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LCBO announces Kingston as one of 14 cities to have first legal marijuana shop

By July 1, 2018, Kingston will be one of the first cities in Ontario to open a recreational marijuana dispensary.

On Nov. 3, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), which will manage...Continue...

Exiled hotdog vendor Scott Hallman reaches a compromise with Hospitality Services

On Oct. 14, hot dog and sausage vendor Scott Hallman was notified by Hospitality Services that he would no longer be able to operate at the Queen’s Farmers Market as he had done for nearly six years prior. After a petition calling for his reinstatement reached over 1200 signatures, Hallman announced he had reached a compromise with Queen’s Hospitality Services.

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Roberta Bondar delivers lecture on human health & space at Queen’s

In 1992, Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman to enter space. While the experience was undoubtedly incredible, Bondar told a group of Queen’s students her return to earth wasn’t easy.Continue...

I Love First Peoples organization holds shoebox charity drive

Starting this month, Canada’s I Love First Peoples (ILFP) Kingston chapter is accepting gift-filled shoebox donations for Indigenous youth.Continue...

Engineering students develop bicycle for teen with cerebral palsy

Because of her cerebral palsy, Napanee teenager Janessa Gerhardt was never able to find a bicycle suited to her limited range of motion. Thanks to engineering professor Claire Davies and a group of her students, Gerhardt now bikes several kilometres everyday.Continue...

VIA Rail announces more departures between Toronto and Kingston

According to an Oct. 30 announcement, VIA Rail plans to increase the amount of trains running between Toronto and Kingston effective Nov. 5.Continue...

Collective bargaining resumes in Ontario colleges province-wide strike

In a news release on Wednesday, David Scott from the College Employer Council said the negotiations regarding the current Ontario Colleges strike will resume Thursday, Nov. 2.Continue...

Oct. 31 Senate recap

Queen’s Senate met on Oct. 31 to discuss the climate of the University following ongoing concerns with street parties and conclusions drawn from the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity and Inclusion.Continue...

AMS Assembly creates new PIP judicial appeals process

On Nov. 2, AMS Assembly debated and passed a motion to create a new judicial appeals board for internal AMS policy infractions called the Policy Infringement Protocol Appeals Board.Continue...

Queen’s start-up admitted into Canada’s Top Software Technology Accelerator

Co-founded by a group of Queen’s students and alumni, PropertySpark has been admitted into Canada’s Top Software Technology Accelerator, L-Spark.Continue...

Society for Conservation Biology to hold sustainability seminar with United Nations

The Society for Conservation Biology Kingston Chapter will join forces with the United Nations Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) on Nov. 16 to provide students with valuable skills in sustainability leadership.Continue...

2017 AMS Fall Referendum fee results released

The AMS has released the 2017 Fall Referendum results. Voter turnout, according to the AMS, increased by approximately 4.9 per cent from last year.Continue...

“Racist party” organizers attempt to revive event despite condemnation from community

Last November, photos of a party at Queen’s garnered national media attention for its display of offensive cultural costumes, earning itself the label “racist party.” Last week, the organizers attempted to restore a similar party for another year.Continue...

‘Appreciation not appropriation’ campaign launches

With students starting to plan their Halloween costumes, two groups on campus have begun a conversation surrounding cultural appropriation.Continue...

Peer Support Centre reaches new heights with recent expansion

To address a spike in visits from students over the past year, the Peer Support Centre has expanded significantly to include additional physical space and increased staff and volunteers.Continue...

Queen’s sees significant rise in international students this academic year

In the first Board of Trustees meeting of this school year, Principal Daniel Woolf pointed to a substantial increase in the amount of international students studying at Queen’s.Continue...

Hospitality Services hires dietitian for student counselling

Even though she only started in early October, newly-registered dietitian Jessica Bertrand says she’s already found her “dream job” at Queen’s.Continue...

QICSI 2016 winners venture to China for accelerator program

Last summer, the student start-up RockMass Technologies took home a grand prize of $30,000 from the Queen’s Innovation Connector Summer Initiative (QICSI) Venture Pitch Competition. Over one year after their victory, the team has travelled to Shenzhen to further develop their business.Continue...

First student graduates from international dual master’s program

Mandated in 2014, the partnership between Queen’s University and the University of Stuttgart in Germany has seen its first graduate from its dual master’s program.Continue...

Chancellor launches new bursary for Indigenous students

In an effort to offer financial and educational support to Indigenous students, Chancellor Jim Leech has set up a $15,000 need-based bursary for Indigenous students.Continue...

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