News Archive: 2017

First in a series of plinths honouring Indigenous peoples unveiled on campus

As part of the new Queen’s Remembers initiative, students and faculty gathered on Oct. 16 to witness the unveiling of an informative plinth dedicated to Indigenous history.Continue...

Homecoming 2017 recap

Each year, Homecoming celebrations send the Kingston community into disarray – and this year was no exception.Continue...

Queen’s recognized by federal government for equity and inclusion tool

Queen’s was among 18 employers recognized by the Government of Canada on October 5 at the annual Employment Equity Achievement Awards for their work in innovation.Continue...

Board of Trustees October 13 meeting recap

The Board of Trustees met on October 13 for their first session of the 2017-18 academic year to discuss changes and developments at the University since their last meeting in May.Continue...

Turnitin integrates with OnQ following 2017 Winter Term test run

Turnitin, an online text-matching tool, has now become completely integrated into OnQ following a test run conducted at the end of the 2016-17 school year.Continue...

Students & staff respond to TRC & PICRDI reports

After reviewing final reports released by two of the University’s most recently developed committees, the Queen’s community met on October 11 to share their thoughts on issues of equity, diversity and Indigenous inclusion on campus.Continue...

ComSoc celebrates 50 years

The Commerce Society is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this week with activities and giveaways in Goodes Hall and Facebook posts highlighting its historic moments by the decade since 1967.Continue...

Accessibility Queen’s hosts event to raise awareness against using ‘R-word’

Accessibility Queen’s tackled the use of the “R-word” in an event titled “Spread the Word to End the Word” held in the ARC on Wednesday.Continue...

Provost & VP Finance & Administration deliver public budget presentation

In what he called “the spirit of transparency,” Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon delivered a public presentation about the University’s 2017-18 operating budget alongside Vice-President (Finance and Administration) Donna Janiec on Wednesday.Continue...

AMS will submit statement to KATC regarding proposed Uber bylaws

AMS Assembly met on October 4 to approve of multiple budgets throughout various AMS offices and divisions. The AMS executive also received approval to respond to proposed city bylaws regarding Uber regulation in Kingston.Continue...

Contributors of the month

The Journal recognizes outstanding contributing writers for the month of September.Continue...

City of Kingston launches Mayor’s Innovation Challenge

Post-secondary students in Kingston now have the chance to implement their own project during a four-month paid internship with the city through the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge.Continue...

Queen’s unveils new cardiopulmonary research facility

With $7.7 million provided by the provincial and federal governments, the University unveiled the new Queen’s CardioPulmonary Unit (QCPU) on Oct. 6.Continue...

Residence Life makes alterations to residence conduct system

Residence Life has modified their conduct policy and procedures to align with changes made to the Non-Academic Misconduct system last year, leaving Residence Facilitators with diminished authority.Continue...

ASUS petitions for Indigenous land recognition on Queen’s sign

One of campus’ oldest signs could be getting a revamp following the popularity of an online-petition.Continue...

Queen’s students win $125,000 first prize in Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition

After winning $15,000 in this summer’s Dunin-Deshpande pitch competition in Kingston, a team of Queen’s students ventured to Singapore in September to compete at the international level. There, the team earned an additional $125,000 in funding for their company, Spectra Plasmonics.Continue...

Sustainability Week persists following dissolution of Commission of Environmental Affairs

The dissolution of the AMS Commission of Environmental Affairs last school year left many students concerned about the role of sustainability on campus. Months later, Queen’s is celebrating Sustainability Week in the absence of the commission.Continue...

Ontario e-registration voting tool targeted towards students

Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa believes voting in the province has taken a major step towards modernizing with the introduction of an e-registration system.Continue...

Senate Recap: October 3

This Wednesday marked the first Senate meeting of the 2017-18 academic year. At the meeting, senators discussed developments from the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Task Force, the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (PICRDI) and enrollment statistics.Continue...

Queen’s undecided on status of Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s honorary degree

As Myanmar leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi continues to face widespread condemnation from the international community, conversations are starting regarding the revocation of her awards and distinctions. Currently, Suu Kyi’s honorary degree from Queen’s remains in her possession.Continue...

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