Queen’s University is empowering outstanding students and faculty to enhance and strengthen Canada’s innovation agenda. The newly launched Queen’s Innovation Connector is a partnership of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Queen’s School of Business to encourage, enable and support the innovation activities of students, alumni, entrepreneurs and Canadian companies. More

News & Events

JUN 25
QSII Guest Speakers - July
QSII is pleased to host a variety of guest speakers during the month of July. Please see below for a current list of upcoming speakers and dates/locations for their talks - all are welcome to attend!

Anthony Tessarolo
Director, Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences
Friday, July 4th
8:30 - 10am
Dupuis Hall Room 215

Andrew Shaughnessy
Partner, Torys' Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice
Tuesday, July 8th
1 - 2:30pm
Chernoff Hall Room 117

Andrew Stewart
Chairman, Venterra Realty
Tuesday, July 22nd
1 - 2:30pm
Chernoff Hall Room 117

Brad Tipler
CTO, telmedx
Wednesday, July 30th
10:30am - 12pm
Dupuis Hall Room 215

MAY 22
QSII Guest Speaker - Dr. John Burge
The Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative is underway, and the first talk of the summer will be given by Dr. John Burge of the Queen’s School of Music.

Dr. Burge is a Juno-award winning classical composer, and was awarded the Queen’s University Prize for Excellence in Research and Scholarship in 2013. Additional biographical details can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/music/faculty/burge.

Dr. Burge will be talking about creativity in a music composition context. If you would like to join us for this seminar, the details are provided below:

Ten Approaches to Creativity: A Canadian Composer Works with a Snowdrift
Professor John Burge
Queen’s University School of Music
Monday, May 26
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Dupuis Hall Room 217

QIC Announces Sponsorship of QSII from Queen’s AMS
QIC is pleased to announce that the Queen’s Alma Mater Society (AMS) has sponsored the 2014 Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative. We are grateful for their contribution and recognition of the value that the QSII program brings to all Queen’s students.

3 Steps to Launch a Successful Startup
Ever think about launching a startup? Interested in the idea of entrepreneurship? Join us on Saturday, February 8th for a workshop you won't want to miss! QSA presents "3 Steps to Launch a Successful Startup". An opportunity to get all your questions answered and to meet other people who share the same innovative and driven mind set as you. Our three experienced and honorary guest speakers will layout everything you need to know in order to be a successful entrepreneur step by step. Register to reserve your spot today!
When: Feb 8, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Goodes Hall
Learn More

Have an idea? Hatch it!
#hatchqic is a group of strangers coming together to discover, refine and share old and new ideas. At this event, you will have two minutes to pitch an idea to the crowd. After the first batch of ideas has been shared, you will gather into groups to further discuss and contribute to the ideas presented. We break for some food, and then start all over again with the next batch of ideas. You don’t have to pitch an idea to attend! Crowd members who provide feedback are also integral to the event.
When: October 9
Where: Tea Room, Beamish-Munro Hall

Applications are now being accepted for the Queen’s Summer Innovation Institute 2014. Closing date for applications is November 15. Apply here.

QIC, in association with Queen’s Student Alumni Association, is pleased to announce that Alan Mallory, Sc’07, will be giving the second lecture in our Seminar Series on November 21st. Mr. Mallory will speak about his experience when he and his family of four became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. More details to come!

JAN 28
Inaugural Queen's Innovation Seminar held On January 25 at the Goodes Hall Atrium, Buck Goldstein, celebrated entrepreneur and academic, discussed his book Engines of Innovation- The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st Century. More

Greg Bavington, BSc (Eng)’85 returns to Queen’s as Executive Director of the Queen’s Innovation Connector. More

Why Innovate?

Hear what students have to say about QIC’s inaugural program, the Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative.

Innovation Corner

Innovation has always been on Greg Bavington’s mind. Since graduating from Queen’s Engineering in 1985, QIC’s executive director has led the $700 million modernization of GM’s car final assembly plant in Oshawa; was President and CEO of the largest vertically-integrated rubber recycling, tier 1 automotive company in North America; and was exposed to several high-profile projects, including the English Channel Tunnel and the SkyDome roof.