovations that could have significant impacts on our world.

Queen’s-based Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research  will be participating in NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme to expand research supporting the successful transition and reintegration of military service personnel to civilian life.

Queen’s researcher Praveen Jain received the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Medal  in Power Engineering – the highest international award in the field of electrical power.

  Partnerships and Innovation


Queen's Partnerships and Innovation, Centre for Advanced Computing, Dunin- Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre and Ingenuity Labs among eight partners will collaborate with the City of Kingston to lead the Health Innovation Kingston (HI YGK)  to encourage health focused start-ups to access resources to develop and grow in Kingston. Through this initiative, the City of Kingston and collaborating institutions expect to create 100 skilled jobs, support the development and growth of 37 small to medium-sized enterprises and commercialize 10 new health innovations.

Kingston ranked #6 in the 2021 global startup ecosystem rankings  for cities with 100,000-300,000 population. Queen’s Partnership and Innovation offers services that are vital to accelerating the growth of startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Kingston and Eastern Ontario