December 9, 2016

Corrections

Corrections and Clarifications

The Journal strives to give an accurate account of news and events pertaining to Queen’s University. Each piece of information is thoroughly fact-checked by a team of trained reporters and editors. With that in mind, mistakes are inevitable. When a clarification or correction is necessary, it will be posted here as well as published in the following print issue for articles that appeared in print. The online version of the article will also be appended with a note that describes the change.

If you notice something that needs a clarification or correction, please email journal_editors@ams.queensu.ca.

  • The open letter was submitted by Patrick Corbeil but authored by Adam Ali, Sanober Umar along with Corbeil.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 29, 2016

    Banff’s tourist numbers for 2015 were 3.8 million, not billion.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • According to a clarification provided by Queen's Communications after publication, the professor of the course is not being investigated however any students who are found to have breached the Smith Academic Integrity Policy may face sanctions impacting their grade. This article has been updated to reflect this information. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • A previous version of this article stated that the agreement would allow students from both universities to study at the other. Currently, the agreement does not include the transfer of Queen’s students to CUD.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • A headline previously stating all fees passed "unanimously" was an error. All fees did pass but not unanimously. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • A previous version of this article stated the Minister of Justice is planning for bail reform, not the Attorney General.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • The merger between KGH and Hotel Dieu has been anounced but not yet completed. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • * The AMS executive clarified after Rector Yung's concern that any proposal being brought forward will make committee meetings open to all AMS members, except in exceptional circumstances.  

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • A previous version of this article stated that PSAC 901’s displeasure with the collective bargaining process was linked to the fact only 10 of 200 postdocs on campus would see wage increases under the agreement Queen’s had proposed and that the vote percentage was 92 per cent. This information was from a previous dispute in 2013, not the current agreement. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • The decision was made by Commerce administration, not by the Commerce Society as stated in a previous version of this article. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • The football team was away from home for two weeks, not three as stated in a previous version of this article. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • The annoucement was made on Sept. 22, not on Oct. 2 as stated in a previous version of this article. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • Two thirds of the income will go towards funding faculty research, not creating new faculty positions as stated in a previous version of this article. 

     

     

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • A previous version of this article stated Yung's age as 23, not 22. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 22, 2016

    The report that Shikhanzadeh received from SRCR was only a draft report, as the investigators are awaiting the comments of both the institution and Dr. Shirkhanzadeh before finalizing it.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • An earlier draft of this article stated the show was on Friday, instead of Wednesday. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • June 7, 2016

    Lee switched his major from LifeSci and minor in Film to Mathematics and Film in his second year. 

    His award for Best Use of Technology was not awarded by his high school but by an external competition in grade eight. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • The photo of professor Russell at his daughter Judy's graduation was taken in 1995, not 1981. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • In the interactive element, the date of point 5, the climb to Tengboche, was May 8-9, not May 9-10. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • April 15, 2016

    Principal Woolf said the issue of student representation on SONAM would be brought up at the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Non-Academic Misconduct (ACNAM), not the Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline (SONAD).

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • April 7, 2016

    Aubrey Dan's daughter is named Alyse, not Elise.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • April 6, 2016

    The Learning Outcomes Framework went to the March 22 Senate Meeting as a notice of motion and did not pass at that meeting. The framework will instead go to Senate for a vote on April 19.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 31, 2016

    AMS Vice President (Operations) Kyle Beaudry said a retroactive fee would be used to fund the JDUC long-term plan, not the JDUC revitalization currently underway. The JDUC revitalization project is funded by student fees originally gathered for phases 2 and 3 of the Queen's Centre project. 

    The review of barriers to external applicants began in summer, not as a response to resignations later in the year. The fall resignations did, however, prompt the AMS to conduct position reviews and make changes to the organization's structure, including splitting the Commission of Internal Affairs into three separate offices. The section "AMS recruitment" has been edited to remove inaccurate information.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 24, 2016

    The Journal did not explicitly request an ownership breakdown of the Isabel.
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    A graphic was removed because the information presented was incomplete.
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    Stephen Trivieri's film is called To The Bader, not To the Isabel.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 18, 2016

    Six Nations is the largest First Nations reserve in Canada, not the largest Six Nations reserve in Canada.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 18, 2016

    This article's description of the Aboriginal Admissions policy was originally missing a word. The policy lowers the competitive minimum university admission average to 75 per cent, not the minimum university admission average. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 15, 2016

    The last name of the ASUS vice president is DiCapua, not Dicapua.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 25, 2016

    At the time of the meeting, Evan Dressel was the Engineering Society's incoming VP Student Affairs.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 4, 2016

    A portion of this article was accidentally pasted twice.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 4, 2016

    A version of this story uploaded on Friday, March 4 did not reflect a headline written in final edits. The article has now been updated to reflect the final version of this story as it appeared in print.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 4, 2016

    A portion of this article was accidentally pasted twice.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 4, 2016

    A version of this story uploaded on Friday, March 4 did not reflect a headline written in final edits. The article has now been updated to reflect the final version of this story as it appeared in print.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 7, 2016

    The Kingston Canadian Film Festival screens both amateur and professional films, not only amateur films.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 26, 2016

    The HML waited six years, not 12, to receive their first flexible screen from the U.S. military.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 29, 2016

    Dr. Roel Vertegaal said the video of the phone received two to three orders of magnitude more likes than he's received on Facebook before (meaning a hundred to a thousand times more), not two or three more likes than he's received before.The article has been edited to state that it received a "hundred to a thousand times more likes" for clarity.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 26, 2016

    The HML waited six years, not 12, to receive their first flexible screen from the U.S. military.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 29, 2016

    Dr. Roel Vertegaal said the video of the phone received two to three orders of magnitude more likes than he's received on Facebook before (meaning a hundred to a thousand times more), not two or three more likes than he's received before.The article has been edited to state that it received a "hundred to a thousand times more likes" for clarity.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • Mark's last name is Lazaro, not Laz.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 11, 2016

    Seven Computer Science professors have retired since 2007, not in 2007.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • This article has been modified to clarify that Kasa-vubu is the only black female varsity athlete on a varsity team. Varsity teams do not include varsity clubs, though members of both are considered varsity athletes.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 7, 2016

    The photo that accompanied this article has been removed. The subject in the photo was misidentified as Scott Brunet when it was actually his brother Chris.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 8, 2016

    Around 17 per cent of NAD cases since May 1, 2015 involved the intervention of Student Constables, not a quarter of cases. The original version of this article included a case from April 1, which does not fall within the date range.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 2, 2016

    This article has been edited to clarify that Rigers Rukaj gave his statement after learning that he had not been elected as Rector, but before he was informed that Cam Yung had won.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 28, 2016

    The election moved into a second round because neither team won a majority, not because the results were so close in the first round.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 27, 2016

    Final turnout for the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) was 31.5 per cent, not 30.3 per cent. The latter number reflected the turnout reported in the final update, not the final results. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 21, 2016

    This article incorrectly used the pronoun "she" to attribute a quote to Cam Yung. The article has been edited to clarify that it was Yung, not Julia Fulton, who said survivors of sexual assault and students with mental health issues should receive academic accommodation.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 29, 2016

    Queen's does not require students to disclose a mental health diagnosis for academic accommodations. The current form asks for a diagnosis, but disclosing it is not mandatory.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 21, 2016

    A paragraph was accidentally deleted when the story was originally published online. It has been added back in.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 26, 2016

    The final paragraph of this article was unclear. The Assembly voted to place a question regarding a $1 increase to the Queen's Student Constable (QSC) fee on the referendum ballot, not to pass the fee itself.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 17, 2016

    The sci-fi novel reviewed in this article is titled Station Eleven, not Station 11.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 16, 2016

    The following article was edited to clarify that Altomare's comments about the "party-girl magnetic style" was a paraphrasing of her manager's words, not her own.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 14, 2016

    This article incorrectly stated the logistics of the fall reading week proposal in the AMS survey.

    The proposed reading break would consist of a 2-day break in November, which would shorten Faculty Orientation by one day and place two instructional days on Thursday and Friday during Orientation Week. It would not, as this article stated previously, extend instructional days from 59 to 61 in the fall semester or reduce the amount of days dedicated to Orientation Week and the pre-exam period in December. Those details belong to an earlier SCAP proposal.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 14, 2016

    Tyler Lively is ArtSci ’16, not ArtSci ’17, and Carolyn Thompson is ArtSci '17, not ArtSci '16.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 12, 2016

    Local businesses distribute 2.6 times the amount of money locally compared to chains, not the number of jobs.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 13, 2016

    The last name of Canada's first prime minister is Macdonald, not MacDonald.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 9, 2016

    Graduate students posted Facebook comments about the restructuring after a regular council meeting in December, not after the special council meeting in October.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 10, 2016

    Danitte Kozai is a graduate student in education, not computing.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 9, 2016

    Graduate students posted Facebook comments about the restructuring after a regular council meeting in December, not after the special council meeting in October.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 10, 2016

    Danitte Kozai is a graduate student in education, not computing.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Tsang's surname.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 11, 2016

    While The Journal was unable to reach Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Science Susan Mumm and the department heads for Sociology, Global Development Studies, Political Studies, English Language and Literature and Gender Studies for comment, those individuals weren't contacted directly. Instead, Queen's Communications — which received the initial request — passed the request to the Faculty of Arts and Science, which was unable to respond by deadline.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 11, 2016

    This article misspelled the last name of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her name is Mumm, not Munn.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 11, 2016

    While The Journal was unable to reach Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Science Susan Mumm and the department heads for Sociology, Global Development Studies, Political Studies, English Language and Literature and Gender Studies for comment, those individuals weren't contacted directly. Instead, Queen's Communications — which received the initial request — passed the request to the Faculty of Arts and Science, which was unable to respond by deadline.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 11, 2016

    This article misspelled the last name of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her name is Mumm, not Munn.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • December 5, 2015

    While Lipworth did say the bouncer at Ale House didn’t offer any assistance and didn’t take down her name, she also didn't explicitly ask for assistance. Unclear information appeared in the Dec. 3 issue of The Journal.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • December 3, 2015

    Dr. Sharday Mosurinjohn, not her partner, profiled Ashley Vanstone for School of Graduate Studies. 

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • December 5, 2015

    While the Bader family has donated around 200 paintings to Queen's, Dr. Alfred Bader was not involved in the arts as an undergraduate student at Queen's.

    Isabel Bader did not graduate from Queen's, although she did receive an honorary degree in 2007.

    Inaccurate information appeared in the Dec. 3 issue of The Journal.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 30, 2015

    This article has been edited to clarify that alternative options were never presented to affected students until the decision to nullify the referendum had been made, but they were presented to AMS assembly in closed session.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 27, 2015

    This article has been altered to make the following corrections:

    The roles of the Department of Political Studies and the Departmental Student Council (DSC) were unclear in the original article. The issues were brought to a Departmental Meeting, not to the DSC, and the Equity Issues Committee was aware of it before the Department, not before the DSC. 

    Rachel is one of the two second-year representatives for the Political Studies DSC, not the representative for the Political Studies DSC.

    Unclear information appeared in the Nov. 27 issue of The Journal.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 27, 2015

    A majority of students surveyed reported that they felt comfortable and included on campus, not uncomfortable as the article originally stated. The headline was altered to reflect the correction.

    Inaccurate information appeared in the Nov. 27 issue of The Journal.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 20, 2015
    Renu Mandhane has been appointed as the new Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights, not the Ontario Human Rights Commissioner as was originally stated in the article.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 20, 2015
    Renu Mandhane's classes at Queen's introduced her to critical race theory, not "critical rights theory".

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 20, 2015
    Renu Mandhane has been appointed as the new Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights, not the Ontario Human Rights Commissioner as was originally stated in the article.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 20, 2015
    Renu Mandhane's classes at Queen's introduced her to critical race theory, not "critical rights theory".

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 20, 2015
    A version of this story uploaded on Friday, Nov. 20 did not reflect a headline written in final edits. The article has now been updated to reflect the final version of this story as it appeared in print.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 20, 2015

    A version of this story uploaded on Friday, Nov. 20 did not reflect several small changes made in final edits, including the replacement of the word "firings" with "dismissals" to better describe events at the castle. The article has now been updated to reflect the final version of this story as it appeared in print.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • April 26, 2016

    Madilyn Darrach provided her comments via Facebook Messenger, not via email.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 20, 2015

    A version of this story uploaded on Friday, Nov. 20 did not reflect several small changes made in final edits, including the replacement of the word "firings" with "dismissals" to better describe events at the castle. The article has now been updated to reflect the final version of this story as it appeared in print.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • April 26, 2016

    Madilyn Darrach provided her comments via Facebook Messenger, not via email.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 16, 2015
    The event focused on the struggles of Palestinian people worldwide, not specifically on the struggles of Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip or in the State of Israel.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 14, 2015
    Daniel Hu is ArtSci '16, not ArtSci '17.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 7, 2015
    While PPS Director John Witjes didn't state whether the new janitorial positions were part-time or full-time in his email statement, he was not directly asked to confirm the hours for the positions. The article has been amended to clarify.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 7, 2015
    A previous version of this article stated that Caroline Davis "said she urges caution about reckless spending". While she said the university must "carefully contain its costs", she did not mention "reckless spending". The article has been amended to correct the error.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 7, 2015
    While PPS Director John Witjes didn't state whether the new janitorial positions were part-time or full-time in his email statement, he was not directly asked to confirm the hours for the positions. The article has been amended to clarify.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 7, 2015
    A previous version of this article stated that Caroline Davis "said she urges caution about reckless spending". While she said the university must "carefully contain its costs", she did not mention "reckless spending". The article has been amended to correct the error.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • October 23, 2015
    Party-goers flipped a car on Homecoming weekend in 2005, not in 2008.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • October 27, 2015
    The planned tax cut for the middle income tax bracket would save an individual earning $49,277 approximately $68.65, not $670 as was originally stated in this opinion piece. This is because the tax rate of 22 per cent is applied to the income an individual earns over $44,701 (and less than $89,401), not to their total income.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • October 20, 2015
    Scott Forster is ConEd ’16, not ConEd ’18.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • October 21, 2015
    The following article has been corrected to reflect that the information about the deputy provost's role was from Queen's website, not from the The Queen's Gazette.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • October 17, 2015
    The following article has been corrected to reflect that the deadline for voting in your home riding has passed. It was also edited to clarify that three pieces of ID are not needed for voting, and that library cards and students cards cannot be used to prove your Kingston address unless they contain the address.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • October 1, 2015
    The original headline and sub-headline for this article were misleading. The School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences has requested that admissions be temporarily suspended, but the final decision by Faculty Board has yet to be made.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 30, 2015
    The sub-headline on this article misspelled the first name of the artist who compiled the exhibition. Her first name is spelled "Pansee", not "Panaee".

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 26, 2015
    The following article has been edited to clarify that the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research (SRCR) investigates on behalf of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 14, 2015
    The photo description originally named the receiver in the photograph as Rudy Uhl (#8). The receiver pictured is actually Connor Weir (#85).

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 11, 2015
    A previous version of this article spelled the word "hoops" incorrectly as "hopes" in a quote by AMS President Kanivanan Chinniah. The error has been corrected.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 14, 2015
    Doug Corby was tackled after he fielded a punt at the one-yard line, not after a punt at the one-yard line as the article originally stated.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • August 18, 2015
    This article previously incorrectly stated that Mike Serbinis' year and faculty was ArtSci '96, not Sci '96.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • July 19, 2015

    This article previously incorrectly named “Student CarShare” as “Discount's Student CarShare”.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • June 30, 2015

    This article previously referred to Stacey Kiefer and Hagar Prah using male pronouns. Both Kiefer and Prah identify as female. 

    Incorrect information appeared in the June 30 issue of The Journal.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • June 2, 2015

    The article has been updated to reflect the following clarification: the video displayed women washing dishes, no men.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 28, 2014

    This article has been updated to reflect the following: Eric Rapos won Graduate Senator by 17 votes, not 27 votes.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • March 21, 2014

    This article has been updated to reflect the following corrections: Childcare in Kingston costs $1,200 per month, not $12,000. Incorrect information appeared in March 21 issue of the Journal. The Journal regrets the error.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • February 28, 2014

    This article has been updated to reflect the following corrections: The former editor in chief of the Tartan is John Whittaker, not Nikolas Lopez. All comments made by Lopez were actually said by Whittaker. Incorrect information appeared in the Feb. 28 issue of the Journal.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 14, 2015
    One of the photos in this article was removed after The Journal received a complaint about the accuracy of the quote. The Journal was unable to verify the quote and has elected to remove the photo and caption.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • January 15, 2014

    This article has been edited to correct the spelling of Matthew Scribner's name and to add that Scribner works for PSAC local 901 - a detail omitted during initial publication. The Journal regrets the errors.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • November 4, 2013

    This article has been updated to reflect the following clarification: The NOPIRG campaign was not officially endorsed by the Queen’s University Conservative Association. Unclear information appeared in the Oct. 25th issue of the Journal.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 24, 2013

    This article has been updated to reflect the following correction: The woman who was tasered is named lole Pasquale, not Angela.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 27, 2013

    This article has been updated to reflect the following:

    Students in POLS 241 were not discouraged or prevented from contacting their TAs; TAs were not instructed to avoid answering student queries over email. They were only encouraged to avoid answering those requiring lengthy answers over email, as these answers could be provided in the tutorial setting where they could be beneficial to other students. This policy was unrelated to the original experiment on anonymity; TAs were never instructed to avoid interacting with students.

    Unclear information appeared in the Sept. 20 issue of the Journal.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 14, 2013

    This article has been updated to reflect the following correction: 45 per cent of their fresh in-season produce coming from local farmers through the Elmira Produce Auction Cooperative.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • September 4, 2013

    This story’s photo credit has been updated to reflect the following clarification: the photo was supplied, not taken by Colin Tomchick.

    The Journal regrets the error.

  • August 7, 2013

    This article has been updated to reflect the following clarification: the University will direct funds provided by CIBC into the Student Initiative Fund.

    The Journal regrets the error.