Features Archive: 2009

Frosh week’s forgotten folly

Queen’s is known for its traditions, but it’s likely less known that hazing was once one of them.

In September of 1997, incoming Queen’s students and their parents were met with an early welcome to Queen’s along Hwy. 401. Large signs reading, “Queen’s fathers say goodbye to your daughter’s virginity!” and “Thank you Queen’s parents for dropping off your virgin daughters,” caused controversy on campus and in the national media, leading to widespread criticism regarding the orientation practices.Continue...

Everything must go: S&R closes its doors

As Queen’s students, it’s hard to picture downtown Kingston without many of its beloved shops and restaurants . But, many Queen’s alumni and long-time residents remember Kingston in the 1950s as a different city.Continue...

’Tis the summer of discontent

“I should have brought my resumé,” a frustrated Marc Li said while waiting in line to order at the Starbucks at the corner of Division and Johnson streets.

Li’s prolonged summer job hunt has become a full-time job in itself—without any breaks.Continue...

This summer, the kids are alright

“Oh my God!” my Grade 8 self squeals, “It says ‘ArtSci ’98’ had SEX in this room!”

This particular use of dormitory beds was one of many enlightening experiences—albeit less tasteful than most—I had as a 14 year-old student participating in the E=MC² program at Queen’s in 2002.Continue...

Woolf in Queen’s clothing once more

Having spent time in Kingston as both an undergraduate student and a postdoctoral fellow, Daniel Woolf is no stranger to studying at Queen’s.Continue...

Hollywood’s Canadian content

Wendy Crewson may not be a household name, but chances are you’ve seen her before.Continue...

Centring in on green technologies

One of the hardest parts of progress is getting new technology out of the ivory tower and onto the street.Continue...

Testing the winds

But Erwin said she’s a big supporter of wind power, having spent time working on wind development in the 1970s and 80s.Continue...

The story of a neighbourhood

Stumbling back to the 1840s and strolling across the land currently classified as Aberdeen Street would likely be an experience eerily similar to today.Continue...

Moving mountains for health

Whether it’s scaling the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro or conducting research on global health from her office at Queen’s, Dr. Karen Yeates, a nephrologist at Kingston General Hospital and a Queen’s professor, is working to improve women’s health.Continue...

Farm chores, finance and faculty relations

Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane loves his job and, after spending the day in his office, I do too.Continue...

Arousing questions about female sexuality

If you met Meredith Chivers outside a professional function, chances are you’d have a skewed idea of what she does.Continue...

Riding with Kingston’s finest

It’s 9 p.m. and we’ve just met up with two other police cruisers in the Loblaw’s parking lot when the radio crackles and a frightened voice calls for help.Continue...

Telling stories in different voices

Friday’s event also included a panel discussion about Canadian Indigenous writing featuring Boyden, Anishnabe writer Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and Delaware poet and playwright Daniel David Moses.Continue...

The best laid plans of mice and men

From her ninth-floor office in Botterell Hall, Ann Croy has a bird’s-eye view of Queen’s campus.Continue...

Leading the (solar) charge

Economic times may be tough, but School of Business professor Steven Moore knows what to do.Continue...

AMS no longer tripping

AMS Vice-President (University Affairs) Stephanie St. Clair said the AMS has cut back attendance to student-dollar funded conferences across the board this year.Continue...

Landlords and the law

In the hunt for housing, many students worry about running into problems with their landlords.Continue...

Construction left, right and Centre

With Phase One of the Queen’s Centre set to open in September and the layout of Phases Two and Three still undecided, the University will be finalizing the designs for the later stages of the project in the next two months.Continue...

Mission: warmth and community

Parked in the alley beside St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, at the intersection of Clergy and Princess streets, an inconspicuous white truck reaches out to those in need on Kingston’s cold winter nights.Continue...

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