Art of Research

This article was originally written and submitted as part of a Canada 150 Project, the Innovation Storybook, to crowdsource stories of Canadian innovation with partners across Canada. The content has since been migrated to Ingenium’s Channel, a digital hub featuring curated content related to science, technology and innovation.

Finding a muse in research

Often, much of the research being done at Queen’s University is only seen by those involved in the project or who belong to the same department.

To help highlight some of the amazing work being done at Queen’s the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) held the second annual Art of Research photo contest, calling on faculty, staff and students to showcase their research, scholarly and artistic work through photography.

Dozens of images were received highlighting research from art history and biology to physics and drama, and locations from the Arctic and the Andes Mountains to a retired woman’s home in Kingston.

“Once again we received tremendous support from researchers across disciplines who shared stimulating, provocative, and poignant images of their work” says Melinda Knox, Associate Director, Research Profile and Initiatives. “The winning submissions illustrate that research is not just about output: it is also an artistic and creative endeavor.”

A panel of judges selected the first, second, honourable-mention winners, which are featured on the front page.

See the Research website to see the winning images and the story behind each photo.

This story was originally featured in the Queen’s University Gazette.

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