News in Brief

Flu shot clinic opens Monday

Queen’s will have an H1N1 flu shot clinic open on Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Biosciences Complex Atrium.

The clinic is open to students, faculty and staff. Bring your employee or student card and health card.

As vaccine supply is increased, the University will work with public health officials to open more clinics on campus.

Students with a diagnosed chronic illness can call Student Health Services at 613-533-2506 to book an appointment for the shot.

Kingston has a community flu vaccination clinic at the Frontenac Mall, located at 1300 Bath Rd. More information can be found on the KFL&A Public Health website at

—Holly Tousignant

Professors compete for TVO teaching award

Five Queen’s professors are competing in TVO’s Best Ideas Best Lecturer competition.

Political studies professor Eleanor MacDonald, chemistry professor Richard Oleschuk, music professor Kip Pegley, psychology professor Dean Tripp and biology professor Virginia Walker were nominated by students for excellence in teaching.

This year, 332 professors across Ontario were nominated.

Nominated professors have one lecture taped and sent to TVO’s judges, who will choose 20 semi-finalists on Dec. 7.

Ten finalists will be chosen in February. Finalists appear on TVO’s Big Ideas to deliver lectures and viewers pick the winner.

The winner receives $10,000 from TD Insurance for his or her school.

—Gloria Er-Chua

Greenovations still accepting applications

The AMS’s Greenovations initiative is accepting applications for student housing retrofits until 10 p.m. tomorrow.

Each year, the program picks student houses and retrofits them free of cost to make the houses more energy efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost saving.

The program, which is run with the Living Energy Lab, will retrofit five houses this term.

Students can submit applications online at or through the Facebook event “GREENOVATE Your House!”

—Gloria Er-Chua

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