News Blog

09 Jan, 2018

Canadian athletes at Smith: Jayson Krause

Kingston, ON – In November 2016, Smith and the Canadian Olympic Committee struck a partnership to provide scholarships for Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Over eight years, some 1,200 athletes will be eligible to enroll in various Smith programs. With the Winter Olympics just a month away, we’re highlighting COC/CPC athletes who’ve attended Smith. First up this week: bobsleigh great Jayson Krause.

20 Dec, 2017

UPstart Venture Challenge gives emerging startup a $30,000 boost

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.

14 Dec, 2017

Smith alum selected for 2019 class of Schwarzman Scholars

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.

12 Dec, 2017

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

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.

07 Dec, 2017

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

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.