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Established in 1841 and one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, Queen’s today is a mid-sized university that provides a transformative student learning experience within a research-intensive environment A member of the prestigious U15 group of research-intensive Canadian universities, Queen’s conducts leading-edge research in areas of critical concern. Queen’s is also a member of the Matariki Network, an international group of research-intensive universities with a strong shared commitment to the undergraduate and graduate student learning experience.

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Low-quality asphalt binder — the glue that holds roads together — can leave roads prone to cracking in cold temperatures. (Shutterstock)

How Canada’s oilsands can help build better roads

The quality of asphalt binder — the glue that holds roads together — influences their condition. Binder made from Alberta bitumen is low in waxes and could extend pavement lifespan.
Research on pain during sex often excludes LGBTQ+ people, which limits ideas about the bodies and identities of people who have this type of pain to the experiences of cisgender individuals. (Pexels/Lisett Kruusim)

1 in 4 people experience pain during sex, but research excludes the needs of the LGBTQ+ community

Pain during sex is common, but research on the topic focuses on a narrow heterosexual, cisgender definition of sex, excluding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people’s experiences.
Jubilant sports fans flew the Canadian flag in 2019 after the NBA playoffs. Since then, the ‘freedom convoy’ has used the flag to try to represent their values. Has the symbolism of the flag changed? THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Has the meaning behind the Canadian flag changed? — Podcast

What does it mean to be a settler of colour in Canada? Has the symbolism of the Canadian flag changed since the Ottawa convoy?
A bus blocks Argyle Street South in Caledonia, Ont., as a group of labour councils and unions delivered food and support to land defenders at a land reclamation camp known as 1492 Land Back Lane in October 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio

This Canada Day, settler Canadians should think about ‘land back’

Settler Canadians have a responsibility to build respectful, reciprocal relationships with Indigenous nations on our shared geographic space. This relationship starts with land restitution.
It can be painful for researchers to read harshly worded criticism of their work from peer reviewers. (Shutterstock)

Peer review: Can this critical step in the publication of science research be kinder?

Peer review of research sounds like it should be a conversation between equals. Instead, it can be patronizing, demanding and simply unkind. A group of journal editors thinks this should change.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the late dictator, gestures as he greets the crowd during a campaign rally in Quezon City, Philippines, in April 2022. He won the May election. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

With Marcos Jr.’s election, Filipinos need to brace for a bleak future

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.‘s references to a Golden Age in the Philippines invites a nostalgic look at the past. But it also warns of a darker future in keeping with how his father ran the country.
Intervensi yang ditargetkan yang mengurangi tingkat stres dapat meningkatkan altruisme di antara orang Kanada. (Christian Erfurt/Unsplash)

Riset: stres bisa membuat kita lebih egois

Meskipun mungkin yang pertama terpikirkan, cara baru dan efektif untuk mengurangi stres pada anggota komunitas kita yang rentan dapat menjadi kunci untuk memastikan lingkungan sosial yang mendukung.
Testing wastewater for the presence of diseases has grown in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Targeted wastewater surveillance has a history of social and ethical concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in wastewater testing to monitor the spread of the virus. But historical cases show that targeted surveillance can further marginalize vulnerable populations.
A miner is silhouetted as he passes through a doorway in a mine shaft 100 feet below the surface at the Giant Mine near Yellowknife, N.W.T. in July, 2003. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Diamond mines are not a girl’s best friend — Podcast

In today’s episode, we hear from two women who talk about how diamond mines in the Northwest Territories have negatively impacted women and girls and perpetuated gender violence.
Cancer groundshot highlights that investment in improving access to treatments already proven to work saves more lives than discovery of a new treatment. (Shutterstock)

Cancer groundshot: Access to proven treatments must parallel development of new therapies

Globally, most cancer patients die not because they don’t have access to newer drugs, but because they don’t have access to even basic treatments. Cancer groundshot aims to improve treatment access.
An Indian woman sorts reusable items from a landfill on the outskirts of New Delhi in March 2021. Trash pickers sometimes toil alongside paid municipal sanitation workers and provide a vital service to cities. Their subsistence work is put at risk by smart city technologies. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Smart city technologies pose serious threats to women waste workers in India

‘Smart’ solutions to urban solid waste are creating serious challenges for low-income women waste workers in India.
Simbol bitcoin terlihat di layar LED selama upacara penutupan pertemuan investor cryptocurrency di Santa Maria Mizata, El Salvador, pada November 2021. Presiden Nayib Bukele mengumumkan bahwa pemerintahnya sedang membangun Kota Bitcoin di tepi laut. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

2021 adalah tahun yang penting bagi mata uang kripto, bagaimana prospeknya pada tahun 2022?

Pasar cryptocurrency telah berkembang dramatis pada 2021. Dengan peningkatan aktivitas ini, apa yang akan terjadi pada cryptocurrency di tahun 2022?

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