News

University won’t allow smoking cannabis on campus, except for medical purposes

All recreational smoking and vaping of cannabis on campus will be prohibited after its legalization in Canada on Oct. 17.

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Student voting, explained

On Oct. 22, students and Kingston residents will head to the polls to cast their ballots for the upcoming municipal election.

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Trustees ratify policy renewals

On Friday, the Board of Trustees renewed policy items following their recommendations from previous Senate recommendations.

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World Medical Association president plagiarizes Queen's Prof

On Saturday, incoming World Medical Association (WMA) President Dr. Leonid Eidelman plagiarized Queen’s professor Dr. Chris Simpson in his inaugural speech.Continue...

Mayoral candidates debate at City Hall

On Thursday night, mayoral candidates gathered in City Hall to answer questions from the Kingston community.

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Todd Zimmerman appointed new director of campus security

This fall, Todd Zimmerman retired from 35 years of police work to become the new director of campus security at Queen’s.Continue...

Reznick to counsel Ford government on healthcare

On Oct. 3, the Ford government appointed Dr. Richard Reznick to serve on the Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine, according to a statement from the University.Continue...

News in Brief: week 5

University strikes two new search committees; Richard Reznick awarded honourary fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons in England; Kingston Police break up fight between bicycle owner and alleged thief; Queen’s receives $15.5 million of Government of Canada’s $558 million discovery research investment; Queen’s hosts conference to celebrate Indigenous Health Network mentorship initiative.

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Queen’s prof breaks down startling IPCC climate change report

On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned the international community about the increasingly severe—and imminent—consequences of global climate change.

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Liberty Lecture praises John A. Macdonald, divides Law Faculty

On Monday, a group of law students attended the next installment of the controversial Liberty Lecture series, amid protests from students and faculty.Continue...

Drew Feustel to touch down from space

On Oct. 4, NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, are to climb into a capsule, push off from the International Space Station (ISS), and blast back to earth.Continue...

Mayoral candidates outline stances on student issues

On Oct. 3, the AMS hosted an All-Candidates Meeting with municipal and mayoral candidates. The meeting offered Queen’s students the opportunity to learn more about each candidate’s platform.Continue...

Mayoral hopeful Rob Matheson criticizes Safety Initiative

In an interview with The Journal , Mayoral candidate Rob Matheson said the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI), was a “sledgehammer” in place of a “fly swatter.”Continue...

U.S. exchange rate causes purchasing power difficulties

In a report submitted to September’s Senate meeting, Martha Whitehead, vice-provost and head librarian, admitted the weak Canadian dollar hit the library’s purchasing power.Continue...

News in Brief: week 4

AMS strikes JDUC Working Group; City Council extends official patio season.Continue...

Senate motions to scrap 1918 ‘colour bar’ on Black medical students

This Tuesday, Edward Thomas brought a Notice of Motion to Senate seeking the repeal of a 1918 motion barring Black medical students’ entry to Queen’s.Continue...

Law school tense as Liberty Lecture approaches

Next Monday, Queen’s Faculty of Law will host National Post columnist Conrad Black and Professor of Business History Joe Martin for a lecture in praise of Canada’s founding father.Continue...

Students report long wait-times at walk-in clinic

Several students have reported long wait-times and rushed appointments at Health Services.Continue...

Results Released from Senate Engagement Survey

In a recent Senate Engagement Survey, a majority of respondents said they’re unhappy with the lack of time allotted to prepare for the body’s meetings.Continue...

In conversation with Steve France

Why are you running?

Not sky-rocketing, but steadily climbing rental rates. That will be addressed a lot [with] all the new developments in Williamsville because there are many high-density...Continue...

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