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Young Liberals of Canada call on Elections Canada to reverse decision on campus voting program

In a recent announcement, Elections Canada said it will not be providing student voting locations on campuses for the upcoming federal election this Sept. 20.Continue...

Residence move-in staggered over four-day period for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the residence move-in is staggered over a four-day period to accommodate a safe environment amidst the pandemic.Continue...

AMS Bus-It program terminated for second consecutive year

This year students who would like to take the bus will have to purchase a semesterly bus pass at $119.Continue...

OCUFA responds to Post-secondary Education Health Measures Framework for Fall 2021

On Sep. 1, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA) responded to the Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Fall 2021. Continue...

Queen’s to require COVID-19 vaccination for Fall 2021

On Aug. 12, Queen’s announced they will be requiring all students, staff, and faculty returning to campus in the Fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Court dismisses Student Choice Initiative appeal

The Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed Ontario’s appeal to bring back the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) on Aug. 4.Continue...

Queen’s releases 2021 Campus Climate snapshot report

On Jun. 29, the Queen’s Campus Climate (QCC) 2021 snapshot report, which details findings from the student experience survey, was publicized to students in an email from Principal Patrick Deane.Continue...

Mary Simon’s appointment ‘an opportunity to start a conversation on reconciliation’

On Jul. 6, Prime Minister Trudeau appointed Mary Simon as the first Inuk governor general of Canada.Continue...

Queen’s University International Centre introduces travel app for international students

As the university plans for in-person studies in September, Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) has introduced the iCent app for international students’ return to campus in July.Continue...

OUSA writes letter calling on Ontario government to cease OSAP cuts

On May 5, the Ontario University Student Alliance (OUSA) wrote a letter to Ross Romano, then the minister of colleges and universities. OUSA called on the province to stop “clawbacks” to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).Continue...

Indigenous Learners in Health Sciences looks to promote students’ interest in healthcare

Indigenous Learners in Health Sciences (ILHS) is a new organization that hopes to bridge divides between Western medicine and Indigenous medicine while amplifying the voices and experiences of Indigenous students interested in careers in healthcare.Continue...

Class of 2025 prepares for in-person learning

As Queen’s plans to return to in-person learning, the Class of ’25 is cautious and excited.Continue...

Kingston Peace Council holds panel to discuss colonialism

On Jun. 29, the Kingston Peace Council held “From Turtle Island to Sheikh Jarrah: A Panel on State Violence and Palestine.”Continue...

Queen’s adjusts admissions targets for incoming students

Queen’s enrolment projections have changed for certain programs due to fluctuations in student demand and plans for future expansions. In April, the University Senate approved revisions to short-term enrolment targets between 2021-24.Continue...

AMS hosted President’s Caucus privately on Jun. 24

On May 19, the AMS announced its “Assembly Timetable” on social media . The original post listed the following assembly dates: May 20, Jun. 24, Jul. 22, and Aug. 19.Continue...

COVID-19 gathering charges laid against Queen’s students

Kingston Police have laid charges against three individuals following a large street party on Aberdeen St. on Jul. 4. It’s estimated hundreds were in attendance.

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How a unicorn is helping Ontario high schools teach about gender expression and identity

On May. 5, gegi.ca (Gegi) launched as an educational and legal resource for high school students and administrators to help create an environment of unconditional acceptance towards diverse forms of gender expression and gender identities.Continue...

Mark Gerretsen pens letter to Foreign Affairs Minister on ‘violent events in the Middle East’

Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen sent a letter on Jun. 22 to Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau about the “violent events in the Middle East.”Continue...

‘More than your grade 12 history textbook’: New Indigenous studies major to be launched in fall

Queen’s will launch an Indigenous Studies major and medial this fall. The program will be administered by the department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU).Continue...

Queen’s action group aims to improve climate for gender and sexual diversity

After committing to improving Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII) standards within the university sphere, Queen’s has launched a working group to improve the climate for gender and sexual diversity.Continue...

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