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Kingston-Quinte Ride for Dad campaign raises $38k for local prostate cancer research

You’ve surely seen them: the men and women, often in orange, sporting their motorcycle vests and zooming around the Kingston region, both in groups, and alone. And while they may look like a classic motorcycle club, there is something different about these chopper-riding, leather-clad folks. Sure, they’re members of a

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Queen’s researchers moving forward with plastic waste breakdown project

Genomics Canada has granted a team of Queen’s researchers $7.9 million to support a new project exploring a microbial platform for breaking down waste plastic, which can then be repurposed to produce recycled products. The project will identify and engineer bacteria and enzymes that can break down plastics into recyclable

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Letter: Shining the light on community-minded students

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Queen’s students have taken some flack this year about their group activities during the pandemic, their lack of social distancing, and their contribution to local outbreaks. As

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Gender Affirming Assistance Project launches in Kingston

The grassroots collective, Gender Affirming Assistance Project (GAAP), is a community-based group based in the Katarokwi/Kingston region that seeks to support two-spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse community members. Two Queen’s students, Jenna Huys and Jane Mao, are leading the initiative that aims to reduce the barriers for people when

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Queen’s University removes COVID-19 case tracker as website adapted

On Thursday, Jul. 8, 2021, Queen’s University announced their plans to move back to in-person classes and activities on campus through the announcement of a new website outlining the University’s “Reopening Framework.” Notably missing from the new website, which is designed to ease the return of in-person, on-campus activities, is

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Vaccinations, variants, and an outbreak: A COVID-19 update for KFL&A

Update (Friday, Jul. 9, 2021): As of Friday, Jul. 9, 2021, one more secondary case has been detected as part of the current COVID-19 outbreak at the Davies 5 unit of KGH. This brings the total number of cases associated with that outbreak to 14 primary (seven staff members and

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Queen’s University looks to return to in-person campus this fall

Queen’s University is planning to reopen with in-person activities on campus this fall. Ahead of the fall term, Queen’s has launched a new website outlining its ongoing planning and preparations for the safe return of students, faculty, and staff to in-person activities on campus. According to a media release from the institution,

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Kingston Police lay charges after large Aberdeen Street party

After a large gathering of approximately 300 people took place in the University District of downtown Kingston, police have laid charges in relation to breaches of COVID-19 regulations. The partying in the street, which involved fighting and throwing bottles, and a lot of loud revelry, took place in the early

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Investigation ongoing following large party in Kingston’s University District

Charges may be pending as Kingston Police continue to investigate a large party that became unruly in the University District of downtown Kingston. Police said they received numerous complaints from residents in the very early morning of Sunday, Jul. 4, 2021 regarding the gathering of over 300 people on Aberdeen

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Finding unmarked graves: Queen’s University offers free expertise to Indigenous communities

We want to know, the relatives want to know, and they have the right to know if relatives are buried there.” Dr. Alexander Braun, Queen’s university geophysics professor Several Queen’s University staff members have started an initiative offering free, professional expertise in finding unmarked graves to Indigenous communities across Canada.

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Over 350 new Queen’s students looking for accommodations in Kingston

The already-saturated Kingston rental market – which is particularly short on listings in the downtown area – is about to see at least 360 students clamouring for a place to live after being turned away from residence buildings at Queen’s University. The University is offering residence spots to incoming students

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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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