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 ethics of driverless cars
Jason Millar, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy, spends a lot of time thinking about driverless cars. Though you aren't likely to be able to buy them for 10 years, he says there are a number ...
Imagine having the ability to charge your cellphone while hiking in the far reaches of Ontario. Queen's researcher Qingguo Li (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) and PhD student Michael Shepertycky have ...
Building materials may impact Arctic tundra
Virginia Walker (Biology) and her research team have revealed how common additives in building materials (nanoparticles) could possibly disrupt populations of microorganisms found in Arctic soils.
Physicist sifts through sandy shrapnel
Once the site of the Second World War's bloodiest battles, the beaches of Normandy are now a mecca of sunbathing and swimming. Lurking in the sand, though, is a time capsule of those battles.
Caught by a hair
Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen's professor Diane Beauchemin.
Uncovering an oily mystery
Queen's researchers are making new discoveries about Paul Kane's paintings, an important collection of art for understanding 19th century Canada.
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.