News Archive: 2013

Massive fire engulfs buildings on Princess St.

A stranded construction worker was dramatically rescued from a massive fire scene this afternoon at Princess and Victoria Streets.Continue...

Campus catch-up

International students to pay more tuition, Too many sick notes for missed ex, Dalhousie students vote against fossil fuelsContinue...

News in brief

Revitalization plan moving forward, Importance of arts highlighted, ArtSci students honouredContinue...

Student groups seek change

As dissatisfaction with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) spreads across Canadian campuses, Queen’s student leaders are keeping their distance.Continue...

Dons dissent, discuss unionization

Residence dons are rallying against changes made to their workloads, with talks of unionizing in the future. Some have even threatened to walk off the job.Continue...

Housing issues heard

Students facing housing issues with their landlords can now receive guidance from a new student service, the Housing Grievance Centre (HGC).Continue...

Referendum rules under review

A new AMS referendum policy is in the works, which could make gaining opt-out fees more difficult for student clubs.Continue...

Salary increase in the works for AMS

The AMS is looking to raise its AMS-specific fee of $70.74 in an effort to increase wages for full-time staff.Continue...

News in Brief

Construction on residences commences, Honourary degrees awardedContinue...

Queen’s to pay City for Homecoming

The University announced yesterday that it would pay $100,000 to the City of Kingston for three years, to help cover policing costs associated with Homecoming and the general student population.Continue...

Alumnus tells students to ‘dream big’

Queen’s alumnus Alan Mallory, with his father and two siblings, became the first family to climb Mount Everest.Continue...

Second-year students rally

Second-year political studies students are having their grievances heard at a department feedback session, to be hosted next Thursday.Continue...

Equity offices proposes new policy

The Equity Office has proposed a renewal of Queen’s Employment Equity Policy, which hasn’t been revised since it was implemented more than a decade ago.Continue...

Tackling transphobia

In his five years at Queen’s, Thomas Pritchard has been yelled at from cars and porches, and his friends have been beaten up and publically insulted.Continue...

Mayor shows support for OMB

Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen is asking City Council to lobby the provincial government to expand the Ontario Municipal Board’s (OMB) recent ruling province-wide.Continue...

Hidden galaxy found far, far away

Queen’s professor Judith Irwin has discovered a new galaxy, which will help astronomers shed light on the nature of the mysterious celestial bodies.Continue...

University seeks innovation grant

The University is applying to receive a portion of a $70 million innovation grant being handed out to universities across Ontario, which, if received, will help Queen’s increase its focus on entrepreneurship.Continue...

University District to be recognized?

The AMS Municipal Affairs Commission is attempting to make the University District official by having the name passed at City Council later this year.Continue...

Mustaches for men’s health

Today marks the start of Be Well Do Well’s MoContest, a campaign seeking to raise awareness about men’s health on campus.Continue...

Cuddle campaign to campus

This week, Lost Paws is looking to bring attention to Kingston’s homeless furry friends.Continue...

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