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AMS, SGPS to return to drawing board for JDUC revitalization funding

Although AMS President Jennifer Li said she’s disappointed about the unsuccessful JDUC referendum vote, she told The Journal that “the project is not at a standstill.”Continue...

SGPS presidential re-election scheduled for March

After the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) presidential election results were nullified on Feb. 8, the SGPS council moved on Feb. 13 to commence a second election period in March.Continue...

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne hosts town hall on campus

Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne visited campus on Wednesday afternoon to give students the opportunity to speak their minds on the most pressing issues facing them today.Continue...

Indigenous Law Student Alliance holds vigil for Colten Boushie

After the recent non-guilty verdict in the case against Gerald Stanley for the murder of Colten Boushie, members of the Queen’s community stood in solidarity with Indigenous youth and Boushie’s family on Tuesday night for a vigil outside Richardson Hall. The event was hosted by the Indigenous Law Students’ Alliance along with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and Aboriginal Teacher’s Education Program.Continue...

SGPS to re-vote on Bus-It fee in March

After failing to vote in favour of renewing the Bus-It student fee, students in the Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) will have a second chance to renew the fee.Continue...

AMS Campus Activities Commission cuts four committees

At a Feb. 1 meeting of AMS Assembly, four parts of the Campus Activities Commission were dissolved indefinitely — namely Queen’s Live Music Committee, Queen’s Media and Journalism Conference, Queen’s Model Court and Queen’s Model United Nations.Continue...

Kingston public library website among thousands affected in massive crypto-currency mining hack

Over the weekend, Kingston’s public library website was one of thousands affected by a large-scale cyber attack. The hack didn’t compromise any personal information, but instead mined crypto-currency using the website’s computational power.Continue...

City Hall hosts Kingston International Lecture

Known typically as a place to debate municipal policy, Kingston’s City Hall was revamped on Feb. 13 to talk about a broader significant political issue within the global community: targeted killing.Continue...

JDUC revitalization student fee fails at AMS Special Referendum, passes at SGPS level

After a year of consulting students and a week-long campaign, the AMS and SGPS have to go back to the drawing board to find another way to secure student support for the proposed JDUC revitalization project.Continue...

AMS cuts three director roles, introduces new Operations Analyst positions

Following six resignations at a director level or higher this year, the AMS is making changes. As of the 2018-19 school year, a new corporate structure will fundamentally alter the society’s employee makeup.Continue...

Kingston Police arrest armed man in University District

Just after 9 a.m. on Feb. 7, Kingston Police conducted “a high-risk takedown” of a man reported to have a firearm in the University District. Police charged the man with possession of a controlled substance.Continue...

Queen’s Scientista hosts discussion panel on women in STEMM

Queen’s Scientista hosted a discussion panel luncheon at the University Club on Feb. 10 to hear from five speakers about the experiences of women working in the STEMM field.Continue...

University releases ‘An Ambitious Vision for Public Policy at Queen’s’

The University is working to adapt their School of Policy Studies as public policy becomes a more relevant and complex area of study. Implemented in Sept. 2016, the Principal’s Commission on the Future of Public Policy addressed the changing landscape of the field in its recently released Jan. 29 report.Continue...

Update: SGPS Judicial Committee explains nullification of presidential elections in statement

On Feb. 8, SGPS President Adam Grotsky criticized the society’s Judicial Committee for their lack of transparency in a decision to nullify their presidential elections, which had taken place on Jan. 29 and 30. He called for the committee to release an explanation for their decision and on Feb. 9, they responded.

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Incoming AMS executive discusses Special Assembly experience, moving forward

After being appointed in an unprecedented seven-hour-long Special Assembly, next year’s AMS executive-elect have begun their three-month transition period leading up to May 1. Team MLM sat down with The Journal to talk about their experiences and what comes next.Continue...

AMS Executive-elect Team MLM Q&A

Team MLM sat down with The Journal to share their plans for the future of the AMS and their thoughts on their appointment.Continue...

Volume 146 Journal Editors-in-Chief elected

On Feb. 8, Nick Pearce and Sebastian Bron were elected the next Editors-in-Chief of The Journal, Volume 146. After an uncontested election period, the team secured the vote of confidence by a margin of 33 to three. The vote saw a 66.7 per cent electorate turnout.Continue...

‘For the Culture’ event brings Black History Month to Ale

To kick off Black History Month, Ale House hosted its first ever ‘For the Culture’ event to celebrate Black culture and history as well as raise $2,000 for Black student scholarships.Continue...

ResSoc team fails to secure vote of confidence in uncontested election

After they were disqualified and reinstated, Residence Society’s uncontested Team FAM was given a second election period. However, the team proved to be unsuccessful, as they failed to secure the necessary votes of confidence.Continue...

SGPS presidential election results nullified by Judicial Committee

In a statement released Feb. 7, the SGPS Judicial Committee announced the nullification of the Presidential election results. The committee said in the statement, “no other election or referenda questions are affected by this decision.”Continue...

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