News and Events

Quality of life and knowledge conversion key goals for new Graduate Studies head

Posted on Jun 29, 2022


Queen’s Engineering appoints Aris Docoslis as its new Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.


A Pride Month reflection, adjusting and planning for second year

Posted on Jun 27, 2022


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.


Cao Thang Dinh awarded the Prize for Excellence in Research, Queen’s highest internal research award

Posted on Jun 24, 2022


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.


Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2022

Posted on Jun 23, 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.


An Indigenous History Month reflection, finding a community at Queen’s Engineering

Posted on Jun 20, 2022


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.


In the study of fluid transport and mixing, Jason Olsthoorn looks to model lakes and oceans

Posted on Jun 17, 2022


Jason Olsthoorn joined the Department of Civil Engineering this year with a research focus on the physical processes that mix up lakes.


A Pride Month reflection, finding a community at Queen’s Engineering

Posted on Jun 14, 2022


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.”


Newly announced Centre for Health Innovation links medicine, engineering, science, technology, humanities for health research

Posted on Jun 13, 2022


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.


Young alumnus continues entrepreneurial spirit, this time in Indigenous community

Posted on Jun 09, 2022


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.


Indigenous Futures in Engineering awarded $600,000 to expand K-12 outreach

Posted on Jun 07, 2022


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.


An international effort to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint

Posted on Jun 03, 2022


A team of civil engineering academics and industry and other partners are working to make one of the highest-CO2 producing industries much cleaner.


Inspired by the human brain, researchers advance the field of neuromorphic photonic computing

Posted on May 25, 2022


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.


Engineers Canada names Keith Pilkey an EDI Leader

Posted on May 12, 2022


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.


Blending biomechanics and robotics, Amy Wu builds knowledge to improve human mobility

Posted on May 05, 2022


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.


In Burkina Faso, a Queen’s Engineering partnership aims to improve the occupational health of cotton textile crafters

Posted on Apr 28, 2022


In partnership with Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo in Burkina Faso, a Mechanical and Materials Engineering team is helping traditional weavers improve occupational health.


Student "EngWell" campaign improves health and wellness

Posted on Apr 28, 2022


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.


Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD project launches information hub

Posted on Apr 07, 2022


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.


Three Engineering researchers awarded $500k in “Exploration” funding to advance bold, innovative programs

Posted on Apr 05, 2022


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.


Queen’s Engineering launches ‘Stay Well’ initiative for exams

Posted on Apr 04, 2022


Dean Deluzio encourages students to be mindful in the weeks before in-person assessments.


Incorporating UN SDGs, youth outreach team workshops a “smart farm” in the Faculty of Education

Posted on Mar 31, 2022


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.