October 1, 2016

News

Queen’s receives $3.7 million in funding towards cancer research

In a pair of black-gloved hands, on a stark white slide, a tumour stands in technicolor. It’s one of what’s now set to be many at Queen’s, with Thursday’s $3.7 million announcement.Continue...

Senate debates responsibility for lack of racial diversity amongst Queen’s professors

At Senate this week, a response to a letter addressed to the University’s governing body last December, was presented by the Senate EducationContinue...

One year of Smith

This Saturday marks one year since Queen’s School of Business took on its Smith label, after Principal Daniel Woolf announced a $50 million endowment on October 1, 2015 in Goodes Hall.Continue...

Principal Woolf returns from China after partner university’s 70th anniversary

As Queen’s celebrated its 175th anniversary, Jilin University celebrates an anniversary of its own with Principal Daniel Woolf in attendance.Continue...

Second Grocery Checkout location to open in JDUC

A new addition could be coming to the JDUC as early as Homecoming weekend says Student Life Centre Managing Director, Sam Anderson.Continue...

AMS seeks to promote environmentalism to students

From October 2-6, the AMS is set to run their Sustainability Week — designed to celebrate and promote environmentalism through groups on campus, various initiatives and campaigns.Continue...

Dean Woodhouse stepping down

The Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's will be stepping down after her second five year term in office as of June 30, 2017, the University announced on Sept. 27.Continue...

School of Computing to hire first tenure-track professor in 10 years

Max Garcia loves the Denver Broncos, and earlier this year he watched them win the highest accolade in the NFL. For him, that kind of joy isn’t easily topped.Continue...

University demonstrates instability in financial report

On Sept. 23, Queen’s released a draft of its audited consolidated financial statements, summarizing the last fiscal year, which ended April 30, 2016 with a surplus. That draft is set to go before the Board of Trustees for approval on Tuesday.Continue...

AMS appoints new TAPS head manager following training week incident

After this year’s TAPS training week took a turn for the worse, the pub service’s head manager exited her position, and the AMS was left with the task of finding a suitable replacement.Continue...

Tuition rates rising rapidly as tuition cap nears expiry

Canadian tuition costs continue to rise, according to a recent Statistics Canada (StatsCan) report. In Ontario, they’re rising faster — with Queen’s well above the national averages — and the province’s tuition cap has nearly expired.Continue...

Take Back the Night 2016 in photos

On Thursday evening in Confederation Park, the skies threatened to pour, but no amount of rain could silence the voices of a community gathered to “Take Back the Night” from a culture of sexual violence.Continue...

Curtains raised on new musical theatre program

Every day, music echoes through the halls of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. On Thursday though, voices were raised to celebrate a new, multi-institutional program.

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Aboriginal task force campaigns for Indigenous pride

Mid-morning on September 22, Marlene Brant Castellano answered a phone call from The Journal and begun the difficult process of discussing Indigenous affairs in the education sphere, a topic that has often been kept from the public spotlight.Continue...

On-campus break-and-enters produce bizarre thefts

Household burglary in the University District is regrettably commonplace, but in the first month of the fall term, it seems thieves have shifted their focus from students to professors.Continue...

Campus catch-up

It was revealed this week by The Eyeopener, Ryerson’s student paper, that The Ram in the Rye, a Ryerson campus pub, had been serving a vegan quinoa burger that wasn’t actually 100 per cent vegan.Continue...

AMS Assembly addresses TAPS debacle and workplace harassment

Student leaders convene for first official meeting of the yearContinue...

AMS Board reverses Homecoming decision, TAPS manager leaves position

On Sept. 19, the Alma Mater Society Board of Directors reversed a decision they made days before to close the AMS Pub Services (TAPS) during Homecoming and Frost Week due to a social event where a list was provided to staff to complete that included binge-drinking and dangerous activities.Continue...

Whistle-blower Morteza Shirkhanzadeh fired

After 27 years of teaching, an 11-year case and hundreds of letters exchanged with Queen’s administration, Professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh received his final letter from the University administration on Monday announcing his termination.Continue...

TAPS services to be locked for HoCo

For the weeks surrounding Homecoming and Frost Week this year, Queen’s Pub and The Underground will have their doors locked shut, following a hardline decision by the AMS Board of Directors.Continue...

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