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AKA hosts discussion on policing in Kingston

Seeing rising interest in increased policing in Kingston throughout COVID-19, AKA Autonomous Social Group (AKA) hosted a Zoom event to discuss the impact of policing on racialized students and Kingston residents on Jan. 18.Continue...

Emily Yeung talks vision as sole ResSoc presidential candidate

Emily Yeung, HealthSci ’23, is the Residence Society’s (ResSoc) uncontested candidate for President in this year’s elections.Continue...

U-Flourish bridges gap in mental health literacy

U-Flourish is a multidisciplinary group of researchers partnered with Queen’s Student Wellness Services (SWS). In 2018, they began conducting an online survey to better understand how to support students’ mental health and well-being.Continue...

AI case competition comes to Queen’s

On Dec. 4, Fulcrum Technology Holdings hosted an alumni-sponsored case competition. The competition was part of the Frank Main Innovation Initiative, founded on behalf of Frank Main, Sci ’52, by his children Shane Maine, ArtSci ’92 and Elicia Maine, Sci ’93.Continue...

AMS Charity Month raises $2,500

“I expected support from our community, just not this much support,” AMS Vice President (Operations) Tiana Wong said in an interview with The Journal. Continue...

Queen’s doctoral students say they were racially targeted

On Jan. 12, Dean of Graduate Studies Fahim Quadir Tweeted that two Queen’s doctoral students were allegedly targeted in a racially motivated attack.Continue...

ASUS restructures executive

Last semester, ASUS announced it’s restructuring from two to three executive positions: President, Vice President of Operations, and the new Vice President of Student Affairs.Continue...

Queen’s introduces new COVID-19 restrictions for winter semester

Following a surge of COVID-19 cases that began in December and the announcement that classes will be held online until Feb. 28, Queen’s has implemented new safety measures as students return to campus.Continue...

Queen’s students form club dedicated to Taylor Swift’s music

Over the winter break, Sophie Singer, ArtSci ’25, released a Facebook callout to start a Taylor Swift (TS) society at Queen’s. When her post was flooded with reactions of support and interest, she knew she made the right call.Continue...

President Kasim says University is ‘self-satisfied’ at AMS Assembly

On Dec. 2, AMS Assembly convened to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and EDII feedback from the equity townhall meeting in November.Continue...

Queen’s alum listed in ‘Forbes 30 under 30’

“Wine was not one of my interests,” David Kong, Comm ’14, said in an interview with The Journal. Continue...

Senate provides fall term break update and discusses COVID-19

On Nov. 30, the Senate convened in their monthly meeting to discuss University policy and governance. The November meeting discussed fall break, transcript notation, orientation, and updates on COVID-19 policies and procedures.Continue...

Classes to be delivered remotely until March 2022

On Dec. 16, Queen’s announced most Winter 2022 classes will be delivered online until the end of reading week on Feb. 28.Continue...

Queen's calls off in-person exams effective immediately

On Dec. 12, Queen's announced all remaining in-person exams will be changed to an alternative delivery format or rescheduled in the new year due to concerns of rising COVID-19 cases.Continue...

Queen's updates academic considerations in response to rising COVID-19 cases

On Dec. 10, the University announced in response to concerns raised by some Queen’s students that both the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Engineering have updated their academic considerations process. The new process will address those feeling distressed about COVID in the community.Continue...

Rising COVID-19 cases spark concern over in-person exams

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in the Kingston region, with the surge suspected to be linked to the omicron variant. A change.org petition created Dec. 9 is calling on Queen’s to move exams online to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

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AMS Fall-in-Review

On Nov. 24, AMS President Zaid Kasim, Vice President of (Operations) Tiana Wong, and Vice President (University Affairs) Ryan Seig sat down with The Journal to reflect on their progress and discuss new initiatives.Continue...

Queen’s rallies for graduate students

“We are unstoppable! A better Queen’s is possible!”Continue...

Scarborough Charter aims to address Queen’s colonial past

On Nov. 18, Queen’s announced it has joined 40 universities and colleges across Canada as a signatory to the Scarborough Charter on preventing anti-Black racism and fostering Black inclusion.Continue...

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