August 31, 2016

News

Queen’s suspends professor for a month after insubordination investigation

On June 29, Queen’s administration sent a letter to engineering Professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh, asking him not to attend work or perform duties for a month. It’s the third time in a year he’s been suspended without pay.Continue...

Accessibility audit data to be compiled for winter report

The results of a two-year accessibility audit of campus spaces will be released soon, as the data collection portion of the process is projected for completion by the third week of August.Continue...

$2,700 of Cocaine and Ecstasy seized in University District bust

On July 13, a 23-year-old man was arrested in the University District after Drug Enforcement Unit officers found cocaine and ecstasy in his home.Continue...

KGH and Hotel Dieu integration to have minimal impact on medical school

June 28 saw a historic merger between two local hospitals: Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital.Continue...

New multi-purpose building added to University District

Construction is underway on a multi-purpose development on the corner of University Avenue and William Street, planned and approved by the City last year.Continue...

Changes made to Queen’s harassment and discrimination policy, consultation moves forward for sexual assault policy

Following changes to provincial legislation, Queen’s has drafted an update to its existing workplace harassment and discrimination policy, which will be open to feedback until August 10 at 4 p.m.Continue...

Queen’s professor honoured with Order of Canada

On Canada Day this year, Professor John McGarry wore a small lapel pin, emblazoned with a snowflake and a Canadian flag, to a friend’s barbeque. Only recipients of the nation’s highest honour may wear one, yet “nobody noticed the pin at all” the professor joked.Continue...

JDUC revitalization set for completion by Orientation Week

Construction has been underway on the $1.2-million JDUC revitalization project since January. Now, according to Student Life Centre Managing Director Sam Anderson, the end is in sight.Continue...

Queen’s 90th Homecoming does away with famed half-time parade

2016 will mark the 90th anniversary of Queen’s University Homecoming. Along with the newly completed Richardson Stadium, there will be more changes on the horizon for both current students and returning alumni.Continue...

Former Queen’s student featured in an episode of Game of Thrones

In 60 seconds of fame, former Queen’s student and comedian, Steve Love, gets a finger in his backside, then beheaded, for the eighth episode of the most recent season of Game of Thrones.Continue...

Brady Faroldi leaves a legacy in lessons

Brady Faroldi might not have been able to walk across the stage at his graduation from Queen’s Faculty of Education, but he left a lesson nonetheless, on how to leave a real impact in only 23 years.Continue...

Students, staff and faculty raise thousands of dollars in memory of late professor

In wake of Professor Roger Browse’s death, Zac Baum, ArtSci ’17, decided to set up a Tilt page to collect funds in his memory from students and alumni. The funds will be used to purchase a bench in Browse’s name.Continue...

Sister Anna remembers 100 years of life

As Sister Anna Moran celebrates 100 years of life, she also celebrates the stories and memories that accompany them — stories set in Kingston, and for over a decade, at Queen’s.Continue...

Board of Trustees approves over $100 million in capital projects, conditionally

On July 14, the Queen’s Board of Trustees approved two major capital projects — totaling over $100 million — provided that the funding can be secured before their respective construction begins.Continue...

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...

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