Senate

Sober second thought, rethought

A look at three perspectives on Senate reform.Continue...

Building up a conversation

In the early 2000s the Government of Ontario announced the elimination of Grade 13 in Ontarian high schools. The announcement held significant implications for post-secondary institutions in the province — both the Grade 13 and Grade 12 classes were graduating in the same year.

Queen’s was among those expected to increase their admittance for the double cohort, amounting to 3,000 new students over four years.

A recent Board of Trustee’s decision places Queen’s in a similar situation today.Continue...

Senate decides to keep GPA system

Queen’s Senator Jordan Morelli wants the University to rethink its grading structure.Continue...

Senate recap Mar. 27

The Senate meeting on Mar. 27 touched on a variety of topics, including the upcoming provincial elections, the University’s 2018-19 preliminary budget and an updated Strategic Research Plan.Continue...

Senate recap Feb. 27

On Feb. 27, Senate passed four new degree and certificate programs, with modifications to two existing degree programs.Continue...

University update on capital projects

At Tuesday’s Senate meeting, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Donna Janiec presented an update on the current and planned capital projects undertaken by the University. According to her, this is the “first time in a number of years” Senate has received any such update.Continue...

Nov. 28 Senate meeting recap

Following Principal Daniel Woolf’s announcement to withdraw from his campaign to be reappointed for a third term as Principal, the Nov. 28 Senate meeting saw updates from several working groups and task forces.Continue...

Oct. 31 Senate recap

Queen’s Senate met on Oct. 31 to discuss the climate of the University following ongoing concerns with street parties and conclusions drawn from the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity and Inclusion.Continue...

Racism, Diversity and Inclusion final report brought to Senate

After 12 weeks of intensive consultations and drafting, the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity and Inclusion (PICRDI) presented its final report to Principal Daniel Woolf on April 10, outlining a potential future for racial inclusion at Queen’s.Continue...

Provost Bacon brings lively approach to budgeting prior to TRC discussion

While “budget presentation” doesn’t normally inspire a lively attitude, Provost Antoine-Benoit Bacon demonstrated an abundance of enthusiasm during the March 21 meeting of Senate.Continue...

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