Student Politics

AMS Fall in Review

As the fall semester draws to a close, The Journal sat down with the AMS executive team to review their progress and the status of the goals outlined in their platform.Continue...

The Tea Room closes for remainder of the year

After reopening in September, the Tea Room has shut its doors for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.Continue...

Nursing Science Society and Psychology department creating mental health workshops for nursing students

The Nursing Science Society (NSS) and the Queen’s Psychology department are working together to support the mental health of nursing students.Continue...

ASUS calls for discussion of BIPOC student experience

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) has issued a call for discussion of the BIPOC student experience at Queen’s, both on and off-campus. These conversations will be facilitated in Equity Focus Groups­—BIPOC-only spaces which will be used to inform policy, advocacy, and resources.Continue...

Clark Hall Pub to stay closed for the entire 2020-21 year

As COVID-19 continues to limit public gatherings, the Engineering Society announced Clark Hall Pub will remain closed for the 2020-21 school year.Continue...

Advocating for students, OUSA annual campus meeting goes online

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has shifted its annual campus meeting to a virtual platform, prioritizing student financial aid, quality of education in the context of online learning, racial equity, and student mental health.Continue...

AMS Assembly discusses feedback on remote term, student elections

AMS Assembly met over Zoom on Thursday evening for their third meeting of the 2020-21 academic year.Continue...

ASUS report looks at improving student experience with remote learning

Though the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) recognizes the University has worked to make remote learning successful in Queen’s first virtual semester, the Society’s new report shows students believe there’s room for improvement.Continue...

AMS Compensation Policy to be presented to Board of Directors

The AMS has updated its plan to compensate students for consultations with the Society.Continue...

AMS Assembly: Society discusses details of compensation policy

AMS Assembly met over Zoom on Oct. 8 for its second meeting of the 2020-21 school year.Continue...

The Tea Room reopens with mobile order option

The Tea Room, which suspended operations in March, reopened last Monday with a take-out only operation and a new mobile order option after assessing how it could operate safely.Continue...

AMS advocates for more safe social spaces on campus

The AMS is advocating for the University to treat safe social spaces as part of essential safety protocol during the remote term.Continue...

Queen’s Student Constables take up post in residences

Queen’s Student Constables are set to begin helping dons create safe living spaces in residence next week through reinforced pandemic protocol.Continue...

Commerce Society collects data from student body to lobby for Commerce curriculum changes

As part of the University-wide move to implement equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII) action plans, the Smith Commerce Society has opened a line of communication with Commerce students regarding course material, curriculum composition, and learning environments at the Smith School of Business.Continue...

AMS develops proactive safety policy for Homecoming

As the annual party weekend approaches, the AMS is developing a proactive policy to encourage safe behaviour during Homecoming.Continue...

AMS President demands more respect from University administrators

AMS President Jared den Otter asked the University to show student leaders more respect through consultation and collaboration in pandemic-related planning at the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 25.Continue...

Residence Society budget more than halved

With residence operating at half capacity, the Residence Society (ResSoc) budget has also been sliced in half.Continue...

Commerce Society de-ratifies All Year Social 

Amidst a reckoning of racial justice on campus, the Smith Commerce Society de-ratified a committee club embroiled in long-standing controversy.Continue...

SGPS petitions against ARC fee for graduate students

Amidst the pandemic, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) is advocating for the University to grant refunds to graduate students who request their ARC fee back.Continue...

AMS Assembly: compensation policy for student labour in the works

AMS Assembly met over Zoom on Thursday evening for its first meeting of the 2020-21 academic year.Continue...

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