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QBACC initiative encourages students to have a more “Sustainable Semester”

Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) is running an initiative encouraging students to adopt more sustainable practices.Continue...

Queen’s launches Student Mobility Experiences Project

The Office of the Vice-Provost (International) and the International Programs Office (IPO) are developing a program to help students in equity-deserving groups make more informed decisions about international study opportunities.Continue...

QSACK Talks podcast discusses impact of sexual violence at Queen’s

Queen’s x Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (QSACK) has launched a new podcast aiming to provide open dialogue on sexual violence in all its forms, with a special focus on sexual violence at Queen’s and in the Kingston community.Continue...

Period product drive collects enough products for 233 periods

Queen’s Period and Queen’s Health Outreach (QHO) ran a period product collection drive from March 1-7 in the ARC. With an earlier monetary donation from Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP), the drive collected a total of 1,092 tampons and 1,370 pads, enough to support 233 periods.Continue...

As cases spike, Public Health extends class order to April 30

Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health announced Wednesday it’s extending the five person limit on gatherings because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.Continue...

Queen’s reports 26 active cases, encourages testing

Queen’s is reporting 26 active cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning, including 10 in residence and 16 off campus.Continue...

Medical students review curriculum to improve racial representation in learning materials

A group of medical students organized a review of all pre-clerkship learning materials related to dermatological conditions in the Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) to determine whether those conditions were shown on more than just white skin. Now, they’re sharing their recommendations for change in the curriculum.Continue...

COVID-19 and Queen's: One year later

One year ago today, Queen’s shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue...

Queen’s reports 11 new cases of COVID-19

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Queen’s is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19—five of which were identified as part of a residence outbreak.

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AMS discourages students from attending social gatherings for St. Pat’s weekend

With the one-year anniversary of Queen’s shutting down due to COVID-19 falling on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the AMS, City of Kingston, KFL&A Public Health, and Kingston Police are urging Kingston residents and students to remain home and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Queen’s hires BIPOC Equity Ambassadors for undergraduate admissions period

Five BIPOC Equity Ambassadors have been hired to help connect with prospective undergraduate students about their lived experiences at Queen’s.Continue...

#PivottheClock campaign asks University to extend funding for PhD students

Queen’s students are advocating for a year-long extension to the funding of all PhDs, which they say is necessary due to COVID-19’s impact on research. They’re calling it the #PivotTheClock campaign.Continue...

As $2,000 quarantine fee takes hold, Queen’s promises financial assistance

After the new implementation of a $2,000 quarantine fee, Queen’s is promising assistance to international students entering Canada.

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Queen’s launches student experience survey

Beyond the limestone buildings and trailing ivy, Queen’s is trying to get a picture of how students experience campus.Continue...

Queen’s research projects get almost $10 million in federal funding

Two projects led by Queen’s researchers received almost $10 million in funding to advance their work.Continue...

Queen’s residence in lockdown following COVID-19 outbreak

Queen’s is responding to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Watts Hall on Thursday after five students tested positive for the virus.Continue...

Good Times Diner launches educational speaker series

ASUS Good Times Diner has resumed normal operations post-lockdown, sharing Sunday night take-out meals with students and individuals across the community from its kitchen in Chalmer’s United Church.Continue...

Student Life Centre leads Sustainable Student Awareness campaign

The Student Life Centre (SLC) initiated a month-long virtual campaign on March 1, raising environmental awareness for the Queen’s community by addressing temporal and financial barriers facing students.Continue...

International PhD students to pay the same tuition as domestic students

Following community activism and consultations, Queen’s has lowered tuition fees for international PhD students.Continue...

Board of Trustees: Principal Deane warns against ‘hangover effects’ of COVID-19

The Board of Trustees met for an open session on March 5 over Zoom.Continue...

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