News and Events

VIDEO: New wind turbine blade design tested in Ellis Hall

Posted on Jan 10, 2020


Toronto renewable energy company Biome Renewables recently partnered with Dr. Amir Fam and the Department of Civil Engineering to test a new wind turbine blade in the Structures Lab in Ellis Hall.


Dr. Kevin Mumford receives FEAS Excellence in Research Award

Posted on Jan 09, 2020


Dr. Kevin Mumford, an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Research Award.


How to Change the World program applications open

Posted on Jan 06, 2020


Queen’s Engineering is pleased to be supporting the How to Change the World | Canada 2020 program taking place in Toronto on 19-21 February, 2020. The program is an intense and enriching educational experience where you will meet and collaborate with a highly diverse network of people and organizations to tackle our world’s most important challenges.


VIDEO: Peek into Math 430/830 Control Theory

Posted on Feb 20, 2017


Here's a quick peek into the Math 430/830 course in which students tackle the classic balance-an-inverted-pendulum exercise.


VIDEO: Joe Glasing: PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering

Posted on Feb 18, 2017


The latest in our series of profiles on PhD students in the Department of Chemical Engineering: Meet Joe Glasing. His research so far focuses on sustainable chemistry and polymer chemistry mostly developing new ways to manipulate the properties of cellulose.


VIDEO: Internships in Mining Engineering

Posted on Feb 15, 2017


Internships are a great way for engineering students to build job experience, fortify their resumes, and navigate decisions about future career and academic paths. Hear what Queen's mining engineering students Art, Natalie, and Kelly have to say about their internship experiences. It's information that could help you with your own internship choices.


Why Grad Studies - Meet PhD candidate Michael Shepertycky

Posted on Feb 10, 2017


Michael Shepertycky is part of a research team in mechanical engineering developing an energy harvester. It's a backpack that turns the kinetic energy of the movement of the wearer into usable electricity.


VIDEO: Laura McKiel: PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering

Posted on Feb 09, 2017


The latest in our series of profiles on PhD students in the Department of Chemical Engineering: Meet Laura McKiel. She hadn't considered grad school until inspiration struck while she was on her internship placement. She knew an advanced degree was her pathway to where she wanted to be . . .


ECE students innovate at QHacks

Posted on Feb 06, 2017


Hundreds of students filled Ellis Hall on the weekend for QHacks, the second annual Queen’s hackathon. Aside from being a great social event and learning experience, it was an exercise in condensed innovation. There were many ECE students among the participants. We spoke with some of them. . .


FEAS Visiting Distinguished Speaker Series event Friday Jan 27

Posted on Jan 13, 2017


Dr Ryan Kobrick will be delivering the keynote address at the CIRQUE 2017 conference in Kingston on January 27. He is an Assistant Professor of Commercial Space Operations in the College of Aviation at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach with teaching duties and research in the new ERAU Spacesuit Utilization of Innovative Technology Laboratory (SUIT Lab).


The next Canadian woman on a banknote should be Elsie MacGill

Posted on Dec 07, 2016


Elsie MacGill was the first woman in Canada to graduate with a degree in electrical engineering, the first practicing woman engineer in Canada, and the first woman aircraft designer in the world. She's also in the running to be commemorated on a Canadian bank note.


Queens alum earns award for asphalt presentation

Posted on Nov 19, 2016


Jamie-Lee Freeston (Sci '17) has earned the Elaine Thompson and Earl Kee Awards for best overall and best new authored paper, following her presentation, Physical Hardening in Asphalt, at the 2015 Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Conference. “Hard-work & persistence really is key," she says. "I can’t thank Professor (Simon) Hesp enough for this opportunity.”


ECE internship placements rise

Posted on Nov 15, 2016


Enrolment isn’t the only metric on the rise in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) programs this year. Internships are up, too. In fact, there are almost twice as many ECE students earning internship placements this year than there was last year.


How Queen's engineering students helped prepare Canada for The Great War

Posted on Nov 11, 2016


The Fifth Field Company Canadian Engineers made a significant contribution to the war effort in the summer of 1914. Some 150 Queen's engineers designed and built a staging camp at Valcartier, Quebec to accommodate and prepare more than 30,000 soldiers for deployment to Europe. Thanks to the foresight of one Queen's engineering professor, Queen's was equipped and prepared to help when war broke out in Europe. It was a first among universities in Canada.


Queens engineers to help unravel mysteries of the universe

Posted on Nov 07, 2016


At least two new professors will be joining the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s to help support the newly funded Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute (CAPRI).


Distinguished Speaker Series: Harrison Griffiths on vehicle collision reconstruction

Posted on Nov 04, 2016


Harrison Griffiths of Toronto-based -30- Forensic Engineering is a Queen's graduate and an expert in motor vehicle collision reconstruction. His work represents a fascinating facet of the engineering profession. He will be speaking in the ILC on November 11 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.


Principals Forum Nov 11: Steve Carlisle President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada

Posted on Nov 04, 2016


Don't miss the Principal's forum featuring Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada. Friday, November 11, 2016. Beamish-Munro Hall Atrium. 12:30-1:30. All are welcome.


New art piece dedicated in BMH foyer

Posted on Oct 13, 2016


The new art piece in the front foyer of Beamish-Munro Hall is dedicated Queen's 17th principal and vice-chancellor, William C Leggett.


VIDEO: Meet Undergraduate Researcher Emily Rae

Posted on Oct 01, 2016


Have you thought about graduate studies? Maybe Emily Rae's story can add some insight. She is a Queen's Engineering graduate who spent some time in the Laboratory for Percutaneous Surgery before heading off for graduate studies.


Queens Students Build RC Car with Predictive Suspension

Posted on Mar 18, 2016


Forth-year Queen's ECE students Danny Lloyd, Dominque Dufresne and Chris Lawrynuik won first place last month for their design of an RC car that senses obstacles in the roadway ahead and lifts suspension to skip over them, keeping the chassis flat and ride smooth. It was all part of the ECE ELEC490 Capstone Design Project Competition. Nice work all!