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“Rethink The Drink” event discusses binge drinking

Stopping at the JDUC on Wednesday to discuss binge drinking on university campuses, the cross-Canadian “Rethink the Drink” tour encouraged students to challenge the drinking culture at Queen’s.Continue...

P&CC Head Manager resigns

Samantha Lall, Head Manager of P&CC, tendered her resignation early Thursday morning, marking the second year in a row the P&CC Head Manager has resigned.Continue...

Politics professor awarded professorship in Stockholm

Queen’s Professor Margaret Moore was awarded a visiting professorship at Stockholm University earlier this week, set to begin next July.Continue...

University launches new Exam Bank database

The University Exam Bank database has been revamped and released, and will be getting a new counterpart – a Syllabus Bank – later this fall.Continue...

Watson Hall unveils first campus LINQ space

For English professor Shelley King, it’s rare that she gets to see “a ghost or glimmer of an idea actually being enacted” at Queen’s. This changed for her on Tuesday with the unveiling of the first campus Library Information Network at Queen’s (LINQ) Library in Watson Hall.Continue...

AMS Executive accused of censoring student voices regarding Bikes and Boards closure

The first AMS Assembly of the 2017-18 school year began on Thursday with criticism against the AMS executive for their response to the closure of Bikes and Boards and continued with ratifying Vice-President (Operations) Chelsea Hollidge, who replaced Brian McKay following his resignation last month.Continue...

Four Queen’s students receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Since 2011, the Schulich Leader scholarship program has provided 270 high school graduates with scholarships valued at up to $100,000. This year, Queen’s had four students who were named Schulich Leaders.Continue...

Society for Conservation Biology celebrates opening of bee garden

The Society for Conservation Biology held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to introduce the university’s first-ever bee garden.Continue...

Take Back the Night in photos

Take Back the Night is an event and non-profit organization committed to ending sexual, relationship and domestic violence internationally. Hundreds of events are held in over 30 countries annually – this Thursday, Kingstonians gathered at Confederation Basin to support the organization.Continue...

Queen’s, University of Gondar and Mastercard Foundation celebrate partnership

While most go to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre to celebrate art, guests gathered there this Wednesday to celebrate the collaboration between Queen’s and the University of Gondar. Upon arriving, guests were met with the sound of bagpipes and the scent of fresh Ethiopian coffee.Continue...

Queen’s student volunteers as medical responder in Israel

After spending the summer as a volunteer medical responder in Israel, Queen’s biochemistry student Jesse Wolfsohn knew there was nothing else he’d rather be doing.Continue...

School of Graduate Studies hosts second annual post-doctoral research showcase

The School of Graduate Studies held their second annual reception on Wednesday to showcase current post-doctoral research efforts from a diverse array of departments and scholars.Continue...

News in Brief

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Richard Reznick was presented with the Medical Council of Canada’s 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award in the Evaluation of Clinical Competence.Continue...

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...

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