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ASUS creates diversity advisor

In response to an outcry on campus following an Islamophobic comment made by ASUS President Jacob Mantle on a friend’s Facebook page in October, the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) is creating a new Diversity and Equity Advisor position to oversee issues relating to social justice, diversity and equity on campus.

Mantle said the position was first proposed at the Jan. 8 ASUS Assembly, and will be discussed again at the Jan. 22 ASUS Assembly.Continue...

TAs, TFs vote ‘no’ to union

After an inquiry into the voter eligibility of 93 ballots, TAs and TFs at Queen’s remain un-unionized after a final vote result of 398 to 359 against unionization.

TAs and TFs cast their ballots on Nov. 26 2008.Continue...

Queen’s researchers awarded $2 million

Thirteen Queen’s research projects will receive $2 million in funding thanks to the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunities Fund.

Vice-Principal (Research) Kerry Rowe said CFI provides funding for research projects at universities across Canada.Continue...

Principal search narrows focus as deadline nears

The joint Board/Senate Advisory Committee is narrowing the pool of candidates to meet its spring 2009 deadline as it searches for the University’s next principal.

University Secretary Georgina Moore said she couldn’t name any of the candidates or say how many there are in order to protect their privacy, but said candidates from both Canada and abroad are being considered.Continue...

News in brief

The release of the final version of the University’s ethical investment policy has been deferred to March following a string of postponements over the past seven months. The policy was originally set to be presented to the Board of Trustees in May of last year.Continue...

Nursing students in course conflict

Concerns regarding academic integrity have been raised in light of inconsistent evaluation procedure in a fourth-year nursing class.

Concepts of Acute and Critical Illness, taught by professor Ann Brown, has been met by an uproar of student protest in response to the release of confidential practice test questions for the course onto the NURS 403 WebCT site.Continue...

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