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Teacher candidates struggle to find placement opportunities

For students in the education program, a practicum placement is required to register with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). This year, however, some students have found it challenging to find placement opportunities.Continue...

Equity Grievance Service combats harassment and discrimination

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) launched the Equity Grievance Service (EGS) consultation as a way for equity-deserving students to share their experiences of harassment or discrimination.Continue...

‘It’s the center of the universe’: Clark Hall Pub reopens for students

On Oct. 1, Clark Hall Pub reopened after a year of suspended operations due to COVID-19.Continue...

University to launch consultation on Indigenous identity

On Nov. 2, Queen’s announced it will be launching consultations with Indigenous community members to “ensure hiring and other internal policies and procedures are more clear, equitable, and reflect key aspects of verification of Indigeneity.”Continue...

AMS hosts Charity Month

This November, the AMS is holding Charity Month—a series of fundraising events to benefit a Kingston organization.Continue...

AMS membership fee increase not passed in Fall Referendum

On Nov. 1 and 2, Queen’s students were able to cast email ballots for the AMS Fall Referendum.Continue...

AMS survey alleges disproportionate targeting of students of colour by police

In response to Queen’s $350,000 payment to the City of Kingston ahead of Homecoming celebrations in October and the subsequent petition against over-policing propelled by the AMS, the Social Issues Commission (SIC) is asking students to share their experiences with Kingston Police in an anonymous form .

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New provincial legislation advocates for work-life balance

On Oct. 25, the Ontario government introduced “right-to-disconnect” to promote work-life balance, the first law of its kind in Canada.Continue...

QFA to welcome RBC president

The Queen’s Financial Association (QFA) will host David McKay, president and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in their “Road to CEO” event.Continue...

Queen’s remembers Jack Quipp

The Queen’s community remembers the impact and legacy of Jack Quipp, Sci ’23. Quipp passed away on Oct. 25.Continue...

Students talk police presence over homecoming weekends

On Oct. 16 and 23, thousands flooded the streets of the student district for unsanctioned Homecoming gatherings. Ontario Provincial Police, Greater Toronto Area, and Gananoque Police joined Kingston Police officers in surveilling the crowds.Continue...

$1 million endowment supports access to education

After their $1 million endowment to support the STEM: Indigenous Activities (STEM:InA) program, The Journal sat down with donors Norman Loveland, Sci ’65, and Gay Loveland. The endowment will be spread over four years.Continue...

Nobel prize winning Queen’s Alum sits down with ‘The Journal’

“I got a call at 2 a.m. and it was a call from Sweden. At first I thought it was one of my friends playing a joke.”Continue...

AMS introduces International Students Bursary

The AMS recently announced a new International Students Bursary geared towards providing financial support to international students. The bursary will be valued up to $500 and provided based on financial need.Continue...

Muslim and Indigenous women discuss faith and work

On Oct. 22, the Islamic Society of Kingston (ISK) held a panel titled “How Faith Drives our Work: Perspectives from Indigenous and Muslim Women.”Continue...

Senate questions $350,000 payment to City

On Oct. 26, the October senate meeting began with Principal Patrick Deane’s opening address followed by a moment of silence for Queen’s student Jacob Downey.Continue...

Independent MPP Randy Hillier uses student’s passing to spread misinformation

As Kamila Lebel-Farrell’s loved ones continued to adjust to her sudden passing, Randy Hillier, Member of Ontario Provincial Parliament (Lanark-Frontenac Kingston), used student photos while spreading misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccine.Continue...

Former AMS senior management staff speak to why they resigned

In September, the AMS saw three resignations from its senior management team. In an interview with The Journal, two of those former salaried AMS staff discussed their experiences on the student society.Continue...

Homecoming signage sparks conversation

On Homecoming weekend, photos of bedsheets containing misogynistic messaging were published online. The signs were most likely hung by Queen’s students.Continue...

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