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Student objects to pornographic course materials

On Wednesday, Maria Shuster posted a video on Facebook — which was removed hours later — of her professor displaying pornography in class. While Shuster felt the explicit material was “uncomfortable,” her professor stands by the choice to include it.Continue...

Niagara teacher tests value of university qualifications

Tiffany Dawn Sacco advised the District School Board of Niagara in May of 2011 that she had completed FSL teaching qualifications at Queen’s. Three months later, it was discovered she had no such credentials.Continue...

St. Lawrence College grapples with Ontario colleges’ strike

After failing to reach an agreement between faculty and the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU), Ontario colleges have gone on strike. As a result, more than 300,000 students across the province are wondering how their academic years will progress.Continue...

KATC debates public consultation, bylaw implementation timeline at monthly meeting

The Kingston Area Taxi Commission (KATC) held its monthly meeting on Wednesday at City Hall to continue the ongoing conversations about drafting bylaws that attempt to regulate Uber in Kingston.Continue...

Nursing student & professor support student research through joint venture

This past summer, two members of the Faculty of Nursing brought to life an idea to create a clothing company — one they hope will help fund the hiring of more research assistants within the faculty.Continue...

AMS Assembly recap Oct. 19

Discussions of the proposed revitalization of the JDUC and student fees levy imposed by clubs dominated AMS Assembly on Oct. 19.Continue...

Hospitality Services removes popular hot dog & sausage vendor from campus

After six years of business on campus, Queen’s University Hospitality Services removed Scott Hallman’s hot dog and sausage stand from the Queen’s Farmers Market.Continue...

First in a series of plinths honouring Indigenous peoples unveiled on campus

As part of the new Queen’s Remembers initiative, students and faculty gathered on Oct. 16 to witness the unveiling of an informative plinth dedicated to Indigenous history.Continue...

Homecoming 2017 recap

Each year, Homecoming celebrations send the Kingston community into disarray – and this year was no exception.Continue...

Queen’s recognized by federal government for equity and inclusion tool

Queen’s was among 18 employers recognized by the Government of Canada on October 5 at the annual Employment Equity Achievement Awards for their work in innovation.Continue...

Board of Trustees October 13 meeting recap

The Board of Trustees met on October 13 for their first session of the 2017-18 academic year to discuss changes and developments at the University since their last meeting in May.Continue...

Turnitin integrates with OnQ following 2017 Winter Term test run

Turnitin, an online text-matching tool, has now become completely integrated into OnQ following a test run conducted at the end of the 2016-17 school year.Continue...

Students & staff respond to TRC & PICRDI reports

After reviewing final reports released by two of the University’s most recently developed committees, the Queen’s community met on October 11 to share their thoughts on issues of equity, diversity and Indigenous inclusion on campus.Continue...

ComSoc celebrates 50 years

The Commerce Society is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this week with activities and giveaways in Goodes Hall and Facebook posts highlighting its historic moments by the decade since 1967.Continue...

Accessibility Queen’s hosts event to raise awareness against using ‘R-word’

Accessibility Queen’s tackled the use of the “R-word” in an event titled “Spread the Word to End the Word” held in the ARC on Wednesday.Continue...

Provost & VP Finance & Administration deliver public budget presentation

In what he called “the spirit of transparency,” Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon delivered a public presentation about the University’s 2017-18 operating budget alongside Vice-President (Finance and Administration) Donna Janiec on Wednesday.Continue...

AMS will submit statement to KATC regarding proposed Uber bylaws

AMS Assembly met on October 4 to approve of multiple budgets throughout various AMS offices and divisions. The AMS executive also received approval to respond to proposed city bylaws regarding Uber regulation in Kingston.Continue...

Contributors of the month

The Journal recognizes outstanding contributing writers for the month of September.Continue...

Queen’s unveils new cardiopulmonary research facility

With $7.7 million provided by the provincial and federal governments, the University unveiled the new Queen’s CardioPulmonary Unit (QCPU) on Oct. 6.Continue...

City of Kingston launches Mayor’s Innovation Challenge

Post-secondary students in Kingston now have the chance to implement their own project during a four-month paid internship with the city through the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge.Continue...

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