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Queen’s denying many international students employment during COVID-19

A note on the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) site reads that those “who can not travel to Canada for the fall will not receive a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA) position.”Continue...

A new year for SVPR sees news hires

After a year of upheaval in Queen’s sexual violence policy, including the release of troubling survey results and a policy suspension and review, the University is looking at 2020-21 with fresh eyes.Continue...

#BlackLivesMatter, reforming police, and Kingston

Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers, there was widescale change in how we view policing across North America.Continue...

‘Teaching is activism’: Professors and TAs of colour discuss race in academia

At the end of every semester when Dr. Shobhana Xavier, a professor in the Religious Studies School, gets her class evaluations back, she notices a pattern.Continue...

Protecting the planet includes protecting the most vulnerable

Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara, undergraduate student trustee, knows the fight for climate justice goes hand in hand with fighting racism.Continue...

Two weeks into Zoom university, students reflect on digital learning

Jessica Dahanayake, Eng ’20, has always taken a mix of online and in-person courses. For her, there was an important difference between choosing to take an online course and having to take part in a completely virtual semester.Continue...

As students return, local businesses balance economic benefits with community safety

Jonathan McCreery is familiar with the common college town trope of the “town and gown”: the relationship between post-secondary students and the residents of the town which hosts them. The...Continue...

Keeping the spirit of O-Week alive online

Student leaders across faculties traditionally begin planning orientation week up to a year in advance.Continue...

How ‘Erased by FEAS’ is uniting the voices of BIPOC Engineering students

The ‘Erased by FEAS’ Instagram account was launched on July 10, detailing experiences of systemic violence and discrimination in Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS).Continue...

Class of 2024 entering an untraditional September

Over the past six months, the incoming class of 2024 has experienced the ‘untraditional’ more than most.Continue...

Sex, university hookup culture, and ‘The Talk’

Alysha Mohamed, ArtSci ’22, grew up in a household where sexual health and desire weren’t openly discussed.Continue...

Finding a safe space in a white and straight place

This piece uses “Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC)” to refer to the experiences of racialized students. We acknowledge this term is not universal. Continue...

Student tenancy hanging in the balance during COVID-19

Eric* and his four housemates had a plan for their Kingston housing this summer.Continue...

Expecting Queen’s alum reflects on role of midwives during pandemic

Doulton Prudil, Comm ’10, is expecting to give birth any day now.Continue...

“I need to leave now”: Queen’s exchange students recount coming home

Hailey Rodgers, Comm ’21, had been back from Cambodia just a few days when her exchange university announced that anyone who had left Thailand in the past 10 days must enter quarantine.Continue...

A century after Spanish Flu, Queen's grapples with a new pandemic

On March 16, when Principal Patrick Deane ordered undergraduate classes suspended, it was the first time in more than 100 years Queen’s ceased academic operations because of a public health crisis, and only the second time in the University’s history.

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Calls for sexual assault centre on campus unanswered for more than thirty years

In 1989, a report called for Queen’s to implement a sexual assault centre on campus. The same recommendation was suggested in 2015. In 2020, it still hasn’t happened.Continue...

Finding post-abortion support in Kingston

For Queen’s students who access abortion, finding resources might not be their biggest hurdle. However, services touting post-abortion support aren’t always transparent about their motivation.Continue...

Out on campus

When LGBTQ+ students first arrive on campus, the low visibility of the queer community can be isolating.Continue...

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