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Queen’s University begins ‘cutting edge’ psychedelic research

Use of psychedelic drugs to treat serious illnesses a rapidly developing area of research internationally Queen’s University is embarking on building a research collaborative to study the efficacy and use of psychedelic drugs on people dealing with serious illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and severe depression. The research

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Province approves funding for new Catholic school in west Kingston

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has received approval from the province to tender a new Kingston West Catholic Elementary School. The new school will include new child care rooms and an EarlyON Child and Family Centre, in addition to over 450 elementary student spaces. The investment from

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Liberals: Disruption of education due to ‘lack of leadership’ by Ford, Lecce

Hard capped classes of 20, increased access to special education and mental health professionals, and a promise to match the over $500 million that’s already been invested by the federal government to improve school ventilation — these were the top promises made by Ontario Liberal Leader Steven del Duca laid

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LSDB decides how École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School will be renamed

Trustees of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) voted unanimously to initiate a renaming process for École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School at its regular meeting on June 16, 2021. “Changing the name of this school will have a powerful impact on how Indigenous and racialized students see themselves,”

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École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School to be temporarily renamed Kingston East Elementary School

In the final hour of Limestone District School Board’s regular Board meeting on Wed. Jun. 16, 2021, a motion was passed to initiate a renaming process for École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School. A complementary motion was passed to call the school by its original name, Kingston East Elementary

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Queen’s University to purchase KCVI

The former Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) building and property, located at 235 Frontenac Street, is on track to be purchased by Queen’s University later this year. Queen’s and Limestone District School Board (LDSB) have received governance approval for the disposition and sale of the former building and property,

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Machine Mavericks finalists in FIRST Global Innovation Challenge

Kingston robotics team, the Machine Mavericks, have advanced to join 20 finalist teams from eight different countries in the 2021 FIRST® Global Innovation Awards. The FIRST Global Innovation Challenge invites teams to identify a real-world global issue and develop an innovative solution. The FIRST Robotics Competition selected Machine Mavericks as

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KFPL encouraging enrollment in University of Alberta’s Indigenous Canada course

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is encouraging lifelong learners to enroll in the University of Alberta’s Indigenous Canada course. To support this learning opportunity, the library is also running a conversational program over Zoom immediately following each week’s lesson. When we know better, we can do better, KFPL said in

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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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LDSB student awarded Schulich Leader Scholarship

A student in the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study engineering at Queen’s University in the fall. Catherine (Cassie) Douglas, a Grade 12 graduate at Granite Ridge Education Centre (GREC), has been chosen as a recipient of this prestigious

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ALCDSB to hold virtual graduation ceremonies this month

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) sent a letter to families in the school community yesterday, Monday, June 7, 2021, regarding graduation plans for the school year. “In the interest of equity for students and families, and the logistics around planning graduation ceremonies so late in the

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New student trustees to be sworn in by ALCDSB later this month

Students in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) will again have their voices heard, and perspectives represented on the Board of Trustees for the 2021-2022 school year. For the second year, ALCDSB will have two student trustees representing the student population at the board level. In 2019,

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