The Queen’s community can provide feedback on the University’s reviewed sexual violence policy months before the deadline.
One year ago, more than 650,000 post-secondary students were invited to participate in a survey about sexual violence.
Queen’s is developing their 2019-20 academic year budget—despite an expected $31.4 million drop in revenue. 
For the first time in nearly seven years, the University is updating its campus alcohol policy.

News in Brief

February 1, 2019
Queen’s will continue research relations with Chinses telecom giant, Huawei, despite US criminal charges being laid against the company.
Queen’s will receive nearly $5 million for research as part of a nation-wide, $141 million investment.

Senate Recap: January 29

February 1, 2019
Senate addressed the potential hit to revenue stemming from Ontario’s recent OSAP changes on Tuesday’s meeting. 
After two years of construction, Mitchell Hall formally opened its doors last December—since then, almost all services located in the building have become completely operational.
On Jan. 9, Queen’s formally adopted the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, committing to health and wellness on campus. 
Since the Principal’s office released its final version of the Ontario government-mandated freedom of expression policy last December, students and faculty have been debating the policy.
The province announced new changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP) on Thursday that—while proposing cuts to tuition—could see out-of-pocket studentfees increase.
Through online voting Jan. 17 to 18, Queen’s students will have the opportunity to vote for the redevelopment of the JDUC—or to vote against it again.
On Wednesday, Queen’s accepted research project funding from Chinese technology company Huawei—despite warnings from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
Senate rescinded Myanmar State Chancellor and former human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s Doctorate of Law on Tuesday. The move marks the first pulled honourary degree in Queen’s history.

Senate Recap: November 27

November 29, 2018
Principal Daniel Woolf began Tuesday’s Senate commenting on the Ford government’s Fall Economic Statement, released Nov. 14. 
The University expects a new free speech policy by mid-December, weeks before the Ford government’s January 2019 deadline.
Next Tuesday, Senate will vote to approve “major” changes to the Public Health Sciences PhD program, citing its outdated scope.The proposal to update the program, approved by the dean of health sciences in June, cleared the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD) on Oct. 10 to reach a final vote in Senate early next week.According to SCAD’s written report to Senate, students in the program “have not been well served” by its focus. The program’s current scope, epidemiology, refers to the study of health and disease conditions in different populations.
Adrian Thomas, the former general manager of catering services at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), claimed he was terminated because of his mental illness. 
All recreational smoking and vaping of cannabis on campus will be prohibited after its legalization in Canada on Oct. 17. 
Former professor in the Queen’s department of Political Studies and the School of Physical Health and Education, C.E.S. (Ned) Franks passed away peacefully on Sept. 11. He was 81.
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