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Person arrested for sexual assault on Queen’s campus

Kingston Police attended the Queen’s Centre on Jan. 31 at 6:10 p.m. following a call by Queen’s Campus Security and Emergency Services.Continue...

Senate discusses changes to Orientation and reading week dates

As Senate opened on Jan. 31, AMS president Eric Sikich asked questions via Zoom regarding the sessional dates surrounding Orientation Week and the University’s “competing priorities.”Continue...

Petition calls to dismantle Queen’s Autism Speaks Canada branch

Vera Aube, ArtSci ’23, was diagnosed with autism over the winter break. After three and a half years at Queen’s, they now feel “validated” to speak out on behalf of the neurodivergent community.Continue...

Queen’s faculty association to potentially strike at end of February

With the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) ready to strike if the University does not make concessions during upcoming negotiations, students are wondering where they fit in.Continue...

TedXQueensU conference is back

TedXQueensU is hosting a two-day in-person conference and executives want students to attend.Continue...

PSAC 901 holds town hall over tuition freeze

PSAC 901, the union representing Queen’s graduate student workers, held a town hall on Jan. 23 addressing Principal Patrick Deane’s call for an end to the Ontario tuition freeze.Continue...

CARED, EQuiP, and AQ all dissolved at the Social Issues Commissions

The AMS Social Issues Commission (SIC) dissolved Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED), Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuiP), and Accessibility Queen’s (AQ) for the year.

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Queen’s faculty union says it was ‘disrespected’ by Queen’s administration

Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA)—the labour union representing Queen’s faculty and staff—claims Queen’s administration responded to strike decision with “disrespect.”

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Principal Patrick Deane to be considered for a second term

Principal Patrick Deane will conclude his current term as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s come June 2024. He has indicated his wishes to be considered for a second term.

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Queen’s releases 2021-22 EDII report

Queen’s 2021-22 annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII) Report shows leaps for women while other equity-seeking group are still catching up.Continue...

Inside Queen’s response to needle spiking incidents

In March 2022, the Queen’s community was gripped with headlines of students impacted by needle spiking incidents at a downtown Kingston bar, Trinity Social.Continue...

Students say Queen’s School of Computing in “critical need” of funding

Students and faculty in the School of Computing say a shortage of funding is causing enrollment issues in required courses and preventing the recruitment of high-quality instructors.Continue...

PSAC 901 launches new bursary for Queen’s graduate students

Graduate students can apply to receive up to $1,000 per year to support their mental health thanks to PSAC 901’s—the union representing Queen’s graduate student-workers—new mental health and hardship bursary.Continue...

Posters and Instagram page highlight experiences of Queen’s Nursing students

In recent days, Nursing alumni and students have come forward to make allegations about their experiences in the program.Continue...

Kingstonians bring holiday magic to stranded first-year student

In the midst of the snowstorm that hit large parts of Ontario in late December, Emma Lucas, HealthSci ’26, from Newfoundland and Labrador, was stranded in Kingston for the holidays.Continue...

Queen’s University Library planning renovations and strategic development

Queen’s University Library is establishing a framework for strategic development and plans to renovate Stauffer Library.Continue...

Doctor training Queen’s medical students victim of antisemitism

Dr. Michelle Cohen, a Jewish family doctor who trains medical students at Queen’s, received an antisemitic death threat on Dec. 22, over Hanukkah. The incident is the latest of a slew of antisemitic incidences affecting the Queen’s community.Continue...

Orientation summit seeks to “overhaul” Orientation Week

Queen’s outgoing Orientation Roundtable Committee (ORT) held its first-ever Orientation summit in November for student leaders to address Orientation Week “grievances.”Continue...

Queen’s faculty union votes in favour of strike mandate

Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA)—the labour union that represents Queen’s faculty and staff—has voted in support of a strike mandate.Continue...

Senate: Provincial report rules Queen’s not at financial risk

To wrap up the fall semester, Queen’s senators agreed to another year of hybrid meetings.Continue...

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