Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
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Announcements & Upcoming Events

Connect with NSERC − Community Engagement Visit

NSERC has begun another round of community engagement visits to provide researchers, students and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about some recent program and policy developments. These visits will also serve as a platform for the community to ask questions and seek more information from some of NSERC's grants and scholarships experts.

What Matters Now: A Public Outreach Event

Research Matters is a public campaign which explores how Ontario university research affects everyday life and improves the way people live, work, and play.  On May 21, 2014, they will be hosting What Matters Now: Kingston, which will see five Ontario university researchers "pitch" their research ideas to a public audience who will ultimately decide what matters most to them now.  Queen's own Professor Warren Mabee (Geography, School of Policy Studies) will discuss his work on policy and technologies for renewable energy and will explore the question "is 'waste' a relative term?"  The event will take place at Kingston's Memorial Hall (City Hall) from 6:30-9:30 pm, and all are welcome to attend. 

Amy Hongfei Sun receives the Bank of Canada Governor's Award

March 28, 2014

In a press release issued on March 28, The Bank of Canada has announced the recipients of their awards and fellowships.  Professor Amy Hongfei Sun, Department of Economics at Queen's University, has received the prestigious Governor's Award which provides funding to exceptional scholars working at Canadian universities who have demonstrated the potential to make important contributions in promoting the economic and financial welfare of Canada.


Explore research, solve clues, and win prizes with the Research Matters Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Toronto, January 29, 2014 – Ontario universities are launching a Virtual Scavenger Hunt that will take the public on an intriguing online journey through the world of research at the province’s 21 publicly assisted universities, the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) announced today.

The month-long contest, which begins February 3, is open to students and the general public. Contestants can solve new clues every day to enter for prizes. Intrepid scavengers who get all 21 clues correct will be able to unlock a secret message that they can then submit to be entered for grand prizes.