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...

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...

Fighting for control in reporting sexual assault

In March of 2015, one Queen’s student found out that the man she was preparing to go to trial against for sexually assaulting her had been elected to the University Senate, one of Queen’s highest governing bodiesContinue...

Committee on Racism, Diversity and Inclusion presents recommendations

Before hearing the entire question, Yolande Chan gave a one-word answer to what the biggest obstacle will be for the newly formed Committee on Racism, Diversity and Inclusion. “Time.”Continue...

Senate celebrates 175 years of meetings, acknowledges Indigenous traditions

This Tuesday, a procession of Senators donned in historic academic robes entered the special 175th Senate meeting in Wallace Hall, while the sound of bagpipes carried throughout the JDUC.Continue...

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