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Access issue open for debate

The near-limitless access to scholarship and research university students enjoy may soon become universal if John Willinsky has anything to say about it.

Willinsky, Stanford University education professor and an advocate for open access in the academic community, is the keynote speaker at Open Access Week @ Queen’s. His talk is today at noon in Dunning Hall, room 12.Continue...

Ontario tuition highest, study says

Ontario universities have the highest tuition fees in Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released on Tuesday.

Ontario university students pay, on average, just under $6,000 a year, whereas students in Quebec pay, on average, just under $2,300.Continue...

Queen’s Centre set to open in December

After a flood postponed the Queen’s Centre’s September opening, the building is on track to open Dec. 1, acting Vice-Principal (Operations and Finance) Bill Bryck said.

“We’re moving at a good pace,” he said, adding that most of the damage caused by the severe rainstorm on Aug. 11 has been fixed.Continue...

Swine flu outbreak probable, doctor says

Students need to prepare for an H1N1 outbreak this fall, Dr. Gerald Evans said.
Evans, chief of the infectious diseases division at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu hospitals and associate professor in the School of Medicine, said flu season in Canada is starting earlier than normal and is expected to come out strong.Continue...

Memorial service to honour late staff member

Leslie Doucet, a global development studies graduate student, died last Friday due to complications from a stroke she suffered a month ago.Continue...

News in Brief

Two Queen’s students have reported being attacked by two males at Brock St. and University Ave. at 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 18.

Toby Moorsom PhD ’09 and John Pringle MA ’06 came across the two males, assumed to be intoxicated, who were sitting on construction vehicles at the intersection.Continue...

Faculty revamps summer program

The Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) was spared the chopping block but further programming has been suspended until spring.

Alistair MacLean, dean of arts and science, said the program was put on hold after a student employee filed a human rights complaint against the office earlier this summer.Continue...

Queen’s maintains green grades

For continuing to green up its campus, Queen’s received a B- on the College Sustainability Report Card for the second year in a row, up from a C in 2007.

The latest report card, released by the Sustainable Endowments Institute on Oct. 7, included more than 200 post-secondary schools across North America.Continue...

Joint department up for discussion

Queen’s may soon have a modern languages and linguistics department if the Spanish and Italian and German departments vote in a few months’ time to merge.

Spanish and Italian share a single department.Continue...

Principal pitches provost position

Queen’s will adopt a provost governance model for 2010-11, pending Board of Trustees approval, Principal Daniel Woolf said.

The provost model would change the vice-principal (academic)’s title to vice-principal/provost.Continue...

News in Brief

This Sunday, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), along with other campus groups, will mark the 80th anniversary of the Persons Case.

On Oct. 18, 1929, five women won a landmark Supreme Court ruling that declared some women “persons”, and therefore eligible for appointment to the Senate under Canadian law. Women of colour weren’t included in the case.Continue...

Media need more Muslim voices, lawyer says

Khurrum Awan may not have won his human rights complaints against Maclean’s magazine, but said he’s happy people are still talking about its effects two years later.

“It was to raise awareness on the issue of media defamation, the exclusion of Muslim voices and the lack of oversight of media,” he said.Continue...

‘How are we different ... ?’

For Rodric Kemane, Sci ’11, it was Athletics and Recreation and not the weather that ruined his recreational soccer game on Oct. 3.

Kemane and his friends, a group of international students from Botswana, were forced off Kingston Field by two Queen’s employees in an incident he and other witnesses said was racially motivated.Continue...

A Fontaine of knowledge on campus

Phil Fontaine might have visited last Thursday at the request of an old friend, but his visit wasn’t all pleasure and no business.

The former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations spoke at the School of Policy Studies’ Public Policy and Aboriginal Rights speaking series.Continue...

Beginner’s guide to Israel and Palestine

On Wednesday night, more than 40 people attended a lecture by British author and journalist Ben White to hear his views on his new, controversially-titled book, Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide.

White’s lecture in Dunning Hall was part of a nation-wide tour organized by the group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR).Continue...

Plane tragedy strikes student

A trip to Kingston over the weekend ended in tragedy for a Sudbury family after the plane they were travelling in crashed over Algonquin Park, killing all four people onboard.

The deceased have been identified as the plane’s pilot, Kevin Houle and his wife Lorry Lemaire, both 50, their daughter Emily, 17 and her boyfriend Michael Rollins, also 17.Continue...

Taking the reins

On Tuesday, Vicky Bae, ArtSci ’06 and ’07 and MSc ’10, won a by-election to replace Jeff Welsh as the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) president for the remainder of 2009-10.

Welsh, who was first elected president in February 2008, resigned in August due to personal reasons.Continue...

Deane claims Mac post

Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane was named McMaster University’s next president yesterday morning.

McMaster’s Board of Directors voted on Deane’s appointment in a closed session.Continue...

Deane appointed McMaster's new president

Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane has been named as McMaster University's next president.Continue...

Nuclear debate heats up on campus

Ontario’s nuclear power reactors will generate debate when Dr. Helen Caldicott comes to town.

Dr. Caldicott, an anti-nuclear power activist, will be speaking in Etherington Auditorium tomorrow at 8 p.m.Continue...

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