Opinions Archive: 2012

Homelessness campaign criticism undeserved

Two Queen's law students address criticisms raised in last week's Journal editorial concerning the 5 Days for the Homeless campaignContinue...

Health-care costs deter top talent

Queen's must become a leader in advocating for a switch to OHIP coverage for international students. If we don't, we risk falling behind out-of-province and international universities in attracting global talent.Continue...

Online learning puts revenue first

I recently submitted two questions for Provost Alan Harrison for the March 27 meeting of Senate. One is: why do we already have a financial exploration, or “business case,” for expanding online learning, and not a word on the subject in our new Academic Plan? The other is: why won’t you let us see it?Continue...

Discussions not over on co-curricular project

Queen's Assistant Dean of Student Affairs comments on co-curricular record projectContinue...

Fees deserved fair shot at AMS Annual General Meeting

The decision at last week’s AMS Assembly to reject a motion put forth by three groups hoping to instate opt-outable student fees, while adherent to AMS policy, stifled debate surrounding the proposals and should likely have been approached with more flexibility.Continue...

Don't listen to Kony campaign critics

When we’re looking at viral campaigns like Kony 2012, the priority should be to learn from them — whether its through a critical perspective or because you believe in it.Continue...

Letters to the editor

Oil sands have unintended negative effects, and responding to Queen's Climate Action PlanContinue...

Cuts aren't the only answer

If the Ontario government doesn't examine measures beyond those stated in the Drummond report, Ontarians will likely see the level of public debt continue to rise.Continue...

SHRC not laughing at condom hoax

We'd like to express our disappointment with the decision to publish an article about a fictional recall of defective condoms sold at the SHRC in Tuesday's fake Journal published by Golden Words. Continue...

Bill C-30 backlash warranted

The Internet has made it so much easier for criminal activity to go undetected. But removing warrant requirements would give police almost unlimited power to spy on our private lives.Continue...

CFRC structure in perspective

As discussions continue between the AMS and CFRC, our panelists debate the role of the AMS Board of Directors in the radio station's governance.Continue...

Queen's behind on climate action plan

Two years after signing an important climate change agreement, Queen's has failed to meet certain conditions.Continue...

Sanctions go too far

It's inevitable that students will drink alcohol during their first year of university. The residence rules system should recognize this.Continue...

Letter to the editor

It's easy to overlook the most powerful means of coping with mental illness and maintaining mental health: social support.Continue...

Are Super Bowl ads worth the money?

As the advertising industry continues to move towards a more targeted, social media based model, companies and brands of all sizes should be taking notice.Continue...

Letter to the editor

We'd really like to give credit where credit is due. On Saturday, Jan. 28 our 12-year-old son had the day of his life.Continue...

Should political studies specialize?

Other universities in Canada have implemented international relations degree programs at the undergraduate level. Should Queen's follow suit?Continue...

Letter to the editor

The Nursing Science Society deserves to be recognized as a faculty society of the AMS.Continue...

Sizing up Tim Hortons

The fast-food industry has often lived by the saying "bigger is better" — and our beloved Tim Hortons is no exception.Continue...

A law student's take on the Shafia trial

If the accused are found guilty in this case, defence lawyers won't have played a role in inhibiting justice. In fact, they'll have helped facilitate it.Continue...

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