April 30, 2017

News

Keren and Prescott resign

After 72 hours of fervor over a decision by the incoming AMS Assembly to elect Alexander Prescott as their Speaker, both Prescott and Commissioner of Social Issues Lea Keren tendered their resignations to the AMS on Wednesday.Continue...

University District draft report released

In the wake of the AMS’ inaugural University District Summit in February, a first draft report detailing the findings, identified problems and proposed solutions was released on March 31.Continue...

Top earners at Queen's named on annual Sunshine list

Since 2012, Professor and Director of the School of Medicine, Richard Reznick has remained one of the two highest-paid public employees at Queen’s.Continue...

QUCA chooses to endorse Maxime Bernier for Conservative leadership

“Kevin O’Leary is saying ‘I will be able to beat Justin Trudeau’, but it could be tough for him to have the support of Quebecers"Continue...

Four year collective agreement for postdocs at Queen’s ratified

Ten months of negotiating and one strike later, Queen’s postdoctoral scholars, also known as postdocs, ratified their new collective agreement with the University on April 3.Continue...

Team JBP issues statement cancelling Emergency Assembly

Less than 20 minutes after issuing a public statement cancelling an Emergency Assembly meeting set for Tuesday evening — intended to facilitate a discussion and re-vote for the Speaker role given to Alexander Prescott days prior — President-elect Jenn Li and Vice President (Operations)-elect Brian MacKay addressed the turnaround in an interview with The Journal.Continue...

Prescott elected AMS Speaker, Special Assembly called amid backlash

In a repetition of a debate that rocked student governance back in 2013, a decision by the incoming AMS Assembly to vote in Alexander Prescott as Speaker led to chaos within 24 hours, culminating in the calling of a Special Assembly Tuesday night to call a new vote.Continue...

Before the demolition

In September 2016, the university began demolition on the Physical Education Centre (PEC).Continue...

LWT’s final Assembly drags on in debate over Student Activity Fee Policy

In the last Assembly for this year’s AMS executives, Tyler Lively, president, and Dave Walker, vice-president (Operations), faced accusations of being “out of touch” with students, after proposing a motion regarding changes to the Student Activity Fee Policy.Continue...

Assembly votes on Isabel space grant and OUSA renewal

Before proposed changes to the Student Activity Fee Policy triggered a period of pointed questioning directed at Team LWT, this year’s final AMS Assembly approved structural changes to Non-Academic Misconduct policy and agreed to renew the University’s membership with Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA).Continue...

Small but supportive turn out for CPC hopeful Chris Alexander campus talk

Kevin O’Leary’s talk at Queen’s filled Grant Hall, even the balconies, with approximately 1000 people. On Tuesday, his opponent Chris Alexander’s brought out only 24 people, competing with a squeaky air conditioner in Room 3 in Macdonald Hall to be heard.Continue...

Research assistants join PSAC Local 901

After two years of campaigning for unionisation and attending hearings to prove their job status, research assistants at Queen’s have won the right to unionise effective Feb. 16, 2017.Continue...

News in Brief

Queen’s approves revisions to travel reimbursement and expense policy

Effective March 20, Queen’s has revised its policy around university-related business travel.

The existing Queen’s...Continue...

At Conservative candidate events, Kellie Leitch met with protests while Lisa Raitt sees small turnout

With the Conservative Party leadership race ongoing, Queen’s University Conservative Association (QUCA) hosted two more candidates this week — following Kevin O’Leary and Michael Chong in past weeks — that sparked more protests on campus.Continue...

Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force reveals final report

On Tuesday night the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Task Force revealed their final report titled “Extending the Rafters” at a special reception held by the University.Continue...

Commando training for business students raises alarms from outsiders, defended from inside

The CBC called them “soldiers of fortune.” The Smith School of Business called it a “resiliency challenge.” Observers from the Queen’s student and faculty community have called it hazing.Continue...

Revised agreement to internalize University’s technology transfer services

A motion passed at the March 3 Board of Trustees meeting will allow for the internalization of the University’s technology transfer services, meaning Queen’s will now have the right to negotiate license agreements with third parties related to new university technologies and inventions.Continue...

Provost Bacon brings lively approach to budgeting prior to TRC discussion

While “budget presentation” doesn’t normally inspire a lively attitude, Provost Antoine-Benoit Bacon demonstrated an abundance of enthusiasm during the March 21 meeting of Senate.Continue...

PSC re-opens after three-day closure

After a three-day hiatus, the AMS Peer Support Centre (PSC) re-opened its doors on Monday at a reasonable temperature for operations.Continue...

Debunked bomb threats made downtown on St. Patrick’s Day

Amid the yearly spike in calls and complaints to Kingston Police on St. Patrick’s Day this year, two unsubstantiated bomb threats were made involving establishments in the downtown core of Kingston.Continue...

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