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Queen’s formally apologizes for Black medical student ban

More than a hundred years ago, Queen’s banned Black medical students from enrolling in the program. On April 16, the University apologized.Continue...

‘Racist and hateful’ graffiti appears on campus

Overnight Thursday, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s outdoor display of its Soundings exhibition—which features the work of Indigenous artists using sound as a call for decolonization—was vandalized with racist graffiti.Continue...

Research assistants gain equal pay with teaching assistants

After weeks of campaigning and years of fighting for fair wages, Queen’s research assistants have earned equal pay with teaching assistants.Continue...

Queen’s partners with U of T to advance entrepreneurship

Queen’s is prioritizing post-grad student success with their latest university partnership.Continue...

Smith School teams up with Catalyst Canada

The Smith School of Business has announced a strategic partnership with Catalyst Canada to explore diversity and inclusion in the workplace.Continue...

University establishes working group for graduate experience

A new working group is in the process of drafting recommendations that could potentially change the graduate experience at Queen’s.Continue...

Queen’s signs onto University Climate Coalition

Queen’s has joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), ratifying a commitment to take action against climate change.Continue...

University “well ahead of deadline” for sexual violence policy review

The Queen’s community can provide feedback on the University’s reviewed sexual violence policy months before the deadline.Continue...

University yet to receive Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey results

One year ago, more than 650,000 post-secondary students were invited to participate in a survey about sexual violence.Continue...

Queen’s to lose $31.4 million in revenue following tuition cuts

Queen’s is developing their 2019-20 academic year budget—despite an expected $31.4 million drop in revenue.Continue...

University uncorks alcohol policy update

For the first time in nearly seven years, the University is updating its campus alcohol policy.Continue...

News in Brief

Queen’s will continue research relations with Chinses telecom giant, Huawei, despite US criminal charges being laid against the company.Continue...

Ottawa pledges almost $5 million to Queen’s researchers

Queen’s will receive nearly $5 million for research as part of a nation-wide, $141 million investment.Continue...

Senate Recap: January 29

Senate addressed the potential hit to revenue stemming from Ontario’s recent OSAP changes on Tuesday’s meeting.Continue...

Mitchell Hall bills University for approximately $105 million

After two years of construction, Mitchell Hall formally opened its doors last December—since then, almost all services located in the building have become completely operational.Continue...

Queen’s adopts Okanagan Charter

On Jan. 9, Queen’s formally adopted the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, committing to health and wellness on campus.Continue...

Province to cut tuition costs by 10 per cent, nix free tuition

The province announced new changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP) on Thursday that—while proposing cuts to tuition—could see out-of-pocket studentfees increase.Continue...

Queen’s professors talk free speech policy

Since the Principal’s office released its final version of the Ontario government-mandated freedom of expression policy last December, students and faculty have been debating the policy.Continue...

Redevelopment of JDUC up for vote Jan. 17-18

Through online voting Jan. 17 to 18, Queen’s students will have the opportunity to vote for the redevelopment of the JDUC—or to vote against it again.Continue...

Queen's to accept funding from Huawei despite CSIS warning

On Wednesday, Queen’s accepted research project funding from Chinese technology company Huawei—despite warnings from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).Continue...

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