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OUSA questions OSAP

Two students are trying to eat three meals for less than $7.50 a day for almost three weeks to draw awareness to problems with the Ontario Student Assistance Program’s (OSAP) standard living allowances.

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is running the “Food for Thought” campaign from March 8 to 23.Continue...

Board approves Goodes Hall expansion project

The Board of Trustees approved the Goodes Hall expansion project at its March 5 meeting.

The project will expand the 75,000-foot building to 113,000 square feet. The addition will extend from the west side of Goodes Hall, moving the existing parking lot to a one-layered underground facilityContinue...

Queen’s needs more childcare, parent says

A new report by the Queen’s Child Care Working Group aims to address how to implement suggestions that have been made to improve childcare and daycare services at Queen’s.

The information in the report is being compiled by an expert in childcare from outside the University. It’s set to be released by the end of the term.Continue...

Food fight in Leonard

About 200 to 250 students participated in an unsanctioned St. Patrick’s Day food fight in Leonard Hall cafeteria, causing an estimated $2,000 in damage.

At about 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, students started throwing food, cutlery and plates, Housing and Hospitality Services Director Bruce Griffiths said.Continue...

Fugitive fashions

About 20 students paraded down a makeshift runway in the Queen’s Centre yesterday afternoon to promote alternative, and more inclusive, forms of fashion.

The fashion show, which the organizers dubbed “Rogue,” was inspired by a similar event that occurred at York University a few weeks ago, Katrina Keilhauer ArtSci ’10, said.Continue...

Racism elicits response

Two racist incidents that occurred on and around campus last week prompted online reaction from Principal Daniel Woolf and Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane.

Woolf and Deane jointly signed a statement condemning the incidents.Continue...

Future uncertain for law library

Queen’s may lose its law library if cuts to the University’s library system continue, Head Law Librarian Nancy McCormack said.

The Lederman Law Library personnel size is the same as the smallest law library in Canada, which is at the University of Moncton, McCormack said.Continue...

StuCon licences expected by end of week

Most Student Constables are expected to be licensed this week after unsent paperwork was discovered in the Student Constables Office on Feb. 19.

AMS Vice-President (Operations) Leslie Yun said she’s expecting most of the licences to come in this week.Continue...

University condemns racist incidents

Racist incidents on campus this week prompted online condemnation from Principal Woolf and Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane.Continue...

Queen’s wins Quran competition

Abdullah Elraghy, Sci ’10, and Omar Khalil, ArtSci ’11, beat seven Ontario universities to win the Qira’atul Quran Competition (QQC) for Queen’s last Saturday.

The competition, which is in its 12th year, is hosted by McMaster University. Queen’s participated for the first time last year, losing first place in a tiebreaker.Continue...

Three claim Tricolour

Three students were inducted into the Tricolour Society on Sunday for their extracurricular involvement during their time at Queen’s.

Each year, the Tricolour Award is presented to students for making an impact through their non-athletic and non-academic activities.Continue...

Funding cuts to First Nations University

The First Nations University (FNU)’s precarious financial situation has some worried about the future of Aboriginal-focused post-secondary education in Canada.

On Feb. 3, the province of Saskatchewan, where FNU is located, announced it would cut funding for the University after April 1, alleging financial mismanagement, including too many chiefs on the board of governors and running a deficit. Five days later, the federal government followed suit.Continue...

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Food fight will cost

The Main Campus Residents’ Council (MCRC) and Queen’s Housing and Hospitality Services are throwing a party to keep students from throwing food in the cafeterias on St. Patrick’s Day.

Students have had an unsanctioned food fight in Leonard Hall cafeteria every St. Patrick’s Day for more than five years.Continue...

Federal budget bolsters research

The federal government’s 2010 budget promises for post-secondary education are getting mixed reviews from faculty and students.

The government announced $32 million for research grants and $20 million for the Pathways Program, which helps economically challenged groups reach post-secondary institutions.Continue...

Gaels out for national honours

The men’s volleyball team refused to settle for a third-straight OUA silver medal last weekend.

After losing the previous two OUA finals, the Gaels completed two comeback victories to earn their first provincial gold since 2007. The wins earned the team a trip to Kamloops, B.C. to compete at the CIS Championships at Thompson Rivers University.Continue...

StuCons operate illegally

All but 15 Student Constables have been practicing security guard duties without mandatory licences, the Journal has learned.

The error was discovered after Chief Constable Jonathan Morris-Pocock was dismissed from his position before Reading Week for unrelated reasons.Continue...

Food fight breaks out in Leonard Cafeteria

A group of Queen’s students participated in a St. Patrick’s Day food fight in Leonard Hall cafeteria at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday.Continue...

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Report cures medical school shortcomings

A new report by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada suggests a dramatic change needs to be made to the approach of training and recruiting doctors.

The 48-page report, titled The Future of Medical Education in Canada: A Collective Vision for MD Education, stresses the importance of adapting to the changes facing medical education.Continue...

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