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New campus parking options, Queen's welcomes Shad Valley, Campus feels earthquake and Associate Vice-Principal heads to San Jose.Continue...

Kathryn McAlindon honoured by Queen’s

Kathryn McAlindon died suddenly on May 23 in Oakville having just returned from a two-week trip to Ireland and Scotland with her family. A funeral service was held for her on May 29 in Oakville.Continue...

Cancer researchers recognized

Each year Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), a government advisory body that directs over $700 million in public health care dollars, selects around six researchers as chairs. This year, three out of the six positions were filled by Queen’s professors; Gabor Fichtinger, Penelope Bradbury and Michael Brundage.Continue...

Budget cuts create new options

This September the Faculty of Arts and Science will introduce five new interdisciplinary degree options. The changes are in response to both the recent budget cuts and increased student demand for more flexible programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science.Continue...

Canadian classics come to Queen’s

Queen’s library has expanded its specialty holdings by acquiring the personal collection of Canadian writer, critic and journalist, the late Robertson Davies.Continue...

Speaker of the House steps down

Peter Milliken, Artsci ’68, Speaker of the House of Commons and Kingston and the Islands Member of Parliament for the Liberals, announced on June 26th that he will not be seeking re-election in the next federal election.Continue...

Centre’s fight against obesity honoured

Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) honoured the Queen’s Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) with its Partnership award for its work in the Kingston community.Continue...

Frosh week changes approved

Queen’s Senate approved schedule changes to 2010 Orientation Week to allow students observing Eid al-Fitre and Rosh Hashanah to fully participate in Orientation Week activities.Continue...

Nuclear weaponry useless, prof says

Queen’s professor and nuclear proliferation expert Anthony Seaboyer returned to Kingston Friday from the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York City.Continue...

Professor wins Juno

Queen’s School of Music Professor Marjan Mozetich recently won the 2010 Juno award for best classical composition of the year for his piece “Lament in the trampled garden.”Continue...

Plan values student’s input

The first draft of the University’s Academic Plan is set to be completed by the end of August, said Principal Daniel Woolf.Continue...

Deakin heads to Western

After 24 years at Queen’s, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies Janice Deakin is leaving to become the University of Western Ontario’s new provost and vice-president (academic.)
Deakin’s five-year appointment begins Aug. 1.Continue...

New vice-principal (research) starts September

Microbiologist Steven Liss will replace Kerry Rowe as Queen’s vice-principal (research) on Sept. 1.
Rowe, who has held the position for two five-year terms, will retire at the end of August.Continue...

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Staff Union Vote

A vote on March 3 for United Steelworkers representation of Queen’s staff remains inconclusive.

The vote was held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Wallace Hall.Continue...

Assembly to vote on CYZ’s salaries

As their term in the AMS comes to an end, the question of whether Team CYZ will have to give up part of their salaries will be decided at AMS assembly, AMS President Michael Ceci said.

During their election run in January 2009, the team promised to donate $1,000 from each of their salaries for each unfulfilled commitment.Continue...

AMS services round out 2009-10

The AMS’s 14 services will likely finish with a $90,000 overall deficit—$31,450 less than budgeted for 2009-10, AMS Vice-President (Operations) Leslie Yun said.

The AMS budgeted a year-end deficit of $121,450, she said.Continue...

Frosh Week for most

Frosh Week’s schedule will be slightly altered to better accommodate students observing Rosh Hashanah this fall, pending final approval by University Senate at its April 21 meeting.

Queen’s Hillel brought up the issue that Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, coincides with Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of faculty orientation.Continue...

Requiring an education

Each department at Queen’s has their own set of core requirements which students must take in order to graduate.

Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane said he thinks these departmental requirements are enough and Queen’s doesn’t need across the board requirements.Continue...

QNSA walks out

A group of students walked out of the University’s Aboriginal Council meeting on Tuesday after Queen’s Native Students’ Association (QNSA) President Donna May Kimmaliardjuk read a three-page speech addressing the challenges Aboriginal students face on campus.Continue...

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