2020 News

Nov 19, 2020 — Engineering alumnus, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bruce Mitchell (Sc’68) receives honorary degree at Fall 2020 convocation
Bruce Mitchell (Sc’68), for whom the award-winning Mitchell Hall is named, has received an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the Fall 2020 convocation ceremony.

Nov 16, 2020 — Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and medical education research receives $850k boost from Department of National Defense fund
A multidisciplinary group of researchers has received a grant from the Department of National Defence's IDEaS fund to advance the development of intelligently adaptive augmented reality, and virtual reality simulations.

Nov 13, 2020 — Mitchell Hall receives National Heritage Award for Engineering Conservation
The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals gave its Award of Merit in Conservation: Engineering for the work of preserving the heritage of the building, including the original 1930s historical facade.

Nov 12, 2020 — Dean Deluzio and Queen’s EngiQueers Co-President Ramsubick to discuss inclusivity in engineering education at provincial EDI forum
Queen’s Engineering is a Presenting Sponsor of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers’ two-day virtual conference, The EDI Advantage, which will feature a conversation with Dean Deluzio and Nicholas Ramsubick, co-president of EngiQueers.

Nov 11, 2020 — Remembering Cpl. Stanley Clark Fields and the 5th Field Company, founded at Queen’s in 1910
On Remembrance Day, Queen’s Engineering honors Cpl. Stanley Clark Fields, a member of the celebrated 5th Field Company which was founded at Queen’s School of Mining Engineering in 1910.

Nov 09, 2020 — ‘Picture a Scientist’ documentary screening to highlight challenges and triumphs of women in sciences
The feature-length documentary debuted in select theatres this summer and now is available for exclusive screening via partnerships like this one with Queen’s Engineering.

Nov 06, 2020 — Chemical Engineering researcher Mona Kanso discovers a new way of looking at COVID-19
A PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, Kanso has made a discovery that deepens scientists’ understanding of viral cellular infection.

Nov 05, 2020 — Faculty of Engineering appoints staff Safety Engineer to enhance buildings and labs protection, COVID-19 response, and curriculum
After nearly seven years as the Department Manager in Electrical and Computer Engineering, John McKay has been appointed to a new three-pronged role, including inspections/safety of spaces, curriculum development, and COVID-19 exclusively.

Nov 02, 2020 — Faculty of Engineering researchers awarded a rare campus-wide Excellence in Research hat trick
Three researchers, each affiliated with Queen's Engineering, have earned the institution’s top recognition for research excellence.

Oct 28, 2020 — The annual Fall Preview Open House for future students goes virtual and expands to a full week
Fall preview has moved from a daylong Saturday event on campus during the fall term to five nightly webinars online.

Oct 23, 2020 — Dean Deluzio invites Engineering students to ‘Dialogue with the Dean’ in a new monthly conversation series
‘Dialogue with the Dean’ intends to replicate the casual, informal conversations Dean Deluzio shared with students on campus pre-COVID-19

Oct 21, 2020 — Indigenous youth outreach innovator Melanie Howard wins inaugural teaching and learning award
Melanie Howard, the FEAS Director of Aboriginal Access to Engineering, has been awarded the Principal’s inaugural Indigenous Education Award.

Oct 15, 2020 — Dr. Heidi Ploeg appointed as inaugural Chair for Women in Engineering
Queen’s Engineering introduces Canada’s only endowed Chair for Women in Engineering, held by acclaimed researcher Heidi Ploeg.

Oct 14, 2020 — For Queen’s engineering alumni, Ritual moves online for Homecoming 2020
The annual Ritual homecoming celebration will move online this year for a one hour event, called ViRitual, to be hosted at Clark Hall Pub.

Oct 07, 2020 — Watching our waste: new monitoring systems to protect our planet
Queen’s Engineering researchers have developed geosynthetic liner technologies to keep waste from damaging our planet – and now they’re developing monitoring systems to track their performance.

Oct 07, 2020 — Dr. Amber Simpson named Director of Human Mobility Research Centre at Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre
As Director of the Human Mobility Research Centre, a partnership between Queen's University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Amber Simpson will oversee collaborative research endeavors spanning the disciplines of medicine, engineering, health sciences, and humanities.

Oct 05, 2020 — Queen’s Engineering engages youth, powered by over $1.2 million in funding
The Queen’s Connections Engineering Outreach team continues during COVID-19 to introduce local youth to STEM concepts in the classroom, thanks to generous funding from Actua, a national charity and leader in STEM youth outreach.

Oct 01, 2020 — New Queen’s Engineering program blazes trails in high-tech education
Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering, a new program at Queen’s, is establishing the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science as a Canadian leader in engineering education.

Sep 30, 2020 — Promoting a great graduate Engineering experience online
Queen’s Engineering is taking its Masters and PhD recruiting show on the virtual road this year, with digital expos to tell students from coast to coast about graduate studies at Queen’s.

Sep 24, 2020 — Inclusivity through technology
Queen’s researchers Claire Davies (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) and Nora Fayed (Rehabilitation Therapy) are working to develop assistive technology that can make it easier for children with disabilities to tell others how they are feeling.

Sep 23, 2020 — Pascale Champagne named director at National Institute for Scientific Research
A Queen’s Engineering professor and head of the Beaty Water Research Centre has been appointed to a key federal role in scientific research.

Sep 22, 2020 — Navigating the Internet of Things
Imagine if your car talked to other cars. And to the road. And to the stop sign. Sound like science fiction? For Dr. Ning Lu, it’s a future that he’s helping to create.

Sep 21, 2020 — Taking minds online for a remote semester
With all campus activities being moved to remote platforms, Queen’s Engineering clubs have been working non-stop to accommodate for the new reality of the world. One such club is the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s QMIND, Canada’s largest undergraduate AI and machine learning organization

Sep 18, 2020 — Oh, the places you’ll go!
Alumna Nancy Harrison (Sc’87) is an amazing example of the many possibilities for engineering graduates. Her degree in Geophysical Engineering has resulted in several leadership positions

Sep 17, 2020 — Queen’s Engineering Debuts Robust Series of Wellness Workshops Starting this Fall
Queen’s Engineering is renewing its commitment to the health and well-being of its students in a new way by hosting a week of wellness workshops each month from October – December (Fall 2020) and February to April (Winter 2021)

Sep 16, 2020 — Curiosity creates…a better connection
Mina Bagheri is a second-year PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and she is seeking ways to increase the efficiency of wavelength selective switch-based ROADMs (reconfigurable optical add and drop multiplexers) – devices

Sep 15, 2020 — JELF funding supports key research infrastructure
Four researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded valuable funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for tools and equipment to advance discovery in several key areas of technology.

Sep 14, 2020 — Engineering students meet virtually to incite real-world change
Queen’s Engineers – both students and staff – worked, networked, and tackled real-world issues at a pan-Canadian conference that applies engineering approaches to international problems.

Sep 10, 2020 — Curiosity creates…superior structures
Engineering PhD candidate John Kabanda is bringing global experience to Queen’s, and redefining how we think about steel, concrete and structures for the 21st century.

Sep 04, 2020 — Graduate students, faculty examine water issues at cross-Canada symposium
A key global issue was under the microscope this week at the Beaty Water Research Centre (BWRC). “Water Management in a Changing Climate”, a pan-Canadian symposium, was a co-production of Queen’s Engineering and the BWRC, and the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Sep 03, 2020 — Curiosity creates…less interference
The job of studying those little building blocks of the universe we call dark matter starts with having the right detectors. If you use the wrong materials or shapes to make those detectors, the inherent radiation captured within your detectors will throw off your readings

Aug 31, 2020 — Queen’s Engineering launches dedicated faculty app
EngConnect, the FEAS app, is live and boasts dozens of tools and resources to help faculty, staff and students stay in touch and thrive during an unprecedented semester.

Aug 28, 2020 — Welcoming Engineers back in style
In preparing for the Fall 2020 term, Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science ran into an unexpected obstacle.

Aug 27, 2020 — Curiosity creates…better bridges
The next time you’re passing over a bridge, take a moment to consider just how much wear and tear it endures in a year.

Aug 26, 2020 — Taking action for Black youth in STEM
a new initiative is using the Aboriginal Access to Engineering model to inform outreach activities that encourage Black youth to consider futures in STEM.

Aug 26, 2020 — Certificate in Mining Technologies (CMT) prepares specialists for global careers
With a Chemical Engineering degree and a Master of Engineering, alumnus Ken Schroeder already has a strong educational background that has served him well through a very successful career.

Aug 25, 2020 — Jacquie Brown receives 2020 Distinguished Service Award
These are just a few of the phrases that people use to describe Jacquie Brown, the undergraduate programs assistant in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME).

Aug 24, 2020 — PODCAST: In Conversation with Katie Surra
Katie Surra, BSc’05, MEng’07, began her career working as an engineer, designing innovative storm water management solutions for the rapidly developing landscape of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Aug 21, 2020 — The world's biggest waves
How climate change could trigger large landslides and 'mega-tsunamis'

Aug 20, 2020 — Curiosity Creates: New Research Opportunities
Mona Kanso, a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, has changed the focus of her whole PhD research project...

Aug 19, 2020 — New faculty bring breadth, inspiration to Queen’s Engineering
Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is starting the 2020-21 school year even stronger

Aug 18, 2020 — Getting creative with online learning
Online learning is not a new thing. But taking a complete university term online is, for most students and their instructors, quite a novel experience.

Aug 13, 2020 — Curiosity creates…a better gold rush
For ages, one of the world’s most precious metals has been extracted using one of the world’s deadliest substances.

Aug 12, 2020 — Engineering students receive prestigious Vanier scholarships
Approximately 160 graduate students receive the highly prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Government of Canada each year.

Aug 10, 2020 — A unique online bridging program sets students up for success
The Fall 2020 term is destined to be the ‘most online’ semester in academic history, thanks to the COVID pandemic. Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science wanted to be sure its incoming class was as prepared as possible.

Aug 06, 2020 — A Different Summer Student Experience
From the threat of unemployment to becoming essential to numerous major projects, some Queen’s students have had an exciting – and enriching – summer.

Jul 30, 2020 — Dean’s statement on the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Terms
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science's message regarding winter course delivery for this upcoming year

Jul 30, 2020 — Top 15 finish for Formula SAE team
Designing and building a race car is not an easy task, especially on top of schoolwork and other commitments. The team spent over 10,000 hours designing, building, and testing their car, collaborating throughout the school year on several sub-teams while managing the team’s finances, logistics and external relations.

Jul 29, 2020 — Queen’s Engineering graduates largest Indigenous class to date
2020 marks the largest class yet of Indigenous graduates for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The class of 13 students speaks to the efforts of the Aboriginal Access to Engineering (AAE) team to support Indigenous student success.

Jul 21, 2020 — Queen’s Engineering educators inducted as Fellows in the Canadian Engineering Education Association
Two Engineering and Applied Science educators were recently designated as Fellows of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA).Brian Frank and David Strong were honoured for the noteworthy service to engineering education research.

Jul 20, 2020 — PODCAST: In Conversation with Dr. Joshua Marshall
Listen to Dr. Joshua Marshall, Interim Director of the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute, talk about the lab’s collaborative approach to creating intelligent systems and robotic machines that enhance human productivity, safety, performance, and quality of life.

Jul 20, 2020 — Ingenuity Labs researcher takes a ‘maker-style’ approach to the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr. Amy Wu has a passion for creating accessible assistive technologies that are impactful, yet easy to reproduce with common tools and technology.

Jul 15, 2020 — Sc’20 student credits Queen’s community and clubs for prestigious work experience
Danny Elnatour’s journey began half a world away, and took him though a transformative education at Queen’s Engineering – before putting him back on track to make a global impact

Jul 14, 2020 — Statement from the Dean
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science's message regarding culture and inclusion at Queen's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Jul 10, 2020 — Free prep program sets future Queen’s Engineers on the path to success
Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has launched QEng Prep: a free, entirely online and self-guided program that gives students the ability to self-evaluate and then train up their math, chemistry and physics knowledge – the three pillars of an engineering education.

Jun 23, 2020 — Teamwork and perseverance: APSC 100/200 engineering students get innovative
The APSC course gives second-year engineering students a tangible opportunity to work constructively in teams to create solutions to open-ended, real world problems, using standard design methods and tools

Jun 15, 2020 — Meet the new Provost!
Dr. Mark Green (Sc’87) became Queen’s Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) on March 1st. He is a skilled administrator, researcher and teacher, and has held several administrative positions within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, most recently as Vice-Dean

Jun 15, 2020 — Internships help students explore their passions
Experiential learning opportunities have always been at the forefront of a Queen’s engineering degree — from project work and team building to clubs and conferences.

Jun 15, 2020 — Six Nations students get curious about aerospace
There’s nothing like a rocket launch to get kids interested in space. In fact, it was a real shuttle launch that first got Joseph Connolly, a Six Nations member and aerospace engineer with NASA, interested in becoming an engineer.

Jun 09, 2020 — Faculty joins Day of Action on June 10
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is coming together as a community to join the fight against racism.

Jun 08, 2020 — Dr. Kerry Rowe honoured for leadership in geotechnical engineering
Dr. Kerry Rowe was recently recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the world largest Civil engineering professional society, for his leadership in geotechnical engineering research and practices.

Jun 04, 2020 — Statement from the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science on anti-racism protests
The recent anti-racism protests in the U.S, Canada, and around the world, are revealing how many people are standing up for, and listening to, those in our community who are victims of acts of hatred and racism.

May 25, 2020 — Power professor: 100 patents… and counting
Patents do not just attribute intellectual property, they also recognize contributions towards scientific discovery and innovation.

May 22, 2020 — Outreach teams get creative with online STEM programs
The Faculty’s outreach teams are finding enthusiastic audiences for their online programs, which are giving students at home opportunities to virtually participate in fun STEM activities, and teachers much-needed resources for keeping young minds engaged.

May 22, 2020 — Instagram Live Event: May 27, 11:00 am
Instagram Live Event! Submit questions to @queensuar and follow us on @queens_engineer.

May 22, 2020 — Questions for the Dean
Some of our alumni recently sent in questions for the Dean about the challenges that the Faculty is facing during the COVID-19 crisis

May 22, 2020 — Visit Queen’s Campus on Minecraft!
Queen’s students may not be able to visit campus physically, but now, thanks to three engineering students, they can experience it virtually through a popular online game: Minecraft.

May 21, 2020 — Preparing first-year students for Fall 2020
Since Queen’s has made the decision to deliver the Fall 2020 semester remotely, faculty, staff, and students at Engineering and Applied Science are working hard to ensure that all students receive a high-quality educational experience.

May 19, 2020 — A month-long celebration for 2020 grads
The Faculty has planned a month-long series of celebrations to recognize its most recent graduates and bring them together virtually with their professors, alumni and their peers.

May 15, 2020 — PODCAST: In Conversation with Dean Kevin Deluzio
Dean Kevin Deluzio is also a Queen's alumnus. In this podcast, he talks about his first year at Queen's and how Queen's Engineering is training leaders for a brighter future.

May 12, 2020 — Engineering Live Webinar Series: May 13-28
Prospective students are invited to join us for a live webinar to engage in a discussion on academics and student life.

May 04, 2020 — Dean's update regarding the Fall 2020 Term
An update from Dean Deluzio on what the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is doing to prepare for the Fall.

Apr 24, 2020 — YGK Modular Ventilator team a top nine finalist in international ventilator challenge
A Queen’s University / Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) team of students, staff, faculty, and health professionals was among the top nine finalists in the Code Life Ventilator Challenge. The team competed against more than 1,000 teams from 94 countries to create a low-cost and easy-to-manufacture ventilator that can be deployed anywhere around the world.

Apr 23, 2020 — PODCAST: In Conversation with Dean Kevin Deluzio
Dean Kevin Deluzio speaks about the challenges that the pandemic is bringing to the faculty and how students, staff, faculty, and alumni are coming together to keep learning, exploring, and creating for a better world.

Apr 22, 2020 — FEAS alumni rise to the challenge of COVID-19
While Queen’s engineering faculty and students have been busy working on the Code Life Ventilator Challenge, our alumni have also been active, providing innovative solutions for those stricken with the coronavirus, and helping to protect our front-line workers as they care for others.

Apr 17, 2020 — Virtual desktops reduce stress for students
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science's IT and Facilities team created innovative solutions to quickly scale up their systems and ensure that students could access the software and information required to continue their studies.

Apr 13, 2020 — Outreach goes online
The faculty’s outreach programs — Aboriginal Access to Engineering and Connections — are creating new, virtual workshops and programs that offer fun ways to engage in STEM activities and feature projects that get students away from screen time.

Apr 07, 2020 — Dr. Pascale Champagne recognized by PEO for research and develpment
Congratulations to Dr. Pascale Champagne for being recognized with a 2020 Ontario Professional Engineer's award in Research and Development!

Apr 03, 2020 — VIDEO: FEAS Ventilator Challenge
The Queen’s/KHSC YGK Ventilator Challenge team has moved to the next stage of the Code Life Ventilator Challenge.

Apr 01, 2020 — Engineering students take third prize at the Canadian Engineering Competition
Queen’s Engineering students placed third in the prestigious 2020 Canadian Engineering Competition. The competition brings together over 200 undergraduate engineering students across Canada to compete in eight categories that challenge them to solve complex problems.

Mar 26, 2020 — Queen’s Engineers take on the Code Life Ventilator Challenge
Engineers at the Human Mobility Research Centre and Ingenuity Labs have joined forces with Kingston Health Science Centre to take on the Code Life Ventilator Challenge, a global call to design a low-cost and easy-to-manufacture ventilator that can be created and deployed anywhere around the world.

Mar 24, 2020 — PHOTOS: Dean's Scholars Dinner celebrates engineering students' achievements
On March 12, Dean Kevin Deluzio hosted the annual Dean’s Scholar Dinner in Grant Hall.

Mar 20, 2020 — Provost's message to students about academic adjustments
As announced last week, to facilitate social distancing and reduce population density, we are moving to remote delivery of instruction and support. While the way we deliver our programs and services will change temporarily, our faculty and staff have been working hard to ensure Queen’s students can complete the term successfully.

Mar 16, 2020 — Latest update regarding COVID-19
Several messages were sent out today by Principal Patrick Deane and Dean Kevin Deluzio.

Mar 14, 2020 — Dean's update to students, staff, and faculty regarding COVID-19
Additional information on academic programming and FEAS operations over the coming weeks.

Mar 13, 2020 — A statement from the Provost clarifying response to COVID-19
On campus, in-person undergraduate classes are suspended from March 16-20. Graduate classes will continue. The university is not closing and operations will continue.

Mar 13, 2020 — Dean's message to students regarding COVID-19
Dean Deluzio issued a message regarding the COVID-19 situation.

Feb 18, 2020 — PODCAST: In Conversation with Dr. Joshua Marshall at Ingenuity Labs
Listen to Dr. Joshua Marshall, Interim Director of the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute, talk about the lab’s collaborative approach to creating intelligent systems and robotic machines that enhance human productivity, safety, performance, and quality of life.

Feb 14, 2020 — ePower joins new North American battery electric bus research hub
Queen’s Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePower) is part of a new cluster of post-secondary institutions receiving funding from The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to pursue battery electric bus research. CUTRIC is contributing $2.6M in funding to help achieve the federal government’s ambitious goal of electrifying 5,000 transit buses.

Feb 12, 2020 — QHacks 2020: Queen's 5th annual hackathon
The 5th annual QHacks hackathon event took place from January 31 to February 2, with hundreds of hackers creating, learning, and competing for some amazing team prizes.

Feb 07, 2020 — Change for tomorrow starts now
On January 31, 2020, Connections Engineering Outreach, within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, held a Little STEMS Pilot PA Day Program for girls ages 5-10, the first of its kind on a university campus.

Feb 06, 2020 — Playmakers and dealmakers: Queen’s Engineering alumni are on top of their game
Two Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science alumni were recently featured in national publications for their contributions in fields that may not be seen as typical engineering professions. Their national and international presence are a recognition of their exceptional leadership skills and the value of an engineering degree.

Jan 23, 2020 — Professor Campbell Leach Searle – 1926-2020
The Queen’s Engineering community is remembering former Professor Campbell (Cam) Searle, who passed away on Jan. 5, 2020.

Jan 16, 2020 — Caroline Hargrove: from heats to hearts
There may not appear to be a connection between racing cars and new methods for treating diseases, but Caroline Hargrove (BSc’89) has found one, through a career that has ranged from pioneering McLaren’s FI racing simulator to using the same predictive modelling to develop technologies that advance our knowledge of personalized medicine and the human body.

Jan 16, 2020 — New professorship for Engineering Chemistry
A new Professorship is advancing one of the oldest and most reputable programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The Robins Family Professor of Engineering Chemistry will provide valuable leadership to the program as it broadens its design mandate to include chemical diagnostic techniques, alternative energy systems, and green chemistry applications.

Jan 10, 2020 — VIDEO: New wind turbine blade design tested in Ellis Hall
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.

Jan 09, 2020 — Dr. Kevin Mumford receives FEAS Excellence in Research Award
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.

Jan 06, 2020 — How to Change the World program applications open
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.