News

Closing the gender equality gap in engineering: In conversation with Dr. Heidi Ploeg

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences (FEAS) appointed Dr. Heidi Ploeg as the inaugural Chair for Women in Engineering on Oct. 15. Ploeg will hold a five-year term in the position.Continue...

What does your day look like? The Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Adults have some suggestions

“Move more, sit less, sleep well”—this is the mantra of the newly released Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Adults. The advice is particularly important during the pandemic, when staying healthy has become even more of a priority.Continue...

Two asymptomatic testing centres open in Kingston

Queen’s students without symptoms of COVID-19 can now get tested.Continue...

Pandemic’s impact on international enrolment threatens revenue stream at Canadian universities

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) released a report on Oct. 8 to show how Canadian post-secondary institutions haven’t escaped the economic impacts of COVID-19.Continue...

Queen’s clubs discuss impact of cultural appropriation at CARED panel

Queen’s Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination hosts event to create safe, educational space for discussionContinue...

News in Brief: October 22

Queen’s opens Education Library and Special Collections

Queen’s opened the Education Library on Oct. 19 and...Continue...

Kingston Police thank ‘vast majority’ of students for quiet Homecoming weekend

Kingston Police thanked students on Monday for abiding by public health guidelines over Homecoming weekend.Continue...

Principal Deane reflects on the Conversation in new report

Following a year of campus-wide consultations, Principal Patrick Deane released his report about the future of the University earlier this month.Continue...

Undergraduate Trustee looks to add definition of racism to the Student Code of Conduct

In light of campus-wide calls for social justice reform, Undergraduate Trustee Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara has engaged the Non-Academic Misconduct Subcommittee (NAMSC) in discussion about the inclusion of the definition of racism in the Queen’s Student Code of Conduct.Continue...

Rector establishes grant for QTBIPOC students leading anti-oppression initiatives

The Office of the Rector Equity Partnership Grant is in the final stages of development.

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Students in residence encouraged to limit social circle to five people

As the University identified some cases of COVID-19 in residence buildings, students are being reminded to stay vigilant and mitigate the spread of the virus.

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Sir John A. Macdonald officially scratched from law building

The Board of Trustees approved the University’s decision to remove Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from the law school building on Monday.Continue...

Huskee Cups return to CoGro

Common Ground (CoGro) is relaunching the Cup Swap program with Huskee Cups, starting Oct. 19.

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‘It just won’t be the same’: Students prepare for an unusual Homecoming

Queen’s students are preparing for a quieter, COVID-conscious Homecoming weekend this year.Continue...

AMS Compensation Policy to be presented to Board of Directors

The AMS has updated its plan to compensate students for consultations with the Society.Continue...

Queen’s ranks fifth nationally in Maclean’s medical-doctoral category

Maclean’s magazine released its Canadian university rankings for 2021 on Oct.8, where Queen’s placed fifth in the medical-doctoral ranking, tying with the University of Alberta.Continue...

AMS Assembly: Society discusses details of compensation policy

AMS Assembly met over Zoom on Oct. 8 for its second meeting of the 2020-21 school year.Continue...

Good Times Diner pivots to take-out meals during pandemic

The ASUS Good Times Diner is hosting its first community dinner on Sunday—now as take-out.Continue...

Queen’s takes steps to protect migratory birds passing through campus

Despite everything that’s happened this year, it’s just another year for Canadian wildlife.Continue...

Queen’s identifies no new cases of COVID-19

As of Thursday evening, Queen’s had reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the campus community this week.Continue...

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