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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...

The evolution of drag in Kingston

Tyfannie Morgan, ArtSci ’03, moved to Kingston in September 1999 to go to Queen’s and was immediately entranced with the local drag community. By March 2000, she had gotten dressed up and performed her first drag show.Continue...

Being a sugar baby at Queen’s

For Kate*, sugar babying —engaging in a kind of dating where one partner financially supports the other—started as a way of earning some additional income.Continue...

‘When we think of Indigenous peoples, we think of the past’: Students and educators confront the lack of Indigenous education in school systems

“When we think of Indigenous peoples, we think of the past,” said Anne Godlewska, professor in Geography and Planning. “But there’s been a sustained process of assimilation which has not stopped.”Continue...

‘Seeing myself gain weight scared me’: living with an eating disorder at Queen’s

“I started dieting and working out after gaining 40 pounds from depression,” Angela Tran, ArtSci ’22, said. “At my all-time low I weighed about 110 pounds. I’m 5’3.”Continue...

Queen’s denying many international students employment during COVID-19

A note on the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) site reads that those “who can not travel to Canada for the fall will not receive a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA) position.”Continue...

A new year for SVPR sees news hires

After a year of upheaval in Queen’s sexual violence policy, including the release of troubling survey results and a policy suspension and review, the University is looking at 2020-21 with fresh eyes.Continue...

#BlackLivesMatter, reforming police, and Kingston

Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers, there was widescale change in how we view policing across North America.Continue...

‘Teaching is activism’: Professors and TAs of colour discuss race in academia

At the end of every semester when Dr. Shobhana Xavier, a professor in the Religious Studies School, gets her class evaluations back, she notices a pattern.Continue...

Protecting the planet includes protecting the most vulnerable

Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara, undergraduate student trustee, knows the fight for climate justice goes hand in hand with fighting racism.Continue...

Two weeks into Zoom university, students reflect on digital learning

Jessica Dahanayake, Eng ’20, has always taken a mix of online and in-person courses. For her, there was an important difference between choosing to take an online course and having to take part in a completely virtual semester.Continue...

As students return, local businesses balance economic benefits with community safety

Jonathan McCreery is familiar with the common college town trope of the “town and gown”: the relationship between post-secondary students and the residents of the town which hosts them. The...Continue...

Keeping the spirit of O-Week alive online

Student leaders across faculties traditionally begin planning orientation week up to a year in advance.Continue...

How ‘Erased by FEAS’ is uniting the voices of BIPOC Engineering students

The ‘Erased by FEAS’ Instagram account was launched on July 10, detailing experiences of systemic violence and discrimination in Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS).Continue...

Class of 2024 entering an untraditional September

Over the past six months, the incoming class of 2024 has experienced the ‘untraditional’ more than most.Continue...

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