In The News

The Whig: Winter: A case of tough love?

January 26, 2015

The staff in the International Centre at Queen's University seem to have developed a knack for holding their annual Learning to Love Winter workshop on the coldest day of the year. Last January's event, designed to help international students from warm-weather, countries cope with a Canadian winter, coincided with a weeklong Arctic blast, and this year's workshop was scheduled for Wednesday and its -20 C temperatures and frigid winds. Read the full article here

Ottawa Citizen: Female PS workers’ disability claims outnumber men’s two-to-one

January 19, 2015

Women in the public service go on disability leave at almost twice the rate of men, a problem some experts say should be addressed as part of the government’s new disability management scheme. The federal disability insurance plan, managed by Sun Life Financial, is the biggest in Canada. A Sun Life report obtained by the Citizen shows women have ended up on long-term disability at rates vastly disproportionate to their numbers in the public service for more than a decade, especially for mental health conditions. Read the full article here

RFP – Event Coordinator

January 14, 2015

The Council of Ontario Universities is seeking an event planner to undertake the coordination of a two day symposium scheduled for April 1 and 2, 2015 in Toronto.  For a word version of the RFP, please email

The Globe and Mail: Guelph scientists one step closer to inhibiting destructive bee disease

December 16, 2014

The honeybees responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we eat face a host of threats, from bloodsucking mites and viruses to pesticides and climate change.

But researchers at the University of Guelph have taken a big step toward fighting the most destructive and widespread killer of honeybee larvae, a disease known as American foulbrood.

Read the full article here

The London Free Press: Local researchers unlock clues to battle leukemia in kids

December 12, 2014

London researchers have uncovered a critical genetic link to a cancer that kills more children than any other, a discovery that might pave the way to stopping that disease. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia typically strikes children between ages two and eight, and though about two-thirds of those afflicted survive, treatment places kids through the wringer and includes chemotherapy.   Read the full article here