News in brief

Leaders come to Queen’s

Post-secondary education leaders gathered on campus this week to discuss a global collaboration that commenced in 2010.

The seven institutions involved are all members of the Matariki Network of Universities, which was established to share ideas, learn international best practices and promote diversity within their schools.

Representatives of the schools came from around the globe, including the US, U.K., New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Sweden.

They met with Principal Daniel Woolf and other Queen’s representatives over several days at the University to discuss their collaboration and its initiatives; topics of discussion included dual degrees, mutual credit recognition and international exchange, according to a press release.

The visitors were also treated to a tour of Innovation Park, and specifically GreenCentre Canada, which looks at ways to develop “green” chemistry solutions.

— Holly Tousignant

Law student honoured

A new club at Queen’s recently earned its founder an award for provincial advocacy from the Aird & Berlis LLP and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario.

Maria Nunez created the club earlier this year to educate students about mental health and disability law within the faculty, as well as create a dialogue about diversity within the profession.

The group’s current projects include establishing a scholarship for students with disabilities and a panel discussion on mental health and disability organized in conjunction with Career Services.

Nunez received her award, which honours women in the legal community dedicated to the progress of equality, in a ceremony in Toronto.

— Holly Tousignant

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