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Schools fed up with federal lobby group

Students at 13 schools across Canada have started petitions to discuss discontinuing membership in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS).

The CFS, which represents more than 80 post-secondary student unions, lobbies provincially and federally on a variety of issues including tuition freezes and cuts, increasing student turnout in elections and Aboriginal and graduate student issues.Continue...

Destigmatizing mental health issues

For Jamie Gray, Sci ’09, support from friends is crucial to identifying and acknowledging mental illness.

Gray, who was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder after he came to Queen’s, said he went to Kingston General Hospital for diagnosis after his friend in nursing suggested he do so.Continue...

News in Brief

Queen’s is one of eight universities in Canada competing to become PETA2’s most vegetarian-friendly campus.

The competition, which takes place over three rounds, ends with a winner who will be announced on Nov. 23.Continue...

From comics to cell chaperones

Ask Kazutoshi Mori, one of the laureates of this year’s Canada Gairdner International Award for biomedical research, and he’ll tell you comic superheroes inspired his career in biophysics.

“As a child, I liked to read comics,” he said to an audience of about 40 students and faculty at Queen’s Cancer Research Institute on Tuesday.Continue...

AMS fall referendum results

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Equity report shows challenges, promise

The Senate Educational Equity Committee (SEEC)’s annual report shows the University was more reactive than proactive with equity issues in the past year, committee chair and history professor Adnan Husain said.

The committee presented the report to University Senate on Oct. 22.Continue...

Surveillance the centre of attention

Surveillance and privacy research is ready to go public at Queen’s.

The Surveillance Project was renamed the Surveillance Studies Centre on Oct. 22 after being granted provisional approval by Principal Daniel Woolf.Continue...

Posters raise questions on adjunct roles

The timing of this year’s Fair Employment Week couldn’t be better, Roberta Lamb, Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) political action and communication committee co-chair, said.

Arts and Science Dean Alistair MacLean sent a memo to all department heads this week asking them to plan their 2010-11 budgets and curricula without using term adjunct professors, Lamb said.Continue...

AMS ‘procedural error’ costs plebiscite question

AMS Assembly breached its own policy when striking down a potential plebiscite question for the fall referendum, AMS Internal Affairs Commissioner Lucas Anderson said.

Plebiscite questions have to be approved by AMS Assembly before they appear on the ballot.Continue...

Swine flu hits residence

About 20 students have been diagnosed with H1N1 flu virus as of last Sunday, Housing and Hospitality Services Director Bruce Griffiths said.

Griffiths said housing and hospitality services is monitoring cases and has implemented additional precautions to clean doorknobs and surfaces in residences this week.Continue...

Contributors of the month

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News in Brief

More than 80 people braved the cold to attend Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new School of Medicine building.

“This particular gathering is a metaphor for the tenacity needed to do this in less than optimal circumstances,” Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane said jokingly to those standing under a tent set up on site at Arch and Stuart streets.Continue...

AMS fall referendum statements

The Journal provides this free space for parties on the ballot. All statements are unedited.Continue...

School amends QAAP courses

Students taking the Queen’s Advanced Accounting Program (QAAP) will be able to receive a graduate diploma in accounting starting next summer.

The University Senate approved the proposed program at its Oct. 22 meeting.Continue...

Woolf takes reins

With the ceremony now behind him, Principal Daniel Woolf is ready to get down to business.

Although he started work on Sept. 1, Woolf was officially installed as Queen’s 20th principal at a ceremony last night in Grant Hall.Continue...

News in Brief

Last night, Queen’s faculty, students and family of Leslie Doucet gathered in Wallace Hall to celebrate her life.

Doucet, a graduate student and teaching assistant in global development studies, died on Oct. 16.Continue...

AMS fall referendum statements

The Journal provides this free space for parties on the ballot. All statements are unedited.Continue...

From West to the west

Saed Abu-Hijleh almost didn’t make it past Pearson Airport officials to get into Canada. After arriving in Toronto this week, the Palestinian geography professor was held for four hours and questioned about his intentions for visiting.Continue...

Fall referendum goes online

It’s no more pencils and no more books when students vote in the AMS fall referendum next week.

This year, students will cast online ballots using their Queen’s NetID and a password sent to their webmail accounts, AMS Internal Affairs Commissioner Lucas Anderson said.Continue...

Feministing 101

Feministing, ranked by blog search engine Technorati as the 31st most-popular blog in the United States, launched its North American campus tour at Queen’s on Tuesday.

Feministing editors Courtney Martin, Miriam Perez and Vanessa Valenti gave a panel discussion to a full auditorium in Humphrey Hall on gender issues.Continue...

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