News

Queen’s suspends all University-sponsored international travel

Dr. David Walker, former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, was appointed as Special Advisor to the Principal on Planning and Preparation for COVID-19 on March 5. In the eight days since, Queen’s has moved quickly to put plans in place as coronavirus cases rise in Canada.

Continue...

Four candidates will compete in upcoming undergraduate trustee election

Four candidates were approved to be on the ballot for the March 2020 undergraduate student trustee by-election at Thursday’s AMS Assembly following the resignation of former Undergraduate Trustee Tyler Macintyre .

Continue...

Queen’s COVID-19 response lead addresses AMS Assembly

AMS Assembly gathered on Thursday night to hear from Dr. David Walker, Queen’s recently appointed COVID-19 response lead. Earlier in the day, Queen’s suspended all University-sponsored international travel.

Continue...

Deane warns students against large gatherings ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

The University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) will come into effect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend as Principal Patrick Deane recommended students not attend large gatherings.

Continue...

Hockey Helps the Homeless raises more than $30,000 for Kingston Youth Shelter

Queen’s Hockey Helps the Homeless raised more than $30,000 for the Kingston Youth Shelter at its annual tournament on Feb. 28.

Continue...

Student group raises money for community support program

The student club Big Spoon Lil Spoon, which provides cooking classes for kids in the Kingston community, hosted a clothing sale in collaboration with Common Ground Coffee Shop on Thursday to raise money for the City’s youth.

Continue...

University says students attended PDAC conference but risk remains low

Queen’s students who attended a geology conference in Toronto over the weekend where an attendee later tested positive for the coronavirus have a low risk of contracting COVID-19, the University said Wednesday afternoon.Continue...

Professor was under investigation for sexual harassment before his death

Former English Professor Andrew Bretz, who passed away on Aug. 21, 2018 at the age of 42, was under investigation for sexual harassment by the University in the months leading up to his death.Continue...

Activists celebrate passage of new climate measures

On Friday, the Board of Trustees passed the final recommendations set out by the Climate Change Task Force , including a pledge to reduce the carbon intensity of the University’s oil and gas investments.

Continue...

Trustees pass climate change action recommendations

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the recommendations of the Climate Change Action Task Force, including a pledge to reduce the carbon intensity of the University’s investments.

Continue...

Street preachers to plead not guilty, pledge Charter application

Street preachers Matthew Carapella and Steven Ravbar, arrested on Queen’s campus for causing a disturbance on Jan. 23 , appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston on Thursday morning.

Continue...

“Alarming and heartbreaking”: Queen’s grapples with sexual violence survey results

One week after the additional results from the Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey results were released , and two years after the initial survey was sent to Ontario college and university students, Queen’s is engaging with the data provided by the survey.

Continue...

Trustees to vote on climate action recommendations

Queen’s Board of Trustees will vote on a number of climate action recommendations on Friday night, including whether to make more information about its investment practices available to the wider public.

Continue...

Queen’s Hillel criticizes Muslim-Jewish symposium over speakers

Queen’s Hillel criticized a symposium focused on Muslim-Jewish solidarity last week, saying in a Facebook post the event lacked “mainstream Jewish voices.”

Continue...

Inter-faith chaplain providing support for students without parents

Every week, Kate Johnson, Queen’s inter-faith chaplain, makes dinner for a group of students who don’t have parents.

Continue...

Renowned news anchor visits Queen’s

As a part of the Stauffer@25 speaker series, Ali Velshi, a Canadian television journalist and co-anchor on MSNBC, visited campus Thursday afternoon to speak about misinformation and disinformation in Stauffer Library.

Continue...

Castle saw “significantly reduced” enrollment in fall and winter semesters

The Bader International Study Centre (BISC) experienced “significantly reduced” student enrollment in the fall and winter semesters, leading to a decrease in the European campus’ revenue, according to financial projections submitted to the Board of Trustees ahead of its March 6 meeting.

Continue...

Students walk out in support of Wet’suwet’en

Hundreds of people gathered on Wednesday at the intersection of University Ave. and Union St. in a show of support for the Wet’suwet’en people.

Continue...

Indigenous groups, dean of law faculty express concern over upcoming Liberty Lecture

This year’s Liberty Lecture will feature Peter Best, author of There is No Difference, on March 23. In the weeks leading up to the event, Four Directions says it will increase its support for Indigenous students who have concerns about the event.

Continue...

University employee who ran misogynistic Facebook page has left Queen’s

The employee who ran the Kings of Queen’s Facebook page, which featured posts targeting Queen’s students and spreading anti-women messages, no longer works at the University.

Continue...

Pages