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AMS talks sustainability initiatives

As the school year gets underway, the AMS is introducing a host of sustainability initiatives, including reusable Common Ground Coffeehouse mugs and a review of services’ products to determine how compostable they are.Continue...

In conversation with Star Editor-in-Chief, Irene Gentle

The Toronto Star is the only national Canadian newspaper to sign onto Covering Climate Now, an international journalism coalition dedicated to covering the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves.
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Kingston councillor talks the climate crisis

Since Kingston declared a climate emergency in March, the City is focusing on improving transportation sustainability, and passed a motion to ban shops from keeping doors and windows open while air conditioning is running.Continue...

Former First Nations University president to lead Indigenous Knowledge Initiative at Queen’s

After spending five years in Saskatchewan at Canada’s First Nations University, legal scholar Mark Dockstator is coming to Queen’s to lead the Indigenous Knowledge Initiative.Continue...

Professor talks climate change and rising water levels in Lake Ontario

Over the summer, water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River rose significantly , affecting docks and other coastal infrastructure across Kingston, including the Gord Edgar Downie pier.Continue...

Student surprised by higher utilities bill

When Thor van Walsum, Sci ’21, received his first utilities bill this summer, he was shocked.

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“Telling someone how you’re feeling can be lifesaving”: Student talks mental health

Leah Emily Duff’s life at Queen’s started much like any other student.Continue...

New sexual violence policy now in effect

The draft sexual violence policy approved by the Board of Trustees in May is now in effect, with no changes.

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AMS talks JDUC redevelopment updates

The JDUC redevelopment plan will prioritize new space for student services over the AMS and SGPS offices, both of which are located in the building.Continue...

After sweeping sexual violence survey, Queen’s received more than $70,000 from the province

Queen’s must spend more than $70,000 in provincial funding by next March to address campus sexual violence, despite not receiving the full results from the province’s Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey.

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AMS, SGPS introduce new mental health service

The AMS has partnered with the SGPS to bring a new mental health and counselling service to Queen’s students for the upcoming school year.Continue...

In conversation with Patrick Deane

When Queen’s announced it would begin the search for its 21st principal, Patrick Deane was thrilled at the opportunity to put his name forward.Continue...

AMS Summer in Review

During the first four months of their term, the AMS executive—President Auston Pierce, Vice-President (Operations) Jessica Dahanayake, and Vice-President (University Affairs) William Greene—have been working on a number of campaign promises they established during their January campaign.Continue...

AMS signs letter addressed to federal party leaders

The AMS joined dozens of student unions from universities across Canada to release a letter on Tuesday addressed to federal party leaders.Continue...

Journal staff nominated for international student journalism award

The Online Journalism Awards listed Journal Managing Editor Iain Sherriff-Scott as a finalist for the David Teeuwen Student Journalism award last month.Continue...

Court date for City councillor pushed to late September

Sydenham District Councillor Peter Stroud’s court date has been pushed to late September so information can be exchanged between Stroud’s counsel and the crown.Continue...

Ontario law schools quietly considered challenging province on legal aid fee status

Ontario law schools quietly considered an effort to reverse the removal of legal aid clinic fees from the slate of mandatory student levies under the Student Choice Initiative, documents obtained by The Journal through a freedom of information request show.Continue...

Engineers find safe alternative to purple dye said to increase risk of cancer

Ahead of Orientation Week, the Engineering Society has found an alternative to gentian violent— the purple dye Health Canada warned could increase the risk of cancer—for the Society’s tradition of ‘purpling.’

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In internal emails, administration called Student Choice Initiative a “significant risk” to Queen's

Members of the University’s senior administration expressed marked concerns about the Student Choice Initiative and its potential impact on Queen’s, according to dozens of emails obtained by The Journal through a freedom of information request.Continue...

Bursary applications surge after OSAP cuts

By the end of February this year, Queen’s had received more bursary applications from incoming students than it had in the entire admissions cycle the year before. A month earlier, the province announced it would cut $670 million from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).Continue...

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