2024 Queen’s University Tricolour Award Ceremony

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Campus Beat!  In this episode, we share a recording of CFRC’s live broadcast of the 2024 Queen’s University Tricolour Awards Ceremony where Niki Boytchuk Hale, Kyla Gibson, Tara Rezvan, and Meena Waseem were inducted into the Tricolour Society.  The event took place at the University Club on April […]

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Tricolour Awards-In Conversation with This Year’s Winners!

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Campus Beat!  In this episode, we have the privilege of chatting with Niki Boytchuk Hale, Kyla Gibson, Tara Rezvan, and Meena Waseem, this year’s Agnes Benedickson Tricolour Award Winners! Named in honour of Dr. Agnes Benidickson, former Chancellor of Queen’s University from 1980 to 1996, the Agnes Benidickson […]

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AMS Elections-What Happens Now? In Conversation with Calder Bryson, AMS CEO

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In this episode, we present an exclusive interview with Calder Bryson, Chief Electoral Officer for the Alma Mater Society undertaken on February 2nd 2024.  Bryson discusses electoral processes for the AMS Executive Team following the January 31st withdrawal of a team member from JNN, the potential impacts for student engagement with the voting process for […]

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AMS & SGPS Elections and Referenda Extended Coverage

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In this extended episode of Campus Beat we feature interviews with community and student clubs seeking new fees or renewing existing ones during this year’s AMS and SGPS Elections and Referenda occuring February 6th and 7th.  Several clubs did not respond to our requests for interview.  The AMS Elections Team furnished us with available nomination […]

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Catching up with Team JNN and Union Gallery

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In this episode of Campus Beat, we welcome this year’s Alma Mater Society Executive Team candidates now running for election.  Team JNN is the only slated team running in the 2024 AMS elections.  Jason Kim, Noah Mawji and Nicolas Brasset also known as Nico join us to discuss their experience and their vision for AMS […]

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SGPS Executive Candidates 2024-In Conversation

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In this episode airing on CFRC 101.9 FM/cfrc.ca at 5:30 ET on January 31st, we feature discussions with the 2024-25 Society of Graduate and Professional Students Executive Candidates currently campaigning ahead of the February 6th and 7th 2024 election period.  We were able to catch up with Emils Matiss, Simran Sharma, Katie Zutautas, Zaid Kassim, […]

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Addressing the Family Doctor Shortage in Canada: Drs. Jane Philpott and Anthony Sanfillipo in Conversation

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Addressing the Family Doctor Shortage in Canada: Drs. Jane Philpott and Anthony Sanfillipo in Conversation
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On October 1st 2023, The Conversation published an article entitled “Family Doctor Shortage: Medical education reform can help address critical gaps, starting with a specialized program”, a critical article of interest to every Canadian, including the 6 million Canadians who find themselves without a family doctor.  The article is available via the Conversation.com to read […]

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Great Slave Lake Entering New Ecological Regime: In Conversation with Kathleen Ruhland

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Great Slave Lake Entering New Ecological Regime: In Conversation with Kathleen Ruhland
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In this episode, we cover campus news headlines and sit down with Dr. Kathleen Rühland , lead author and senior research scientist with the Queen’s Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL), whose team recently published a groundbreaking article entitled “Arctic Warming Drives Striking Twenty-First Century Ecosystem Shifts in Great Slave Lake” in Proceedings of the […]

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Distinguished Service Awards and Campus News Headlines!

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In this episode, we cover Queen’s University news headlines, highlights from Homecoming 2023, Gaels sports updates, and conversations with three of this year’s Queen’s University Distinguished Service Award winners-Chris Berga, Dr. Elizabeth Jane Errington, and Colette Steer.  These full length interviews cover their many years of service, their drive and inspirations, and responses upon learning […]

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Homecoming 2023 with Karen Bertrand, Vice Principal Advancement.

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In this edition of Campus Beat, we cover campus news with feature reportage from Queen’s Journal newsletter, The Campus Catchup plus a great conversation with Queen’s University Vice Principal Advancement, Karen Bertrand.  Learn more about Homecoming 2023 events, the University District Safety Initiative in effect October 14-Nov 1st and more.  Don’t forget to tune into […]

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Truth and Reconciliation Week at Queen’s

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Campus Beat on CFRC 101.9 FM relaunched on September 28th 2023 at 5 PM! In this season premier, we cover Truth and Reconciliation Day activities at Queen’s University and feature a discussion on the meaning of ‘Reconciliation’ by Queen’s Chancellor, The Honourable Murray Sinclair. We also cover the new Queen’s Remembers Plinth installation, the opening […]

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Inquiry@Queens-Misinformation: Rogue Inquiries Part Two

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Launching Wednesday July 12th 2023 on CFRC 101.9 FM, we’re pleased to broadcast and podcast the first of two Inquiry@Queen’s episodes! In April 2023, CFRC’s Campus News Liaison Erika Singh sat with winning presenters at this annual undergraduate conference at @queensuniversity @queensulibrary in March, a conference with the theme “Misinformation: Rogue Inquiries”. In this episode, Erika chats […]

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Inquiry@Queens-Misinformation: Rogue Inquiries Part One

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Launching Wednesday July 12th 2023 on CFRC 101.9 FM, we’re pleased to broadcast and podcast the first of three Inquiry@Queen’s episodes! In April 2023, CFRC’s Campus News Liaison Erika Singh sat with winning presenters at this annual undergraduate conference at @queensuniversity @queensulibrary in March, a conference with the theme “Misinformation: Rogue Inquiries”. In this episode, […]

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New Alumni Access to Library E-Resources

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On June 7th, Queen’s University Library announced that it was giving Queen’s alumni extended off campus access to a selection of electronic resources including jStor, SAGE, Taylor and Francis and more in an effort to allow alumni to continue their journey of learning after completing their programs of study.  In this episode, we caught up […]

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Tricolour Awards 2023: In Conversation with the Rector and the Winners!

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In this special episode of Campus Beat, we sit down with Queen’s Rector Owen Crawford-Lem and each of the 2023 Agnes Benedickson Tricolour Award inductees. On March 23rd 2023, Queen’s University announced that Laura Devenny (Artsci’23), Samara Lijiam (Artsci’23), Jane Mao (Artsci’21, MEd’23), and Nishana Ramsawak (PhD’24), have each been named recipients of the 2023 Agnes […]

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COP27: Goals and Outcomes with Drs. Warren Mabee & Ryan Riordan

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COP27: Goals and Outcomes with Drs. Warren Mabee & Ryan Riordan
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Following the completion of the UN Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh in November 2022, we chat with two Queen’s University Professors about the conference’s goals and outcomes. Over 45,000 participants from countries around the world attended the conference. At the event’s opening, it was understood that the 194 countries that […]

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CFRC Centennial Plaque Unveiling Ceremony Oct 7 2022

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Kingston, ON Oct 3, 2022- CFRC 101.9 FM Radio Queen’s University will host a Plaque Unveiling Ceremony of the station’s official Centennial Plaque on October 7th 2022 at 1 pm outside of Carruthers Hall on Queen’s University Campus (62 Fifth Field Company Lane).  All members of the Queen’s and Kingston communities are welcome to attend. […]

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Queen’s Distinguished Service Award Winners in Conversation

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In this special edition of CFRC’s Campus Beat, host Dinah Jansen brings you cheerful conversations with this year’s Queen’s University Distinguished Service Award winners. Queen’s faculty, staff, students, retirees, elected, appointed, ex officio or honorary members of of University Council, the Queen’s Alumni Association, and the Board of Trustees are invited each year to nominate candidates […]

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Magnetic Fields & Virtual Musical Theatre

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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

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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

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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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Tricolour Awards-Conversations with the 2022 Inductees

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Tis the season of Tricolour Awards!  The Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award and induction in the Tricolour Society is the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the University in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities. Such service may have been confined to a single field, or it may have taken […]

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

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

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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?’

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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

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

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UNESCO Sites in Ukraine under Threat
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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

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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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Mayor’s Innovation Challenge: This Year’s Winners

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On Friday March 4th 2022, students from across the city participated in the Fifth Annual Mayor’s Innovation Challenge Pitch Competition. In its goal to make Kingston smart, livable, and leading, the City of Kingston challenged students to present innovative ideas that will guide the city to its goal of making Kingston a better place to […]

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Observations: UN Climate Change Report

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On February 28th, the UN Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC – a United Nations body tasked with educating global policy-makers through regular assessments of the climate situation worldwide – released its most recent report on climate change.  And the results appear grim as the report projects rising sea levels in addition to drought, […]

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Impacts of Road De-Icing on Freshwater Lakes

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On Tuesday February 22nd, Queen’s University announced the completion of an international study conducted in partnership with the University of Toledo that confirmed that current water quality guidelines do not go far enough to address the ecological impact of road de-icing salts, agricultural fertilizers, mining operations and climate change on the salinity of freshwater ecosystems.  […]

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Drawing as Magic with Union Gallery

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Coming up on March 9th, Union Gallery is hosting a free and virtual drawing event called Drawing as Magic.  The event incorporates the use of sensory experiences, movement and personal histories to think about the kinds of things we’d like to manifest in the world for ourselves, others and the communities in which we all […]

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A New Algorithm and Master’s Level IPAC Program

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On February 16th, Queen’s University announced that some of its researchers have developed a new algorithm to identify pulmonary hypertension from available Ontario healthcare data, an algorithm that is the first of its kind in Canada. Pulmonary hypertension is an often under-recognized chronic disease that involves a congestion of blood supply in the lungs and […]

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Cause and Effect & Cezanne’s Closet 2022

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In this two part episode, we welcome folks from the Alumni Review and Union Gallery at Queen’s University. In the first segment, Deborah Melman-Clement, Senior Development Writer , Marketing, Communications, and Donor Relations in the Office of Advancement at Queen’s University joins us.  She chats Alumni Review’s new podcast, Cause and Effect, a new series exploring […]

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Olympic Implications

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The Olympics is a time when teamwork is put to the ultimate test in events like hockey, skiing, and snowboarding. This month, eyes from around the world will be on Beijing—and not just because of the sporting events. The 2022 Winter Olympics brings questions around surveillance, with reports that the app that athletes are expected […]

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Standing Whale: Edward Burtynsky’s Collaborations with Queen’s

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Standing Whale: Edward Burtynsky's Collaborations with Queen's
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Welcome back to another great edition of Campus Beat!  On January 18th 2022, Queen’s University announced a new creative partnership with world-renowned Canadian photographer, and Queen’s Honorary Doctorate recipient (2007), Edward Burtynsky to help realize his new public art piece titled Standing Whale. The partnership will engage the expertise and innovative thinking of students in multiple programs across […]

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QFLIP Conference & USSRF Opportunities

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QFLIP Conference & USSRF Opportunities
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This episode features two exciting segments.  First, we chat with undergraduate student leaders, Tess Shields and Caroline Leclerc of the Delegates Team for Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics.  Shields and LeClerc talk about the upcoming Evolve 2022 Conference that QFLIP is running virtually on February 5th and 6th, the work QFLIP engages in, the fun […]

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New Frontiers in Metals Protection: In Conversation with Dr. Cathleen Crudden

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New Frontiers in Metals Protection: In Conversation with Dr. Cathleen Crudden
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On January 12th  2022, Queen’s University announced that the federal government has committed $24 million through the New Frontiers in Research Funding Transformation Stream to Queen’s University-led research poised to extend the lifespan of metals using unique molecular coatings that could save billions of dollars on maintenance across a number of sectors, including aerospace, automotive, […]

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Cinq à Sept at Queen’s: In Conversation with Drs. Mary Ann McColl & Chris Booth

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Cinq à Sept at Queen's: In Conversation with Drs. Mary Ann McColl & Chris Booth
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(Pictured: Dr. Mary Ann McColl, Dean Jane Philpott and, Dr. Christopher Booth)* Earlier this fall, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at Queen’s University launched Dean Jane Philpott’s Cinq à Sept Research Talks. The monthly series, which will showcase innovations in health research at Queen’s, is like nothing FHS has hosted before and is modeled […]

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Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa

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On December 3rd, The Mastercard Foundation and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) have announced a partnership offering free virtual entrepreneurship training, and an opportunity to receive startup funding to more than 1,000 students through the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship for African Students at Queen’s University. The program launched in September 2020. It provides […]

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In Focus: Top 40 under 40 and Rhodes Scholarship Recipients

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In Focus: Top 40 under 40 and Rhodes Scholarship Recipients
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In this episode, we have two guests-Dr. Teresa Purzner and Jane Hutchings. On November 25th, Queen’s University announced that one of it’s neurosurgeons, Dr. Teresa Purzner has been named one of Canada’s top 40 under 40, an annual leadership award that recognizes exceptional achievement by 40 outstanding Canadians who are under 40 years of age.  […]

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Mapping the Universe and Mudslides

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Mapping the Universe and Mudslides
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In this episode we are joined by two guests.  First, Dr. Mark Richardson, Education and Outreach Officer at the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute and then around the 20 minute mark, Lisa Tauskela, Masters Candidate in Civil Engineering. Dr. Richardson talks about the upcoming George and Maureen Ewan lecture to be delivered […]

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The Legacy of Bader Philanthropy at Queen’s

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In this episode of Campus Beat, we welcome Dan Bader, President and CEO of Bader Philanthropies Inc.  On the occasion of celebrating the newly proclaimed Bader Day on November 15th, Dan talks about his father, Dr. Alfred Bader’s, extraordinary journey to Queen’s University where he began his studies on November 15th, 1941.  Dan also shares […]

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The Lovelands on Supporting Indigenous Academics

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On October 21st 2021, Queen’s University announced a $1 million gift for Indigenous Academics in STEM, that is Science, Technology, Engineering and math based undergraduate degree programs through the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s. This generous gift was endowed by Queen’s alumnus Norman Loveland and his wife Gay Loveland and builds on […]

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Advancing COVID-19 Related Research in Law and Science

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In this episode of Campus Beat we feature two conversations with Queen’s faculty researchers. In the first segment, we chat with Dr. Samuel Dahan from the Faculty of Law and Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab about his lab’s new Vaccine Mediator – a new COVID-19 vaccine online dispute resolution tool – and its development and […]

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Laurels and Accolades for a New Student and a New Royal Society Fellow

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On Tuesday September 7th, Queen’s University announced that four of its researchers have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, one of the highest academic honours for Canadian scholars in arts, humanities and sciences.  Professor emeritus John Berry has received the honour of Fellowship, while professors Heather Castleden, Karen Lawford, and Sari van Anders […]

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Decades of Distinguished Service at Queen’s

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In this extended episode of Campus Beat (broadcasting October 25th 2021 on cfrc 101.9 fm/cfrc.ca), we chat with four Queen’s University Distinguished Service Award recipients from 2020 and 2021. Inaugurated by the University Council Executive Committee in 1974, the Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have made the university a better place through their exemplary […]

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Dr. Raymond Mason in Conversation

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In this very special episode of Campus Beat, we are joined by Dr. Raymond Mason, Ojibway activist, Elder member of the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, and founder and Chairperson of Spirit Wind Inc. which organizes residential and Indian Day school survivors in Manitoba and also played a key role in the development of the […]

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Starts with Youth and the Pathy Fellowship

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In this epsiode, we are joined by Prishni Seyone, ArtSci ’21 and founder of the new Starts with Youth Initiative with the Pathy Foundation Fellowship program.  Jessica Franko, Program Assistant for Pathy also joins us.  Seyone talks about herself, how her project germinated while a student at Queen’s University, what her innovative project’s mission is […]

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New Internship in Art Conservation and Homecoming Ramp Up!

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In this episode, we feature two guests chatting about exciting Queen’s University initiatives and events. In the first segment, we chat with Patricia Smithen, Director, Master of Art Conservation program at Queen’s.   She shares much with us about Art Conservation, the art of the science, conservators’ roles in the translation of cultural artifacts, and of […]

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Conversations with New Royal Society Inductees

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On Tuesday September 7th, Queen’s University announced that four of its researchers have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, one of the highest academic honours for Canadian scholars in arts, humanities and sciences.  Professor emeritus John Berry has received the honour of Fellowship, while professors Heather Castleden, Karen Lawford, and Sari van Anders […]

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Chris Spencer on Mountain Building Events

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In a news story in the Queen’s Gazette on September 10th, Victoria Klassen wrote a story about mountain-building events a billion years ago a period some geologists have dubbed as the “boring billion,” arguing that the earth’s very thin crust during this time was a sign that no mountain-building events were happening, thus delaying the […]

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Fall Programming at the Isabel with Tricia Baldwin

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In this episode, Tricia Baldwin, Director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts joins us for a fabulous conversation.  We chat about the very exciting fall concert line up at The Isabel and fantastic events including the Echo: Memories of the World live workshop performance and the Imagine Online Arts Festival.  We also […]

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Justine Aman-SGPS President in Conversation

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In this episode of Campus Beat, Justine Aman, President of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) at Queen’s University joins us.  She chats about her role, the initiatives she and her teammates are engaged in and the many services available to graduate and professional students at Queen’s through the SGPS.  

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Korey Pasch on Hurricane Ida & the Interaction of Monumental Disasters

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On August 27th Tropical Storm Ida strengthened into a hurricane moving north northwest from the Gulf of Mexico making landfall on the Louisiana Coast on August 28th with winds reaching 240 km/hr.  Now a tropical depression as of September 1st, Ida proved to be the second most intense hurricane to strike Louisiana on record only […]

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Museum of Health Care Encouraging Canadians to Become Part of the COVID 19 Historical Record

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In this episode, we chat with Savannah Sewell, the Margaret Angus Research Fellow at the Museum of Health Care in Kingston.  She is heading a collaborative project that will include an artifact collection, an archive of narratives, a manuscript, and a lecture. The project will explore the lived experience of Canadians and Canadian residents during […]

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Chancellor Jim Leech in Conversation

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Queen’s University, like many university’s has a Chancellor.  Chancellors have many roles to play at and on behalf of the university as they represent its interests anywhere in the world, act as important points of contact with major donors and serve as goodwill ambassadors across a spectrum of activities. The Queen’s Chancellor also participates in […]

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On the Technologies Used in the Search in Kamloops

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On the Technologies Used in the Search in Kamloops
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In late May 2021, news broke of the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous school children buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, a school operated by the Catholic Church between 1890 through 1969 and then by the federal government until it closed in 1978.  In this episode of Campus Beat, we are […]

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Reducing the Metabolic Costs of Walking: New Advances in Harvesting Kinetic Energy

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The science of walking is taking its next big step with the aid of a unique exoskeleton that allows users to walk further while using less energy. Developed by a multidisciplinary team from the Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the backpack-mounted prototype removes energy during a specific phase of the gait cycle, lessening […]

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Stu & Kim Lang-Revitalizing Richardson Stadium at Queen’s

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On April 15th 2021, Queen’s University announced and celebrated the gifts behind completing Richardson Stadium through alumni giving.  Over 300 alumni contributed more than $11 million to construct a new pavilion to enhance and complete the space.  The lead gift came from Stu (Sc’74) and Kim Lang (ArtSci’76).  Stu played varsity hockey and football with the […]

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Queen’s geologists help to solve the mystery of how arsenic got into the soils in the Yellowknife area

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Queen’s geologists help to solve the mystery of how arsenic got into the soils in the Yellowknife area
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Queen’s University geochemist, Dr. Heather Jamieson (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering and Environmental Studies) and two of her former Master’s students Kirsten Maitland and Jon Oliver join us in this episode.  They chat about the arsensic found in soil samples in the region around Giant Mine in Yellowknife, NWT, some of which is naturally occuring, […]

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Sea Sponge Toxin Synthesis in the Fight against Cancer

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Sea Sponge Toxin Synthesis in the Fight against Cancer
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Following a pivotal January 2019 announcement that certain ocean floor sea sponges were found to have toxins that can cause cancer cells to retract, on Thursday May 13th 2021, Queen’s University announced that scientists conducting research on this project have successfully reproduced a toxin found in a marine sponge in the fight against cancer.  Joining […]

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In Conversation with The Honourable Murray Sinclair, 15th Chancellor of Queen’s University

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In Conversation with The Honourable Murray Sinclair, 15th Chancellor of Queen's University
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On April 28th, 2021 Queen’s University announced that the University has selected the longtime Indigenous rights advocate, former Senator, and former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The Honourable Murray Sinclair to serve as the 15th Chancellor of Queen’s, succeeding Jim Leech who has held the role since 2014. As an experienced national leader […]

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Touring Queen’s through Minecraft

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Touring Queen's through Minecraft
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On April 21 2021, almost 100 prospective Queen’s Engineering students took to the virtual campus – and experienced Queen’s in a whole new way. They toured the campus, hunted for eggs, and joined a lively Q&A with the Dean  – on a dedicated Minecraft server that replicates the campus itself. In this episode of Campus […]

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2021 CFRC Roundtable on Anti-Asian Racism

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2021 CFRC Roundtable on Anti-Asian Racism
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In this special episode episode of The Scoop, host Dinah Jansen is joined by Thomas Park, Dr. Courtney Czto and Noah Weisbord for a roundtable discussion about anti-Asian racism.  Canada, like the US, has recently seen an uptick in anti-Asian racism since the onset of COVID 19. Dr. Courtney Szto of the School of Kinesiology […]

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Dr. Patrick Deane on Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

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Dr. Patrick Deane on Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
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Dr. Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University joins us on Campus Beat once again to chat about some very exciting news.  Queen’s University announced on April 21st that Times Higher Education Impact Rankings had revealed that Queen’s placed first in Canada and fifth in the world in its global ranking of universities […]

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How to Survive and Thrive this Exam Season

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How to Survive and Thrive this Exam Season
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Students  (and faculty) can learn much in this episode about surviving and thriving this exam season.  Dr. Lindsay Heggie, Academic Skills Specialist with Student Academic Success Services joins us in this episode.  She sheds light on the many services and resources available through SASS that students are encouraged to utilize throughout the school year and […]

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