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‘You deserve them’: Patrick Deane extends holiday weekends for university employees

The University will be closed from May 20 to 23 and July 1 to 4 due to an extension in summer holiday weekends.Continue...

Queen’s uses new software for processing academic accommodations

Queen’s launched a new academic accommodations portal for students and faculty on May 2.Continue...

Maltby Centre discusses mental health service access for university students in Kingston

The Family Advisory Committee at the Maltby Centre is holding a free panel discussion to review and answer questions on the mental health services available for families and youth in the Kingston region.Continue...

Queen’s ranks seventh internationally in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

This year is the second time Queen’s has placed in the top 10. Last year, Queen’s ranked fifth place globally, the highest rank of any school in Canada. Western University was the highest-ranked Canadian institution this year, placing third overall.Continue...

Queen’s Provost steps down before end of term

The University has announced that Mark Green, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), will be stepping down from the role on Jul. 1.Continue...

QUFA votes to oppose IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA)—the main faculty union on campus—has voted to formally oppose the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism at their general meeting.Continue...

Masking on campus to continue until end of May

The University has announced the extension of on-campus masking requirements until the end of May in an Apr. 14 update to the Queen’s Safe Return to Campus website.Continue...

Life Sciences students facing mass data breach

Confidential student information in the Life Sciences department was disseminated via email on Apr. 7.

The information included student GPAs, student names, student numbers, academic plans, and year of study as of Sept. 2021. Student sexes and email addresses were also compromised.Continue...

Incoming AMS executives attend transition assembly

On Apr. 7, the AMS held its transition Assembly in person for the first time in two years. Assembly convened in the Rose Event Commons room in Mitchell Hall. The event was also streamed virtually, with individuals participating through Teams.Continue...

‘Dynamic, resilient, and hopeful’: AMS Year in Review

In their final interview with The Journal, Team RTZ described their term as student leaders as “dynamic, resilient, and hopeful.”Continue...

PC MPP candidate sits down with ‘The Journal’

Gary Bennett is running to be Kingston and the Island’s Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) under the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PC). Bennett sat down with The Journal to discuss how his role on City Council and his time as mayor will inform a potential MPP tenure.Continue...

Liberal MPP candidate sits down with ‘The Journal’

Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) candidate for Kingston and the Islands Ted Hsu, ArtSci ’94, is prepared to combat affordability issues as well as the climate crisis and advocate for economic recovery.Continue...

SGPS pilots new emergency bursary

In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Society of Graduate & Professional Students (SGPS) has created a new version of the Emergency Bursary for students in need of funding due to unforeseen circumstances. All graduate and professional students are eligible to apply.Continue...

Cold beverage consultative group conducting campus-wide survey

In February, Queen’s Hospitality Services announced the formation of a cold beverage consultative group. The group is currently conducting a survey open to students, staff, and faculty.Continue...

Study finds Queen’s generated $1.67 billion for Kingston

A new report released February 2021 has found Queen’s is responsible for generating $1.67 billion in economic and social benefits for Kingston—11 per cent of the region’s GDP—and one in 10 jobs in the city.Continue...

Ombudsperson turns students away due to number of academic integrity investigations

The University Office of the Ombudperson is no longer providing students with direct support in cases of academic integrity investigation.Continue...

Cornell professors discuss rise of authoritarianism

On Apr. 6, Queen’s Economics Professor Christopher Cotton hosted a webinar with guest speaker Kaushik Basu, Cornell University Professor of International Studies and Economics. The event was held via Zoom and discussed the rise of authoritarianism and its link to economic game theories.Continue...

‘Homes for people’: KUT rallies for affordable housing

“Homes for people, not for profit.”Continue...

Queen’s launches Principal’s Global Scholars Program

On April. 4, Queen’s announced new financial aid and modifications to the admissions policy to assist students, faculty, and researchers displaced by global conflict.Continue...

NDP MPP candidate sits down with ‘The Journal’

Mary Rita Holland, the NDP Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) candidate for Kingston and the Islands, feels mental health is the “absolute most important thing” to her when it comes to university students and the healthcare system.Continue...

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