News Archive: 2018

University District

Lockridge apologizes to club member in email announcing allocation of Sustainability Action Fund

On Monday, the AMS Sustainability Action Fund was allocated after being held back for eight months. Collected through a $3.00 student fee, the $22,000 fund was delayed through the summer and fall granting periods. As a result, club members had to fundraise their projects by themselves.Continue...

Queen’s alum becomes Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon

Eleven years ago, Donna May Kimmaliardjuk was a first-year Queen’s student hoping to enter the Life Sciences program. Today, she’s midway through a heart surgery residency at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, achieving a dream she’s had since she was six years old.Continue...

MPP Sophie Kiwala visits ARC to raise awareness about OHIP+

Liberal MPP Sophie Kiwala visited Queen’s University on Jan. 15 to spread the word about OHIP+, a recent provincial medicare expansion. It’s something she described as “the largest change in pharmacare that has happened in over a generation.”Continue...

Queen’s students given unique space research opportunity

A desire to explore and understand space has inspired four Queen’s students to experiment with the relationship between genetics and gravity. This summer, the Queen’s Reduced Gravity Experimental Design Team will travel to test their research using cutting-edge space technology.Continue...

Faculty of Education hires Elder-in-Residence

For Deborah St. Amant — better known as Bezhig Waabske Ma’iingan Gewetigaabo — being an Elder-in-Residence is a privilege resulting from a change in the social tide of Canada.Continue...

AMS Sustainability Action Fund held back $22,000 for months despite multiple requests

According to several members of different clubs on campus and in Kingston as well, the AMS Sustainability Action Fund has been held back for months. Despite repeated requests and inquiries related to its distribution, none of the $22,000 fund has been allocated to clubs.Continue...

Chatelaine magazine names Queen’s student in Women of the Year

2017 was not only a year of great discoveries for PhD student Caitlin Miron, but it was also one of great recognition. On Dec. 20, Miron was named one of Chatelaine’s 33 Women of the Year.Continue...

Queen’s students to travel to Dubai to compete for Hult Prize

This March, a group of Queen’s undergraduate students will travel to Dubai for the regional finals of the Hult Prize — a competition that asks teams to present a solution to a global problem for a chance to win $1 million.Continue...

Queen’s Winter Coat Exchange provides free winter clothing for all

As temperatures drop, the need for winter clothing can become financially taxing for international students at Queen’s. Fortunately, the Queen’s Winter Coat Exchange provides a free and anonymous resource for students and Kingston community members.Continue...

Queen’s students promote WouldURather smoking cessation contest

This year, Queen’s students Joseph Lee and Jennifer Dal Cin have been working with Leave the Pack Behind social change organization to pursue their vision of a smoke-free Ontario.Continue...

Queen’s recognizes Order of Canada recipients

On Dec. 29, four members of the Queen’s community were among the 125 appointed to the Order of Canada by Governor General Julia Payette.Continue...

Rector all-candidates meeting sees three potential candidates

On Jan. 8, an all-candidates meeting was held in preparation for this month’s University Rector elections. The meeting, which provided information to potential candidates about the election process, saw three students announce their intent to run.Continue...

Next Gen Dinner Series sets graduating students up for success

Each year, soon-to-be and recent post-secondary graduates struggle to find their place in the workforce. For students in marketing, design, digital, communications, advertising or an MBA program, the Next Gen Dinner Series could be the event that kick-starts their career.Continue...

University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity Committee members selected

On Dec. 6, Queen’s announced the members of the inaugural University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity (UCARE). Over a month later, the 17 members are now starting work on a broad mandate to “help shape the vision and strategy of the University” on matters of racism, diversity and inclusion on campus.Continue...

AMS executive all-candidates meeting sees minimal turnout and 'lack of engagement'

Traditionally, the AMS all-candidates meeting is where teams of three interested in running for student government executive gather to show their intent to run. However, this Tuesday’s meeting held in Dunning Hall saw only one candidate who remains unsure of her willingness to run, and no opposition.Continue...