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News in Brief: October 22

Queen’s opens Education Library and Special Collections

Queen’s opened the Education Library on Oct. 19 and...Continue...

Principal Deane reflects on the Conversation in new report

Following a year of campus-wide consultations, Principal Patrick Deane released his report about the future of the University earlier this month.Continue...

Undergraduate Trustee looks to add definition of racism to the Student Code of Conduct

In light of campus-wide calls for social justice reform, Undergraduate Trustee Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara has engaged the Non-Academic Misconduct Subcommittee (NAMSC) in discussion about the inclusion of the definition of racism in the Queen’s Student Code of Conduct.Continue...

Sir John A. Macdonald officially scratched from law building

The Board of Trustees approved the University’s decision to remove Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from the law school building on Monday.Continue...

Queen’s takes steps to protect migratory birds passing through campus

Despite everything that’s happened this year, it’s just another year for Canadian wildlife.Continue...

Queen’s identifies no new cases of COVID-19

As of Thursday evening, Queen’s had reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the campus community this week.Continue...

Queen’s begins search for new Chancellor

With Jim Leech’s term as Chancellor coming to a close next year, the search for his replacement is underway.Continue...

Queen’s sets up outdoor tent as additional on-campus study space

In an effort to provide students with safe study spaces on campus, Queen’s Student Affairs has provided a tent outside Mackintosh-Corry Hall for student access.Continue...

Queen’s confirms two new cases of COVID-19

The University confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in the Queen’s community on Tuesday.Continue...

‘[T]he fate of Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 lies in [the students’] hands’

A peer-to-peer initiative was launched by Queen’s students Oct. 2, urging students to comply with public health regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Continue...

Sexual Health Team launches initiative to promote safe sex during COVID-19 crisis

With COVID-19 hampering the ability to expand social circles, students hoping to engage in casual sex are facing the challenge of how to do it safely.Continue...

Queen’s chooses Examity, Proctor Track for upcoming exams

While students adjust to remote learning, they should also be preparing for an entirely remote exam period.Continue...

Provost forms new search committee for Smith School of Business dean

In the months following a watershed of Commerce students’ accounts of racial discrimination and systemic oppression within the Smith School of Business, Mark Green, provost and vice-principal (academic), announced a search for the next dean of Smith on Aug. 5.Continue...

Queen’s misses initial deadline to collect donor funding for JDUC renovation

When the University conditionally approved the JDUC renovation project in 2019, it also agreed to contribute $10 million in donor funds before the project could break ground. As of October, the University has raised just over $3 million of that goal.Continue...

Faculty of Health Sciences prioritizes Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in new initiatives

In an effort to prioritize space and opportunities for marginalized communities at Queen’s, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) has launched a series of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiatives .Continue...

Heading home for Thanksgiving? Provost reminds students to travel safely

As Queen’s enters October with expectations of heavy travel in the month ahead, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green provided students with updated health and safety mandates for making safe Thanksgiving and fall break trips out of the city.Continue...

Queen’s to implement Multi-Factor Authentication

With students spending more time online for remote learning, Queen’s is cracking down on cybersecurity.Continue...

Queen’s sees 38 per cent increase in first-generation university students since 2017

The First-Generation Student Admission Pathway was launched in 2017 with the goal of recruiting first-generation students—those who would be the first in their families to attend university—to come to Queen’s.Continue...

Senate: Principal talks remote homecoming, virtual convocation in fall term

Queen’s Senate started the 2020-21 year with a meeting on Sept. 29 through video-chat platform Zoom.Continue...

Principal Deane calls Queen’s global rankings ‘depressing’

Principal Patrick Deane called the global standing of Queen’s a “critically important issue” in his address to the Board of Trustees on Sept. 25.Continue...

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