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Women and knowledge focus of conference

The talking stick, decorated with feathers and beading, determined the exchange of words this past weekend at the seventh annual Symposium on Native Studies, hosted by Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre.

The theme of this year’s symposium was women and knowledge and presentations took the form of a traditional aboriginal circle setting, in which the stick is used to determine the speaker.Continue...

Doctor shares story of Holocaust survival

Truda Rosenberg was 19 years old when Nazis invaded her small hometown in Poland. Her family was forced to live in a ghetto, where there was no food, no running water, no heat and so little space that people had to sleep in shifts.

Rosenberg survived the Holocaust, however, earned a PhD in psychology and at the age of 83 continues to share her wartime experiences with audiences.Continue...

VJ search hits campus

Students vying to become MuchMusic’s next heartthrob got their big chance Tuesday in the JDUC, when the 32-stop “MuchMusic VJ Search: The Series” audition process visited the University.

AMS Student Centre Officer Andy Singh said MuchMusic contacted him in July about holding auditions on campus and plans for the event were finalized in early November. He said he thought the weather contributed to the lower turnout, as fewer people were passing through the JDUC in general.Continue...

MCRC vice-president resigns

Jorge Leclair has resigned from his position as Vice President (Society Activities) for the Main Campus Residents’ Council (MCRC). The resignation came into effect Nov. 7 after a joint decision between Leclair and the MCRC executive. Leclair said he spoke with Meyerman a week prior to a New York trip he had organized regarding his personal problems.Continue...

Students advocate avoiding Aberdeen

Anyone attending the latest forum discussing issues surrounding Homecoming’s unsanctioned Aberdeen Street party may have noticed a distinct lack of journalists busy scribbling notes.

The forum, entitled “Aberdeen: Moving Forward,” was designated as student-only and media-free. Student ID cards were required for anyone wishing to enter the forum, which took place Tuesday evening in Grant Hall.Continue...

Students, staff strategize to derail potential deregulation

The renewed prospect of tuition deregulation has once again prompted some students to come together to decide on a plan of action.

More than 25 students and several professors gathered in Kingston Hall on Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of deregulation at Queen’s, which has arisen this time following the Ontario government’s recent announcement of the upcoming end to the tuition freeze.Continue...

Discipline system under review

Before friends of Jordan Morelli, Comm ’06, were contacted by the AMS Judicial Committee to face alleged breaches of the Queen’s Code of Conduct, none of them had any idea students could be prosecuted for something they’d done off campus.

Morelli said his friends were surprised to learn that it was other students—not professors or the principal—who would be investigating their cases.Continue...

Plans for new football stadium in the works

Architects have begun drawing up design plans detailing their vision for a new football stadium on West Campus.

The plan, which is still in development, will be released at the December meeting of the Campus Planning and Development Committee. Andrew Simpson, vice principal (operations and finance) and chair of the executive committee undertaking the West Campus Field Sports Project, said the project is still in the very early stages.Continue...

Skip a Meal to help fight against hunger

For one Commerce 351 Leadership team, skipping a meal is about more than just avoiding calories and trans fats.

Katie Elder, Comm ’06, and her four teammates have created a class project aimed at encouraging students to tackle hunger within the community. To accomplish this goal, the group has teamed up with Meal Exchange, a not-for-profit registered charity based in Toronto.Continue...

Four officers to patrol student area

Kingston Police have assigned four officers to proactively patrol the Queen’s area for the short term.

Finn said Police Chief Bill Closs and Insp. Brian Cookman made the decision to designate the officers because the area usually sees an upswing of crime during the coming holiday season. Those perpetrating the crimes are not students, he said.Continue...

Hitchcock, students seek Common Ground

Principal Karen Hitchcock held her first student-specific “Engaging the World” forum at the Common Ground on Monday.

The forum was attended by approximately 30 students, including a large turnout from the executives of various faculty societies.Continue...

AMS Open Exchange talks diversity

The AMS executive, commissioners and officers took to the stage of the Common Ground on Tuesday to discuss diversity on campus. The forum, which the AMS has dubbed “Open Exchange,” was the third of its kind to be held this year.Continue...

International students voice opinions

International students’ voices came to the fore Monday night at a forum run by the AMS Ad hoc International Student Issues’ Committee.

Moderated by Shiva Mayer, VP (university affairs), the forum drew a gathering of about 25 students to discuss matters such as residence life, tuition fees and international student representation on campus.Continue...

Nominations open for Golden Cockroach Awards

If your house has mouldy bathrooms, drafty windows or slanted floors, the AMS wants to hear from you.

Between now and Jan. 20, students can nominate their landlords for the “Golden Cockroach Award,” which will be presented in January to an individual deemed by an AMS panel to be the worst student housing landlord.Continue...

University ranking doesn’t budge

Queen’s has held steady in Maclean’s annual university rankings, and administrators and students say the University could be doing better.

The University held its fifth place overall ranking from last year in the medical/doctoral category, behind tied first-place winners McGill University and the University of Toronto, followed by the University of Western Ontario in third place and the University of British Columbia in fourth place.Continue...

Students smoked out by fire

A fire began in Joe Dough Pizza Co., located on the ground floor of the building, and spread to the back of the second floor. Two apartments above the pizzeria were affected by the fire.

Paul Patry, a spokesperson for Kingston Fire and Rescue, said the station was notified of the fire around 7:19 a.m. He said he doesn’t know who called the department, but said he thinks it was probably either a neighbour or a passerby.Continue...

Guides get wise with bottle rockets, planes

More than 100 Girl Guides clamoring to become space explorers filled the third floor of the ILC last Saturday to participate in action-packed activities held by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).

Girls aged nine to 11 participated for the second time in the annual event, which was organized by the University’s WISE chapter and Kingston District Girl Guides of Canada. The event’s purpose is to expose girls to science and engineering and encourage their interest in these fields.Continue...

Students charged for Homecoming pancake keggers appear in court

Ten students accused of hosting illegal keg parties during the Saturday morning of Homecoming are expected to attend a special seminar on the legal issues surrounding selling and serving liquor, to reduce fines they’ll incur if they plead guilty.

The students made a brief appearance in Kingston’s Provincial Offences Court on Monday, facing charges laid under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.Continue...

Students share insights from Cuban conference

Hurricane Wilma may have postponed an international conference on Cuban development by one day, but it didn’t affect the event’s outcome. Lisa Mickleborough, ArtSci ’06, who is one of four Queen’s students who spoke at the three-day event, said the conference, held Oct. 25 to 27 in Havana, Cuba, was a great opportunity.Continue...

Student Korea-bound for APEC summit

During her upcoming trip to Busan, South Korea, Kimberley Mosher, Comm ’08, may get the opportunity to discuss global business issues with world leaders.

Mosher is one of six Canadian students who will be attending this year’s Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in November, and the first Queen’s student to do so. The trip is organized by Junior Team Canada through the non-profit organization Global Vision.Continue...

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