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Legal decision affects USAT update

Ryerson University’s teaching evaluations can no longer affect an instructor’s promotion, tenure or advancement—and it may impact Queen’s.Continue...

The unclear rules of student-TA relationships

As students and teaching assistants (TAs) return to classes, some will bond over more than their lessons. As of Fall 2017, the University employed 1,850 TAs in a wide range of departments, class sizes, and duties. But intimate relationships between some students and TAs might often be overlooked.Continue...

Students face lawsuit during exams

More than ten years ago, Phil Lam won the first ever Golden Cockroach—a discontinued AMS award presented to landlords of the University District’s worst houses.Continue...

The politics of a classroom

For conservative students, entering a university classroom can be like walking a political tightrope.

According to some students at Queen’s,being in a tutorial where their viewpoints are...Continue...

Higher education but lower salaries for adjunct professors

For Andrew Bretz, the high turnover among adjunct professors is a threat to education.Continue...

Truth and Reconciliation at Queen’s, a year later

To commemorate the year following Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) final report, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe performers will be singing in the Agnes Etherington Atrium on Friday alongside a catered feast.

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Queen’s International Affairs Association saw three high-level terminations for sexual harassment last year

According to several former Queen’s International Affairs Association (QIAA) Core Executives, the club experienced three terminations based on allegations of sexual harassment in 2016-2017.Continue...

Barriers abound for students accessing mental health care on campus

Home to Student Wellness Services, the La Salle building sits at the very bottom of Queen’s campus, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of student life.

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The future of student life spaces at Queen’s

Despite being the home of many student services such as the P&CC, The Brew, Tricolour Outlet and Queen’s Pub, the JDUC has never truly acted as a hub for student life on campus.Continue...

A religious cult makes Kingston its home

In the shadow of a new multi-story student housing development on Princess St., a seemingly-innocuous local restaurant sprung up in the summer of 2016.

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The forgotten legacies of Queen’s Black medical students

In 1918, the Queen’s Faculty of Medicine implemented a ban on the admittance of Black students. Although some completed their education at Queen’s, a number of students at the time were forced to find new schools.Continue...

The life and times of Alfie Pierce

While the social climate on Queen’s campus continually evolves, the life story of Kingston’s Alfie Pierce captures a snapshot of the University’s problematic past with the Black community.Continue...

Featurette: The forgotten impact of George Masoud on Kingston

Between 1901 and 1911 was the biggest wave of immigrants in Canadian history. Among them was George Masoud.Continue...

Rap provides outlet for students on campus

At Queen’s, the rap and hip-hop scene has created a platform for students to discuss their university experience, specifically from the perspective of racialized students.

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Queen’s medical school’s prejudicial past

Although Queen’s was one of the first schools in Canada to accept women into their medical school, they were also the first to systemically expel them.

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What happens when you can’t afford to be a student?

Last year, the Ontario Students Assistance Program (OSAP) helped 384,000 Ontario residents access their post-secondary education. But when many of these students leave school, OSAP payments will become a serious financial responsibility.Continue...

Featurette: Looking back at the AMS

The Alma Mater Society here at Queen’s is the oldest student association in Canada and has been the primary institution of student government at Queen’s since its founding.Continue...

Workhouse to Welfare

If you walk past 305 Earl Street today, you would see an old, grey brick house with the occasional piece of litter on the lawn. While it’s no different from any other home you’d walk past in the University District, it’s a far cry from what it was 160 years ago.Continue...

Invisible barriers to international exchange

As 10,678 Arts and Science students begin their semester in Kingston every year, around 600 of their classmates prepare to complete an international exchange at one of Queen’s partner universities from around the globe.Continue...

Reality for a residence don

The Residence Dons at Queen’s University play a vital role in the residence experience of many first-year students.Continue...

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