Richard Oleschuk was watering the plants in his garden when he noticed an unusual effect upon dousing the large Elephant Ear (Colocasia) plants. “As soon as the water hit the surface of the leaves, it rolled off. You could never make the leaves wet,” says Dr. Oleschuk, a professor in the Department of Chemistry.

You may have a great business idea, and the passion and drive to see it through. But you might need some help taking it to the next level. Where do you turn?

The prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) has listed Queen’s as one of 55 international institutions, and only four in Canada, that “have innovation at the core of their strategy, strong industry links, and research that excels in technological areas such as engineering”.

TECTA-PDS never left Kingston but today it is truly at home here.

On May 11, the manufacturer of the world’s first automated system for microbiological water testing is holding an open house in its corporate offices at 382 King Street East in downtown Kingston, to celebrate the return of its ownership to Canadian hands.