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Incoming AMS Executive Council transitions in

On the night of Feb. 12, Team JBP made the calls to hire their executive council — the 13 commissioners and directors operating beneath them.Continue...

Volume 145 Editor in Chief elected

At approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, it was announced that Joseph Cattana had been successfully voted in as the incoming Editor in Chief for Volume 145 (2017-18) of The Queen’s Journal.Continue...

Queen’s Chancellor appointed Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Canada Infrastructure Bank

This Friday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced the appointment of Queen’s Chancellor Jim Leech, MBA ’73, to the position of Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on the Canada Infrastructure Bank.Continue...

Law students support refugees in light of U.S. visa ban

In the wake of the recent United States executive order on immigration, Queen’s Law Refugee Support Program (QLRSP) has penned over 100 letters to the Canadian government in support of taking action.Continue...

Executive candidates debate, members vote on motions regarding accountability and accessibility

The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) held their Winter General Meeting in Mac-Corry this Wednesday evening, at which all six uncontested executive candidates running in the upcoming election had a chance to discuss their platforms.Continue...

Less popular Fall Break option among students to be recommended by task force

On Feb. 15 members of AMS Assembly convened in Dunning Hall for a meeting with sparse discussion, beginning with the ratification of incoming commissioners and directors, later leading into a twist announcement regarding Fall Term Break.Continue...

Queen’s names 2017 honorary degree recipients

In the 2017 slate of honorary Queen’s degree recipients released Tuesday, the University harks back to the successes of 2015 — naming Nobel Prize winner Arthur McDonald and Smith School of Business benefactor Stephen J.R. Smith among honourees.Continue...

University District Summit highlights future development challenges

In a new initiative by AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner (MAC) Francis Campbell, this Saturday’s University District Summit brought together students, permanent residents, University staff and landlords to discuss the most pressing development and integration issues in Kingston.Continue...

Earth Centre taken to constitutional interpretation

The AMS Judicial Committee gathered on Feb. 12 in the AMS Boardroom for a public hearing to bring the Earth Centre’s status to judicial review, by request of Earth Centre staff.Continue...

AMS Executive Council hiring announced

On Feb. 13, Team JBP — AMS President elect Jenn Li, Vice President (Operations)-elect Brian MacKay and Vice President (University Affairs)-elect Palmer Lockridge — announced their newly hired Directors and Commissioners.Continue...

Queen’s to help students and researchers affected by U.S. visa ban

Two weeks after a promise was made by Principal Daniel Woolf, Queen’s has released its list of tangible actions taken in response to the United States Executive Order signed on Jan. 27, barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from the United States.Continue...

Former SGPS VP Asfar brings attention to “hidden” CFS bank account

A post to the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) Facebook page on Monday — from former Vice President (Professional) Mark Asfar — raised alarms about a “hidden” bank account of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) allegedly containing half a million dollars.Continue...

Tricolour award winners announced

On Monday Jan. 30, the five students to receive the Tricolour award were announced.Continue...

Forbes names Queen's as best Canadian Employer

On Feb. 8, Forbes published their annual rankings of Canada’s Best Employers. In a drastic ascend from 17th last year, Queen’s topped the list at number one.Continue...

Academic assistants reach tentative agreement with University

On Feb. 2, late in the evening, Queen’s administration reached a tentative collective agreement with its academic assistants through United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010, Unit 01.Continue...

AMS executive-in-waiting

When Team JBP walked into The Journal’s office on Monday evening, they arrived a relaxed version of their campaign selves. Gone were matching shades of blue and business-casual, replaced with matching grey sweatshirts they swore were accidental.Continue...

Petition launched to repeal dissolving of CEA

On Feb. 3, a petition to reverse the AMS dissolution of the Commission on Environmental Affairs (CEA) went live online, but, according to AMS President Tyler Lively, it won’t change anything.Continue...

Kingston Police report domestic abuse occurred in library, police seen at Stauffer on Sunday evening

On Sunday Feb. 5, at around 3:30 p.m. Kingston Police were noticed in Stauffer Library talking to library patrons.Continue...

Panel discusses Trump and the “Rise of Authoritarianism”

At the Sydenham Street United Church on Thursday night, a large crowd of seniors, young parents and students gathered underneath rainbow yarn that had been strung across the ceiling.Continue...

Senate meeting discusses US immigration order, internal grants and senate-board communications

On Tuesday, the University Senate’s first meeting of 2017 began quietly.Continue...

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