News Archive: 2009

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More than 20 Queen's students braved the snow yesterday afternoon to rally in support of students in Iran, who planned a day of protests for Dec. 7.Continue...

Olympic torch to make stop in Kingston

On day 46 of the Olympic torch’s 100-day relay across Canada, Kingston will take the coveted role of opening up its streets to the Olympic entourage as it makes its way from coast to coast to coast.

The city’s been here before.Continue...

Diversity advisor position revamped

The University’s Diversity Advisor position has been terminated and replaced with the Director of Educational and Equity Projects.

Adnan Husain, history professor and chair of the Senate Educational Equity Committee, has been offered the position, which falls under the Vice-Principal (Academic)’s portfolio. The position will assess and implement recommendations from the Henry Report, released in 2006, which highlights how Queen’s falls behind in issues in diversity, specifically hiring and recruiting practices.Continue...

Up to Par to set the bar

A report released last week by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) says Canada lacks a coherent vision for post-secondary education standards.

Up to Par: The Challenge of Demonstrating Quality in Canadian Post-secondary Education says as enrollment in college and university becomes more commonplace, post-secondary institutions are increasingly under strain, which is further exacerbated by the economic downturn.Continue...

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Freeze warms students to Queen’s

A tuition freeze for international students is up for debate at this Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

University Registrar Jo-Anne Brady said the proposal, supported by the Vice-Principal (Academic)’s office, could be approved at the board’s Dec. 4 meeting.Continue...

Principal’s passage to India

Last weekend he was in Quebec City for the Vanier Cup but this Saturday, Principal Daniel Woolf will be travelling a bit farther and with a different agenda.

Woolf will accompany Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty on an eight-day trip to India on Dec. 5.Continue...

Mid-year check on AMS services

The AMS services are financially on track at the mid-year mark, AMS Vice-President (Operations) Leslie Yun said.

Although all of the services’ financial statements as of Oct. 31 show a deficit, most are close to their budgeted deficit figures and some services are showing a lot of improvement, she said.Continue...

Gym, food court open

Industrial-sized fans were still drying the paint on the walls as the long-awaited Queen’s Centre finally opened its doors at 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
“We’ve really wanted this for so long,” Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities) Ann Browne said.Continue...

Video: Vanier Cup 2009

The sights and sounds of the Queen's Gaels' Vanier Cup victory over the University of Calgary Dinos Saturday Nov. 28th, 2009 at Laval University.Continue...

Seeing it through the fans’ eyes

It’s 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and the parking lot in front of Université Laval’s PEPS Stadium is already bustling with activity.
Laval fan Réal St. Amant said he’d been in the parking lot
since 5 a.m. grilling up countless chicken wings and racks of ribs on his trailer-mounted charcoal barbeque for his friends.Continue...

Historic comeback caps Vanier Cup win

Queen’s win in Saturday’s Vanier Cup will outlive everyone who watched it. The biggest second-half comeback in Vanier history is sure to live forever in Queen’s football folklore.Continue...

Campus Catchup

Four University of Toronto students who dressed up in blackface—and one student who wore white face paint—for a Halloween party were asked to apologize after photos of their prize-winning costumes surfacedContinue...

Access denied

Auditors will complete an accessibility scan of Queen’s today to bring the University up to provincial standards by
January 2010.
The province, which mandated accessibility improvements by 2010, aims to have accessibility for all Ontarians by 2025.Continue...

Budget situation ‘desperate’

Queen’s financial situation looks bleak unless drastic cuts are made in the operating budget, Principal Daniel Woolf said in a financial update to the University
yesterday afternoon.
Woolf spoke to a packed room in Robert Sutherland Hall. The speech was broadcast in an overflow room in Ellis Hall and was also broadcast in Jean Royce Hall on West Campus.Continue...

Clinic opens Monday

Queen’s will open a flu vaccine clinic on Monday to all students and faculty members. The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Grant Hall.
Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health physician Dr. Kieran Moore said the University will receive about 2,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine.Continue...

Agreeing to greening

Yesterday, Queen’s joined 18 other universities in signing the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) climate change agreement.
Titled Ontario Universities: Committed to a Greener World, the document was endorsed by all COU member institutions and outlines the commitment to make each university’s operations
more sustainable.Continue...

All aboard Queen’s ARC

Queen’s new Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) will have a soft opening on Dec. 1, Athletics and Recreation Associate Director of Facilities and Business Development Herb Steacy said.
New equipment will be installed in the ARC this weekend in preparation for the opening, which will see some gym facilities open for use at 6 a.m on Tuesday.Continue...

Gaels vie for top prize against Dinos

The Queen’s football season has lasted as long as it possibly could have.
The Gaels left on Tuesday for Quebec City. On Saturday they’ll play the University of Calgary Dinos in the Vanier Cup at PEPS Stadium—the home field of the Laval Rouge-et-Or.Continue...

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