News Archive: 2014

First employee resource group for women launched

Following years of examination into equity issues at the University, the first Employee Resource Group (ERG) for women was launched this month.Continue...

Initial LGBTQ Action Week works toward safe spaces

ASUS’s Social Justice Committee chose to make the first annual LGBTQ Action Week their primary project this year.Continue...

Islamic Centre vandalized in apparent hate crime

Last Saturday, a young girl brought her piggy bank to the Islamic Centre of Kingston’s international bazaar to help pay for the two windows and glass door that had been broken several hours before.Continue...

Queen’s strengthens relationship with China

A “two-plus-two” degree program between Queen’s and Shanghai’s Tongji University was announced on Nov. 20, adding to efforts by the University to increase international enrolment.Continue...

Protesters show solidarity with Ferguson

Cities across North America are seeing protests and demonstrations following a grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.Continue...

Philosophy prof reveals discrimination

Adèle Mercier, a professor in the philosophy department, has accused Queen’s of using intimidation tactics to silence her and two other professors after she filed a complaint of gender discrimination against the department.Continue...

Queen’s to develop sexual assault policy

After an investigation from the Toronto Star that related accounts of sexual assault at Queen’s, Principal Daniel Woolf has pledged to move forward in creating a specific sexual assault policy.Continue...

96 Queen’s students receive SSHRC awards

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has granted over $3.35 million in fellowships and scholarships to 96 Queen’s graduate students and post-doctoral trainees.Continue...

Consent Day returns

The Queen’s ASUS Women’s Empowerment Committee (WEC) held their annual Consent Day event last Friday to raise awareness of consensual sex within the Queen’s community.Continue...

Social histories get a voice

For the past eight months, CFRC and Queen’s Archives have been collaborating on a revitalization of the Archives’ “Speaking Stones” website guide to the social history of Kingston.Continue...

Students urged to recycle coffee cups

A new campaign run by commerce students is urging Queen’s to “Do A Goode Thing” and recycle coffee cups.Continue...

Third annual Women’s Worth Week concludes

This week, Women’s Worth Week (WWW) aimed to highlight issues of gender-based violence and discrimination.Continue...

Snow raises winter concerns

The first snowfall of the year last Sunday is raising questions about winter preparations in the University District.Continue...

Transgender victims of violence remembered

On Thursday night, Kingstonians gathered at a Transgender Day of Remembrance candlelight vigil in Confederation Park, commemorating victims of anti-transgender violence.Continue...

Commerce student receives royal treatment

After three and a half years of hard work, Erin Tomie was presented with the Duke of Edinburgh’s prestigious Gold Award by Princess Anne on Monday evening.Continue...

MPP calls for inquiry into missing Indigenous women

Liberal MPP Sophie Kiwala spoke to a Queen’s Religious Studies class Wednesday about issues of violence facing Aboriginal women in Canada unaddressed by the federal government.Continue...

Grades plebiscite passes

The results of the ASUS fall by-elections have been released, and ASUS has introduced seven new members to Assembly.Continue...

In the cancer trenches

With a new clinical trial for lung cancer patients set to begin and four separate grants received by cancer researchers, Queen’s is looking to improve the outlook for cancer patients.Continue...

Sunjay Nath returns to inspire

“You! You think you’re funny. You will fill in for him.”Continue...

Queen’s clubs expand the definition of genocide

Queen’s Amnesty International (QAI) will spend next week redefining genocide through Queen’s first Genocide Awareness Week.Continue...

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