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Nursing students’ initiative supports parents on campus

Over the course of two years, Queen’s University Child Friendly Campus has expanded their three breastfeeding rooms on campus into a broader initiative to make Queen’s a parent-friendly environment.Continue...

New bike sharing initiative brings 100 bikes to Kingston

In an effort to reduce the university’s carbon footprint, Queen’s and Kingston have partnered with the Toronto bike-sharing company Dropbike.Continue...

Queen’s grad supporting female programmers in Kingston

When Queen’s graduate Melissa Mangos attended the Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing conference in January 2016, she noticed a lack of initiatives available for female computer programmers in Kingston. To remedy the lack of female involvement, Sudo was born four months later.Continue...

Incoming student earns RBC Students Leading Change scholarship

“I remember doing the application and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll never get this.’”Continue...

AMS Director of Clubs resigns three months into term

In a July 21 email to all staff, Vice-President (University Affairs) Palmer Lockridge announced that Director of Clubs Emmy Vassos will be resigning from her position, effective July 31.Continue...

Annual Kingston Pride Parade sees remarkable turnout

Nearly 1,000 Kingston residents marched down Princess Street in support of the local LGBTQ community on June 17 for the city’s 28th annual Pride Parade.Continue...

Queen’s graduate delivers her final anti-racism protest at convocation

As Evelyna Ekoko-Kay walked across the stage of Grant Hall during her graduation in June, she yelled “racism can’t wait” for one last time in front of the convocation audience. Upon accepting her degree, Ekoko-Kay revealed to the auditorium a shirt underneath her gown that read: “Barry + Henry + DARE + DET + Woolf…? #175yearsofracism.”Continue...

Politics students providing Insight on refugees

Very rarely do group projects in class become something students continue to work on after it’s due. For a group of political studies students, one assignment has gone from an idea to a reality.Continue...

Bystander Intervention Training Program set to expand this year

Since its inception in 2015, the Bystander Intervention training program has grown and thrived on campus. Under the leadership of Lea Keren, the program is set to expand even further.Continue...

David Walker receives Padre Laverty Award for contributions

On June 1st, the Queen’s University Alumni Association awarded David Walker with its highest honour.Continue...

Professor Ascough wins prestigious innovative teaching award

Moving away from the traditional style of teaching to an interactive classroom, Professor and Director of the School of Religion Richard Ascough is a firm believer in trial and error.Continue...

Queen’s to make additional inspections of soccer nets in light of recent tragedy

Queen’s will be inspecting their soccer nets following the tragic death of a 15-year old Kingston resident in May.Continue...

Recent Queen’s grad to launch app aimed to mitigate food waste

When Josh Walters, ArtSci '17, set out on exchange to Sweden in 2016, he didn’t know he’d be coming back to Queen’s with a big idea.Continue...

Mac-Corry revitalization focused on “active learning”

As a part of an ongoing revitalization project being conducted by the university, the southern wing of Mackintosh-Corry Hall will be renovated this year to transform small-sized lecture halls into...Continue...

Hugh Horton to take over as Executive Director of the Bader International Study Centre

After a three-year directorial vacancy, the Queen’s Bader International Study Centre (BISC) has new leadership.Continue...

Levana Gender Advocacy Centre to be evicted from the Grey House

After operating in the Grey House for 42 years, the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre (LGAC) is now being evicted from the property and has lost their official club status with the AMS.Continue...

Concurrent Education applicants directed to study at the BISC

“Because of the high quality of your application, you are eligible to receive an offer to our Concurrent Education (Arts) program, or to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program, at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) in East Sussex, UK. We no longer have space in Con-Ed (Arts) on our Kingston campus, and we hope you will seriously consider this option.”Continue...

Two new ArtSci plans announced for 2017-18 academic year

With two new plan offerings for next year, the Faculty of Arts and Science has now made it easier for students to pursue a degree that combines complimentary fields of study.

As of the...Continue...

Queen’s research lands another Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

On May 15, Professor Cathleen Crudden was named to the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Metal Organic Chemistry for her extensive and broad research in organic compounds.

The Canada...Continue...

News in Brief

Between May 30 and June 9, Queen’s will be granting honorary degrees to 9 individuals hailing from fields of academia, business, politics, science, and the arts.

Stephen J.R. Smith...Continue...

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