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Winter Games come home

Queen’s alumni who are working on the Olympic and Paralympic planning committee appeared at a video conference on Nov. 17 to talk to students preparing for Vancouver’s Winter Games in 2010.

Videoconferencing providesContinue...

Prison program empowers inmates

Five commerce students are taking their education out of the classroom and into the prison system.

Julia Hunter, Lisa McLaughling and Robyn Williams, all Comm ’11 and exchange students Alexander Buesching and Thomas Verbist designed a program that gives inmates at Frontenac Institution minimum security prison lessons on integrating back into society.Continue...

Study links mental health, education results

Inattention due to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and depression relates to how long children and adolescents stay in school, a new study by Queen’s health economics professor Steven Lehrer says.

Lehrer and Jason Fletcher of Yale University won the Victor R. Fuchs Research Award, valued at $10,000, for their paper, which was published in Forum for Health Economics & Policy research journal.Continue...

COMPSA orientation on probation

The Computing Students’ Association (COMPSA) will lose its independent orientation and be integrated in the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS)’s orientation week next September.

Acting Faculty of Arts and Science Associate Dean (Studies) Hugh Horton made the announcement at Arts and Science Faculty Board—made up of administration, faculty and students—on Nov. 13.Continue...

New financial vice-principal starts January

Queen’s has hired two new vice-principals for the four vice-principal positions which will turn over this year.

The vice-principal (finance and operations) position has been vacant since Andrew Simpson resigned on Nov. 20, 2008. Bill Bryck has been acting vice-principal (operations and finance) since then.Continue...

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Olympic-size protest

Queen’s will join other universities across the country next week to raise awareness about the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, event organizer Fraser MacPherson, ArtSci ’12, said.

Olympic Awareness Week, which runs from Nov. 16 to 22, aims to educate the Queen’s and Kingston community about the negative issues surrounding the Winter Games, he said.Continue...

AMS hires general manager

Commerce professor Annette Bergeron, Eng ’87, will replace Claude Sherren, who is retiring, as the AMS’s new general manager on Dec. 7.

Bergeron will start her position on a part-time basis on Nov. 16.Continue...

Vaccine clinic date uncertain

Queen’s students still have a few weeks to wait before they receive the H1N1 vaccine, but cases of the flu are on the decline, Director of Queen’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety Dan Langham said.

“We don’t have any word at this time when Kingston is going to get any more [vaccines],” he said. “We’re hoping within the next couple of weeks to get more.”Continue...

Schools trim costs

When it comes to budget cuts, it’s clear that no two faculties are dealing with the strain in the same way.

The University is entering its second year of a three-year plan to cut 15 per cent of faculty and administrative budgets.Continue...

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New courses ‘needed for a long time’

The Ontario Ministry of Education’s new high-school gender studies course is a positive development, but one that needs to be implemented carefully, some students and faculty say.

The ministry announced last week it’s introducing five new courses, one of which is gender studies, in the social sciences and humanities beginning in high schools in September 2011.Continue...

Residences venture into vermicomposting

A new vermicomposting system in residence is giving students the chance to take sustainability into their own hands.

The program, a first in Canada, was designed to divert organic waste in residence and teach students about the benefits of vermicomposting.Continue...

Budget cuts a year later

One year after former Principal Tom Williams announced an across-the-board budget cut, Arts and Science departments have found innovative ways to deal with some of their losses.

In an e-mail to faculty on Nov. 15, 2008, Williams announced a 15 per cent cut for all faculties over the next three years.Continue...

Group plans Queen’s Centre move

The Queen’s Student Centre Working Group (QSCWG) is making sure students have a say when they move into the Queen’s Centre on Dec. 1, AMS President Michael Ceci said. Ceci said QSCWG’s current project is to create a governance structure model that will outline how the Student Life Centre in Phase One of Queen’s Centre is run.Continue...

Advantageous investments

The AMS has an advantage when it comes to playing the investment market.

Their Advantage Fund, where they keep all investment profits and deficits, protects them from financial meltdown by giving them an opportunity to play with investments without risking their operating budget, AMS Vice-President (Operations) Leslie Yun said.Continue...

Queen’s H1N1 vaccine clinic postponed

The H1N1 virus has reached its peak and rates of infection are slowly declining but there’s no word on when Queen’s will receive the H1N1 vaccine on campus.

Student Health Services cancelled the flu clinic scheduled for Nov. 9 in Biosciences Complex.Continue...

New compostors cut organic waste

When it comes to organic waste, Queen’s tops the list in looking for ways to deal with it sustainably.

Queen’s Housing and Hospitality Services installed a compostor in Ban Righ dining hall this week, with plans to put a second one in Leonard dining hall next week.Continue...

News in Brief

Queen’s will have an H1N1 flu shot clinic open on Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Biosciences Complex Atrium.

The clinic is open to students, faculty and staff. Bring your employee or student card and health card.Continue...

Walk-through exhibit remembers Holocaust

Queen’s Hillel wants to make the political more personal for this year’s Holocaust Education Week.

“In the past we’ve stressed how terrible it was by going over statistics, but it’s much easier to relate to and identify with one person,” Queen’s Hillel co-president Madlyn Axelrod, ArtSci ’11, said.Continue...

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