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Music comedy duo offer mentorship to high school students pursuing the arts

High school students considering a future in the arts are being offered a unique mentorship opportunity by internationally-acclaimed music and comedy duo, Bridge & Wolak. Oftentimes when a musically gifted student is thinking about pursuing higher education, they tend to be steered away from pursuing their art in favour of

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Waive the Wait aims to cut down on time spent in healthcare waiting rooms

A Queen’s University startup company, Waive the Wait, is hoping to cut down the amount of time individuals spend waiting for appointments in a physical waiting room. Their online waiting room program connects health care offices and clinics with their patients through an app. The patients sign in to the

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Queen’s researchers work to make Resilient Kingston, helping economic and social recovery post COVID-19

A group of researchers from Queen’s University worked with the City of Kingston, discovering resilience in community members and proposing more ways to reach better social and economic recovery post-pandemic. The project is a part of the 2020-21 Ph.D. Community Initiative (PhD-CI), which is facilitated by Queen’s University School of

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Exoskeleton designed by Queen’s researchers featured in academic journal Science

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, Queen’s University announced the development and evaluation of their backpack-mounted exoskeleton prototype was published in Science, one of the world’s foremost academic journals. A multidisciplinary team from the Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science created the prototype which will enable users to walk further

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SLC’s first accelerated PSW students begin placements in community

Earlier this year, St. Lawrence College (SLC) announced it was offering an accelerated Personal Support Worker (PSW) program in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. Now, the first of three cohorts have completed an on-campus training component on the Brockville campus and are looking forward to a paid 300-hour placement at one

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SLC graduate wins New Graduate Excellence Award from Nursing the Future

Kirstie Grimard, a graduate of St. Lawrence College’s (SLC’s) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Brockville campus has won the 2020 New Graduate Excellence Award from Nursing the Future (NTF), a national professional nursing and healthcare educational organization. The award was announced on May 1, 2021. Nursing the

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Unicorn helps Ontario schools be inclusive of gender diversity

A unicorn named Gegi is now helping Ontario public and Catholic schools welcome gender diversity. Gegi.ca is the creation of Queen’s University researcher, Dr. Lee Airton, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education, and Dr. Kyle Kirkup, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) at

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VCFS Queen’s still accepting nominations for a local charity to support

The Vogue Charity Fashion Show at Queen’s University (VCFS) is seeking applications from local charities to become the beneficiary of its work this year. Open until Friday, May 21, 2021 at 4 p.m, the application consists of five simple questions about the charity being nominated, and is available on the

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Queen’s professor receives highest award in the field of electrical power

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, during a virtual ceremony, Dr. Praveen Jain from Queen’s University received a prestigious award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal in Power Engineering (2021), recognizing his 40 years of career research and accomplishments. Dr. Jain is the third Canadian ever to

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Queen’s students create fundraiser for COVID-19 devastation in India

A small group of South Asian students at Queen’s University, with the support of Queen’s International Students Working Group (ISWG), has set up a GoFundMe page to help fund grassroots work in India amidst the current devastation caused by COVID-19. Since mid-April, news coming out of India has highlighted a

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Dr. Joseph Pater receives Canadian Cancer Society Lifetime Contribution Prize

Joseph Pater, Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, is the recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society Lifetime Contribution Prize, a new honour from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). The award recognizes an esteemed Canadian investigator whose contributions, vision, and leadership have enhanced the Canadian cancer research landscape to significantly benefit the

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Watershed Festival to celebrate music theatre in Kingston this May

A crucial turning point in history is often referred to as a “watershed” moment. With this in mind, the Dan School of Music and Drama at Queen’s University, in partnership with the City of Kingston, presents the first ever Watershed Festival, May 25 to 28, 2021. The Watershed Festival is

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