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Bursary applications surge after OSAP cuts

By the end of February this year, Queen’s had received more bursary applications from incoming students than it had in the entire admissions cycle the year before. A month earlier, the province announced it would cut $670 million from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).Continue...

AMS food bank fee no longer mandatory

After two years of financial stability, the AMS food bank will face funding shortfalls in the 2019-20 school year.Continue...

As move-in nears, equity groups prepare for new campus space

Four equity-seeking groups will move into the Yellow House for the upcoming school year, three years after Queen’s students hosted the racist party that led to the recommendation for an inclusive space on campus.Continue...

‘It’s still a very sad and painful story for the family’

Dr. Maria Bartholomew, a practicing gastroenterologist, was in the middle of a client consultation when Queen’s issued a formal apology for expelling her great-uncle from the School of Medicine.Continue...

Queen's Hyperloop Design Team reaches California

This year, the Queen’s Hyperloop Design Team (QHDT) was one of three Canadian teams to make it to California for the annual Hyperloop Pod competition.Continue...

News in Brief

Dr. Mark Walters, former F.R. Scott Chair in Public and Constitutional Law at McGill University, took office as Queen’s new Dean of the Faculty of Law on July 1.

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Facing August court date, Stroud apologizes for transit disturbance

Sydenham district Councillor Peter Stroud blocked a Kingston Transit bus using his bicycle and child in June, prompting police charges and an August court date.Continue...

Court summons now permanent for students ticketed during street parties

City Council voted Tuesday night to make the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) permanent. The vote passed 11-1 in favour, with Councilor Peter Stroud, Sydenham District, casting the only dissenting vote.Continue...

Student Wellness Services introduces new model of care

In response to a significant surge in students seeking care over the past five years, Student Wellness Services (SWS), will introduce a new model for counselling over the summer.Continue...

News in Brief

The University is seriously considering the development of a new residence building on main campus, according to a press release issued last week.Continue...

Promising more action in the fall, sexual violence task force has slow start

Since data from the Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey was released nearly four months ago, the response from the Queen’s sexual violence task force has been slow.Continue...

Queen's LGBTQ+ Archives aim to preserve historical records

In the fifty years following the Stonewall riots, the LGBTQ+ community has been advocating for acceptance. Some Queen’s archivists want to make sure those steps aren’t forgotten.Continue...

Journal staff recognized for Best Campus Feature Story

Former Journal Lifestyle Editor Josh Granovsky took home first place for Best Campus Feature Story at the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards on June 8, for his article “Standing strong in the face of antisemitism.”Continue...

Four Directions respond to National Inquiry with Sacred Fire

When the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls issued its final report in June, it called all Canadians to act against a genocide “rooted in colonialism and colonial ideologies.”Continue...

SGPS responds to CFS-O lawsuit over Student Choice Initiative

SGPS President Jeremy Abramska says the Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative will have a “dramatic effect” on his more than 4,000 graduate constituents.Continue...

Kingston Pride marches into Confederation Park

Kingston Pride flew its colours in front of City Hall on June 19, marking 30 years since the group began marching.Continue...

Engineers' purple dye increases risk of cancer

Every homecoming, first-year engineering students lie in kiddie pools full of purple dye that—according to a recent Health Canada advisory—increases the risk of cancer.Continue...

University seeks to limit shots at campus pubs

During their first week in office, the AMS executive compiled an eight-page document outlining their concerns with the proposed campus alcohol policy and sent it to the University’s Alcohol Working Group.Continue...

Life skills on the menu for Kingston's youth

Two Queen’s students are teaching children with exceptionalities essential life skills out of a President’s Choice cooking school on Princess St.Continue...

Following cuts, OSAP estimates plunge

When students logged into their OSAP accounts on Wednesday, their 2019-20 assistance estimates, released yesterday, showed funding decreases of up to 50 per cent from previous years.Continue...

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