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‘Unfortunately, we’ll probably see more of these [events]’: Professor talks Islamophobic attack in London

On Jun. 6, a white 20-year-old killed four people and injured a fifth in London, Ontario. Local police were quick to refer to the incident as a targeted attack on Muslims.Continue...

Queen’s Engineering students become first Canadian team to participate in NASA rocket launch competition

Seven Queen’s students will be participating in a NASA-sponsored rocket launch competition headed in Kansasville, Wisconsin.Continue...

Queen’s student leads fundraising initiative for Epilepsy Canada

“Epilepsy is a cause that’s very close and dear to my heart.”Continue...

ASUS Summer Camp to run remotely for a second year

Each summer, ASUS hosts a summer camp for students in kindergarten through grade nine.Continue...

'The Journal' sits down with Chancellor-designate Murray Sinclair

“I have a hard time staying retired.”Continue...

‘Disabled at Queen’s U’ Instagram shares experiences of students with disabilities

Instagram account @disabledatqueensu students’ experiences with and difficulties using academic accommodations at Queen’s for their physical, mental, intellectual, and sensory impairments.Continue...

Councillor Jim Neill talks Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park

On Jun. 16, Kingston City Council will host a meeting to discuss the demands from a petition, submitted to the City Clerks’ Department, for the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue at City Park. The petition had approximately 740 signatures upon submission.Continue...

Executive Director of Commerce program steps down

The Smith School of Business will begin its search for a new executive director of commerce program.Continue...

University Council election season in full swing

Queen’s alumni are eligible to run and vote in the ongoing University Council elections.Continue...

Local MP Mark Gerretsen meets with Muslim and Jewish community members

On May 30, a group of Muslim community members and members of Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) attended a closed Zoom meeting with Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen.Continue...

English Department releases statement ‘on Palestine and Social Justice’

On Jun. 3, the English Department released a statement addressing the climate at Queen’s surrounding discourse on the crisis in the Middle East.Continue...

‘To Indigenous students, and community members, please take care of yourself’: Four Directions releases statement addressing Kamloops Indian Residential School burial sites

Flags on campus will be lowered for 215 hours, one hour for each child taken, in acknowledgement of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nations’ loss of their children.Continue...

Queen’s students mobilize to raise funds for grassroots organizations in India

As India faces devastation at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queen’s students have mobilized to financially support those affected.Continue...

Queen’s students find different career paths in face of pandemic uncertainty

Each election cycle, Canadian youth hear promises of gainful employment. but COVID-19 has caused a deep schism between those who are seekingemployment and the available jobs on the market.

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Townhall meeting answers questions on returning to campus

On May 27, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health and Principal Patrick Deane hosted a town hall meeting to discuss questions surrounding the pandemic and the possibility of returning to in-person classes.Continue...

Student demonstrators host drive-by protest in Kingston Market Square

“From Turtle Island to Palestine, occupation is a crime.”Continue...

AMS considers changing its mandate in first Assembly of 2021-22 school year

Described as “pivotal” by AMS President Zaid Kasim, the AMS held its first Assembly of the summer on May 20.Continue...

Queen’s to join University Pension Plan on July 1

On July 1, the Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP) will be amalgamated with the University of Toronto and University of Guelph pension plans as a part of the University Pension Plan (UPP).Continue...

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