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