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Engineering Society donates 500 N95 masks to local medical facilities

The Engineering Society (EngSoc) had hundreds of N95 masks in storage for the construction of its annual Science Formal. Now, those masks will be used by local medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue...

Queen’s introduces academic adjustments over COVID-19

Queen’s will allow undergraduate students to take pass/fail grades and the ability to drop courses late without academic penalty.Continue...

Queen’s student worried about finding summer employment, supporting family

As the funds decrease in her bank account, Maysam Ghani can see the stress physically manifesting in her mother. Ghani, a ConEd student going into her final year, was a residence don who returned to...Continue...

Medical students push to gather protective equipment

Despite the suspension of health professional students clinical work, medical students are still pushing to alleviate the pressures on Kingston’s public health services in the face of COVID-19.Continue...

AMS year in review

In their final interview with The Journal , this year’s AMS executive reflected on the greatest challenges and triumphs of their term.Continue...

JDUC redevelopment on schedule

Since the passage of a $40 fee in January, 2019, that enabled the JDUC redevelopment project to move forward, the project has been well underway for more than a year.Continue...

Queen’s preparing for extended remote learning in face of pandemic

Queen’s Senate convened for their March meeting via teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the short- and long-term impacts of the novel coronavirus.Continue...

Shoshannah Bennett Dwara voted next undergraduate trustee

Shoshannah Bennett Dwara was elected the next undergraduate trustee on Wednesday night, beating three other candidates.Continue...

Consultation on sexual violence policy deferred until further notice

After a controversial academic year for the University’s sexual violence policy that included the suspension of a duty to disclose requirement , the process to write a new policy has been deferred.Continue...

Undergraduate student trustee debate recap

Undergraduate trustee candidates participated in a debate from the comfort of their homes on Friday evening, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19.

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Undergraduate health professional programs told to stay home

Undergraduate students in health professional programs were told to stay home on Wednesday after being initially exempted from the March 16 suspension on undergraduate courses.

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Undergraduate trustee candidates' Q&A

This year, four candidates are vying for the position of undergraduate student trustee. The candidates are Aidan Turnbull, Comp ’21, Shoshanna Bennett Dwara, ArtSci ’21, Michael Zhang, ArtSci ’21, and Michael Fraser, ArtSci ‘21. The Journal spoke with each of the candidates about their platforms.

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Federal government announces six-month grace period on Canadian student loans

In response to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the federal government has announced a six-month grace period for interest on Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans.

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AMS to donate $7,000 to Kingston food bank

In light of recent university closures, the AMS Food Bank will close on Mar. 20.

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COVID-19 updates: Queen’s to host virtual spring convocation

Faculty of Arts and Science cancels in-person classes for the remainder of the term; SGPS rep raises concerns over School of Graduate Studies preparation.Continue...

Queen’s suspends all University-sponsored international travel

Dr. David Walker, former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, was appointed as Special Advisor to the Principal on Planning and Preparation for COVID-19 on March 5. In the eight days since, Queen’s has moved quickly to put plans in place as coronavirus cases rise in Canada.

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Four candidates will compete in upcoming undergraduate trustee election

Four candidates were approved to be on the ballot for the March 2020 undergraduate student trustee by-election at Thursday’s AMS Assembly following the resignation of former Undergraduate Trustee Tyler Macintyre .

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Queen’s COVID-19 response lead addresses AMS Assembly

AMS Assembly gathered on Thursday night to hear from Dr. David Walker, Queen’s recently appointed COVID-19 response lead. Earlier in the day, Queen’s suspended all University-sponsored international travel.

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Deane warns students against large gatherings ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

The University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) will come into effect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend as Principal Patrick Deane recommended students not attend large gatherings.

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Hockey Helps the Homeless raises more than $30,000 for Kingston Youth Shelter

Queen’s Hockey Helps the Homeless raised more than $30,000 for the Kingston Youth Shelter at its annual tournament on Feb. 28.

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