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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...

Students, faculty, rally against US escalation with Iran

A group of 50 protesters gathered at the intersection of University Ave. and Union St. on Thursday to denounce the escalating conflict between the United States and Iran.

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Student details poor treatment, slow diagnosis at Student Wellness Services

Abby Duncan, ArtSci ’22, was diagnosed with Lyme disease by doctors at Kingston General Hospital on Nov. 17 after months of searching for answers from Student Wellness Services (SWS). In an interview, she told The Journal that SWS failed to listen to her concerns.Continue...

Queen’s student killed in Tehran plane crash identified as Amir Moradi

Reversing a Wednesday statement, the University confirmed the death of undergraduate Queen's student Amir Moradi, who was on board the flight that killed 176 people in Iran Wednesday morning.Continue...

Province will appeal decision that overturned Student Choice Initiative

The Ontario government has applied for leave to appeal a Divisional Court ruling that struck down the Student Choice Initiative (SCI), The Globe and Mail reported Monday evening.Continue...

Misogynist Facebook page was run by a Queen’s employee

A Facebook page called Kings of Queen’s, which featured posts targeting Queen’s students and spreading anti-women messages, was run by a Queen’s employee, The Journal has learned.

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Residence Don raises concerns about new contract

After being presented with a revised contract for the 2020-21 year, residence dons have raised concerns about new revisions and the drafting process.Continue...

At Senate, Queen’s says no exchange in Hong Kong next term

At its last meeting of 2019, Queen’s Senate wrapped up discussion about the fall term break and food insecurity, moving into discussion about issues that will likely dominate the winter term.Continue...

Rector election to be held in January

When the AMS gathered for its final assembly of the semester on Nov. 28, Rector Alex da Silva announced an election for a new rector will be held in January.Continue...

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