Finances

Administration to pay back red pension funds

The University has agreed to repay $456 million in deficits accrued from operating the Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP) beginning in 2015 — but any effects the lost funds may have on students remain unknown.Continue...

Knowledge not riches

An undergraduate degree doesn’t guarantee financial success, according to a Sept. 26 article in the Globe and Mail.
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ASUS aims for cost-effective approach in new Marketing Strategic Plan

“Big", "hairy” and “audacious”; listed in a bold red font, the three descriptors preface the major goals of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) Executive Strategic Plan for 2016-17.Continue...

IT items to be sold at the Campus Bookstore

With the closing of the Campus Computer Store at the end of April, the Campus Bookstore will be expanding their selection of personal IT items.

The University made the announcement in...Continue...

Queen’s budget shows surplus and pension problems

Queen’s University has reported a surplus of $61.9 million for last year, according to the 2014-15 consolidated financial statements.

The surplus likely comes as a pleasant surprise, since...Continue...

Queen’s pulls plug on Campus Computer Store

Following a year-by-year trend of financial losses, Queen’s has decided to close its on-campus computer store.Continue...

Travel points won’t fly

The new scheme to pay off student debt with travel points is more of an opportunity for politicians to pat each other on the back then to combat the financial burden.Continue...

Queen’s sees surplus in 2013-14 finances

Queen’s saw a $45.6 million surplus at the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year, as confirmed by audited financial statements approved by the Board of Trustees at its Sept. 19 meeting.Continue...

CUPE launches new initiative to promote transparency

The Ontario University Workers' Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) — an association of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) university workers — launched a social media campaign this week to promote transparency on university campuses in Ontario.Continue...

Budget to benefit university

The University stands to benefit from the provincial budget passed by the Ontario legislature on July 24 — the same budget that triggered the June election.Continue...