News and Events

Anne Fergusson, Sc’17, represents Team Canada at Tokyo Paralympic Games

Posted on Sep 15, 2021


Queen’s Engineering alumna Anne Fergusson represented Team Canada in the sitting volleyball event at the recent Tokyo Paralympic Games, which took place Aug. 24 through Sept. 5.


Alumni Conversations: Michael Chiu, Sc’82

Posted on Sep 13, 2021


Over the last four decades, Michael Chiu has been a part of planning and designing of many important transportation infrastructures in Ontario and overseas such as highways and roads, bridges, transit and transportation master plans. In this Q&A, we learn what he wishes he could have learned in his undergrad as an international student, and he shares how to find fun and opportunity in any job.


Dr. Nahee Park is working to shed light on the origins of “cosmic rays”

Posted on Sep 07, 2021


The Earth is constantly bombarded by high energy particles, some containing a million times more energy than any particles created by the sun. Dr. Nahee Park is working on the detection technologies that could solve mysteries surrounding these so-called “cosmic rays” and their celestial origins.


MacDougall, Noble honoured for exceptional teaching in first year applied science courses

Posted on Sep 01, 2021


Professors Anthony Noble (Engineering Physics) and Colin MacDougall (Civil Engineering) were selected by the Class of 2024 to receive the 2020/21 Applied Science Teaching & Learning Award for providing an exceptional learning environment for first year courses in applied science.


QUIP Internship Q&A: Kathy Sheng

Posted on Aug 31, 2021


Civil Engineering student Kathy Sheng is on a QUIP internship at Enbridge, working in Risk Management. She explains how extracurricular activities at Queen's Engineering and the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program prepared her for this on-the-job experience.


Engineering Teaching & Learning secures $700,000 in grants to develop virtual learning projects, including virtual reality and fully online courses

Posted on Aug 25, 2021


The faculty’s Engineering Teaching & Learning Team has received more than $700,000 from eCampusOntario’s $50 million Virtual Learning Strategy initiative to develop courses and high-quality online resources for students.


From Virtual Reality to competency-based learning, it’s innovation that inspires this Chemical Engineering and Ingenuity Labs professor

Posted on Aug 23, 2021


Dr. Paul Hungler is designing adaptive VR/AR simulations that adapt to suit the expertise level of the participant. The Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Ingenuity Labs hopes that these systems will one day revolutionize engineering education.


Queen’s Engineering calls for assistance for Afghan Girls Robotics Team

Posted on Aug 20, 2021


Dean Deluzio, the Chair for Women in Engineering and other senior administrators have posted a petition requesting the Prime Minister’s support in assisting the team in exiting the country.


Funding provides leading-edge technological resources to researchers

Posted on Aug 20, 2021


Six researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science receive funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund.


Ingenuity Labs to explore our trust in robotics and AI on a national scale

Posted on Aug 19, 2021


The Ingenuity Labs Research Institute will host its first annual Robotics and AI Symposium this fall, featuring a keynote by Prof. Amy Loutfi, debates about the future of robotics and AI, and a research thesis showcase competition.


Queen’s Engineering researchers identify an accessible, affordable means to continuously monitor cardiac health

Posted on Aug 17, 2021


Dr. Ali Etemad, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and PhD student Pritam Sarkar created a machine-learning model that could give cheap wearable tech the ability to measure a user’s cardiovascular health. Their paper was published in the prestigious AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.


Shelby Yee, Sc’16, named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for trailblazing work originally developed in the Mining Systems Laboratory at Queen’s

Posted on Aug 09, 2021


Shelby Yee, Sc’16, and Matt Gubasta, Artsci’17, landed on the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 list as co-founders of RockMass Techologies, which helps mining companies better assess the risk through a data collection unit called the Axis Mapper.


Remembering the ‘father of the Indian software industry,’ Faqir Chand Kohli (DSc’07)

Posted on Aug 05, 2021


Celebrated as ‘the Henry Ford of IT services’ for the way he industrialized the once-boutique production of software, Dr. F.C. Kohli—who recently passed away at the age of 96—has also been lauded for his innovations in adult literacy and water purification.


Queen’s Engineering PhD named to top national AI fellowship

Posted on Aug 03, 2021


Xiaoyu Yang, a Queen’s Engineering PhD candidate, will explore the frontiers of AI and machine learning as one of only 10 prestigious Borealis AI Fellows.


Rethinking our approach to tackling plastic waste

Posted on Jul 29, 2021


Chemical Engineering Researchers Laurence Yang and James McLellan are among a multidisciplinary team working toward a new paradigm, where plastics will be made from recycled or biodegradable components.


Meet the Queen’s Engineering 2021 Schulich Leaders

Posted on Jul 28, 2021


Five incoming first-year students at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are among the ten future leaders in STEM disciplines at Queen’s to receive the Schulich Leader Scholarships.


Three faculties collaborate to provide support for Indigenous students in STEM-focused programs

Posted on Jul 27, 2021


The faculties of Arts & Science, Engineering, and Health Sciences have joined forces to provide targeted academic support services for Indigenous students in STEM-oriented programs. And the move couldn’t be timelier: the largest class of incoming Indigenous students will begin study here in the fall.


How the study of geomembranes can protect and extend the usefulness of landfills

Posted on Jul 26, 2021


From municipal trash to low level radioactive waste, Dr. Fady Abdelaal is working to make sure that the systems we use to contain our refuse are robust enough to prevent environmental disasters, and durable enough to do so for the foreseeable future.


Queen’s Science Rendezvous virtual platform expands to include local youth-developed game app

Posted on Jul 23, 2021


A convergence of faculties and departments, including Queen’s Connections Engineering Outreach, supported the creation of a local youth-developed gaming app newly released called The STEMygk Exploratorium.


Chemical Engineering student Gavin Stone to represent Canada at Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games

Posted on Jul 21, 2021


Gavin Stone, a fourth-year Chemical Engineering student and former Queen’s University rower, has been in Japan since the beginning of the month and will compete soon in the men’s 4x rowing event at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.