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Drafted bylaws could up-end Uber’s Kingston operation

The Kingston Area Taxi Commission (KATC) held a meeting on Wednesday to continue the review of recently drafted bylaws that could disrupt the operations of ridesharing companies like Uber in Kingston.Continue...

Two Queen’s researchers named to Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Two Queen’s researchers, Katherine McKittrick and Karen Yeates, have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada and elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists program.Continue...

Q&A with Kingston & the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala

Liberal MPP Sophie Kiwala (Kingston & the Islands) sat down with The Journal for a Q&A about the Ontario government’s many recent policy endeavours.Continue...

Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training Program has successful week of training

After expansion and additional hiring, the Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training Program received a positive reception to training throughout Orientation Week.Continue...

News in Brief

Catch up on what's happening on campus in brief — from Principal Woolf seeking reappointment to new debit machines at food vendors on campus.Continue...

AMS and administration visit Queen’s Park

On Monday, several Queen’s students and administrators travelled to Queen’s Park in Toronto to speak with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs).Continue...

Queen’s student launches app to buy and sell home-cooked meals

After eating frozen food constantly during his undergrad, Nick Amaral finally got fed up. From his frustration, Kouzina was born — an app that allows users to buy and sell home-cooked meals.Continue...

Several Con-Ed Teaches de-leadered prior to Orientation Week

Prior to the start of 2017 Orientation Week, several Concurrent Education faculty orientation leaders were de-leadered due to their alleged participation in a ‘hickey party.’ The tradition, practiced annually by Teaches, was brought to the attention of the Senate Orientation Activities Review Board (SOARB) last year.Continue...

6,000 Kingston students receiving free tuition this year with new OSAP

This year more than 6,000 postsecondary students in Kingston received free tuition through new changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), according to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.Continue...

New Dean of Arts and Science begins five-year term at Queen’s

Feminist scholar and multidisciplinary researcher Barbara Crow was appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science in December 2016. Her term, which began in July, brings a fresh start for both herself and the faculty.Continue...

Orientation Week in photos

Two FRECS (Engineering frosh leaders) sporting their “EngCut” hairstyles.

Two ArtSci frosh getting messy during Frosh Olympics.

Engineering frosh...Continue...

Students flood University Ave for fourth move-in day in a row

For the last four years, Queen’s students have been dangerously crowding University Avenue on the night of move-in day, much to the concern of members of the University and Kingston community.Continue...

Queen's receives $14.8 million in research funding from NSERC

On September 8, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced its funding allotments for 2017, from which Queen’s received a cumulative $14,808,621 million for over 70 researchers.Continue...

“Daughter Drop off” sign sparks small protest outside of Brock St. House

One day after Queen's welcomed the Class of 2021, a group of individuals chose to protest a contenious sign hung outside a Brock Street home from September 3.Continue...

AMS summer in review

With the newly appointed Vice-President (Operations) Chelsea Hollidge on board, AMS executive Team JCP is gearing up for the start of the school year. The team is entering the year with significant progress made on some of their platform points, while others have proven more difficult to advance.Continue...

Queen’s medicine student chosen to join Canada C3 Expedition

While most students look forward to the summer heat, one Queen’s medical student spent his July in the chilly northern-Canadian landscape.Continue...

Vancouver-based rideshare start-up looks to break into Ontario, Quebec markets

While most ride-sharing ventures focus on short-distance trips, one start-up has come to Kingston to change the nature of the business.Continue...

Queen’s Innovation Connector Summer Initiative start-ups win funding at pitch competition

For the past six years, Queen’s Innovative Connector Summer Initiative (QICSI) has provided paid internships for Queen’s students to pursue start-up companies and business ventures.Continue...

Shared Perspectives publication summarizes progress in Canadian students’ mental health

On August 1, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations released Shared Perspectives, a report that discusses recent advancements in student mental health services across the country.Continue...

Queen’s student avoids sexual assault charge, convicted of common assault

On August 25, Queen’s student Chance Macdonald was sentenced to two years’ probation along with 88 days of intermittent jail time on weekends for assaulting a 16-year old victim 22 months ago.Continue...

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