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Fostering new ideas to give back to the community

The following is a guest blog from Angela Luedke, PhD student, Centre for Neuroscience Studies.

Beginning a new graduate program in a new city can be challenging. Getting to know your peers and settling into your research program is both exciting, and intimidating. Luckily, when I started as a young Master’s student at the Centre for 

Assisted Dying: A medical student’s perspective

I would like to introduce you to June Duong, Meds ’19. It was a pleasure to invite her to write a guest blog to share her thoughts on assisted dying.


Celebrating outstanding faculty members

Once a year, we spend an evening celebrating what has been collectively achieved in our Faculty of Health Sciences over the past year. We recognize the contributions by faculty members who are stepping down, and we honour special academic contributions through our Faculty of Health Sciences awards. This year, with the help of Dr. Phil Wattam, we established the Regional Education Awards to recognize the contributions of educators who are working in our partner programs across Ontario.

Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital Decide to Integrate

One of the best things about being a Dean at Queen’s is the close and special relationship I have with our three academic hospitals in Kingston. I serve as a proud board member of the hospitals and meet on a regular basis with members of the senior executive team. In fact, it’s been my observation that the relationships between the hospitals and the University are closer and more integrated in Kingston than in most academic medical centres across the country.

Queen’s Alumni Walk 500 Miles for Parkinson’s

Harry McMurtry (left) and Sue Thompson went to the same high school, both studied at Queen’s, and being athletically inclined, both played varsity sports. And yet despite being in the same place at the same time many times in their young lives, the two never met until decades later. It wasn’t because of their hometown or university connection; it was because of a mutual diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

Groundbreaking cardiopulmonary research centre coming to Queen’s

The Faculty of Health Sciences will soon be home to a new research centre – Queen’s CardioPulmonary Unit (Q-CPU). Q-CPU is the brainchild of Dr. Stephen Archer, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Mitochondrial Dynamics and Translational Medicine, and Head of the Department of Medicine. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation jointly awarded $7.7 million to Dr. Archer and a team of 20 investigators for this project. Q-CPU members are a functioning team with established collaborations.

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