February 26, 2017

News

Volume 145 Editor in Chief elected

At approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, it was announced that Joseph Cattana had been successfully voted in as the incoming Editor in Chief for Volume 145 (2017-18) of The Queen’s Journal.Continue...

Queen’s Chancellor appointed Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Canada Infrastructure Bank

This Friday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced the appointment of Queen’s Chancellor Jim Leech, MBA ’73, to the position of Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on the Canada Infrastructure Bank.Continue...

Features

From then to now

Queen's was established after an Imperial Royal Charter was signed on October 16, 1841 by Queen Victoria, making Queen's the second university in Ontario - Upper Canada at the time.Continue...

After the ‘glass ceiling’ breaks

“We still care, and that’s why it’s important to have women in power, or people of colour in power because representation goes a long way — I still stand for the belief that at the end of the day...Continue...

Editorials

Sometimes, an inactive statement is action too

While boycotting United States conferences in reaction to Donald Trump’s immigration ban doesn’t take action on the issue, it makes a statement.Continue...

‘Single’ doesn’t mean ‘waiting for a relationship’

The value of a young woman’s accomplishments is too easily overshadowed by the concept of an empty space that only a significant other can fill.Continue...

Opinions

Talking Heads: What are your Reading Week plans?

“Heading to France to visit my boyfriend.” Jackie Ji, ArtSci ’17

“Seeing cousins in Waterloo and then going to Niagara.” Parnam Boparai, ArtSci ’19

“I’m spending...Continue...

Unpack voluntourism

The concept of volunteering for a few weeks in a remote destination may be doing more harm than good. While the country varies — India, Tanzania, Bolivia, Malaysia, etc. — and the initiative may be different — building schools, education, starting an NGO — the concept is the same: it’s called “voluntourism”.Continue...

Arts

A walk through The Forest of Deen

Liam Dowling’s debut novel, The Forest of Deen, is a compelling first effort that attempts to tackle large social issues, but ultimately fails to grasp the complexities behind these concepts.Continue...

It's the end of the world as we know it

After the year of 2016, it may come as no surprise that a play about the end of the world is now playing at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.Continue...

Sports

Women’s fencing team wins bronze on home court

This past weekend, with crowds watching in the ARC, Queen’s locked swords with the province’s best at the OUA Women’s Fencing Championships.Continue...

Gearing up for the playoffs

By every standard, it’s been a legendary season for the men’s hockey team. On Saturday, after beating the Carleton Ravens in overtime, the Gaels clinched a third seed playoff spot and a new program record for wins in a season with 18.Continue...

Lifestyle

Being under the magnifying glass

I think Black History Month has always been a semi-awkward time for me. Having gone to predominantly white schools for the majority of my life, I’m used to being the only Black girl in most of my classes.Continue...

Lacing up for the Conservative race

Ever since Stephen Harper’s defeat in the 2015 federal election, the question of who’ll be the most the effective leader for the Conservative Party in the Trudeau era has been on the minds of Canadians on all ends of the political spectrum.Continue...

In Focus

Reaching for the tam

Every September, first-year engineering students enthusiastically attempt to remove a tam from the top of a grease-covered pole in a pit of mud, an annual engineering Orientation Week event known...Continue...

Kingston Hot Spots

One of the best parts of going to school at Queen’s is the town it’s inContinue...