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Exploring the gender-affirming healthcare system in Kingston

Kingston resident Alex Haagarde first began seeking out medical gender transition in early 2021.

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Unpacking the history of abortion and contraceptives in Canada

This article discusses unplanned pregnancy and may be triggering for some readers. The Queen’s Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC) can be reached at 613-533-2959.

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Saying goodbye to the JDUC

Queen’s bought the John Deutsch University Center (JDUC) in 1927 and named it the Queen’s Memorial Union in commemoration of students who fought and died in WWI. Since that purchase, the building has remained a fixture of Queen’s campus—housing cafeterias, clubs, coffee shops, and residence halls.Continue...

A look at Queen’s student drinking culture

Drinking culture is often glorified in the media. However, the realities of binge drinking can often be a lot more sinister. Not only are there health consequences associated with drinking alcohol, there are also dangerous behaviours associated with it, like unsafe sex, assault, and addiction.Continue...

‘Being a Queen’s student, you have so much power’: Queen’s Student Activists, part eight

When Jane Mao, MEd ’23 and ArtSci ‘21, was in the first year of their undergrad, Queen’s students were divided over a racist Halloween party held off-campus. At the time, Mao’s main goal was to avoid dropping out.Continue...

A look at Ukrainian students in Kingston

The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia has sent a current of fear throughout the world. Combat has affected Ukranian students here in Kingston on many levels.Continue...

‘One university, one body, one unity’: Queen’s Student Activists, part seven

When Husna Ghanizada, HealthSci ’23, started at Queen’s, she was already thinking of how to bring justice to this campus.Continue...

The skateboard boom

In the late 90s and early 2000s, skateboards were everywhere. Tens of millions of households tuned in to the X Games, and Tony Hawk’s video game series was generating hundreds of millions in sales.Continue...

‘I want to be the friend that they can rely on’: Queen’s Student Activists, part six

Nati Pressmann, ArtSci ’25, has a long family history of Jewish activism.Continue...

Unpacking decolonization on campus

Before European settlers arrived in the New World, the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe nations maintained peace and cooperation using treaties and the rhetoric of the dish with one spoon —take only what you need, leave something in the dish for other people, and keep the dish clean.Continue...

‘You’re more than just the problems you’re trying to solve’: Queen’s student activists, part five

Meena Waseem, Comm ’23, arrived at Queen’s intending to challenge the ways she and her peers understood business education and corporate affairs.Continue...

A look at unions in the 21st Century

Unionization in Canada isn’t uncommon, with the number of workers represented by a union holding steady at about 30 per cent for the last decade. Most of this is in the public sector.Continue...

‘There are going to be people taking the torch after me’: Queen’s Student Activists, part four

Samara Lijiam, ArtSci ’23, has wanted to be a part of the Social Issues Commission (SIC) since grade 12 before she arrived at Queen’s.Continue...

How SBBA approaches advocacy and community building

In Spring 2020, Julius Adu, Comm ’24, was a high school senior contemplating where to go for university. Queen’s Commerce was one of his top choices, but looking into the program raised questions.Continue...

‘Don’t be afraid to make a fuss’: Queen’s Student Activists, part three

“I’ve been able to find my community here.”Continue...

Physical accessibility on Queen’s campus

“I doubted if I could survive living here [...] after my first week of Orientation.”Continue...

‘Existence is resistance’: Queen’s Student Activists, part two

For Fatin Noor, Comm ’23, it was down to Queen’s Commerce and Ivey at Western University. A Google search of Canada’s top business school and a desire to explore an environment different than the one she grew up in is what pushed her to select Queen’s.Continue...

‘Anyone can participate in advocacy’: Queen’s Student Activists, part one

Now a passionate and outspoken member of the student community, Yara Hussein, ArtSci ’23, almost didn’t come to Queen’s.Continue...

International student struggles with medical school tuition

Gilmar Gutierrez, Meds ’22, first came to Canada from Ecuador to attend the University of British Columbia. After he graduated, he went on to attend medical school at Queen’s with hopes of becoming a psychiatrist in the future.Continue...

How apps are shaping the pandemic dating scene

Dating is difficult and frustrating in the best of times. The pandemic has only made the reality of dating worse.Continue...

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