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‘Dynamic, resilient, and hopeful’: AMS Year in Review

In their final interview with The Journal, Team RTZ described their term as student leaders as “dynamic, resilient, and hopeful.”Continue...

PC MPP candidate sits down with ‘The Journal’

Gary Bennett is running to be Kingston and the Island’s Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) under the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PC). Bennett sat down with The Journal to discuss how his role on City Council and his time as mayor will inform a potential MPP tenure.Continue...

Liberal MPP candidate sits down with ‘The Journal’

Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) candidate for Kingston and the Islands Ted Hsu, ArtSci ’94, is prepared to combat affordability issues as well as the climate crisis and advocate for economic recovery.Continue...

SGPS pilots new emergency bursary

In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Society of Graduate & Professional Students (SGPS) has created a new version of the Emergency Bursary for students in need of funding due to unforeseen circumstances. All graduate and professional students are eligible to apply.Continue...

Cold beverage consultative group conducting campus-wide survey

In February, Queen’s Hospitality Services announced the formation of a cold beverage consultative group. The group is currently conducting a survey open to students, staff, and faculty.Continue...

Study finds Queen’s generated $1.67 billion for Kingston

A new report released February 2021 has found Queen’s is responsible for generating $1.67 billion in economic and social benefits for Kingston—11 per cent of the region’s GDP—and one in 10 jobs in the city.Continue...

Ombudsperson turns students away due to number of academic integrity investigations

The University Office of the Ombudperson is no longer providing students with direct support in cases of academic integrity investigation.Continue...

Cornell professors discuss rise of authoritarianism

On Apr. 6, Queen’s Economics Professor Christopher Cotton hosted a webinar with guest speaker Kaushik Basu, Cornell University Professor of International Studies and Economics. The event was held via Zoom and discussed the rise of authoritarianism and its link to economic game theories.Continue...

‘Homes for people’: KUT rallies for affordable housing

“Homes for people, not for profit.”Continue...

Queen’s launches Principal’s Global Scholars Program

On April. 4, Queen’s announced new financial aid and modifications to the admissions policy to assist students, faculty, and researchers displaced by global conflict.Continue...

NDP MPP candidate sits down with ‘The Journal’

Mary Rita Holland, the NDP Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) candidate for Kingston and the Islands, feels mental health is the “absolute most important thing” to her when it comes to university students and the healthcare system.Continue...

City of Kingston encourages landlords to be ‘proactive’ addressing nuisances

On Mar. 30, the City of Kingston held an information session for local landlords about proposed changes to the Nuisance Party Bylaw. The changes aim to implicate absentee landlords whose tenants hold unlawful gatherings.Continue...

Queen’s experts weigh in on economic sanctions on Russia

On Mar. 23, the Canadian government amended the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to prohibit the export of certain goods and technologies to Russia in response to the nation’s invasion of Ukraine.Continue...

Senate questions Queen’s commitment to emissions

The Margaret Hooey Governance Award was established in November 2018 by the estate of Margaret Lois Hooey, LL.D ’02. The award is given to a student enrolled in any degree program at Queen’s who has made an outstanding contribution through work with the Senate.Continue...

Student groups advocate for mental health

In the Smith School of Business, the Queen’s Commerce Mental Health Association (QCMHA) is working to engage students in mental health advocacy. The club is co-chaired by Avina Patel and Maddie Poutissou, both Comm ’23.Continue...

April Fool's from ASUS!

In a press release published Apr. 1, the Arts & Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) announced the sale of its current office.Continue...

Queen’s community rallies for Global Day of Action

In reaction to RBC's investment in fossil fuels , the Kingston Youth Climate Action (KYCA) group launched a poster campaign Mar. 25 to coincide with the Global Day of Action’s Fridays for Future rally.Continue...

Queen’s suspends mandatory masking and vaccination for spring/summer term

Queen’s has announced mandatory masking and COVID-19 proof of vaccination requirements will be suspended beginning in the spring/summer term. In an email sent to students Mar. 28, the University said changes will take effect May 1.Continue...

Police presence persisted on St. Paddy’s weekend

On Mar. 17 and 19, thousands flooded the streets of the student district for St. Patrick’s Day gatherings. Kingston Police monitored the crowds despite outcry from Queen’s students. Last semester’s Homecoming celebrations saw multiple alleged incidents of police misconduct.Continue...

AMS convenes for final assembly of school year

The AMS gathered virtually for their final assembly of the school year on Mar. 24, where members discussed transition training for incoming commissioners and executives, AMS grants and awards available to students, and the newly elected rector.Continue...

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