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Updated: Nuisance party bylaw takes effect following Mar. 6 reading

Following their March 6 reading, Kingston City Council passed a bylaw that will put street partygoers at risk of facing hefty fines.Continue...

Q&A with provincial NDP nominee Ian Arthur

This week, Ian Arthur, the NDP nominee for Kingston & the Islands, sat down with The Journal to talk policy and the upcoming 2018 provincial election. Arthur is the head chef at the popular downtown restaurant Chez Piggy.Continue...

Liberals announce 25 per cent increase to research spending in 2018 budget

On Feb. 27, the federal Liberals revealed a 25 per cent increase to research spending in their 2018-19 budget. As a result, the Trudeau government has committed sizeable grants for health, science and the humanities over the next half decade.

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Queen’s professor discusses ‘No Big Deal’ Campaign

On Wednesday, Dr. Lee Airton told a group of students and faculty in Sir. John A. MacDonald Hall that using gender-neutral pronouns is “No Big Deal.”Continue...

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Announced as part of the Federal Budget on Feb. 27, the Liberal government has committed $4.3 million towards the revival of prison farms in Kingston. The aim is to have the farms reinstated by 2019 at the latest within the Joyceville and Collins Bay institutions.Continue...

SGPS holding second presidential election Mar. 12 and 13

A second campaigning period for the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) presidential candidates is in full swing following a Feb. 8 decision to nullify the original election results.Continue...

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre hosts President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

On Tuesday night, a prominent figure in the Canadian Inuit community visited the Four Directions Aboriginal Centre to discuss how universities can support Indigenous students during their post-secondary careers.Continue...

AMS Annual General Meeting grapples with low student engagement

At the AMS’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Monday in Wallace Hall, one topic dominated discussion. According to President Jennifer Li, student engagement within the AMS has hit an “all-time low.”Continue...

University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity begins formal meetings

Six months after its formal creation, the University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity held its inaugural meeting in Robert Sutherland Hall on Monday night.Continue...

University, Kingston Police respond to Jordan Peterson protests

While Jordan Peterson and Bruce Pardy engaged in “The Rising Tide of Compelled Speech in Canada” lecture inside Grant Hall on Monday, around 150 protesters outside the building rallied against the talk with signs, shouts and distractions. The next day, Kingston Police released a statement confirming the arrest of one protester.Continue...

Jordan Peterson lecture continues despite disruptions by protesters

With protesters present both inside and outside of Grant Hall, Jordan Peterson was quick to address the disruptions to Monday’s lecture. “Mark my words, that’s the sound of barbarians pounding at the gates,” Peterson told the audience.Continue...

Jordan Peterson protesters break window at Grant Hall, barricade exits

On Mar. 5, a protest erupted outside of Grant Hall at 4:00 p.m. in opposition to a lecture delivered by controversial University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson and Queen’s Professor Bruce Pardy.Continue...

Province of Ontario launches sexual violence survey for students

In an effort to better understand the climate of sexual violence on campuses, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has launched a province-wide survey that will ask students about their experiences and understanding of sexual violence.Continue...

Nuisance party bylaw due for final reading on March 6

Kingston City Council will meet on March 6 for the final reading of a bylaw that, if passed, will put street partygoers at risk of facing hefty fines.Continue...

AMS 2018-19 senior management team hired

After being hired by executive Team MLM on Feb. 12, the 2018-19 incoming AMS senior management team has officially begun the transition into their new positions. The hired directors and commissioners were chosen from an applicant pool of 34 people over two rounds of interviews.Continue...

Taxi industry responds to draft bylaw changes

Last week, the Kingston Area Taxi Commission (KATC) held its monthly regulatory meeting to review a draft bylaw which seeks to regulate Uber in Kingston. The bylaw has been in the works for nearly three years.Continue...

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Senate recap Feb. 27

On Feb. 27, Senate passed four new degree and certificate programs, with modifications to two existing degree programs.Continue...

Official open letter about Jordan Peterson event released

A number of Queen’s professors have released an official written statement, entitled “An Open Letter in Response to Principal Daniel Woolf’s February 20, 2018 Statement, ‘Informed Respectful Debate is Central to Academia.’” The statement expresses their concerns regarding the lecture event featuring Jordan Peterson on March 5.Continue...

Two of three ResSoc executives ratified at General Assembly

On Feb. 11, the Residence Society ratified their individual appointments to the positions of President and Vice-President (Judicial Affairs) for the 2018-19 term. This decision followed one team’s unsuccessful election earlier this semester.Continue...

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