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The Honourable Murray Sinclair announced as 15th Chancellor at Queen’s

Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane announced today, Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021, that the university has selected The Honourable Murray Sinclair to serve as its 15th Chancellor. As an experienced national leader, Sinclair will be well-positioned to offer insight and guidance to the university, according to a statement from

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COVID-19 outbreak at Queen’s residences during move-out week

Update (Monday, Apr. 26, 2021 at 4:45 p.m.):According to Queen’s University, residence move-out processes are continuing in accordance with approved Public Health protocols. “Students proceeding with move-out to complete their isolation period at home are receiving additional information about applicable safely measures. Students unable to move-out as initially scheduled will

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Queen’s Researchers study COVID transmission in post-secondary students

During the pandemic, some fields of study at post-secondary institutions require students to be present on campus for in-person learning, and access to on- and off-campus research and learning facilities. The Government of Canada is investing $223,161 through Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to support a research study looking

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New engineering fellowship at Queen’s to support Black, Indigenous advancement

Queen’s University is one of six in Ontario that have partnered to create a new academic fellowship. Its aim is to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering to prepare for careers as professors and industry researchers. Announced Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, the Indigenous

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Local student awarded Order of the White Rose scholarship

Over the years, white roses have come to symbolize Polytechnique Montréal’s commemorative activities to mark the anti-feminist attack of December 6, 1989, which took the lives of 14 young women and injured numerous others. Created in 2014, the Order of the White Rose is a forward-looking initiative that urges us

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St. Mary’s of the Lake site being equipped as acute care location

The former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site on Union Street is being prepared as an alternate location for health care services in the event of surging patient volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has identified St. Mary’s as the location of an alternate

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CFRC annual fundraiser kicks off with The Savage Family Band

On Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, CFRC 101.9 FM Radio Queen’s University is launching its 15th Annual Funding Drive. The station will host in studio performances and rotating programs with special guests from the community throughout its two-month funding drive ending December 31st. “Funding from the community ensures we have trained

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Kingston heritage sites recognized with national awards

Two heritage building reconstruction projects have been recognized by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) through their 2020 Annual Awards program. The awards celebrate preservation, restoration and conservation work in areas including archaeology, architecture, engineering, craftsmanship, education and planning, according to a release from the Canadian Association of Heritage

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Decrease in crowds and unsanctioned parties over Homecoming weekend

Kingston Police saw a decrease in infractions this Homecoming weekend, and express their thanks to the community for respecting the suggestions of both KFL&A Public Health and the Kingston Police for celebrating in a safe and distanced fashion. The decrease in infractions was seen in relation to unsanctioned parties, in

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Kingston Police plan for busy weekend despite virtual Homecoming

This weekend marks the first ever virtual Homecoming for Queen’s University. Even though alumni will not be gathering in Kingston for this annual celebration, Kingston Police, Dr. Kieran Moore, and Queen’s Principal Patrick Dean have all released expectations for gatherings and community behaviour through this historically busy weekend. This year

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Transitional Care Centre will provide specialized services for the region

Providence Care has identified a gap in specialized services for aging, mental health and rehabilitation across the Southeast region of Ontario. As the region’s leading provider of these specialized care services, Providence Care is continuously looking at new and innovative ways to help enhance the quality of life for all

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Gord Sinclair performs as part of Queen’s virtual Homecoming events

Queen’s Homecoming will be celebrated virtually this year, and Gord Sinclair, legendary bassist for the Tragically Hip, will celebrate with Queen’s alumni this weekend by playing an exclusive virtual set in honour of the annual event. According to the Homecoming website, Queen’s has condensed all of the magic of a

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