January 22, 2017

News

AMS website infected with virus

On Jan. 18, an anonymous hack originating in the Ukraine was successful in infecting virus information into the Alma Mater Society website, at myams.org.Continue...

SGPS to forgo signing of non-academic misconduct agency agreement

After pushing off signing an agency agreement — which would allow the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) to execute their jurisdiction over non-academic misconduct cases — in favour of an internal review, the society has decided to forgo signing for the foreseeable future.Continue...

Queen’s unveils renewed nano-tech labratory

A short drive north of campus, Queen’s Innovation Park houses facilities for research and development. On Jan. 19, in a media-focused tour, they revealed a revamp and rebrand for their nano-technology lab.Continue...

Professor diagnosed with breast cancer seeks specialized treatment

In the 19 months since her dear friend Allison — known to Queen’s Art History department as Professor Sherman — was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer, Jill Weinreich has rallied the Queen’s community together through a Giveforward platform, to fund Sherman’s fight for her life.Continue...

AMS Assembly Recap Jan. 19

Assembly weighs two options for Fall Term Break layoutContinue...

Queen’s Senate vacancies posted

On Jan. 16, an email was sent out to the Queen’s student body from the office of the Associate Secretary of the University, outlining new vacancies on Senate committees.Continue...

Updated: AMS executive disband Commission on Environmental Affairs

A motion to dissolve the Commission of Environmental Affairs was passed during AMS Assembly on Jan. 19.Continue...

Introducing the first tenure-track computing professor in 10 years

As the first tenure-track professor hired into the School of Computing this decade, Farhana Zulkernine’s appointment has been a long time coming.Continue...

New AMS committee to tackle institutional racism head-on

“If you look at the reports that have been produced throughout the years, there’s definitely work to be done,” AMS Social Issues Commissioner Lea Keren said.Continue...

ASUS Academics Commission to launch Indigenous research journal

In an effort to address “holes” in the way ASUS serves students, ASUS Academics Commissioner Mitch Thibault, ArtSci ’17, has formally launched an undergraduate Indigenous Studies research journal.Continue...

Campus Catch-Up

Indigenous professor on UBC sexual assault committee resigns due to reinstated keynote speakerContinue...

Justin Trudeau holds Q&A in Kingston as part of cross-country tour

When Justin Trudeau walked into Kingston City Hall on Thursday Jan. 12 under a gold-tinted spotlight, a media flurry followed his every move. But before the glitz, while the Prime Minister’s aides hurriedly set up for his appearance, one of their stories set the tone for the afternoon’s discussion.Continue...

Winter break news roundup

While campus saw a mass exodus for winter break, the University, Kingston Police and national funding groups chugged along with new developments.Continue...

Palmeri first to serve three terms as Nursing Science Society President

When Alexandra Palmeri took office for her second term as Nursing Science Society (NSS) President last January, she accepted the fact that she would have to retire in 2017.Continue...

Queen’s 2015-16 Annual Report casts sunny lens on last academic year

Queen’s recently released its annual report outlining its 2015-16 academic year, which cast a predominant focus on the successes experienced by the institution.Continue...

New space to increase grad student interaction

Any graduate students who have ever had to compete against undergrads for a seat in Stauffer Library will be happy to hear that a new study space is about to open, reserved solely for them.Continue...

Elections Preview: AMS Executive and Undergraduate Student Trustee Candidates

On Jan. 10, hopefuls for four roles met at an All-Candidates Meeting. These seven candidates are awaiting verification during a Jan. 19 AMS Assembly before campaigns can begin.Continue...

Decision to cancel all TAPS socials for the year reversed

On Dec. 4, The AMS Pub Services (TAPS) ended a tumultuous semester for their service on a high note — with a reversal of a previous AMS Board decision, which cancelled any socials for the year, and what Vice President (Operations) Dave Walker called a “well-deserved” afternoon.Continue...

Board of Trustees addresses racism, strategic framework and student needs

On Friday, Dec. 2 the Queen’s Board of Trustee’s commenced their quarterly meeting in Richardson Hall with an address from Principal Daniel Woolf on the issues of racism facing campus in recent weeks.Continue...

Dec. 1 AMS Assembly recap

During a contentious three-hour meeting of AMS assembly, which included a debate over altering the restrictions placed on Speaker Palmer Lockridge, several other new policies were discussed.Continue...

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