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Federal government announces $9 billion in COVID-19 student financial aid

Designed with students in mind, the new Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) is addressing student financial concerns caused by COVID-19.Continue...

Students turn to remote learning for the summer term

Many of the students who have had to change their summer plans because of COVID-19 are now seeking remote learning opportunities instead.Continue...

ASUS hires first equity and sustainability director

ASUS has hired four new positions for the 2020-21 year, including the first equity and sustainability director (ESD), Caitlin Hayes.Continue...

Challenges with remote exam delivery cause stress during finals

As the pandemic continues through exam season, a number of students experienced frustrating technical issues while completing finals by remote delivery.Continue...

Principal strikes steering committee on COVID-19 and upcoming academic year

Principal Patrick Deane launched a new steering committee to address the impact of the pandemic on University operations in the 2020-21 academic year.Continue...

With ARC closed, Grocery Checkout serving community on Uber Eats

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Queen’s campus to close most of its physical spaces, Grocery Checkout continued to serve customers through Uber Eats.Continue...

Steve Boyd puts Queen’s on notice of pending defamation lawsuit

Recently-fired cross-country coach Steve Boyd has given the University notice of impending legal action in response to comments made about him after his contract was terminated on Feb. 19. Continue...

“Impossible to say” whether students will be on campus in fall, Deane tells Senate

While Principal Patrick Deane said it’s impossible to know whether students will be on campus in the fall, the University is preparing for a scenario in which they’re not.Continue...

SpreadInnovation Challenge pushes students to solve COVID-19-related problems

As part of a new University-funded program, anyone with internet access is eligible to spend their summer creating solutions to COVID-19 related challenges.Continue...

Student Wellness Services prepared to test for COVID-19, majority of counselling held remotely

In a handful of changes to how Student Wellness Services (SWS) operates, the majority of counselling has become remote, and staff are prepared to test for COVID-19.Continue...

AMS increases mental health coverage in student insurance plan at no extra cost

The AMS is increasing coverage for psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists offered through their student health and dental insurance plan.Continue...

COVID-19 increasing food insecurity among students and Kingston community

A number of local services have adapted their operations to provide the community with greater support as COVID-19 increases food insecurity on Queen’s campus and in the greater Kingston area.Continue...

How Queen’s students are aiding in the COVID-19 fight

Queen’s students are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by providing local health care facilities and community members with the supplies they need during the pandemic.Continue...

Campus pharmacy launches virtual “walk-in” clinic

In response to COVID-19, DrugSmart pharmacy has launched a virtual walk-in clinic so individuals can receive and refill prescriptions from the comfort of their homes.Continue...

Residence Life considering whether to keep residences open after May 1

While students were expected to move out of University residences by March 22, some were unable to leave Kingston and are still living there amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue...

Queen’s engineers make it to second round of Code Life Ventilator Challenge

As intensive care units find their facilities at maximum capacity due to COVID-19, a team of Queen’s engineers are developing a new ventilator that can be built at home.Continue...

Graduate students push for summer tuition suspension, worry about lack of income

As the University maintains summer tuition fees, graduate students have been left with their financial stability hanging in the balance during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue...

Queen’s student concerned about virtual convocation, graduating alongside classmates

After COVID-19 brought public gatherings to a halt, the University is offering the class of 2020 the opportunity to celebrate their graduation virtually at online spring convocation ceremonies.

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AMS partners with OUSA on financial aid survey

As the academic year comes to a close amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMS is pledging focus on student advocacy.Continue...

Four Directions teaches introductory Oneida classes over video chat

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre is hosting online classes for the Iroquoian language Oneida through Zoom, a video chat platform.Continue...

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