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Q&As with the Kingston and the Islands candidates

Before the upcoming federal election, The Journal sat down with the five candidates vying for a seat in parliament representing Kingston and the Islands. Candidates were asked questions on topics including the environment, affordability, Indigenous issues and campus sexual violence.Continue...

Board of Trustees receives 2018-19 internal sexual violence report

Queen’s Board of Trustees received its second-ever internal sexual violence report at its Sept. 27 meeting, outlining data from the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response office for the 2018-19 year.Continue...

Law Students' Society announces opposition to alcohol policy changes

The Queen’s Law Students Society (LSS) published a letter opposing changes to the campus alcohol policy on Oct. 7, calling the revisions “paternal” and unsafe.Continue...

First Senate meeting of the year addresses enrollment, food insecurity and OSAP

On Oct. 1, Queen’s Senate kicked off its first meeting of the school year with Principal Patrick Deane’s opening remarks.Continue...

Queen’s staffer establishes pro-choice advocacy group

Meghan Engbretson, a former Queen’s student and current study coordinator at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group, decided to create a pro-choice advocacy group in Kingston after finding a lack of representation on the issue.Continue...

At panel discussion, Queen’s experts talk federal election issues

Leading up to the federal election on Oct. 21, Queen’s School of Policy Studies is hosting a series of roundtable discussions featuring four experts on topics including domestic policy, migration, and foreign policy.Continue...

Yellow House open for move-in

After construction delays postponed move-in , the Yellow House is now open for its new tenants.Continue...

Professor brings concerns over sexual violence policy to Senate

At Queen’s first Senate meeting of the year on Oct. 1, Jordan Morelli, a physics professor and member of Senate, presented concerns over new requirements under the recently updated sexual violence policy.Continue...

“It started burning out of nowhere”: student recounts Alfred Street blaze

Omar El Zarif, CompSci ’22 and PhD candidate, was sitting in his living room on Sept. 17 when his roommate noticed flames on the fire escape staircase of his Alfred St. apartment.Continue...

At first Trustees meeting, principal pledges to restructure office for accessibility

The Board of Trustees gathered for its first meeting of the 2019-20 academic year on Sept. 27—marking Principal Patrick Deane’s first official appearance in front of the Board since he assumed his office on July 1.Continue...

At party platform unveiling, Trudeau pledges a number of student assistance measures

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his party’s platform at a University of Toronto Mississauga town hall event on Sunday , he outlined a number of student assistance promises.Continue...

QBACC appeals to Trustees at first meeting of academic year

After addressing more than 500 students at Friday’s climate strike, representatives from QBACC headed into Richardson Hall to bring their demands to Queen’s Board of Trustees.

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QS2I partners with QBACC for action on the climate crisis

Queen’s Social Investment Initiative (QS2I) and Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) have struck a partnership to pursue climate initiatives on campus.Continue...

Hundreds strike for climate action on campus

On Friday afternoon, hundreds of students, faculty, and members of the Kingston community marched through campus to demand climate action from Queen’s administration.Continue...

Queen’s medical students seek to open student-led health clinic

A group of second-year Queen’s medical students are working to create Kingston’s first student-run free health clinic.Continue...

University moves forward with plan to limit shots at campus pubs

Updated for the first time since 2012, the University has published a draft of the campus alcohol policy, which currently seeks to limit the consumption of shots at campus pubs and during popular drinking periods like Homecoming and St. Patrick’s Day.Continue...

Campus security reports increased thefts, break and enters in University district

From Aug. 27 to Sept. 26, there were 39 incidents of thefts and break-and-enters reported in the University District from Stuart St. to Queen St.Continue...

AMS pursuing a medical amnesty policy

Officially announced at AMS Assembly on Sept. 19, the Society will pursue a policy of medical amnesty for Queen’s students who report substance-related medical emergencies to authorities.Continue...

Queen’s asks: Who gets to be a doctor?

This October, 107 first-year medical students will spend three hours learning about the racist history of Queen’s School of Medicine.Continue...

Inside the AMS's push to divest

The AMS announced on Monday it had completely divested from holdings in companies that produce, transport, and dispense fossil fuels, becoming the first student government in Ontario to do so.Continue...

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