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QBACC changes name to match urgency of the climate crisis

With the climate crisis worsening, Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) has changed their name to Queen’s Backing Action on the Climate Crisis to match the urgency of the threat.Continue...

Queen’s community reflects on 100th anniversary of poppies

This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the poppy being adopted as a symbol of remembrance in Canada. The Journal sat down with Joanne Archibald, ArtSci ’14 and PhD ‘25, who’s studying Canada’s role in military engagements and international political history.Continue...

Student group alleges anti-Semitism at AMS-hosted event

On Nov. 9, the Social Issues Commission (SIC), Queen’s Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED), and Levana Gender Advocacy Centre held an event on navigating colonial institutions and intersectional student activism with guest speaker Ericka Hart.Continue...

Student alleges mistreatment by campus security

Alex Wang, ArtSci ’22, was at Stauffer library finishing an assignment on the evening of Nov. 5. While working, Wang decided to momentarily pull his mask down to air it out. That’s when a security guard approached him.Continue...

QUMSA advocates to preserve prayer spaces around campus

Amongst JDUC redevelopment plans, The Journal sat down with the Queen’s University Muslim Students Association (QUMSA) to discuss measures to ensure the preservation of prayer spaces in the building. QUMSA provides students with religious services, community events, and advocacy.Continue...

OUSA announces OSAP clawbacks cancelled following student advocacy

Following a six-month campaign, the Ontario University Student Alliance (OUSA) announced in a briefing on Nov. 10 the proposed $400 million reduction to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) has been ceased.Continue...

Students subject to non-academic misconduct for misogynistic homecoming signs

Over Queen’s homecoming weekends, misogynistic signs were found posted in front of student houses. Amidst conversations of sexual violence on university campuses, the signage displayed was baffling to the Kingston and Queen’s community alike.Continue...

Climate action protest takes place outside QFA’s ‘Road to CEO’

The Queen’s Finance Association (QFA) hosted RBC’s CEO at Grant Hall on Nov. 5. Outside the event, a small group of protesters from Kingston Youth and Climate Action voiced their concerns with RBC’s large-scale financing of fossil fuels. 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...

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...

Balancing economic sufficiency with environmental excellence at COP26

The 26 th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) kicked off on Oct. 31, bringing together UN members to combat climate change.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...

‘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...

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...

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