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‘Can You Hear Me Now?’ author talks empathy and equity

Following the release of her Shaughnessy Cohen Prize-shortlisted book, Can You Hear Me Now? , The Journal sat down with former MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes.Continue...

Education students concerned about return to in-person learning

Some students in the Faculty of Education have recently expressed concerns with the return to in-person lectures for certain courses, following a return from fall semester practicum placements.Continue...

Residences face surge in malicious fire alarm activations

Queen’s residences are currently facing one of the worst years for malicious fire alarm pulling to date, with this year on track to beat figures set in 2019-20 and 2020-21.Continue...

ASUS introduces Appeals Resource Centre

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) is introducing the ASUS Appeals Resource Centre (AARC) in the hopes of aiding students in the complicated process of submitting academic appeals.Continue...

Queen’s Alumni Association introduces new chapter

Queen’s Student Alumni Association (QSAA) is introducing Queen’s Queer Alumni (QQA), a chapter that aims to build strong connections between LGBTQ2S+ students, alumni, faculty, and staff.Continue...

RTZ addresses ‘cliquey’ culture at November equity town hall

On Nov. 16, the AMS Commissioner of Social Issues and the ASUS Equity Commission jointly hosted an equity town hall. Moderated by Ayden Adeyanju-Jackson, EDII assistant at Yellow House, student leaders from the AMS and faculties responded to equity concerns submitted by the student body.Continue...

AMS discusses EDI framework at November Assembly

On Nov. 18, the AMS gathered for the November Assembly.Continue...

Kingston Police talk post-Homecoming measures at service board meeting

On Nov. 18, the Kingston Police board held their monthly meeting. Among the topics discussed was police presence over the Homecoming weekends.Continue...

AMS faces backlash from Queen’s clubs on new events sanctioning process

In light of COVID-19, the AMS has introduced mandatory event sanctioning forms for both in-person and online events. Clubs that hold events without AMS approval are at risk of being de-ratified.Continue...

Queen’s medical students talk EDII research

Two Queen’s medical students are researching equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII) in medical school educational curricula in a student research initiative funded by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Queen’s confers honorary degrees

On Nov. 17, Queen’s conferred five honorary degrees in a live streamed event. The event also recognized Raymond Mason as an honorary degree recipient in October.Continue...

Queen’s begins consultations for new Indigenous hiring practices

Queen’s is set to begin consultations with community members to develop a new hiring process for Indigenous faculty this November and December.Continue...

QBACC changes name to match urgency of the climate crisis

With the climate crisis worsening, Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) has changed their name to Queen’s Backing Action on the Climate Crisis to match the urgency of the threat.Continue...

Queen’s community reflects on 100th anniversary of poppies

This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the poppy being adopted as a symbol of remembrance in Canada. The Journal sat down with Joanne Archibald, ArtSci ’14 and PhD ‘25, who’s studying Canada’s role in military engagements and international political history.Continue...

Student group alleges anti-Semitism at AMS-hosted event

On Nov. 9, the Social Issues Commission (SIC), Queen’s Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED), and Levana Gender Advocacy Centre held an event on navigating colonial institutions and intersectional student activism with guest speaker Ericka Hart.Continue...

QUMSA advocates to preserve prayer spaces around campus

Amongst JDUC redevelopment plans, The Journal sat down with the Queen’s University Muslim Students Association (QUMSA) to discuss measures to ensure the preservation of prayer spaces in the building. QUMSA provides students with religious services, community events, and advocacy.Continue...

Student alleges mistreatment by campus security

Alex Wang, ArtSci ’22, was at Stauffer library finishing an assignment on the evening of Nov. 5. While working, Wang decided to momentarily pull his mask down to air it out. That’s when a security guard approached him.Continue...

OUSA announces OSAP clawbacks cancelled following student advocacy

Following a six-month campaign, the Ontario University Student Alliance (OUSA) announced in a briefing on Nov. 10 the proposed $400 million reduction to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) has been ceased.Continue...

Students subject to non-academic misconduct for misogynistic homecoming signs

Over Queen’s homecoming weekends, misogynistic signs were found posted in front of student houses. Amidst conversations of sexual violence on university campuses, the signage displayed was baffling to the Kingston and Queen’s community alike.Continue...

Climate action protest takes place outside QFA’s ‘Road to CEO’

The Queen’s Finance Association (QFA) hosted RBC’s CEO at Grant Hall on Nov. 5. Outside the event, a small group of protesters from Kingston Youth and Climate Action voiced their concerns with RBC’s large-scale financing of fossil fuels. Continue...

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