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Student Advocacy Summit hosted by AMS

On Jan. 29, the Student Advocacy Summit was held for the first time in years. Various branches of the AMS collaborated to hold the event, which aimed to facilitate engagement between the student government and the Queen’s community.Continue...

Queen’s confirms return to in-person instruction on Feb. 28

In an email sent to students Jan. 28, Principal Patrick Deane officially confirmed in-person instruction will resume on Feb. 28.Continue...

EngSoc candidates talk community at debates

At the Engineering Society (EngSoc)’s debates, which took place Jan. 26 and 27, candidates emphasized pandemic reopening, student engagement, and accessibility as key issues.Continue...

Senate considers alternatives for remote learning

On Jan. 25, the Senate convened to discuss questions surrounding academic programs at the Smith School of Business, graduate student supervision policy, and COVID-19 updates for the community.Continue...

Team ETC takes audience questions at open forum

On Jan. 27, the AMS held their executive candidate open forum for uncontested Team ETC.

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Bus-It contract up for referendum with AMS and SGPS

The Bus-It program, a contract between the AMS and Kingston Transit, provides a universal bus pass for all undergraduate and graduate students through a one-time mandatory student fee. The program will be up for referendum in the upcoming AMS and SGPS winter elections.

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Emily Yeung elected ResSoc President

On Jan. 25, Residence Society (ResSoc) President Roshael Chellappah announced over Zoom that Emily Yeung, HealthSci ’23 , was voted incoming ResSoc President for the 2022-23 year.Continue...

Team YEA presents platform at ASUS open forum

Team YEA appeared at the ASUS open forum held over Facebook live on Jan. 26. Moderated by ASUS Governance Officer Kristen Sutherland, the team had the chance to respond to a predetermined set of questions and student questions submitted via Google form.Continue...

Rector position to be filled in March despite AMS’ reluctance last semester

In January’s AMS Assembly , AMS secretariat Laura Devenny announced the 38 th Rector election will be held in March, after months of vacancy, with voting scheduled for Mar. 20 to 21.

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‘Polishing the Chain’ ceremony opens first Senate meeting of 2022

The first Senate meeting of 2022 opened with the “Polishing the Chain” ceremony. The event has been held annually since the friendship wampum belt was first presented to the University senate by the Clan Mothers at Tyendinaga and the Grandmothers' Council in 2017.

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Engineering for Everyone arrives following a year of consultations

Engineering for Everyone, launched in December, is the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences (FEAS) new platform for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

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Bargaining between PSAC and Queen’s sees QUFA involved

Graduate student workers at Queen’s, led by PSAC 901, have continued their bargaining efforts for increased mental health support, paid sexual violence training, and gender affirmation leave.Continue...

City of Kingston commemorates Quebec Mosque attack

Last year, the federal government declared Jan. 29 as the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.Continue...

‘I feel the responsibility to share’: Queen’s Hillel kicks off Holocaust Education Week

As part of Holocaust Education Week, the AMS and Queen’s Hillel hosted the ‘Aftermath of the Holocaust: A Student Perspective’ panel on Jan. 24. The event discussed the necessity of paying tribute to the losses suffered by Jewish people during the Holocaust and the intergenerational trauma that continues to affect their families today.

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ArtSci students must ‘access courses in-person’ at the end of February

Queen’s Student Affairs announced the deadline to drop courses has been extended from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24.Continue...

‘Disappointing’: Queen’s students talk winter exchange

As countries home to exchange schools operate under varying levels of pandemic-related regulations, Queen’s students confront uncertainty in the travel process.Continue...

Team ETC zeroes in on rebuilding student trust

This year’s uncontested candidates for AMS executive, Team ETC, say they’ll put students first.

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Team YEA ready to bring student engagement back to ASUS

Presidential candidate Yara Hussein, Vice Presidential (Society Affairs) candidate Emma Farrell and Vice Presidential (Operations) candidate Aloka Wijesundara are the only team running for the newly restructured ASUS executive this year.

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Uncontested ResSoc Presidential candidate discusses platform at open forum

The Residence Society (ResSoc) Presidential Forum, held on Jan. 20, saw sole Presidential candidate Emily Yeung, HealthSci ’23 , answer questions about her platform. The open forum was moderated by current ResSoc President Roshael Chellapah and Chief Electoral Officer Caitlin Sankaran-Wee.Continue...

SGPS presidential candidate hopes to improve mental health supports

Beth Langdon, JD ’23, is the sole candidate vying for the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) President position. Langdon’s platform is based on three pillars: building community, revamping SGPS communications, and improving SGPS mental health resources.Continue...

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