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QLA gifted $200,000 from Toronto law firm

Bogoroch & Associates LLP donated $200,000 to Queen’s Legal Aid (QLA) on Wednesday for support after the clinic suffered from funding cuts to Legal Aid Ontario and the impact of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI).Continue...

ResSoc elects Team OJJ as next executive

Team OJJ was elected as the Residence Society executive with 88 per cent of the vote on Thursday night.

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EngSoc executive hopefuls respond to student concerns at debate

On Wednesday night in the ILC atrium, next year’s Engineering Society hopefuls fielded questions from the student body about managing heavy workloads and the potential return of the Student Choice Initiative.Continue...

After losing thousands, Food Bank student fee up for mandatory status

The AMS Food Bank lost $6,000 this year following the implementation of the Student Choice Initiative—about a quarter of its overall budget. There’s also been an uptick in the service’s use of about 15 to 20 per cent.Continue...

ComSoc hopefuls, uncontested for top jobs, want to shift Society’s perception

This year’s Commerce Society election will see Team MKV run uncontested for the executive positions.Continue...

SGPS executive candidates make their case to students in Q&A

This week, candidates running to be the next executive of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) sat down with The Journal . Here’s what they had to say:

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University will review sexual violence policy feedback this month

The University will begin to review the community’s feedback on the controversial sexual violence policy this month.Continue...

More than 2,500 can’t vote in AMS elections after membership opt-outs

More than 2,500 Queen’s students will be prevented from casting a ballot in the AMS elections after opting out of the Society’s membership fee in September.Continue...

Two men arrested near campus after causing disturbance, insulting women

A dramatic scene unfolded Thursday afternoon as two men wearing offensive signs were arrested on the corner of University Ave. and Earl St. for making anti-women statements to students passing by.Continue...

Ending boycott, Queen’s Engineers Without Borders remains defiant

Ending a five-month boycott, Queen’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) published an open letter to the group’s National Office on Jan. 13, saying the decision to re-engage came after “extensive discussions.”

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Team AJA releases unfinished platform, pledging update Friday

Team AJA has released a precursor to their platform, outlining their platform points , to kick off the campaign period on Jan. 20.Continue...

Rector candidate hopes to rebrand position

Rector candidate Sam Hiemstra, ArtSci ’21, is the sole person vying for the position this year. It’s the first time in at least 20 years the position hasn’t been contested.

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Team David and Matt want to “bring ASUS to you”

ASUS presidential candidate David Niddam-Dent, ArtSci ’22, and vice-presidential candidate Matt D’Alessandro, ArtSci ’22, hope to win leadership of Queen’s largest faculty Society by “bringing ASUS” to students.

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Team Chris and Taylor want to hear “your voice”

For Team Chris and Taylor, the biggest focus of their campaign in this year’s ASUS Executive election is to increase efficiency and transparency in the Society.

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ResSoc hopefuls discuss student issues at open forum

Together, Presidential candidate Oliver Flis, Vice-Presidential (Residential Affairs) candidate Julia Guest, and Vice-Presidential (Judicial Affairs) candidate Julie Ro form Team OJJ. Uncontested, the three presented at an open forum in the basement of Victoria Hall on Sunday night.

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Uncontested EngSoc presidential candidate campaigns on student engagement

Spencer Lee, Sci ‘21, wants Queen’s engineers to know what their Society stands for.Continue...

Uncontested EngSoc vice-presidential candidates are student-focused

The uncontested candidates vying for each of the two vice-presidential roles in the Engineering Society sat down with The Journal to lay out their visions for the Society.

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Purple proxy in peril: students report shortage of gentian violet alternative

Purpling, a tradition where first-year Engineering students dye their jackets purple, was hampered in December due to a shortage of an alternative to gentian violet.

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UPDATE: Kingston Police confirm Chown Hall investigation closed

The Kingston Police Department has closed its investigation into the racist and homophobic note discovered in Chown Hall in October, according to an email reviewed by The Journal .

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