Category Archives: In the News

David Skillicorn comments on the efficacy of the COVID-19 contact tracing app

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, the uncertainty of contracting the virus still remains. In an effort to bridge this gap, the Trudeau government will launch a smartphone app which will alert Canadians when they’ve been in contact with someone … Continue reading

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Amber Simpson receives funding from NFRF 2019 Exploration Competition

Congrats to Amber Simpson who received funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2019 Exploration competition along with colleague Sharday Mosurinjohn. They have received $250,000 to develop a cancer digital twin from 400,000 medical images that predicts the … Continue reading

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Wendy Powley Receives Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award

The School of Computing is happy to announce that Wendy Powley is the recipient of the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award 2020. The Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award recognizes undergraduate or graduate teaching or professional teaching that has … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn discusses the risk of package theft on Global TV National

Dr. Skillicorn says people stealing packages are taking a risk because they don’t know if the homeowner has a camera installed. A U.S. study shows over 11 million households have fallen victim to thieves stealing packages that are being delivered … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn discusses 5G technology on CBC Radio

As the Liberal Government decides who is going to build our 5G cell phone networks, former US National Security Advisor says don’t allow China’s Huawei to do it. Expert at Queen’s University shares what he thinks about this. Listen in … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn talks to Global News on Preventing Extremist Content on Social Media

In the wake of the shooting that was live streamed at the Christchurch Mosque on March 15th, 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern  has called a Christchurch Call to Action Summit, a push for tech companies to prevent users … Continue reading

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MsC Student Zac Baum Receives the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award

  A big congratulations goes to Zac Baum on winning the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award. This will be the third time a Queen’s School of Computing student has won this award. The first two recipients were Eric Rapos and Max … Continue reading

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Dr. Ahmed Hassan Recognized for His Research in Software Engineering

In the latest Queen’s Senate research report, Dr. Ahmed Hassan received the following recognition: Dr. Ahmed Hassan (School of Computing) is the most active software engineering researcher in the world, according to a bibliometric analysis published recently in the Journal … Continue reading

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Dr. David Skillicorn Comments on Canada’s Role in Removing Extremist Content on Major Social Media Platforms

In a recent article from Global News Dr. David Skillcorn provides insights on Canada’s ability to force social media companies to remove hateful extremist content. David  says that this CRTC ruling means there currently isn’t any wiggle room for Canadian … Continue reading

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QWIC Earns Recognition as “Amazing Queen’s Women of 2018”

Women have been making outstanding contributions across campus and it was just a matter of time before the efforts of Queen’s Women in Computing (QWIC) gained further recognition. On March 8th, 2019, QWIC was included in a short feature titled … Continue reading

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