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University Council election season in full swing

Queen’s alumni are eligible to run and vote in the ongoing University Council elections.Continue...

Local MP Mark Gerretsen meets with Muslim and Jewish community members

On May 30, a group of Muslim community members and members of Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) attended a closed Zoom meeting with Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen.Continue...

English Department releases statement ‘on Palestine and Social Justice’

On Jun. 3, the English Department released a statement addressing the climate at Queen’s surrounding discourse on the crisis in the Middle East.Continue...

‘To Indigenous students, and community members, please take care of yourself’: Four Directions releases statement addressing Kamloops Indian Residential School burial sites

Flags on campus will be lowered for 215 hours, one hour for each child taken, in acknowledgement of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nations’ loss of their children.Continue...

Queen’s students mobilize to raise funds for grassroots organizations in India

As India faces devastation at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queen’s students have mobilized to financially support those affected.Continue...

Queen’s students find different career paths in face of pandemic uncertainty

Each election cycle, Canadian youth hear promises of gainful employment. but COVID-19 has caused a deep schism between those who are seekingemployment and the available jobs on the market.

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Townhall meeting answers questions on returning to campus

On May 27, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health and Principal Patrick Deane hosted a town hall meeting to discuss questions surrounding the pandemic and the possibility of returning to in-person classes.Continue...

Student demonstrators host drive-by protest in Kingston Market Square

“From Turtle Island to Palestine, occupation is a crime.”Continue...

AMS considers changing its mandate in first Assembly of 2021-22 school year

Described as “pivotal” by AMS President Zaid Kasim, the AMS held its first Assembly of the summer on May 20.Continue...

Queen’s to join University Pension Plan on July 1

On July 1, the Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP) will be amalgamated with the University of Toronto and University of Guelph pension plans as a part of the University Pension Plan (UPP).Continue...

Board of Trustees meeting welcomes Honourable Murray Sinclair as 15th Chancellor

With warm welcomes and appreciative farewells, the Winter 2021 semester concluded with a Board of Trustees meeting on May 7. The Board discussed new annual policy statements on health and safety, student health and wellness, and sexual violence prevention and response.Continue...

Students combat COVID-19 misinformation in multilingual communities

Amid circulating misinformation and vaccine hesitancy, COVID Speaks, a student-led initiative, aims to promote accurate and scientifically verified information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of languages.Continue...

Inaugural winner of McCall MacBain Scholarship talks academic and diversity goals

This year, McGill’s inaugural McCall MacBain Scholarship was awarded to 20 students nationally. Queen’s University’s Nicole Osayandè, CompSci ’21, was among the recipients.Continue...

Provost and Associate Vice-Principal announcement addresses students affected by current traumatic events

In a message to students on April 26, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green and Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion) Stephanie Simpson announced they have encouraged instructors to provide additional academic accommodation and flexibility for students in light of the recent killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and the final verdict regarding the murder of George Floyd on April 20.Continue...

Student responds to COVID-19 restrictions in letter addressed to University, Kingston Mayor

Amidst the new COVID-19 regulations implemented by the City of Kingston, Reily Morrison, ArtSci ’21, wrote a call-for-action letter addressed to the University, Kingston’s Public Health Unit, Mayor Bryan Paterson, and Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen to express her frustration.Continue...

Principal Deane speaks on COVID-19 pandemic in India

On Tuesday, Principal Patrick Deane issued a message offering support for members of the Queen’s community affected by the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in India.Continue...

Queen’s Rector resigns

On April 30, Sam Hiemstra, ArtSci ’21, announced he is stepping down as the 37th Rector in an open letter addressed to the university community. His resignation came into effect on May 1.Continue...

Queen’s announces new Chancellor

In a press release on April 28, Principal Patrick Deane announced that Queen’s has selected Murray Sinclair to serve as the University’s 15th Chancellor. Continue...

Kingston Police responds to Ford’s provincial order

Following the Government of Ontario’s announcement detailing new COVID-19 restrictions, Kingston Police responded in a press release today.Continue...

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