2022 News

Jun 29, 2022 — Quality of life and knowledge conversion key goals for new Graduate Studies head
Queen’s Engineering appoints Aris Docoslis as its new Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.

Jun 27, 2022 — A Pride Month reflection, adjusting and planning for second year
Evan Dixon, who recently completed his first year of study at Queen’s Engineering, reflects on his experience, from finding an off-campus home and building a community from there.

Jun 24, 2022 — Cao Thang Dinh awarded the Prize for Excellence in Research, Queen’s highest internal research award
Cao Thang Dinh, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded with Queen's University’s highest internal research award, the Prize for Excellence in Research.

Jun 23, 2022 — Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2022
For the second year in a row, Heidi Ploeg and the Centre for Women in Engineering at Queen’s hosted a luncheon at the Backyard Patio to acknowledge the achievements of women in engineering within the faculty.

Jun 20, 2022 — An Indigenous History Month reflection, finding a community at Queen’s Engineering
Eric Birchall is an Indigenous engineering student currently working at Enbridge Gas in London, Ontario on a QUIP internship. He took the time during this National Indigenous History Month to reflect on his experiences at Queen’s and in the field.

Jun 17, 2022 — In the study of fluid transport and mixing, Jason Olsthoorn looks to model lakes and oceans
Jason Olsthoorn joined the Department of Civil Engineering this year with a research focus on the physical processes that mix up lakes.

Jun 14, 2022 — A Pride Month reflection, finding a community at Queen’s Engineering
Dani Zhao, who recently completed their first year of study at Queen’s Engineering, reflects on their experience and the transition to Queen’s amid its return to in-person class sessions last fall. “I found a very tight-knit community.”

Jun 13, 2022 — Newly announced Centre for Health Innovation links medicine, engineering, science, technology, humanities for health research
An evolution of the Human Mobility Research Centre, the Centre for Health Innovation connects researchers from across disciplines to tackle the most pressing human health challenges.

Jun 09, 2022 — Young alumnus continues entrepreneurial spirit, this time in Indigenous community
Alec Glover founded and operated a web development company, in addition to his full course load in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from his first year at Queen’s through graduation in 2020. When the pandemic restricted access to most office spaces, a new venture idea struck him: a shared coworking space in the Chippewas of Rama community, north of Toronto.

Jun 07, 2022 — Indigenous Futures in Engineering awarded $600,000 to expand K-12 outreach
The Indigenous Futures in Engineering initiative recently received its most successful funding request to date of just under $600,000. With support from the PromoScience grant, InEng will deliver an elementary school-based program, called Foundations for Indigenous Futures in Engineering, as part of its goal to expand Indigenous STEM outreach.

Jun 03, 2022 — An international effort to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint
A team of civil engineering academics and industry and other partners are working to make one of the highest-CO2 producing industries much cleaner.

May 25, 2022 — Inspired by the human brain, researchers advance the field of neuromorphic photonic computing
Bhavin Shastri and Alex Tait have collaborated for over a decade on research that looks at how photonics—the use of light instead of electricity to send and process information—can benefit neuromorphic computing, and are now building this knowledge into an actual, usable computer in order to explore specific needs that can’t be met by traditional computing or that photonic can address more efficiently.

May 12, 2022 — Engineers Canada names Keith Pilkey an EDI Leader
Engineers Canada polled its “30 by 30 Champions” network and subsequently deemed 13 individuals EDI Champions, a distinction that includes Keith Pilkey, Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

May 05, 2022 — Blending biomechanics and robotics, Amy Wu builds knowledge to improve human mobility
Mechanical and Materials Engineering researcher Amy Wu investigates how people walk, building knowledge that can lead to the development of robots that can help people with disabilities.

Apr 28, 2022 — Student "EngWell" campaign improves health and wellness
The two-month campaign, which ran March to April, facilitated student health and wellness initiatives while it transformed spaces inside Beamish-Munro Hall into a unique and interactive wellness retreat.

Apr 28, 2022 — In Burkina Faso, a Queen’s Engineering partnership aims to improve the occupational health of cotton textile crafters
In partnership with Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo in Burkina Faso, a Mechanical and Materials Engineering team is helping traditional weavers improve occupational health.

Apr 07, 2022 — Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD project launches information hub
The engineering faculties of each participating university of the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project have launched an information hub, ibetphd.ca, which articulates the purpose, structure, and goals of the initiative.

Apr 05, 2022 — Three Engineering researchers awarded $500k in “Exploration” funding to advance bold, innovative programs
Cao Thang Dinh, Laurence Yang, and Yong Jun Lai are among the Queen’s researchers awarded in support of high-risk, high-reward research with an interdisciplinary approach through the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration stream.

Apr 04, 2022 — Queen’s Engineering launches ‘Stay Well’ initiative for exams
Dean Deluzio encourages students to be mindful in the weeks before in-person assessments.

Mar 31, 2022 — Incorporating UN SDGs, youth outreach team workshops a “smart farm” in the Faculty of Education
A recent workshop led by the Queen’s Connections Youth Outreach team tasked students in the Faculty of Education to create a small prototype “smart farm,” a sprout house, to address the complex problem of food insecurity in Canada.

Mar 25, 2022 — Youth outreach team builds diversity in STEM through early engineering education
Queen’s Engineering Connections is addressing a STEM representation issue at its roots.

Mar 24, 2022 — International engineers instill insights on Insta
Queen’s Engineering students from around the globe are building an Instagram presence for prospective international students.

Mar 23, 2022 — Women in Engineering presents campus-wide ‘Women in STEM challenge’
The Queen’s Women in Engineering initiative, in celebration of Women’s History Month and National Engineering Month, present a campus-wide activity to highlight contributions of women in STEM throughout history. #WiSChallenge

Mar 23, 2022 — New imaging method allows the capture of high-res and 3D images, a potential boon to healthcare and diagnostics
In a paper published in Nature Photonics co-authored by Majid Pahlevani, a new technique that can enhance state-of-the-art microscopes allows an increase in image resolution while also making 3-D microscopic imaging possible.

Mar 22, 2022 — Sarah Jane Payne on local COVID-19 wastewater research partnerships: “the most rewarding work of my career”
On U.N. World Water Day, Queen's researcher Sarah Jane Payne speaks about the importance of water quality and access in combating a global crisis affecting over two billion people.

Mar 09, 2022 — Dean Kevin Deluzio appointed to second five-year term
Queen’s University announces the re-appointment of Dr. Kevin Deluzio for a second five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science effective July 1, 2022.

Mar 08, 2022 — Hydro One internship empowers student with experience and insights for her future career
For fourth-year Chemical Engineering student Aishat Usman, her internship offered a new perspective of what an engineer can do in the professional world.

Mar 07, 2022 — Spring Break Open House
Queen’s Engineering is opening its virtual doors to prospective students March 15 – 16 to showcase high-calibre programs, career prospects, student life and more!

Mar 07, 2022 — Queen’s-affiliated research team, SPARQ, captures solar power and takes it public
How a Queen's research team led by Professor Praveen Jain has generated a real-world solution to efficiently capture solar power.

Feb 28, 2022 — Queen’s Engineering to spotlight student wellness in the halls of Beamish-Munro
A two-month campaign to highlight and encourage student wellness among students will adorn the halls of Beamish-Munro.

Feb 25, 2022 — A newly minted Cansbridge Fellow, Gonzalo Soto is set to take on the world
Congratulations to Gonzalo Soto, who was accepted to the Cansbridge Fellowship, a unique program which offers life-changing experiences to students across Canada. The unique Fellowship program is made up of three parts - the Silicon Valley Experience, the Asia Summer Internship, and the Cansbridge Network.

Feb 22, 2022 — Kontopoulou, Liu granted funding to advance commercial potential for inventions
Marianna Kontopoulou and Yan-Fei Liu are recipients of funding through the Technology Development Pilot Program, whose goal is to advance selected inventions with commercial potential to position them for other funding opportunities and make them attractive to potential licensees or investors.

Feb 18, 2022 — Outreach initiative Black Youth in STEM works to increase the number of Black engineers in Canada
Cressana Williams-Massey joined the faculty to develop an outreach initiative that engages and inspires Black youth in Kingston toward careers in the sciences.

Feb 15, 2022 — Student “Project Firefly” aims to fight wildfires with sound and drones
Amid her first-year studies from home in British Columbia, Jesse Pound and an online collaborator won a national innovation challenge (the idea: fighting wildfires with sound and drones) which featured a prize trip to Silicon Valley and meetings to potentially bring the project to fruition. It’s where the two finally met.

Feb 14, 2022 — Queen’s Engineering launches a “transformative” vision of engineering education
Covering three areas of impact, “Driving Curiosity Forward” redefines the mandate of this leading engineering school.

Feb 11, 2022 — Chair for Women in Engineering Heidi Ploeg discusses progress, challenges on International Day of Women and Girls in Science
On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Heidi Ploeg, Queen’s Chair for Women in Engineering, discusses strategies to engage and retain female students and researchers in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Feb 07, 2022 — Remembering Bert Wasmund, Sc’61, MASc’63, LLD’08
Queen’s is remembering Dr. Bert Wasmund, who passed away recently at the age of 82. He believed a university education could be life-changing and made it his mission to help others succeed.

Feb 02, 2022 — Benjamin Maxwell, Sc'19, named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Ben Maxwell, Sc’19, co-founder of Pulsenics along with Mariam Awara, has made this year’s list of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list.

Jan 28, 2022 — QUIP Internship Q&A: Jacob Bilous
Jacob Bilous, a mining engineering student, recently completed an internship at Impala Canada's Lac des Iles mine in order to gain valuable work experience, as well as “get hours towards my P Eng, and make some money.”

Jan 24, 2022 — Aboriginal Access to Engineering is now “Indigenous Futures in Engineering”
"Indigenous Futures in Engineering" is the new name and brand for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Indigenous student support and youth outreach unit.

Jan 21, 2022 — STEM:InA provides Indigenous student services to all undergraduate STEM-focused programs at Queen’s
Recognizing the unique need for STEM-focused student services, the STEM:InA program, born in the Faculty of Engineering, builds academic, social, and cultural community across three faculties at Queen’s.

Jan 21, 2022 — InEng connects Indigenous students with resources on campus, across Canada, and internationally
From a NASA-sponsored rocket competition to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Indigenous students in engineering can chart their own path.

Jan 21, 2022 — Community-based youth outreach inspires future Indigenous engineers
Indigenous Futures in Engineering works with schools in First Nations communities to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Jan 21, 2022 — InEng nurtures a supportive culture for Indigenous students of engineering at Queen’s
With a dedicated study and break room, social activities, and access to academic supports, a unique faculty initiative guides students with a holistic approach to university life.

Jan 21, 2022 — (Re-)introducing: Indigenous Futures in Engineering
Upon its ten-year anniversary, Aboriginal Access to Engineering is renamed Indigenous Futures in Engineering (InEng) to better reflect the times and represent its successes.

Jan 18, 2022 — Edward Burtynsky to collaborate with Queen’s on unique work of public art
Queen’s University is proud to announce a partnership with world-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky to help realize his new public art piece titled "Standing Whale."

Jan 13, 2022 — Daymond, Giacomin, and Zou appointed Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs
The Tier 1 Canada Research Chair re-appointments of Mark Daymond and Alan Jeffrey Giacomin, and the promotion of Ying Zou from a Tier 2 to a Tier 1 Chair were announced yesterday by the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne.

Jan 12, 2022 — Faculty supports students attending Women in Science and Engineering conference
Twenty-five students of Queen’s Engineering will attend the 10th annual Women in Science and Engineering Conference, thanks to support from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Jan 11, 2022 — Art inspires innovation at student-led Queen’s Engineering Competition
At this year’s Queen’s Engineering Competition, students and faculty will help plan and conceptualize a new major public artwork by an internationally renowned artist.