July 23, 2016

News

Board of Trustees set to vote on $87.5 million Wellness Centre project

During the July 14 meeting of the Queen’s Board of Trustees, over $100 million in University funds will be discussed — and potentially approved — for major capital projects.Continue...

Barbara Lotan prepared for challenges ahead

Though her role is expansive, Barbara Lotan — Queen’s’ first Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator — says she’s already working hard to do it right.Continue...

Queen’s counters $11.5 million expropriation case claims

In the ongoing expropriation case between Queen’s and one of its medical professors, a second document was acquired by The Journal — in defence of the University.Continue...

Queen’s releases severe allergy report

The Severe Allergy Review Committee, tasked last year with reviewing Queen’s policies and procedures for accommodating students with severe allergies, has released its report with recommendations relating to education, communication, best practices, and emergency response.Continue...

University adopts new academic integrity tool

As of June 9, Queen’s has acquired a new tool to handle concerns around academic honesty, citations and educational integrity — purchasing an institution-wide license for Turnitin.Continue...

Negotiations begin with Queen’s academic assistants

With their collective agreement approaching its expiration date on August 31, academic assistants and Queen’s have begun the negotiation process for a new agreement.Continue...

Two major drug busts this year in University District

As one University District drug case concludes in court, another one begins.Continue...

Professor claims Queen’s owes over $11.5 million for expropriation

In an ongoing Ontario Municipal Board case, a Queen’s professor is accusing the University of taking her properties without proper compensation, with damages in the case exceeding $11.5 million.Continue...

Private company to examine Shirkhanzadeh case amid new allegations

A decade of allegations against Queen’s— for research misconduct, violated academic freedom and institutional non-compliance — are now being investigated by an external body.Continue...

Greg McKellar retires after twenty-seven years of service to student government

All good things must come to an end, eventually — and for decades of AMS leaders, the April 27 retirement of Greg McKellar was just that.Continue...

Queen’s hires Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator

On May 5, Queen’s announced the hiring of its first dedicated Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator – Barbara Lotan.Continue...

Two new inventions released by Human Media Lab

Douglas Library has long been hailed as the “Harry Potter” room on campus: however, the Human Media Lab (HML) just took Queen’s one step further, with moving photographs and magic wands.Continue...

SGPS motion restricting student fees causes concern

At an April meeting of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), a proposed motion on student fee eligibility criteria set off some alarms.Continue...

Dream Courses selected for fall semester

In early April, six professors were granted permission and funding to proceed with their carefully-crafted “Dream Courses”.Continue...

Clockwork confusion strikes Queen’s

As convocation season carries on, the limestone clock tower on Grant Hall strikes 12. And 1:30. And 6:30, and 1:00. None of these times are correct to Kingston.Continue...

Interim Dean appointed for the Faculty of Arts and Science

With the departure of Susan Mumm as the Dean for the Faculty of Arts and Science and the search for a permanent dean beginning, Queen’s announced June 1 that Gordon Smith will serve in the position in the interim.Continue...

Altitude research brings Queen’s student to Mount Everest

For most students, a birthday means throwing a party or going out to a favorite restaurant. For Queen’s PhD candidate Jeremy Walsh, his 30 th birthday was spent watching the sun rise at the base...Continue...

Remembering chemistry professor K.E. (Ken) Russell

When beloved Queen’s Chemistry professor Dr. K.E. (Ken) Russell came to Canada and joined Queen’s in 1954, the university was small — there were only about 2300 students. Over the next few decades, he watched the university grow, and contributed to the school’s development both within the Chemistry department and beyond.Continue...

Breastfeeding-friendly spaces open on campus

Thanks to two Nursing students, mothers on the Queen’s campus now have three new spaces where they can breastfeed.Continue...

Trailer catches fire in University District

Move-out week can be a stressful time for students, but for five Queen’s students, their Sunday included a trailer fire.Continue...

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