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Queen’s reputation, on the classroom level

Queen’s prides itself on being one of the top research universities in Canada, founded on Oct. 16 1841 and predating confederationContinue...

For students living with disabilities, self-advocacy is key

When Madia McGowan, ArtSci ’24, arrived at Queen’s in 2020, she saw it as a “big adjustment”—but not in the way most students do. It’s not unusual for incoming students to see the shift to university as a turning point in their lives, but for McGowan, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when she was 10 years old, that transition symbolized something more.Continue...

Places of comfort at Queen's

Approximately 95 per cent of Queen’s students come from an area outside of Kingston, with more than 90 per cent of first-year students living in residence.Continue...

Kingston needs more family doctors, but where are they?

In the late winter of 2007, Blair Frost made his way from his small coastal hometown of Yarmouth, N.S., to Kingston.Continue...

Kingston, the penitentiary, and corrections

Kingston Penitentiary , the oldest penitentiary in Canada, was built in 1833 and opened in 1835 , predating Confederation. It operated for 178 years, closing in 2013 after being decommissioned by the federal government.Continue...

Incoming racialized students face uncertainty about September

When Sam Zhang, graduating CÉGEP student, found out he was accepted to the Commerce program at Queen’s, he was thrilled.Continue...

Exploring the gender-affirming healthcare system in Kingston

Kingston resident Alex Haagaard first began seeking out medical gender transition in early 2021.

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Unpacking the history of abortion and contraceptives in Canada

This article discusses unplanned pregnancy and may be triggering for some readers. The Queen’s Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC) can be reached at 613-533-2959.

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Saying goodbye to the JDUC

Queen’s bought the John Deutsch University Center (JDUC) in 1927 and named it the Queen’s Memorial Union in commemoration of students who fought and died in WWI. Since that purchase, the building has remained a fixture of Queen’s campus—housing cafeterias, clubs, coffee shops, and residence halls.Continue...

‘Being a Queen’s student, you have so much power’: Queen’s Student Activists, part eight

When Jane Mao, MEd ’23 and ArtSci ‘21, was in the first year of their undergrad, Queen’s students were divided over a racist Halloween party held off-campus. At the time, Mao’s main goal was to avoid dropping out.Continue...

A look at Queen’s student drinking culture

Drinking culture is often glorified in the media. However, the realities of binge drinking can often be a lot more sinister. Not only are there health consequences associated with drinking alcohol, there are also dangerous behaviours associated with it, like unsafe sex, assault, and addiction.Continue...

A look at Ukrainian students in Kingston

The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia has sent a current of fear throughout the world. Combat has affected Ukranian students here in Kingston on many levels.Continue...

‘One university, one body, one unity’: Queen’s Student Activists, part seven

When Husna Ghanizada, HealthSci ’23, started at Queen’s, she was already thinking of how to bring justice to this campus.Continue...

The skateboard boom

In the late 90s and early 2000s, skateboards were everywhere. Tens of millions of households tuned in to the X Games, and Tony Hawk’s video game series was generating hundreds of millions in sales.Continue...

‘I want to be the friend that they can rely on’: Queen’s Student Activists, part six

Nati Pressmann, ArtSci ’25, has a long family history of Jewish activism.Continue...

Unpacking decolonization on campus

Before European settlers arrived in the New World, the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe nations maintained peace and cooperation using treaties and the rhetoric of the dish with one spoon —take only what you need, leave something in the dish for other people, and keep the dish clean.Continue...

‘You’re more than just the problems you’re trying to solve’: Queen’s student activists, part five

Meena Waseem, Comm ’23, arrived at Queen’s intending to challenge the ways she and her peers understood business education and corporate affairs.Continue...

A look at unions in the 21st Century

Unionization in Canada isn’t uncommon, with the number of workers represented by a union holding steady at about 30 per cent for the last decade. Most of this is in the public sector.Continue...

‘There are going to be people taking the torch after me’: Queen’s Student Activists, part four

Samara Lijiam, ArtSci ’23, has wanted to be a part of the Social Issues Commission (SIC) since grade 12 before she arrived at Queen’s.Continue...

How SBBA approaches advocacy and community building

In Spring 2020, Julius Adu, Comm ’24, was a high school senior contemplating where to go for university. Queen’s Commerce was one of his top choices, but looking into the program raised questions.Continue...

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