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Magnetic Fields & Virtual Musical Theatre

In our first segment we chat with James Barron, PhD Candidates in Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s University.  He and his team recently discovered for the first time a magnetic field around Polaris, the star commonly known as the North Star.  Barron sheds light on what cepheid class stars and magnetic fields are, […]

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On Archaelogy, Attitudes & Antiquities at Uruk with Tina Abo Al-Soof

In this episode, we chat with Tina Abo Al-Soof recent top presenter at the 2022 Inquiry at Queen’s Conference.  She sits down with us to discuss her paper and presentation entitled “The History of Archaeological Work and Attitudes towards Antiquities at Uruk.” Uruk, also known as Warka, is an ancient Mesopotamian site in modern Iraq […]

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I@Q with Sydney Faour

From March 9th through March 11th 2022, Queen’s University hosted the 16th annual Inquiry @ Queen’s Conference, this year via zoom with a keynote delivered by Dr. Asha Varadharajan from the Department of English who was awareded the Queen’s Promoting Student Inqurity Teaching Award in 2021. In our first segment, we chat with one of […]

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In Conversation with Owen Crawford-Lem, 38th Rector of Queen’s University

In recent Queen’s University news, students elected Owen Crawford-Lem (ArtSci ’23) on March 21st 2022.  Following Rector Sam Heimstra’s resignation in March 2021, Crawford-Lem won the contested election to become the University’s 38th Rector. In this segment, we chat with Crawford-Lem about his inspirations to run for the highest student office at Queen’s University and […]

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Trace & Two-Eyed Seeing-An Evening of Dance Indigenous Astronomy

Coming up on March 28th, 2022 the McDonald Institute and Queen’s University Office of Indigenous Initiatives is presenting Red Sky Performance’s Trace, with a Two-Eyed Seeing Astronomers’ discussion to follow at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.  Joining us in this episode to talk about this event, its inspirations and the collaborations that […]

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Canada Nears Record Low Unemployment Rate…but What of the ‘Guardrails?’

In recent national news, headlines have been focusing on the surge in Canadian employment to 337,000 jobs and the drop in the unemployment rate to 5.5 per cent in February, close to the record low of 5.4 per cent in May 2019. Many key labour market indicators — employment, employment-to-population ratio, and hours worked — […]

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Queen’s Receives New Residency and Medical School Spots in Provincial Announcment

On Tuesday March 15th,  the Government of Ontario announced that it is boosting the number of medical school and residency spots over the next five years, in an effort to increase doctor numbers. Included in this announcement is that Queen’s University will receive 20 undergraduate seats and 30 postgraduate positions.  With us in this segment to chat […]

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UNESCO Sites in Ukraine under Threat

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had many humanitarian, geopolitical and international strategic impacts, some of which we discussed in a special roundtable last week on our program.  Russia’s invasion has also put many historic structures, monuments, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in danger of destruction.  These artifacts represent irreplaceable cultural history and architectural heritage, […]

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The Impacts of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Roundtable Discussion

In this special extended episode of Campus Beat airing weekly on CFRC 101.9 FM at Queen’s University, we welcome five esteemed Queen’s University scholars in a roundtable discussion about the impact of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, Russia itself and the West.  With us in this episode are Drs. Jane Boulden, Zsuzsa Csergo, Thomas Hughes and […]

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