May 28, 2016

Features

Features: Year in Review 2015-16

This year’s investigations ranged from campus drug use to Queen’s sports history to vulnerable student groups and lacking resources on campusContinue...

As campus goes green, food waste lingers

While the recently unveiled Climate Action Plan has set goals for a more sustainable campus, food waste efforts aren’t making headlines.Continue...

New resources, old barriers for Aboriginal students

When Melanie Gray began at Queen’s, feeling like she belonged was the exception.Continue...

Campus leaves international grad students vulnerable

In her home country, Samantha* was a good student with a burgeoning social life — but when she arrived at Queen’s for her graduate studies, she found herself falling behind.Continue...

Syrian refugee gets fresh start in Kingston

After three years of traveling from Syria to Lebanon to Jordan, Peter — a refugee escaping from the Syrian Civil War — finally arrived in Kingston on Boxing Day.Continue...

Beneath the skin of faculty diversity

While Sarah Saeed, ArtSci ’19, has only been at Queen’s for under a year, she says she’s already tired of the lack of diversity among her professors.Continue...

Results not guaranteed: Study drugs at Queen's

Four years ago, hundreds of students filed into the rows of desks lining the inside of Grant Hall. The rectors listed instructions, some students fidgeted and one second-year student took a seat.Continue...

The ups and downs of graduate student supervision

For graduate students, there’s one central relationship that keeps them in tune with their research and the university — their supervisor.Continue...

Pay scales tipped against female professors

Gender inequity at Queen’s isn’t a thing of the past.Continue...

Student government: then and now

Student government has struggled to maintain a balance between legacy building projects and day-to-day work since its inception on the Queen’s campus in the 1850s.Continue...

Street harassment slips through the cracks

It’s a common enough sight. A young woman walks along the sidewalk, either alone or in a group, when suddenly a car drives by — slurs and innuendoes are yelled out an open window by a stranger. Before anyone can fully register what’s happened, the car’s gone.Continue...

The art of science: integrating creativity and scientific thought

The world of art instills creativity. The world of science — methods. Combining the two provides an opportunity for ingenuity. However, at Queen’s, the combination is rare.Continue...

Smaller courses left behind by newest budget model

Three years ago, students piled into cars headed into a forest north of Kingston for the first run of a course that, financially, shouldn’t exist.Continue...

1 grad counselor, 4,000 students

Grad students experiencing mental illness can expect to wait for a session with their school-specific counselor.Continue...

Opposition to Commerce student rankings grows

Terry Zhang, Comm’ 18, says academic rankings are worth a second look.Continue...

Castle's future in question

For almost two years, a series of dismissals, resignations and curriculum changes have rocked the Queen’s Bader International Study Centre (BISC) with scant attention from main campus.Continue...

Low donations won’t hinder goal

While Queen’s Initiative Campaign has raised $551,000,000 for Queen’s, one faculty lags behind.Continue...

Budget cuts divide university

Queen’s custodial staff have continued to cope with layoffs as the University navigates a series of financial woes.Continue...

A new home away from home

Kevin Rush, a former Wilfrid Laurier student, says transferring to Queen’s wasn’t as simple as it sounds.Continue...

Cardiac Gaels: An oral history of the 2011 Queen's women's hockey playoff run

A historic hockey game took place on March 2, 2011, witnessed by just 312 spectators in a university rink.Continue...

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