News and Events

Student teams win top prizes at 2023 Ontario Engineering Competition

Posted on Feb 03, 2023


Two teams will represent Queen’s Engineering later this month at a national annual competition for engineering students.


Black Youth in STEM, an engineering outreach initiative, inspires and builds community

Posted on Jan 31, 2023


Cressana Williams-Massey has overseen the Black Youth in STEM outreach initiative since its inception one year ago, which it aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM industries.


Kevin De France wants to fix our plastics problem

Posted on Jan 26, 2023


Kevin De France investigates the design and application of sustainable bio-based materials. The aim of his research program is to replace non-renewable plastic products with natural, recyclable, and ultimately sustainable materials.


Dominik Barz wins 2022 Faculty Research Excellence Award

Posted on Jan 24, 2023


Dominik Barz, an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Research Award.


Dominik Barz wins 2022 Faculty Research Excellence Award

Posted on Jan 24, 2023


Dominik Barz, an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Research Award.


Julián Ortiz discusses evolution and future of Mining: “it requires all the engineering disciplines”

Posted on Jan 19, 2023


Julián Ortiz wants you to know that Mining is more than just extracting materials from the earth. As Department Head and Associate Professor, he sees a future for the industry that encompasses responsible extraction that is respectful of the earth and its resources.


How an internship emphasized the versatility and opportunities in Mining Engineering

Posted on Jan 09, 2023


Dalena Vo began a one-year term as a Mine Projects and Costing Intern this past summer at Canadian Natural Resources Limited in Calgary.


Queen's Engineering 2022 Year in Review

Posted on Dec 28, 2022


Dean Deluzio summarizes the highlights of an eventful year at Queen's Engineering.


Dr. Keith Pilkey reappointed as Head of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Posted on Dec 20, 2022


Dr. Pilkey's five-year term will begin January 1, 2023.


Homecoming 2022

Posted on Dec 16, 2022


Queen’s hosted its first in-person Homecoming since 2019 recently. Over 2,500 alumni and their guests returned to campus the weekend of October 28 – 30 for tours, breakfasts, dinners, parties, open houses, and more.


At Kingston's Waaban bridge, Ingenuity Labs team developed systems to monitor ongoing structural integrity

Posted on Dec 14, 2022


Queen’s Engineering students and faculty members are using leading-edge technology to help the City of Kingston monitor the performance of the new bridge across the Cataraqui River.


Edward Burtynsky visits Queen’s to discuss upcoming collaborative art installation, Standing Whale

Posted on Dec 14, 2022


A proposed true-to-size, 75-foot artistic re-imagining inspired by the retrieved skeletons that washed ashore in 2014, Standing Whale is an acknowledgement to the power of telling our human stories.


An in-depth look at Connections Engineering Outreach

Posted on Dec 12, 2022


A five-part series of articles and video exploring the work of Connections Engineering Outreach, the youth-facing unit in the Faculty of Engineering charged with inspiring young people to consider STEM-oriented and engineering careers.


Connections summer program provides on-campus STEM experiences for youth

Posted on Dec 12, 2022


The Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy is a hands-on experiential learning program that engages young people with STEM concepts while demonstrating the many career paths that are available to engineers.


Connections inspires youth to match passions with engineering

Posted on Dec 12, 2022


The Connections team has tasked itself to inspire young people to consider the ways their dreams and ambitions may incorporate STEM and engineering education and training.


Connections strategies aim for under-represented youth to envision careers in STEM

Posted on Dec 12, 2022


With an eye on the future of the engineering profession and STEM fields in general, the Connections team has designed programming for Black youth, girls, and financially challenged students.


Connections brings STEM concepts to local schools and libraries

Posted on Dec 12, 2022


Queen’s Connections has developed classroom and community-based programs that inspire and engage young people while showing how classroom theory connects with practical applications.


Connections outreach team brings STEM enrichment to area youth

Posted on Dec 09, 2022


The goal of the Connections Engineering Youth Outreach initiative is to provide experiential opportunities for elementary and secondary students in the Kingston area to further their interests and explore passions in STEM fields.


A PhD candidate at Queen’s Coastal Engineering Lab, Erica Treflik-Body wins leadership award from the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation

Posted on Dec 07, 2022


Erica Treflik-Body is a PhD student of Civil Engineering who simulates underwater landslides and wave formations in order to identify ways their impacts can be alleviated. She is the recipient of the 2022 Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Award from the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation.


Kerry Rowe awarded NSERC Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact

Posted on Nov 14, 2022


Kerry Rowe, Professor of Civil Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, is awarded the inaugural NSERC Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact, which recognizes outstanding research that has led to exceptional benefits for Canadian society, the environment, and the economy.