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Queen’s apologizes for misleading admissions email

The University apologizes for sending out welcome emails to prospective students congratulating them on their ‘acceptance’ to Queen's before an offer of admission was made.Continue...

‘Substance use is a disease’: KFL&A Public Health calls for decriminalization of drugs

As the Canadian drug poisoning crisis continues to escalate , a division of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health wants reform.Continue...

Queen’s Student Wellness Services introduces stepped model of care

Queen’s Student Wellness Services (SWS) is rolling out a stepped care model to provide students with physical and mental wellness services.Continue...

Queen’s ConEd students describe communication issues with Practicum Office

Concurrent Education (ConEd) students blame the Faculty of Education for the student’s inability to secure practicum placements mandated by the programme. They also allege unprofessional behaviour by staff.Continue...

Queen’s professor discusses student engagement in provincial election

Kingston and the Islands MPP candidates have made the housing crisis, affordability, and living costs critical concerns this election.Continue...

ASUS partners with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada for virtual conference

ASUS’s Crohn’s and Colitis Committee hosted a Zoom conference about navigating university with Crohn’s and Colitis on March 20.Continue...

Uncovering leaders: the experiences of the undergraduate trustee

Queen’s Undergraduate Trustee Jaya Sharma, HealthSci ’24, plans to utilize her position in student government to its full potential.Continue...

New Pakistani Student’s Association brings Pakistan to Queen’s

The Pakistani Student’s Association (PSA) is a new student group dedicated to celebrating Pakistani customs and culture at Queen’s.Continue...

AMS Assembly reports missing key members

Certain faculty societies did not submit monthly reports to AMS Assembly last year outlining the work their executive leadership undertook.Continue...

Queen’s mask requirement to drop on June 1

The University said the decision was made based on the “current state” of the pandemic, while looking at hospital capacity and the use of masks in most public settings.Continue...

Board of Trustees approves new residence insurance program

The Board of Trustees has approved a new insurance program for students living in residence next year.Continue...

‘You deserve them’: Patrick Deane extends holiday weekends for university employees

The University will be closed from May 20 to 23 and July 1 to 4 due to an extension in summer holiday weekends.Continue...

Queen’s uses new software for processing academic accommodations

Queen’s launched a new academic accommodations portal for students and faculty on May 2.Continue...

Maltby Centre discusses mental health service access for university students in Kingston

The Family Advisory Committee at the Maltby Centre is holding a free panel discussion to review and answer questions on the mental health services available for families and youth in the Kingston region.Continue...

Queen’s ranks seventh internationally in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

This year is the second time Queen’s has placed in the top 10. Last year, Queen’s ranked fifth place globally, the highest rank of any school in Canada. Western University was the highest-ranked Canadian institution this year, placing third overall.Continue...

Queen’s Provost steps down before end of term

The University has announced that Mark Green, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), will be stepping down from the role on Jul. 1.Continue...

QUFA votes to oppose IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA)—the main faculty union on campus—has voted to formally oppose the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism at their general meeting.Continue...

Masking on campus to continue until end of May

The University has announced the extension of on-campus masking requirements until the end of May in an Apr. 14 update to the Queen’s Safe Return to Campus website.Continue...

Life Sciences students facing mass data breach

Confidential student information in the Life Sciences department was disseminated via email on Apr. 7.

The information included student GPAs, student names, student numbers, academic plans, and year of study as of Sept. 2021. Student sexes and email addresses were also compromised.Continue...

Incoming AMS executives attend transition assembly

On Apr. 7, the AMS held its transition Assembly in person for the first time in two years. Assembly convened in the Rose Event Commons room in Mitchell Hall. The event was also streamed virtually, with individuals participating through Teams.Continue...

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