Queen's University was established in 1841 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Today, Queen's University has over 20,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. Queen's University is ranked second in the Medical-Doctoral category in Canada and the university as a whole is ranked 117 world-wide. Queen's is noted for engineering, mechanical engineering and technology.
The science behind spite
Psychology, biology, and mathematics have come together to show that the occurrence of altruism and spite - helping or harming others at a cost to oneself - depends on similarity not just between two interacting individuals ...
Parkway perilous for at-risk species
Queen's research finds more than 16,000 wildlife deaths in a seven-month period on the 1000 Islands Parkway.
Magnetospheres: Researcher works to debunk the theory behind massive stars
Queen's University PhD student Matt Shultz is researching magnetic, massive stars, and his research has uncovered questions concerning the behaviour of plasma within their magnetospheres.
Oil spills affecting fish population
A mixture of bitumen and gasoline-like solvents known as dilbit that flows through Prairie pipelines can seriously harm fish populations, according to research out of Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada.
Research uncovers flawed IQ scoring system
Queen's University professor Allyson Harrison has uncovered anomalies and issues with the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), one of the most widely used intelligence tests in the world. IQ scores ...
Robotic technology promises to improve mining safety
A new piece of mining technology developed by Joshua Marshall (Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining) and his Mining Systems Laboratory has positioned the Queen's researchers as leaders in the field of mining robotics.
Researchers develop early warning sunburn indicator
Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed by Queen's University Belfast.
Researchers find new evidence of warming
A study of three remote lakes in Ecuador led by Queen's University researchers has revealed the vulnerability of tropical high mountain lakes to global climate change - the first study of its kind to show this. The data explains ...
When David beats Goliath
Body size has long been recognized to play a key role in shaping species interactions, with larger species usually winning conflicts with their smaller counterparts. But Queen's University biologist Paul Martin has found ...
A gut reaction
Queen's University biologist Virginia Walker and Queen's SARC Awarded Postdoctoral Fellow Pranab Das have shown nanosilver, which is often added to water purification units, can upset your gut. The discovery is important ...