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Council still in disarray

Despite the fact that elections were held in February, the Jean Royce Hall Council is still a work in progress. Following the resignation of Council Vice-President elect David Wong, the search for a replacement is underway.
After winning the election in February, the Davies-Wong team was disqualified by the Chief Returning Officer of Jean Royce Hall. The team was accused of breaking several election rules.Continue...

Queer Studies comes out

Queen's students can now add a queer component to their degrees.

On Wednesday morning, the University Senate unanimously approved an application from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for a certificate program in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies.

Administered by the Institute of Women's Studies, the certificate program will be one of only two such programs in Canada, the other one being the sexual diversity minor at the University of Toronto.Continue...

Outraged critics bash degree

Alumni and students are fuming after it was announced that the woman who headed a shelter where a five-month-old baby died of neglect will receive an honourary degree from Queen's.

Catherine Brooks is the executive director and co-founder of Anduhyaun, a multi-service Aboriginal agency in Toronto which includes the women's shelter.Continue...

Macrocosm

The case of twin baby girls sold and adopted over the internet has reopened debate on how to regulate what is bought and sold online. On Wednesday British Prime Minister Tony Blair called the adoption deplorable and promised to move forward with new adoption laws. The government of Wales is investigating Alan and Judith Kilshaw’s adoption of the six month-old infants who paid a reported $12,000 (U.S.) administrative fee from the Caring Hearts Adoption Web site—which is no longer accessible.Continue...

Profs contributed to new $10 bill

The blind and visually impaired may find reading Canadian bank notes a great deal easier now that raised “texture patches,” invented by Queen’s psychologist Dr. Susan Lederman will appear on new bills, which were launched earlier this week.
“It’s a wonderfully exciting project,” commented Lederman, an expert in understanding how human beings perceive the world through the sense of touch. She researched, designed and scientifically tested the durable tactile feature that has been added to the new bank notes produced by the Bank of Canada.Continue...

News In Brief

A Queen’s scientist is beginning a study in an undeveloped field of research: male menopause or andropause. Dr. Alvaro Morales of the Department of Urology, along with researchers in Rochester and Quebec, will be examining the symptoms associated with the aging process such as a lowered sex drive, depression and fatigue. Dr. Morales told the Queen’s Gazette that research into how men age is 25 years behind comparable studies in women and that understanding these biological and emotional changes is critically important in preparing for an increase in the number of elderly people in the global population.Continue...

Solar car team honoured for outstanding contribution

In recognition of its accomplishments over the past 12 years, which includes a world record, the Queen’s solar vehicle team is this year’s recipient of the Jim Bennett Achievement Award.

The award is for Kingstonians who have made outstanding achievements in careers, sports, the arts and volunteer work. Past winners include the Queen’s Bands and the Golden Gaels football team.Continue...

Fighting the brain-drain

Dr. Almeria Natansohn, a Queen’s chemistry professor on the cutting edge of research into computers that use light instead of electricity, has been recognized and honoured by the federal government. She is among seven Queen’s researchers who will have the chance to prove themselves as world-class leaders in their respective fields, after being honoured in the Canada Research Chairs program.Continue...

GW battles former editor over copyrights

When the Golden Words editorial board announced plans to compile the past four years of the engineering society’s newspaper onto a CD ROM, they expected positive feedback from loyal readers and former students.

They did not expect a legal battle over copyright.

Peter Lynn, who was the GW editor-in-chief in 1997-98, alleges that the reproduction of Golden Words in this format is an infringement of Canada’s copyright laws.Continue...

Grease pole comes home

Engineers can sleep a little easier tonight, knowing that their beloved grease pole has been safely and peacefully returned to Queen’s.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, roughly thirty Queen’s engineers re-captured the pole from the University of Toronto without incident.

Peter Carr, Sci ’02, getaway driver and heist organizer, explained that he first heard of the pole’s location Monday afternoon.Continue...

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