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Executive Candidate Profile: Team RTZ ready to clean up the AMS

The candidates that make up Team RTZ are coming from an outside perspective—not one of them has been directly involved with the AMS in their prior years at Queen’s....Continue...

Executive Candidate Profile: Team TIA stresses accessibility in contested AMS election

Should they be elected next year’s AMS executive, Team TIA has plans to improve accessibility at Queen’s.Continue...

Two candidates compete for ResSoc Vice-President of Judicial Affairs

Following the election of the Residence Society (ResSoc) President for the 2021-22 school year, two candidates are now competing for the position of ResSoc Vice-President of Judicial Affairs.Continue...

Queen’s reporting zero active cases

The University is reporting no active cases of COVID-19 in the Queen’s community as of Thursday evening.Continue...

Province proposes changes to sexual violence policies at post-secondary schools

The Ontario government is proposing changes to sexual violence policies at post-secondary schools across the province that could provide greater protection to students.Continue...

Outdoor ice rinks open with new COVID-19 protocols in place

In consultation with Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, the City of Kingston has opened some outdoor skating rinks to the public.Continue...

Queen’s meets enrolment targets with 26,309 total students

Despite risks posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Queen’s is meeting enrolment targets.Continue...

Senate: Applications up 14 per cent from last year

Queen’s Senate gathered Tuesday on Zoom to discuss the Harassment and Discrimination Policy, the Conversation, and the ongoing search for leadership roles at the University....Continue...

Queen’s won’t say how it’s disciplining students breaking COVID-19 regulations

Following a series of house parties in the University District that led to an increase of COVID-19 infections among students in December, Queen’s said it’s holding students who don’t adhere to public health directives accountable under the Student Code of Conduct—though it wouldn’t specify how.Continue...

Queen’s graduate programs return to remote learning during lockdown

While some graduate programs hosted limited in-person lectures in the fall term, Queen’s has decided to transition all classes to remote learning for the entire winter term in response to the continued uncertainty of COVID-19.Continue...

Christina Bisol elected next EngSoc President

The winners of the Engineering Society’s (EngSoc) elections were announced Wednesday night over Zoom.Continue...

Student Wellness Services now offering voluntary, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

Students who aren’t showing symptoms of COVID-19 can now get tested at the centre in Mitchell Hall.Continue...

AMS executive and Undergraduate Trustee elections both contested

Following an extended nomination period, two teams have successfully submitted nomination packages for AMS executive in the upcoming election.Continue...

Queen’s not moving forward on asymptomatic COVID-19 testing plan

Queen’s has reconsidered its possible initiative of offering asymptomatic, voluntary COVID-19 testing for students.Continue...

AMS says ‘violence’ and ‘vandalism’ kept menstrual product dispensers out of men’s washrooms

The University installed free menstrual product dispensers in high-traffic buildings on campus in September—but only in women’s and gender-neutral washrooms.Continue...

Panel discusses COVID-19’s mental health impact on marginalized communities

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) and Bell Let’s Talk co-hosted “Bell Let’s Talk: Mental Health in Diverse Communities” over video-chat platform Zoom last Friday.Continue...

New COVID-19 variant found in Kingston region

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health confirmed on Monday that it has received the first lab confirmed B.1.1.7. case of COVID-19, which is a new, more easily transmissible variant of the virus discovered in the United Kingdom.Continue...

Second team seeks nomination for AMS executive

Ahead of the deadline for entering the race, a second team is seeking the nomination for AMS executive.Continue...

EngSoc candidates debate key issues for upcoming year

Students running for the coveted positions of President and Vice-President of Student Affairs (VPSA) in the Engineering Society (EngSoc) competed in a virtual debate Thursday night, held over Zoom.Continue...

Roshael Chellappah voted next ResSoc President

As voting closed Thursday night, Roshael Chellappah was elected next Residence Society (ResSoc) President.Continue...

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