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.
Research reveals enzyme's helpful secrets
Findings from an international study led by two Queen's researchers could lead to safer food sources and provide better protection for crops.
Researcher finds Canadian policing costs too high
According to a study by Queen's researcher Christian Leuprecht, if the cost of policing in Canada is to become more sustainable there must be a discussion surrounding the extent of police service and how these are delivered.
Evergreens restrict Arctic tundra responses to climate change
How climate change will affect the Arctic is a research question of increasing urgency. New research out of Queen's University indicates that current predictions of vegetation change that will occur as the ...
Researchers patent process that binds organic compounds to metal surfaces
Queen's University researchers Cathleen Crudden and Hugh Horton (Chemistry), along with students, postdoctoral fellows and other collaborators have developed a new process that allows organic compounds to bind to metal surfaces. ...
Researchers debunk argument of an invasive algal species in rivers and lakes
An algal species known commonly as didymo or "rock snot" has been found to be non-invasive after a collaboration between researchers from Queen's, l'Institut national de la recherché scientifique (INRS), ...
Rainforests in Far East shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years
New research from Queen's University Belfast shows that the tropical forests of South East Asia have been shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years.
Oil dispersants not as harmful to marine life as predicted
The chemical dispersant used to counteract the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 may not be as harmful to fish as first thought, says new research from Queen's professor Peter Hodson and his team of ...
New research reveals unique monogamous behaviour in sparrows
Geography might reveal the answer to why some species vary in promiscuity, according to new research by Queen's Professor Fran Bonier (Biology). She discovered sparrows are more promiscuous at higher latitudes and are less ...
Research shows mercury may biomagnify more effectively in northern regions
Mercury biomagnification rates in aquatic Arctic ecosystems are higher than in lower latitudes, says a new study from Queen's researcher Raphael Lavoie.
Why do fruit flies live so long?
Queen's University professor Adam Chippindale (Biology) and PhD candidate Christopher Kimber appear to have revealed an anomaly in the evolutionary theory of aging.
Research finds Hudson Bay Lowlands have undergone enormous environmental changes in the past two decades
(Phys.org) —Research co-led by researcher Dr. Kathleen Rühland and Queen's professor John Smol on climate change in the Hudson Bay Lowlands has been published in the prestigious international journal, ...
Sensor provides new approach to molecule detection on silicon surfaces
Alastair McLean and Benedict Drevniok from the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy and their collaborators have found a way to "feel" the surface of silicon molecules at the molecular ...
Researcher wonders about parents of the future
New research out of Queen's University indicates that women are changing their views on bearing children.
Why don't beetles freeze in the winter?
For 37 years, Queen's University Biochemistry professor Peter Davies has been unraveling the mystery of why some organisms including insects and fish don't freeze in the winter. His research into insect antifreeze protein ...
Caribou the missing piece of arctic warming puzzle
In the first study of its type in Canada, new research has shown caribou have a role to play in climate warming in the arctic. Despite declining herd numbers, caribou grazing is controlling plant growth in ...