News

Proctortrack suspends service following breach, impacting FEAS and Smith

Thanks to technological issues, remote midterms aren’t going quite as planned..Continue...

Closing the gender equality gap in engineering: In conversation with Dr. Heidi Ploeg

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences (FEAS) appointed Dr. Heidi Ploeg as the inaugural Chair for Women in Engineering on Oct. 15. Ploeg will hold a five-year term in the position.Continue...

Features

Queen’s denying many international students employment during COVID-19

A note on the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) site reads that those “who can not travel to Canada for the fall will not receive a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA) position.”Continue...

A new year for SVPR sees news hires

After a year of upheaval in Queen’s sexual violence policy, including the release of troubling survey results and a policy suspension and review, the University is looking at 2020-21 with fresh eyes.Continue...

Editorials

Without safety of Black students in the classroom, there is no academic freedom

More than 30 professors at the University of Ottawa recently penned a letter in support of Lieutenant-Duval, a white professor who faced backlash after saying the N-word during a lecture. Despite pushback from students, the professor has since been reinstated.Continue...

Ms. Understood? Male-centric healthcare remains the biggest threat to women’s health

If you’re a woman, you’re at a greater risk of being misdiagnosed and improperly treated in common medical situations—period.Continue...

Opinions

Protest language is not a tool for the disobedient

Society has a responsibility to ensure protest language is not delegitimizedContinue...

Letter to the Editor: October 20th

Dear Editors,

I have read media reports of the 29-3 law faculty/staff vote to delete the name of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, from the law building.
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Arts

‘A Bite of the Apple’: Queen’s alumna discusses new memoir

Lennie Goodings, ArtSci ’76, majored in English at Queen’s before moving to the U.K. where she has spent the last 40 years working in publishing with the likes of Margaret Atwood and Maya Angelou.Continue...

From Borat to Eric Andre: Reviewing the history of performance art

No one commits to a role quite like Sacha Baron Cohen, but his dedication to duping real people is part of a proud history of performance art, which makes us laugh and cringe while teaching us about ourselves.Continue...

Sports

Queen’s coaches give pep talks

The midterm season can be a stressful time for most students. Chasing down an ‘A’ for a 40 per cent midterm can feel like a do-or-die playoff match. The reality is, this time of year is crunch time.Continue...

‘The Queen’s Journal’ vs ‘Western Gazette’: Fantasy Football series

Although the NFL is entering its seventh week, this marks the first week of an ongoing ‘start ‘em, sit ‘em’ fantasy football competition between The Journal and Western Gazette ’s sports sections.Continue...

Lifestyle

Not normal period pain: my life with endometriosis

It was the morning of my Grade 10 science exam when the pain started. Up until that moment in my life, my period pain had always been manageable. On that morning, it became so bad I began to black out.Continue...

Voting absentee as an American-Canadian citizen

I’ve always been proud of my American-Canadian dual citizenship. While I grew up in a small, Connecticut town, my summers were consumed by month-long visits to my grandparents’ cottage near Westport, Ontario. Christmas often meant travelling to Ottawa to see grandparents and cousins.Continue...