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"The best source of advice on how to improve relations with Aboriginal Peoples in this country and in this community, and how best Queen’s University can serve in this regard, has to begin with Aboriginal Peoples themselves," says Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf upon receiving the final report of the university's Truth and Reconciliation Task Force.

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03/21/2017 at 14:12. Facebook
In the wake of the Depression, Queen's was brightened by a visit from U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the first president to pay an official visit to Ontario.

Along with receiving an honorary degree, President Roosevelt - in the darkening days of the late 1930s - proclaimed, "I give you assurance that the people of the United States will not stand idly by if domination of Canadian...
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FDR visits Queen's

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03/20/2017 at 14:11. Facebook
Hired to administer the political studies department in the 1960s, Flora MacDonald quickly became known for her organizational expertise. She eventually left Queen’s to run for public office.

As a long-serving Conservative MP for Kingston and the Islands, she was Canada’s first female foreign minister, playing a pivotal role in Canada’s rescue of hostages from the American embassy in...
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Flora MacDonald

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03/18/2017 at 13:33. Facebook
Nathan Thanyehténhas Brinklow teaches Mohawk language and culture at Queen’s. Learn how Kanyen’keha - Mohawk - is a complex and evolving language.

Spotlight on teaching

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03/16/2017 at 14:22. Facebook
Human Resources is implementing a new recruitment management system this spring and wants your help to name it. Submit your idea by March 19 for a chance to win a $500 Amazon.ca gift card!

To participate you must have a valid @queensu.ca email address – be sure to submit your entry using the online submission form.

Help HR name new hiring system — and win

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After the Second World War, veterans returned in droves to Canadian universities. To accommodate engineering students who wanted to finish their degrees and enter the workforce quickly, Science ‘48 ½ was created. This class of older army men took classes year-round to finish their degrees early.

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Science '48 ½

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The Alma Mater Society of Queen's University - AMS came to be after lively debates in the 1840s and ‘50s prompted students to band together for “maintenance and defence” of their rights. Its formation in 1858 – more than 150 years ago – makes the AMS the oldest student government in Canada.

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The creation of the AMS

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Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are invited to attend community forums on racism, diversity, and inclusion at Queen's.

The three forums will take place:
- March 14, 5:30-7 pm, Chernoff Hall, Rm 117
- March 16, 12-1 pm, School of Medicine, Rm 132A
- March 20, 5-6:30 pm, School of Kinesiology, Rm 100

Community forums on racism, diversity, and inclusion

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Responding to a national call to action: Queen’s and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Meet Marlene Brant Castellano, Arts’55, and Lauren Winkler, Artsci’17. Learn about their work on the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force and their aspirations for building inclusive community at Queen’s.

Reaching all corners of the university

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It's time to spring forward this weekend!

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.
Thinking of becoming part of #queensu2021? Join us this Saturday March 11th for our March Break Open House - a great event to attend to help you decide if Queen's is the place for you!

March Break Open House

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The first female students at Queen’s arrived in 1869 to a male-centric campus. Given their limited numbers in the late 19th century Queen’s women looked to one another for a sense of solidarity and in doing so created the Levana Society in 1889 “to serve as a bond of union between all the women of the university.”

With changing dynamics on campus, in January 1967, Levana voted itself out of...
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The Levana Society

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Queen’s opened its doors 175 years ago today! Classes began March 7, 1842 in a rented house with two professors and a handful of students.

Queen’s is now home to nearly 25,000 students from more than 105 countries who participate in traditions like orientation week, tams and football games – traditions that didn’t exist when those first few students and professors ushered in the beginnings...
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The university opens its doors

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Broadcasting 24-7 from Carruthers Hall, CFRC 101.9fm is one of the world’s longest-running radio stations. In its nearly 100 years of operation, CFRC has given students and the community a chance to take to the airwaves.

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CFRC takes to the airwaves

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Today, approximately 25 per cent of people over age 65 and 50 per cent past age 85 – over one million Canadians – are medically frail. In an effort to address Canada’s aging seniors’ population, Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) has announced that the Queen’s-hosted Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) has received $23.9 million in renewal funding.

CFN receives $23.9 in funding

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Queen's will implement a 2-day fall term break, which will take effect in the 2018-19 academic year.

The break will occur on the Thursday and Friday of the seventh week of classes, which will minimize the impact on Orientation and the pre-exam study period.

Senate approves fall term break

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Film studies came to Queen’s in the late 1960s with the hiring of Peter Harcourt – a Canadian expat working with the British Film Institute – whose popular courses in the Department of English led to the creation of an autonomous Department of Film (now Queen's Department of Film and Media).

The department saw quick success, producing some remarkable alumni, including one of its first...
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Film Studies at Queen’s

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Queen’s first black graduate Robert Sutherland finished his studies in 1854. He went on to be Upper Canada’s first black lawyer, as well as practice law in Berlin (now Kitchener) and Walkerton, where he was recognized as a leading citizen.

When he died in 1878, he left his entire estate to Queen’s, saving it from being taken over by the University of Toronto. Principal George Grant described...
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Robert Sutherland

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Queen’s announced today a $5-million gift from Ross J. Beaty to support collaborative research and education in freshwater resources.

In recognition of the gift, the interdisciplinary research initiative has been renamed the Beaty Water Research Centre, which will have a permanent space in the new Queen’s Innovation and Wellness Centre.

A new home for water research at Queen’s

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Although Queen’s hired Herbert Kalmus to lecture on mining, his passion was movies. When audiences gasped at the sudden switch from black and white to dazzling colour in the The Wizard of Oz, it was thanks to Professor Kalmus.

As you follow the Oscars hoopla this Sunday, keep in mind that we have Dr. Kalmus to thank for bringing all that vibrant and glorious colour to the big screen. Dr....
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Herbert Kalmus invents Technicolor

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