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The second first-years

The return to campus is one sign the pandemic may be coming to an end. However, the return to in-person learning hasn’t been easy for everyone. Beginning the semester without having a traditional first year has made the transition back to in-person learning challenging for some second-year students.Continue...

Coming to Canada as a refugee

Since confederation in 1867, more than 17 million individuals have come to Canada seeking opportunities from abroad. These folks came from all walks of life, and many were fleeing persecution.Continue...

The power of the student vote

On Sept. 20, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the second time in two years. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the snap election on Aug. 15.Continue...

The spirit of entrepreneurship at Queen's

Many successful businesses have started out of Queen’s. From Iris Technologies creating an LCD computer for people suffering from concussions to Red Gold of Afghanistan selling saffron to help women in Afghanistan, Queen’s has created and supported many student entrepreneurs.Continue...

Learning to navigate finances as a university student

One of the most off-limits topics in our culture is money. The ‘money taboo’ keeps children from learning about financial literacy as they grow up. As a result, young adults often feel confused and overwhelmed when they have to navigate their own finances in university.Continue...

How Eurocentric beauty standards get under the skin

The use of chemicals and potentially toxic makeup to meet societal expectations of beauty isn’t a new phenomenon.Continue...

How Queen's students are celebrating Pride 2021

Amelia Cockerham, ArtSci ’22, is used to spending Pride Month surrounded by other people.Continue...

Off-Campus housing is only getting more expensive

For students living in Kingston, the norm is to pay exorbitant prices for substandard housing. It’s become a rite of passage for Queen’s students to move out of first-year residence and scramble to find housemates and sign leases before the best houses are gone.Continue...

‘It’s split us in half’: First-year students look back on a year of COVID-19

Phoebe Schneider, ArtSci ’24, spent half the year in residence. She told The Journal that, because of this, her first-year experience likely didn’t mirror those stuck at home.Continue...

Understanding the sociological aspects of—and preventing—racist and misogynistic Zoom bombings

Earlier this year, a virtual event hosted by the School of Religion was subject to an attack. Continue...

Understanding conflicting identities as a queer student of colour

For queer students of colour at Queen’s, understanding one’s identity is a lifelong process. It’s one that’s complicated by cultural expectations, covert racism, and the fact that representations of queerness in the media are inherently rooted in whiteness.Continue...

The New York Times had to retract his story. This Queen’s professor stands behind him.

In December 2016, New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi travelled to Canada to meet Shehroze Chaudhry, an Oakville, Ontario man who claimed to have been a part of ISIS in Syria in 2014 before returning to Canada. Callimachi, a foreign correspondent who covered Al Qaeda and ISIS at the time, would turn Chaudhry’s story into the award-winning—and later largely retracted—podcast series, Caliphate. But in this moment, as she left Canada, she felt like Chaudhry simply needed someone to talk to.Continue...

Academic accessibility amidst the pandemic

“Having to be my own advocate kind of sucks sometimes.”Continue...

The Chown Hall incident, over one year later

At 10:27 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, Mark Erdman, Queen’s Community Relations and Issues manager, sent an email to eight members of Queen’s top administration.Continue...

Finding space in academia as a South Asian

“Sometimes I feel like I fell into this job.”Continue...

Crafting equitable curricula with care

Alana Butler believes that as classrooms from kindergarten to post-secondary become more diverse, it’s crucial for teachers to consider the unique needs of all students—especially racialized students.Continue...

The highs and lows of substance use during COVID-19

Kelly King has never been a staple drinker. But since the onset of the pandemic, she has experienced a drastic change in her substance use.Continue...

How the Smith Transparency Project is inspiring change through data

In the wake of ‘ Stolen by Smith ’, there was harsh criticism from those who questioned the credibility of the anecdotal evidence the account relied on. Commerce students were missing empirical evidence to support the patterns demonstrated by the page when trying to understand the needs of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII).Continue...

Facing anti-Semitism on campus

“This can’t be real.”Continue...

Sexual liberation while racialized

Sexual liberation has always been core to the feminist movement. In North America, for a long time, that has looked like sexual liberation for white women and white women only, which is a subject being increasingly explored as academics of colour are given overdue space in the field of sexology.Continue...

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