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Queen’s International Affairs Association saw three high-level terminations for sexual harassment last year

According to several former Queen’s International Affairs Association (QIAA) Core Executives, the club experienced three terminations based on allegations of sexual harassment in 2016-2017.Continue...

Barriers abound for students accessing mental health care on campus

Home to Student Wellness Services, the La Salle building sits at the very bottom of Queen’s campus, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of student life.

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The future of student life spaces at Queen’s

Despite being the home of many student services such as the P&CC, The Brew, Tricolour Outlet and Queen’s Pub, the JDUC has never truly acted as a hub for student life on campus.Continue...

A religious cult makes Kingston its home

In the shadow of a new multi-story student housing development on Princess St., a seemingly-innocuous local restaurant sprung up in the summer of 2016.

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The forgotten legacies of Queen’s Black medical students

In 1918, the Queen’s Faculty of Medicine implemented a ban on the admittance of Black students. Although some completed their education at Queen’s, a number of students at the time were forced to find new schools.Continue...

The life and times of Alfie Pierce

While the social climate on Queen’s campus continually evolves, the life story of Kingston’s Alfie Pierce captures a snapshot of the University’s problematic past with the Black community.Continue...

Featurette: The forgotten impact of George Masoud on Kingston

Between 1901 and 1911 was the biggest wave of immigrants in Canadian history. Among them was George Masoud.Continue...

Rap provides outlet for students on campus

At Queen’s, the rap and hip-hop scene has created a platform for students to discuss their university experience, specifically from the perspective of racialized students.

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Queen’s medical school’s prejudicial past

Although Queen’s was one of the first schools in Canada to accept women into their medical school, they were also the first to systemically expel them.

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What happens when you can’t afford to be a student?

Last year, the Ontario Students Assistance Program (OSAP) helped 384,000 Ontario residents access their post-secondary education. But when many of these students leave school, OSAP payments will become a serious financial responsibility.Continue...

Featurette: Looking back at the AMS

The Alma Mater Society here at Queen’s is the oldest student association in Canada and has been the primary institution of student government at Queen’s since its founding.Continue...

Workhouse to Welfare

If you walk past 305 Earl Street today, you would see an old, grey brick house with the occasional piece of litter on the lawn. While it’s no different from any other home you’d walk past in the University District, it’s a far cry from what it was 160 years ago.Continue...

Invisible barriers to international exchange

As 10,678 Arts and Science students begin their semester in Kingston every year, around 600 of their classmates prepare to complete an international exchange at one of Queen’s partner universities from around the globe.Continue...

Reality for a residence don

The Residence Dons at Queen’s University play a vital role in the residence experience of many first-year students.Continue...

Left behind: The experiences of male sexual assault victims & survivors at Queen’s

On a chilly fall night in 2015, Mason* and his housemates hosted a party that started out like any other.

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Drug use on campus persists

Illicit drug use among university students might be more common than our parents would like to think.

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USAT revision process has a long way to go

With the end of the semester in sight, students and faculty alike are preparing for the annual 15 minutes of class time where the students do the evaluating.Continue...

The risks and rewards of being a varsity athlete

Being a varsity athlete at a Canadian university often comes with a lifestyle filled with sacrifice.Continue...

Students navigate pregnancy at Queen’s

Starting a family, experiencing a miscarriage or getting an abortion are stressful and exhausting experiences for a woman at any stage of her life — but especially so for a young university student.Continue...

Featurette: When royalty came to campus

Since Queen Victoria signed the Royal Charter for ‘Queen’s College at Kingston’ 175 years ago, the campus has been host to royal guests on nearly 20 different occasions.Continue...

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