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Queen’s mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Robert Pike

Dr. Robert Pike is remembered by his former students as an “incredible person.”Continue...

Academic misconduct: ‘Students are buying degrees that they aren’t earning’

Following an increase in breaches of academic integrity during the remote fall term, two teaching assistants (TAs) are calling on the University to take action in penalizing academic misconduct.Continue...

Weighing returning to residence during the Ontario lockdown

After Queen’s asked students to wait until the provincial lockdown lifts before returning to campus, some students are re-evaluating their plans for the winter term.Continue...

QBACC’s housing project detects 1,680 bylaw violations in student district

Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) has created a tool that students can use to advocate for improved living conditions. In less than two weeks, the initiative has detected more than 1,500 bylaw violations in the University District.Continue...

Queen’s secures an increase of $258,000 in mental health funding

Thanks to increased funding from the Ontario government, Queen’s will be increasing mental health supports for students.Continue...

Student government elections to be held online

As the Province continues to enforce lockdown, the AMS is taking precautions to ensure the virtual election cycle upholds the same standard as previous years.Continue...

Queen’s 'anxiously awaiting' more information on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

While the local public health unit has released its COVID-19 vaccination strategy, it remains unclear how students fit into it.Continue...

COVID-19 testing centre re-opens on campus

As the winter term begins in the midst of a province-wide lockdown, the Queen’s COVID-19 Satellite Assessment Centre in Mitchell Hall is once again open for students looking to get tested.Continue...

Queen’s urges students to avoid Kingston until end of January

Queen’s is “strongly urging” students to not return to Kingston until Jan. 23, according to a statement released Wednesday.

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Kingston public health reports 52 active cases associated with off-campus house parties

In the waning weeks of the fall semester, Queen’s is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, many of which are associated with recent off-campus house parties.

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As Kingston reaches 100 active cases, Queen’s reports 27 off-campus

Queen’s has reported 27 cases of COVID-19 during the week of Dec. 7-13, all located off-campus, marking the highest weekly case count since the pandemic began. At least two of those cases are linked to house parties in the University District that happened Dec. 4 to 5.

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After budgeting for $24 million deficit, Queen’s projects $29.6 million in losses for 2020-21

At last Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Donna Janiec, vice-principal (finance and administration), provided a report on Queen’s financial projections for the 2020-21 year.Continue...

Board of Trustees: Principal Deane talks new policy for naming buildings

The Board of Trustees gathered for its final meeting of the year over Zoom last Friday.Continue...

AMS Assembly: new transfer credit program established for Chinese international students

AMS Assembly met last Thursday over Zoom for its final meeting of 2020.Continue...

Six new cases of COVID-19 reported at Queen’s

The University has reported six new cases of COVID-19 in the Queen’s community as of Tuesday morning.Continue...

Queen’s approves revisions to sexual violence policy

The Board of Trustees approved the amendments to the Policy on Sexual Violence at a meeting on Friday.Continue...

International graduate students now eligible to hold TA and RA positions

Late this summer, international graduate students living abroad found, due to their location, they would be unable to hold TA or RA positions during the Fall 2020 term.Continue...

December Senate: academic integrity breaches increased in 2019-20 year

In its last meeting of the term, Queen’s Senate met over Zoom to discuss academic integrity, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII), and Principal Patrick Deane’s Report on the Conversation.Continue...

As Kingston goes yellow, all COVID-19 cases at Queen’s resolved

The University has reported all cases of COVID-19 are resolved in the Queen’s community as of Wednesday afternoon.
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Some international students at Queen’s face a winter break away from home

As the semester wraps up, many students are making plans to safely travel home for the holidays. For international students, staying in Kingston isn’t a decision that’s easily made.Continue...

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