NEWS and EVENTS



One of Kingston's Youngest Film Makers Enters National Competition with Documentary about the History of KCVI.

Features former KCVI Students, Peter Milliken and The Tragically Hip's Rob Baker.

...watch the video or read more at CKWS TV (July 2014)




Honourable Speaker Now Honorary Rotary Club Member [photo]

...read more at the Kingston this Week


"Peter Milliken takes his last stand as Speaker"

...read more at the Globe & Mail


"Peter Milliken" - trending on Twitter in Canada (TWEET)


Peter Milliken announces he will not run for re-election for Member of Parliament or Speaker of the House of Commons in the next election.

...read more at the Kingston Herald


"Hill Helps Haiti" Fundraiser

M.P.s from all parties packed the Hill Helps Haiti fundraiser organized by the government relations firm Summa Strategies. The event raised over $32,000.


Peter Milliken (right) with Conservative Whip Gordon O’Connor (left)

MacLeans Magazine Photo Gallery 


June 8, 2010 

Queen's Researchers Receive over $3 million in Federal Money

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Sze Hong (Scott) Yam was awarded $1.65 million for his training program on the next generation of optical networks. Chemistry professor Cathleen Crudden was awarded $1.57 million to help in the development of a training program in Novel Chiral Materials and help further strengthen international collaborations with French, Japanese and Swedish research groups.

The two were among 20 projects from across the country to receive funding through the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program.

NSERC is a federal agency whose vision is to help make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators to the benefit of all Canadians. It is funded directly by Parliament and reports to it through the Minister of Industry. 

Queen's University Press Release   


April 21, 2010 

$3.84 Million Federal Grant to Queen's University

Queen’s professors involved in research areas such as environmental sciences, life sciences and engineering are receiving over $2.1M through the Discovery Grants program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). In addition, $1.74M was awarded to researchers working on three subatomic physics grants projects.

NSERC is a federal agency whose vision is to help make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators to the benefit of all Canadians. It is funded directly by Parliament and reports to it through the Minister of Industry.

Queen's University Press Release  


March 29, 2010 

Queen’s receives two Canada Research Chairs renewals

Two Canada Research Chairs at Queen’s University, working in the areas
of protein engineering and cognitive development, have been renewed by
the federal government. They will receive $2.4 million in total over
the next five to seven years.

Queen's University Press Release  


March 16, 2010 

Queen's Chemistry professor awarded Killam Research Fellowship

Queen's Chemistry professor Philip Jessop is one of eight outstanding
Canadian scientists and scholars to be named a new Killam Research
Fellow for 2010.

The fellowship, valued at $70,000 a year for two years, is among
Canada's most distinguished research awards, and it will help fund Dr.
Jessop’s research on “switchable chemistry.”

The Canada Council for the Arts reports to Parliament through the
Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Queen's University Press Release  


November 9, 2009 

MP with One of the Lowest Telephone Charges

A Sun Media report on spending by MPs on telephones during the past year focuses on Members of Parliament with the highest related cost for taxpayers.

The article concludes with "At the other end of the spectrum, one of the MPs who spent the least on telephone charges was House of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken".

Winnipeg Sun  


October 12, 2009 

Canada's longest-serving Speaker

Peter Milliken, the Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands, is Canada's longest-serving Speaker.

CBC News 


September 23, 2009 

Queen's University Received 3.9 Million for Research

Six Queen’s University researchers have received $3.9 million under the Federal Government's Canada Research Chairs program. This funding will bring a new Chair in Surveillance Studies to Queen’s and renew the appointments of five current chairs.

About the Canada Research Chairs Program 


June 11, 2009 

Peter Milliken to Participate in Event Promoting Physical Activity

Kingston and the Islands MP Peter Milliken has accepted an invitation
to participate in the fifth annual 20-minute challenge sponsored by
the Running Room.

The July 15 event aims to encourage more physical activity in the
community. There is no cost to register and each participant receives
a free technical running hat. An estimated 250 walkers and runners are
expected to take part. The event starts at 6 p. m.

via The Kingston Whig Standard 

Kingston Running Room Contact Information 


June 3, 2009

Federal Government Funds 1.65 Million to KGH and Queen's University

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology),  announced a Federal grant to the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC), a collaboration between Kingston General Hospital and Queen’s University. This grant will give graduates in the bone and joint health technologies program a head start in their careers.

The funding is part of a new Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) initiative named Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. CREATE was designed to help science graduates expand their professional and personal skills so they can make a successful transition from the classroom to the workplace.

Read Queen's U Article Here 

Read NSERC Release About CREATE Grants Here 


May 29, 2009

Governments Fund New Queen’s U Medical School  

The federal and provincial governments have announced $58 million towards at $77 million state-of-the-art building to house expanded teaching, research, administrative and student facilities at Queen's University.

Local MP and Speaker of the House of Commons Peter Milliken and local MPP and Minister of the Environment John Gerretsen made the formal announcement on behalf of their governments.

"Queen's welcomes this significant infrastructure investment by the Canadian and provincial governments," says Principal Tom Williams. "A new building for the medical school will create hundreds of construction jobs, stimulate the local economy and ensure sustained teaching and research excellence at Queen's for the long-term."

Queen's U Release  


May 27, 2009

Whig Standard OpEd - re: "Canada's top MP"

"I would like to thank Sun Media's Ottawa Bureau for its story on Kingston and the Islands MP Peter Milliken. As one of Milliken's constituents, I found that the article revealed what a good deal Canadian and Kingston taxpayers are getting in terms of our MP's service as Speaker of the House of Commons... "

Read the full article here


April 27, 2009
Peter Milliken Hosts Buy-a-Net Reception for Kingston NGO

Commons Speaker Peter Milliken hosted a reception on the Hill for Buy-a-Net, an anti-malaria NGO based in his riding of Kingston. 

Buy-a-Net founder Debra Lefebvre said her group has protected more than 150,000 people from malaria, mostly in Uganda. Present, and extending his deep appreciation to those purchasing the $6 nets, was Ugandan High Commissioner George Marino Abola.

Read more about the event here
(half way down page at "Malaria Caucus Launched")


April 24, 2009
Queen's Professors Get $2.8 Million Grant from Federal Gov't

Sixty-eight Queen’s professors involved in research ranging from understanding our galaxy structure to next-generation wireless networks to audiovisual speech perception are receiving $2.8M through the Discovery Grants program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

NSERC is a departmental corporation of the Government of Canada created in 1978. It is funded directly by Parliament and reports to it through the Minister of Industry.

Read More About the NSERC Here


March 12, 2009
House of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken orders MPs to stop attacking their colleagues

Read More (Edmonton Sun article)


March 5, 2009
Queen’s Psychology professor receives Steacie Fellowship

Psychology professor Ingrid Johnsrude is one of six Canadian researchers to receive a prestigious 2009 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship.

Presented annually by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), a federal agency whose vision is to help make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians, the fellowships are intended to enhance the careers of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research...


February 27, 2009
Queen’s PARTEQ receives $9.1 M for National Centre of Excellence

PARTEQ Innovations, the technology commercialization office of Queen’s University, has been awarded $9.1 million from the federal government towards the establishment of a National Centre of Excellence for the development and commercialization of Green Chemistry technologies...


February 23, 2009
Queen’s receives three Canada Research Chairs renewals

Three Canada Research Chairs at Queen’s University have been renewed by the federal government. Each will receive $500,000 in funding over the next five years...

 

 

 

 

 

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