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Each week, Campus Beat welcomes a new guest from the Queen’s community to discuss news, issues, upcoming events, initiatives, and services for the benefit of Queen’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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Magnetic Fields & Virtual Musical Theatre
27-04-2022
Magnetic Fields & Virtual Musical Theatre
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, […]
Magnetic Fields & Virtual Musical Theatre
27-04-2022
Magnetic Fields & Virtual Musical Theatre
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, […]
On Archaelogy, Attitudes & Antiquities at Uruk with Tina Abo Al-Soof
19-04-2022
On Archaelogy, Attitudes & Antiquities at Uruk with Tina Abo Al-Soof
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 […]
I@Q with Sydney Faour
13-04-2022
I@Q with Sydney Faour
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 […]
Tricolour Awards-Conversations with the 2022 Inductees
29-03-2022
Tricolour Awards-Conversations with the 2022 Inductees
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 […]
In Conversation with Owen Crawford-Lem, 38th Rector of Queen’s University
23-03-2022
In Conversation with Owen Crawford-Lem, 38th Rector of Queen’s University
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 […]
Trace & Two-Eyed Seeing-An Evening of Dance Indigenous Astronomy
22-03-2022
Trace & Two-Eyed Seeing-An Evening of Dance Indigenous Astronomy
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 […]
Canada Nears Record Low Unemployment Rate…but What of the ‘Guardrails?’
15-03-2022
Canada Nears Record Low Unemployment Rate…but What of the ‘Guardrails?’
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 — […]
Queen’s Receives New Residency and Medical School Spots in Provincial Announcment
15-03-2022
Queen’s Receives New Residency and Medical School Spots in Provincial Announcment
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 […]
UNESCO Sites in Ukraine under Threat
15-03-2022
UNESCO Sites in Ukraine under Threat
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, […]
The Impacts of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Roundtable Discussion
09-03-2022
The Impacts of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Roundtable Discussion
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 […]
Mayor’s Innovation Challenge: This Year’s Winners
07-03-2022
Mayor’s Innovation Challenge: This Year’s Winners
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 […]
Observations: UN Climate Change Report
04-03-2022
Observations: UN Climate Change Report
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, […]
Impacts of Road De-Icing on Freshwater Lakes
02-03-2022
Impacts of Road De-Icing on Freshwater Lakes
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.  […]
Drawing as Magic with Union Gallery
02-03-2022
Drawing as Magic with Union Gallery
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 […]
A New Algorithm and Master’s Level IPAC Program
22-02-2022
A New Algorithm and Master’s Level IPAC Program
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 […]
Cause and Effect & Cezanne’s Closet 2022
11-02-2022
Cause and Effect & Cezanne’s Closet 2022
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 […]
Olympic Implications
09-02-2022
Olympic Implications
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 […]
Standing Whale: Edward Burtynsky’s Collaborations with Queen’s
26-01-2022
Standing Whale: Edward Burtynsky’s Collaborations with Queen’s
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 […]
QFLIP Conference & USSRF Opportunities
20-01-2022
QFLIP Conference & USSRF Opportunities
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 […]
New Frontiers in Metals Protection: In Conversation with Dr. Cathleen Crudden
19-01-2022
New Frontiers in Metals Protection: In Conversation with Dr. Cathleen Crudden
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, […]