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Provost & VP Finance & Administration deliver public budget presentation

In what he called “the spirit of transparency,” Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon delivered a public presentation about the University’s 2017-18 operating budget alongside Vice-President (Finance and Administration) Donna Janiec on Wednesday.Continue...

AMS will submit statement to KATC regarding proposed Uber bylaws

AMS Assembly met on October 4 to approve of multiple budgets throughout various AMS offices and divisions. The AMS executive also received approval to respond to proposed city bylaws regarding Uber regulation in Kingston.Continue...

Contributors of the month

The Journal recognizes outstanding contributing writers for the month of September.Continue...

Queen’s unveils new cardiopulmonary research facility

With $7.7 million provided by the provincial and federal governments, the University unveiled the new Queen’s CardioPulmonary Unit (QCPU) on Oct. 6.Continue...

City of Kingston launches Mayor’s Innovation Challenge

Post-secondary students in Kingston now have the chance to implement their own project during a four-month paid internship with the city through the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge.Continue...

Residence Life makes alterations to residence conduct system

Residence Life has modified their conduct policy and procedures to align with changes made to the Non-Academic Misconduct system last year, leaving Residence Facilitators with diminished authority.Continue...

ASUS petitions for Indigenous land recognition on Queen’s sign

One of campus’ oldest signs could be getting a revamp following the popularity of an online-petition.Continue...

Queen’s students win $125,000 first prize in Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition

After winning $15,000 in this summer’s Dunin-Deshpande pitch competition in Kingston, a team of Queen’s students ventured to Singapore in September to compete at the international level. There, the team earned an additional $125,000 in funding for their company, Spectra Plasmonics.Continue...

Sustainability Week persists following dissolution of Commission of Environmental Affairs

The dissolution of the AMS Commission of Environmental Affairs last school year left many students concerned about the role of sustainability on campus. Months later, Queen’s is celebrating Sustainability Week in the absence of the commission.Continue...

Ontario e-registration voting tool targeted towards students

Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa believes voting in the province has taken a major step towards modernizing with the introduction of an e-registration system.Continue...

Senate Recap: October 3

This Wednesday marked the first Senate meeting of the 2017-18 academic year. At the meeting, senators discussed developments from the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Task Force, the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (PICRDI) and enrollment statistics.Continue...

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Director visits Queen’s

In a visit to campus on Wednesday, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Director Sophie Helpard predicted another productive year of post-secondary education-related policy recommendations.Continue...

Queen’s undecided on status of Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s honorary degree

As Myanmar leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi continues to face widespread condemnation from the international community, conversations are starting regarding the revocation of her awards and distinctions. Currently, Suu Kyi’s honorary degree from Queen’s remains in her possession.Continue...

University establishes Council to monitor diversity and inclusion recommendations

Last week, the University announced the creation of a new council to facilitate the recommendations put forward by the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism Diversity and Inclusion (PICRDI).Continue...

AMS sees five resignations from managerial or higher level this year

In light of five resignations from managerial and higher-level AMS employees, Team JCP maintains the society will continue to operate as usual. However, this trend isn’t new to the AMS, which has seen multiple resignations every year since 2015.Continue...

Campus Catch-Up: September

This September, Canadian universities have been grappling with issues ranging from racial slurs to unruly street parties. The Journal has summarized some of this month’s headlines from student papers across the country.Continue...

University launches new Sexual Violence Prevention and Response webpage

In an effort to make resources and supports more accessible to students, the University has launched a new Sexual Violence Prevention and Response webpage.Continue...

Students struggle living amongst Division Street construction

This May, the City of Kingston began the long process of reconstructing Division Street between Union and Brock Streets. This came as a surprise to many students living in the area who received no prior notice from the City about the project.Continue...

Sexual assault a decisive issue in Uber-KATC dispute

The Kingston Area Taxi Commission (KATC) recently proposed draft bylaws that aim to heavily regulate Uber. The bylaws have heightened conflict between the two organizations, particularly dividing them on the issue of sexual assaults committed by Uber drivers against passengers.Continue...

Queen’s appoints first Director of Indigenous Initiatives

In light of a final report released by Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Task Force in March, Queen’s has created a new position under the Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion) focused on Indigenous initiatives on campus.Continue...

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