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Archives: 2017 December
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UPstart Venture Challenge gives emerging startup a $30,000 boost

December 20, 2017

Toronto, ON – On the evening of Dec. 7, eight emerging Queen’s startups pitched their businesses to a jury of angel investors during the second annual UPstart Venture Challenge. The event was organized by the Queen’s Venture Network and hosted at LoyaltyOne in Toronto.

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Smith alum selected for 2019 class of Schwarzman Scholars

December 14, 2017

Kingston, ON – Heather Evans, BCom’16, was standing in her parents' kitchen in Kingston last month when she found out she’d been named to the Schwarzman Scholars program.

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Students look to solve global food security at Queen’s challenge

December 12, 2017

Kingston, ON – The Queen’s International Innovation Challenge was recently held, with the finals in Toronto on Nov. 24. Teams came up with solutions for one of the world’s most pressing issues: food security. We spoke with Dean McKeown, Associate Director, Administration, at Smith School of Business’ Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics, about this year’s event.

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What’s up for 2018? School of Business expert makes economic predictions at Business Forecast Luncheon in Kingston

December 7, 2017

Kingston, ON – Canada’s surprisingly hot economy will cool slightly in 2018 as the Bank of Canada looks to ease growth and avoid high inflation. But potential for a long and messy U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA could get in the way of continued good times.

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