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19-year-old man arrested after three women sexually assaulted on Queen’s campus

A 19-year-old man was arrested by Kingston Police on Dec. 5 after he sexually assaulted three women within the span of 10 minutes. In a Dec. 6 news release, police said all assaults occurred on Queen’s campus and targeted women between 18 and 24 years old.

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Royal Military College cited by Auditor General for inefficiency

Released on Nov. 21, a report by Canada’s Auditor General Michael Ferguson has revealed serious fiscal and performative issues at Kingston’s Royal Military College.Continue...

Queen’s alum recognized by United Nations

On Nov. 28, The Equality Effect CEO and Queen’s alum Fiona Sampson celebrated her organization’s historic United Nations (UN) recognition at a Toronto reception.Continue...

Queen’s grad named Rhodes Scholar

On Nov. 18, Iain Sander learned he became the second Queen’s student in as many years to be named a Rhodes Scholar.Continue...

Nov. 28 Senate meeting recap

Following Principal Daniel Woolf’s announcement to withdraw from his campaign to be reappointed for a third term as Principal, the Nov. 28 Senate meeting saw updates from several working groups and task forces.Continue...

Four Directions Aboriginal Centre welcomes new Cultural Counsellor

On Nov. 13, Vernon Altiman (Mishiikenh) started his first day as Four Directions Aboriginal Centre’s new Cultural Counsellor. Altiman’s appointment fulfills a four-month vacancy for the position, previously called Elder in Residence.

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Kingston City Council considering ‘nuisance party’ bylaw

Public consultations were held at City Hall on Monday to gather input from the community on a potential ‘nuisance party’ bylaw. After the consultation process, the Kingston City Council hopes to have a draft Nuisance Party Bylaw for consideration in early 2018.Continue...

Queen’s PhD student receives award for cancer research

When Caitlin Miron arrived in France for an internship in 2015 with a collection of biochemical compounds in hand, she wasn’t sure where her work would lead. Two years later, she’s one of seven PhD students to be recognized by Mitacs for her outstanding cancer research.Continue...

ASUS Orientation to partner with Canadian Cancer Society

After partnering with Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser for 13 years, ASUS has ended its relationship with the cystic fibrosis charity Shinerama.Continue...

Principal Woolf no longer seeking third term

Principal Daniel Woolf told the Joint Board/Senate Committee on Tuesday of his plans to withdraw from consideration for a third term as Principal of Queen’s University.Continue...

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin visits Queen’s

Queen’s Law hosted Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Beverley McLachlin in Wallace Hall on Nov. 20 as part of the ongoing Principal’s Forum Speaker Series.Continue...

Sexual Violence Awareness Week aimed to recognize experiences of survivors

This past week, the AMS Social Issues Commission facilitated Sexual Violence Awareness Week in an effort to provide a “brief glimpse at the essential dialogues that fuel sexual violence prevention and response on our campus,” according to their event page.Continue...

Queen’s Native Students Association responds to report on Indigenous students

Although the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance released a policy paper on Nov. 9, many Indigenous members of the Queen’s community feel the report missed the mark.Continue...

AMS collaborates with University to introduce Black History Month Grant

Available for the first time this year through the AMS Social Issues Commission, the Black History Month Grant is available to black student groups on campus upon application. Created in October, the purpose of the money is to provide tangible support for Black History Month programming on campus.Continue...

ArtSci introduces Masters of Philosophy in English Literature program

As of fall 2018, the University will offer a new two-year Masters of Philosophy in English Literature program. It will provide students with guaranteed entry into a PhD in the same field.Continue...

Queen’s Park catch-up: Ontario government updates

Last week, provincial lawmakers were busy debating legislation to end the five-week Ontario colleges strike. This week, Kathleen Wynne’s government enacted plans to raise the minimum wage to $15, as revised labour legislation passed Wednesday.Continue...

Queen’s students win gold medal for research in synthetic biology

The Queen’s Genetically Engineered Machine (QGEM)Team won a gold medal on Nov. 9 for their summer research project focused on developing synthetic biology to tackle arctic oil spills.Continue...

AMS Executive calls town hall meeting to gather input for JDUC redesign project

Students were invited to gather in the lower ceilidh of the JDUC on Nov. 20 to provide the AMS Executive team with suggestions for the redevelopment of the Student Life Centre, tentatively scheduled to begin in 2019.Continue...

Queen’s looking to sell women’s penitentiary

After purchasing the former Prison for Women located at 40 Sir John A. MacDonald Boulevard in 2008, Queen’s has announced that it’s going to market.Continue...

Queen’s grants degree to former engineering student 70 years later

Seventy years had passed since Bruce Jameson attended Queen’s when he returned to campus this fall. He arrived for his convocation ceremony, where he was officially granted his degree in engineering chemistry alongside the Class of 2017.Continue...

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