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Kingston Youth Shelter sets up temporary housing in McGillivray-Brown

Queen’s has partnered with Kingston Youth Shelter to temporarily house 16 new sleeping pods for youth experiencing homelessness in the gym of McGillivray-Brown Hall.Continue...

Queen’s-PSAC 901 agreement ratified by both bodies

On Mar. 19, Queen’s ratified a new collective agreement with graduate student workers following PSAC 901’s ratification of the agreement on Mar. 8.Continue...

‘Know your worth’: Queen’s student named L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth

Ampai Thammachack, MA ’22, was named L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth this year for her work in mental health advocacy.Continue...

Queen’s Black Faculty & Staff Caucus issues statement on Ukraine

On Mar. 21, Queen’s Black Faculty & Staff Caucus issued a statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Continue...

Clayton Thomas-Müller talks new book at KFPL

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), in partnership with Queen’s, hosted Clayton Thomas-Müller, author of Listen, Learn and Engage on Mar. 23.Continue...

Queen’s Hospitality Services gears up for Ramadan

Ramadan, the Islamic month of prayer and fasting, begins in early April this year and will last until early May.Continue...

Owen Crawford-Lem elected 38th Rector

After months of vacancy, Owen Crawford-Lem, ArtSci ’23, has been elected Rector for the 2022-24 term, beating out five opponents: Caitlin Sankaran-Wee, ArtSci ’24, Leo Yang, ArtSci ’25, Sahiba Gulati, ArtSci ’23, William Bruce-Robertson, ArtSci ’25, and Emils Matiss, MA ’22.Continue...

Candidate Profiles: Rector election sees six candidates running

Six candidates are running to be Queen’s 38 th Rector—Caitlin Sankaran-Wee, ArtSci ’24, Leo Yang, ArtSci ‘25, Sahiba Gulati, ArtSci ’23, William Bruce-Robertson, ArtSci ’25, Emils Matiss, MA ’22, and Owen Crawford-Lem, ArtSci ’23.Continue...

'Poverty wages’: Custodial services remains understaffed

On Mar. 15, Sherri Ferris, president of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 229, received four different calls that staff needed to replace ceilings tiles and exit signs in residence buildings.Continue...

Student fights for correctly dated degree

A Queen’s student has alleged she was misled by Arts & Science academic advisors and has been fighting with Queen’s officials to have her degree awarded due to a SOLUS error.Continue...

Rector candidates debate in JDUC

The 38th Rector debate took place on Mar. 16 in the JDUC with all six candidates—Caitlin Sankaran-Wee, ArtSci ’24, Leo Yang, ArtSci ‘25, Sahiba Gulati, ArtSci ’23, William Bruce-Robertson, ArtSci ’25, Emils Matiss, MA ’22, and Owen Crawford-Lem, ArtSci ’23—were present.Continue...

Queen’s hosts vigil for Ukraine

On Mar. 11, Queen’s held a candlelit vigil in Grant Hall for peace in Ukraine after Russia’s invasion earlier this month.Continue...

AMS ‘very concerned’ about on-campus searches

On Mar. 17, students reported being stopped in the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) to have their bags checked. Some were asked to dump fluids in unsealed containers to gain entrance, regardless of whether they were carrying alcohol.Continue...

City and AMS prepare for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s day coming up, the AMS, City of Kingston, and Bylaw Enforcement are working towards student protection, enforcing COVID-19 guidelines, and preventing negative media attention.Continue...

PSAC 901 ratifies new collective agreement

On Mar. 8, PSAC 901’s membership voted in favour of ratifying a collective agreement with the University. A tentative agreement between Queen’s and PSAC 901 was reached Feb. 21, after which both parties left the bargaining table to ratify the agreement.Continue...

Student Wellness Services diversifies care options

Student Wellness Services (SWS) is expanding its services with the hiring of a new clinical practitioner and a partnership with the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, alongside continued guidance from the Student Advisory Committee established last spring.Continue...

PGEP seeks to break barriers in politics and academia

The Perspectives on Gender, Equity and Politics (PGEP) Journal is a new student publication at Queen’s that seeks to publish academic writing and creative works on politics and intersectionality.Continue...

‘Outdoor sanctuary’: QBACC pushes solar-powered picnic tables

Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Crisis (QBACC) has submitted a proposal to set up 10 solar-powered tables on green areas around campus. If approved, the tables will be placed near the Law Library courtyard, Mackintosh-Corry’s courtyard, and around Gordon Hall.Continue...

AMS president talks year-end accomplishments

The AMS annual general assembly took place Mar. 10 via Teams.Continue...

Ukrainian students protest in front of City Hall

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Queen’s University Ukrainian Students’ Association (QUUSA) organized a demonstration in front of Kingston City Hall at 5 p.m. on Mar. 3.Continue...

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