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Provincial poll show demand for job security for university professors

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has released the results of their 2018 poll, which aimed to gauge Ontarians’ perspectives on the current state of precarious employment faced by many university professors in the province.Continue...

Students collaborate with Cycle Kingston to reduce bicycle theft on campus

Between 40 and 100 bicycle thefts have been reported every year on campus since 2000. This year, a group of Health Studies students have set out to teach the Queen’s community how to protect themselves.Continue...

University releases new Strategic Research Plan

On Apr. 17, Senate will vote to approve a new Strategic Research Plan (SRP) put forward by the University on Mar. 26.Continue...

Senate recap Mar. 27

The Senate meeting on Mar. 27 touched on a variety of topics, including the upcoming provincial elections, the University’s 2018-19 preliminary budget and an updated Strategic Research Plan.Continue...

Close race projected for provincial seat in Kingston and the Islands

According to a new Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) poll released last week, the provincial race for Kingston and the Islands MPP has no clear front-runner. So far, none of the four candidates have established a lead of over five per cent.Continue...

Former Queen’s professor accuses Centre for International and Defence Policy of censorship

After controversy arose around a journal article published in September of 2017, a former Queen’s professor is claiming the University has enabled censorship against his work.Continue...

Queen’s doctorate degree holder denied entry to College of Psychologists of Ontario

In a Sept. 20 ruling, the Ontario Health Professions Appeal and Review Board denied an appeal from an unsuccessful applicant to the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Despite graduating with a doctoral degree from Queen’s, the applicant was denied registration to become a psychologist in the province.Continue...

Peer Support Centre Cares Week

From Mar. 5 to 9, the Queen’s Peer Support Centre (PSC) took to campus to remind students about an integral component of academic success: self-care.Continue...

Barb Lotan speaks to sexual violence response efforts this past year

For Queen’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator Barb Lotan, the past school year has shown a strong commitment from the University towards better addressing sexual violence on campus.Continue...

Undergraduate Orientation Review Working Group releases final report

Following a six-month consultation period with faculties and students across the board at the University, the Undergraduate Orientation Review Working Group (UORWG) released their final report on Mar. 1.Continue...

Artificial Intelligence comes to the Smith School of Business

On Feb. 28, the Queen’s Smith School of Business launched a new graduate program that integrates artificial intelligence (AI) into business studies — making it the first of its kind in North America.Continue...

News in Brief

Federal, provincial governments contributing nearly $78 million for public transit

On Mar. 16, provincial and federal funding to expand Kingston’s public transit systems was announced by MPP...Continue...

St. Patrick’s Day sees unprecedented crowd size, collapsed roof

This past St. Patrick’s Day, students flooded the intersection of Aberdeen and William to celebrate the Irish holiday.Continue...

AMS holds annual corporate general meeting

On Mar. 15, the AMS held their annual corporate general meeting to update students on the state of the corporate side of the AMS. The meeting included various presentations on budgets and risk and ended with the election of four students to the AMS Board of Directors.Continue...

SGPS elects 2018-19 President following second election period

Following a nullified presidential election, an investigation into an election infraction and a second election period, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students has elected current Vice-President (Community) Tyler Morrison as President for the 2018-19 year.Continue...

Bader International Study Center struggles with stagnant enrollment, financial problems

For years, the Bader International Study Center (BISC) has been touted as the crown jewel of Queen’s international experience. Despite this feeling, annual reports reveal the BISC’s struggles with low enrolment and financial instability over the last half decade.Continue...

Campus sustainability club organizes protest against Kinder Morgan pipeline

As protests continue in British Columbia (BC) against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, students and members of the Kingston community rallied at Springer Market square on Mar. 10 to voice their opposition to the contentious project.Continue...

Queen’s Native Student Association hosts Annual Indigenous Awareness Week

Every year, Indigenous Awareness Week (IAW) is one of the main endeavours taken on by the Queen’s Native Student Association (QNSA). With daily events planned by QNSA, this year’s theme is “exploring Indigenous identities.”Continue...

Student’s car stolen from University district following break-in

On Tuesday morning, Sarah Stern’s housemates noticed her car was missing from their driveway on Frontenac Street. After looking around, the students realized their house had been broken into and the keys to Stern’s vehicle had been stolen from the home.Continue...

Round-up: Black History Month at Queen’s

For African and Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA) co-president Elorm Vowotor, Black History Month is a time to highlight “the stories, the history, [and] the struggles” of Black individuals.Continue...

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