Opinions Archive: 2011

Sanctions not the answer

Western powers must not continue treating Iran as a singular, ahistorical entity when imposing economic and military pressure.Continue...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor on the Fine Arts suspension of admissionsContinue...

A statement from Queen's Bands

Queen's Bands will return in January as a reinvigorated and recalibrated organizationContinue...

Letters to the editor

Response to the Fine Arts suspension and criticizing the Journal's use of languageContinue...

The case for Senate reform

Prime Minister Harper has advocated Senate reform for more than 15 years. It's a position I took when seeking the national Progressive Conservative leadership in 1998, and it's one being echoed now as we continue to debate the issue.Continue...

Letters to the editor

Letters respond to the recent Queen's Bands suspensionContinue...

Program must make changes

The current media coverage regarding the suspension of BFA admissions for 2012-13 is not the publicity I had in mind.Continue...

Mistaken identity

Until crime TV shows stop portraying live lineups as the gold standard for identification procedures, it's likely the public will continue to believe this outdated method is still widely in use.Continue...

Letter to the editor

Queen's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is leading the the way amongst Canadian engineering institutions with a focus on design, collaboration and hands-on learning.Continue...

Letter to the Editor

Several recent articles published in the Journal have implied that little thought or attention has been given to the impact of the new grading scheme on students. This is not the case.Continue...

Inefficient education must evolve

Queen's should take a cue from new educational initiatives that are changing the way we learn.Continue...

Green initiatives underway

Queen's sustainability manager responds to Oct. 25 op-ed on climate changeContinue...

Campaign misses the mark

While the recent mental health campaign Queen's Wears Green is well-intentioned, it fails to address the negative stigma that often isolates those with mental illness.Continue...

Re-engineering Queen's

Queen's needs to rethink the way it delivers engineering education, or risk becoming irrelevant.Continue...

Queen's at climate crossroads

Canada and Queen's have reached a fork in the road when it comes to climate change policy.Continue...

Beer ads have tangible effect

A recent alcohol advertising campaign by Canadian brand James Ready that uses lawn signs, posters and giveaways is troubling.Continue...

Blame boomers for low turnout

Declining youth voter turnout isn't a new trend. But if we keep teaching young voters that the issues they care about won't be addressed, we can expect them to stay away.Continue...

Embrace a social education

First year is one of the most socially unique and intense experiences most students will ever have. I urge first years to embrace this aspect of their education.Continue...

Letters to the editor

Members of the Queen's community respond to Palestinian bid at United Nations.Continue...

University, not kindergarten

Universities exist to foster free, critical thinking. Unfortunately, there's a darker side to schooling that I find deeply concerning.Continue...

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