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Queen’s refuses to provide details about misogynistic Facebook page investigation

Queen’s confirmed on Wednesday it has investigated the misogynistic Facebook page Kings of Queen’s, but declined to provide any further details.Continue...

Protesters gather for second time in a week to demand accountability for Iran plane crash

For the second time in a week, protestors gathered on the corner of University and Union to stand in solidarity with Iranian community members.

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Deane pledges to seek update from police on Chown Hall investigation

More than three months after police were notified that a racist and homophobic note was found in a Chown Hall common room, no updates have been provided on the status of their investigation.Continue...

Patrick Deane talks diversity and social equity at forum

At Principal Patrick Deane’s first open forum of the semester on Tuesday, he answered questions about diversity and student equity groups.Continue...

Cynthia Gibney, health and wellness director at Western, to oversee Student Wellness Services

The University has hired a new executive director of Student Wellness Services, Cynthia Gibney, who will assume the position on March 2.

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AMS votes to put Food Bank fee on referendum for mandatory status

The AMS gathered for the first Assembly of the year on Thursday night to discuss fall term break, the aftermath of the Student Choice Initiative being quashed, Queen’s Period, and event sanctioning.Continue...

For third year in a row, AMS executive election uncontested

For the third year in a row, the AMS executive election will be uncontested, leaving one team to vie for the confidence of a majority of voters on election day.

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AMS seeks to reinstate jobs lost after Student Choice Initiative

Following the loss of 100 jobs due to the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) last September, the AMS is looking to restructure and reinstate those positions, pending approval from the board of directors.Continue...

Queen’s launches memorial fund for Iran plane crash victims

A week after third-year biotechnology student Amir Moradi was killed on board Ukraine flight PS752, the University announced that it is setting up a memorial fund for Iranian students in financial need.

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Chair in Women in Engineering position approved by Board of Trustees

At its December meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a new position for a Chair in Women in Engineering. The position will be in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.Continue...

Amir Moradi, beloved by peers, planned to attend medical school

He was a third-year biotechnology student who developed apps in his spare time and planned to attend medical school after his undergraduate degree. His friends and housemates describe a person who would stop at nothing to help someone in need.Continue...

Rector falls short on submitting written reports to Assembly

Rector Alex da Silva submitted only one written report to AMS Assembly last semester, providing an update for September’s meeting, but did not do so for the remainder of assemblies that term.

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Tyler MacIntyre, undergraduate trustee, resigns post after one year

Undergraduate Trustee Tyler MacIntyre resigned from the remainder of his two-year term effective June 1,2020, on Jan. 13, due to the completion of his undergraduate degree. An election to appoint the new undergraduate trustee will be held in March.Continue...

More than 300 mourn loss of Ukraine flight victims at vigil

Members of the Queen’s community gathered in the JDUC on Jan. 10 to mourn the loss of those killed on board Ukraine International Flight PS752 last week, including undergraduate Arts and Science student, Amir Moradi .Continue...

Professor reopens Human Rights Tribunal application against Queen’s

Philosophy professor Adèle Mercier filed one application with the Human Rights Tribunal Ontario of Ontario in 2010, and another in 2014.Continue...

As some Ontario universities close opt-out portals, Queen’s keeps its site open

In the weeks following the Nov. 21 Divisional Court ruling that unanimously struck down the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) , many Ontario universities began closing their online ancillary fee opt-out portals.Continue...

Jean Royce Hall sexual abuse case comes to a conclusion

After experiencing more than a year of sexual abuse at the hands of former Queen’s student Kenneth Gavin Williamson over four decades ago, Byron Ruttan has finally found justice.Continue...

Student group continues to press Trustees on divestment

At December’s Board of Trustees meeting, Nick Lorraway (ArtSci ’20), president of Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) delivered refined divestment proposals, aiming for more feasibility.

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Mary Wilson Trider appointed next Trustees chair

Queen’s Board of Trustees has appointed its next chair, Mary Wilson Trider (Comm ’82), an experienced health care executive and Queen’s alumna.Continue...

Proposed JDUC design wins architectural award

Canadian Architect magazine announced on Nov. 29 that plans for the JDUC revitalization project had won the 2019 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence.Continue...

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