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Walkout saw thousands gathered at Summerhill

“Hey hey, ho ho, patriarchy has got to go!”Continue...

Climate rally takes place in City Park

Over two hundred people from Kingston demonstrated in a climate action rally held in City Park on Sept. 24. The rally was dubbed the “Fridays for the Future” event.Continue...

Sole rector candidate talks accessibility and communication

Following a successful nomination period at the first AMS Assembly on Sept. 21, Maya Morcos, Health Sci ’24, is the only candidate running for the 38 th Rector position.Continue...

Queen’s not recognizing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation as statutory holiday

This year marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, which will take place Sept. 30. The Government of Canada announced in June that it would recognize the day as a statutory federal holiday.Continue...

PSAC 901 and SGPS host ‘Disorientation’

On Sept. 24, members of Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 901 (PSAC 901) and the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) met through Zoom to discuss “ anti-oppressive survival on campus .”Continue...

AMS ratifies new Rector Candidate at first assembly of the year

The AMS held its first Assembly of the 2021-22 school year on Sept. 21. The agenda included discussing President Zaid Kasim’s upcoming speech to the Board of Trustees, ratifying a new candidate for Rector, approving budget items for the year, and exploring the possible introduction of policy papers to guide the AMS’s advocacy.Continue...

Peer Health Educator continues Fresh Food Box initiative

Fresh Food Box was started by Queen’s students in September 2019. The initiative aims to increase access to nutritious and affordable meals for Queen’s students.Continue...

The Tea Room is back in operation

“We sold out all our bagels on the first day.”Continue...

Department of Political Studies panel discusses queer issues

On Sept. 20, the Department of Political Studies hosted an online panel to discuss contemporary political issues surrounding the queer community in the face of the 2021 federal election.Continue...

SWS Advisory Committee initiates monthly meetings with student representatives

In April, Student Wellness Services (SWS) announced that it would form a Student Advisory Committee after student concerns on the service. The Committee is now working on initial projects for the 2021-22 academic year.Continue...

Kingston Police and City Bylaw enforcement respond to 50 noise complaints

On Sept. 18, the Kingston Police and City of Kingston Bylaw Enforcement published a press release detailing charges laid in the University District. Under the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI), public safety remains priority and all streets are required to be kept clear and open for traffic and emergency responders.Continue...

AMS sees three resignations from senior management level

In light of three resignations from the AMS’s senior management level, Team RTZ said they’re supportive of everyone’s decisions to “choose their own priorities.”Continue...

Queen’s students see long line-ups at polling station

On Sept. 20, Queen’s students headed to the polls to vote in the 44 th federal election. The Journal interviewed student voters about their experiences on election day.Continue...

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required at City’s recreational facilities

On Sept. 20, the City of Kingston announced that residents 12 and older will need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before entering recreational facilities and the Kingston Grand Theatre beginning Sept. 22.Continue...

Office of Indigenous Initiatives prepares for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) is planning to run and promote events in support of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Events will be held in the days and weeks prior to Sept. 30, and on the holiday itself.Continue...

SVPR introduces ‘It Takes All of Us’

On Sept. 17, university administration responded to the recent sexual assault and violence allegations out of Western University , and expressed their support. The University also called attention to supports available for survivors at Queen’s.Continue...

Queen’s Pub will remain closed under JDUC construction

Queen’s Pub (QP) will remain closed in the 2021-22 academic year. The Journal spoke with AMS Vice-President (Operations) Tiana Wong on the decision not to re-open.Continue...

JDUC redevelopment to start ‘on schedule’

Despite initial setbacks in fundraising, the JDUC redevelopment project is set to begin in May 2022.Continue...

Ontario universities and colleges to review and amend sexual violence and assault policies

On Sept. 16, the Ontario government announced that all colleges and universities in the province must update their sexual violence and harassment policies to better support students who bring complaints forward.Continue...

New Harassment and Discrimination Policy effective Sept. 1

On Sept. 7, Queen’s announced the new Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Response Policy (H&D Policy) took effect on Sept. 1.Continue...

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