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Movies, Madness and Creativity March 30

In the book, Creativity and Mental Illness (2014), the editor, James Kaufman, begins by asking: “Are creative people more likely to be mentally ill?” According to Kaufman: “This basic question has been debated for thousands of years” (p. 1). And yet, after all that time, there still appears to be no consensus, as the medical field continues to wrestle with the question. But maybe Hollywood has some of the answers. In this discussion, we will, then, go back to 1931, when the movie The Mad Genius was released, and enjoy a romp through the last 85 years of cinematic representations of creativity and mental illness. Who knows what we’ll find …


Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Science Fair

230 students from 25 schools will be competing for top awards at the 46thFrontenac, Lennox, and Addington Science Fair (FLASF) happening March 30-31.

FLASF is a regional science project competition that provides a public forum for Grade 5 – 12 students from public, separate, private and homeschool to report on their investigations in scientific and engineering topics.

Students will present their projects in four divisions: computer science and engineering, physical and mathematical sciences, life and earth sciences, and human health sciences, competing for trophies, medals, and special awards including cash prizes and scholarships. Five students will win best-of-fair awards and will go on to compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Regina, Saskatchewan.


Ethics Presentation for Graduate Students

All Graduate Students Welcome!

John Freeman, Chair of GREB (General Research Ethics Board) will be giving a presentation on the Ethics process on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:30 am in the Vernon Ready Room.

The main focus will be completing the application form and using the new checklist for Letters of Information/Consent Forms. Other topics include:

  • Review Process
  • Office of Research Ethics
  • Guiding Principles
  • Guidelines
  • Templates & Forms
  • Application Forms
  • TRAQ
  • New Application Form Demo
  • Q & A

Building Bridges: An International Seminar on Arts Education and Sustainable Development

How does arts education fit into global plans for education, culture and sustainable development?  On Wednesday, March 8 the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning and Canadian Network for Arts and Learning will host Dr. Ernst Wagner, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and executive coordinator of the The UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, for a seminar discussion. Dr. Wagner has been a key leader in international research in arts education and is one of the architects of the newly approved UNESCO UNITWIN Network in Arts Education for Sustainable Development.

Dr. Wagner’s brief presentation will be followed by complimentary refreshments and conversation.

Please join us!

When: 11 am, Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Where: Vernon Ready Room, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University

For further information, please contact ben.bolden@queensu.ca