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Campus Catch-Up

Quebec City police are currently investigating four separate incidents at Laval University for breaking and entering, two of which include complaints of sexual touching.Continue...

Special committee to begin AMS service TAPS investigation

In response to the TAPS training week incident labelled as ‘hazing’ that occurred in late August, the TAPS Special Committee tasked with investigating has finalized their terms of reference for conducting its investigation.Continue...

New Queen’s Legal Aid bail program reduces overcrowding in Quinte Detention Centre

Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee, Ontario has the capacity to hold 19 women in its cells. When Jodie-Lee Primeau, Queen’s Legal Aid Review Counsel, first visited the prison, 29 women were being detained there.Continue...

Elective Initiative directed at Smith School of Business

It’s called the Elective Initiative, explained Queen’s alumni Max Townsend and Yuting Pan, and it’s intended to prepare students in the Smith School of Business for the real world.Continue...

AMS Assembly debates making Queen’s campus smoke-free

Kicking off this Wednesday’s AMS Assembly in Wallace Hall, guest speaker Swati Naidu from the Ontario Public Health Unit began with an address on the move towards making Queen’s a smoke-free campus.Continue...

PSAC strike looms, union asks Queen’s to rejoin table

Over the course of a three-day vote on Oct. 13, 14, and 17, Queen’s postdocs voted 92 per cent in favour of a strike if Queen’s administration didn’t return to the bargaining table, after their negotiations broke down last month.Continue...

Women videotaped speak out about Drunk Times Homecoming video

The Sunday after Homecoming, a video surfaced on YouTube and various Queen’s Facebook groups entitled “Drunk Times with College Girls: Queen’s Homecoming”, featuring a male in his twenties interviewing intoxicated students, particularly women.Continue...

Queen’s Entrepreneur’s Competition hosts 60-second business pitch challenge

This Wednesday, 20 students each had 60 seconds to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges. At the stake was $250. Taking place in Goodes Hall, the Queen’s Entrepreneur’s Competition (QEC) held their taster event before a keynote speaker for participants and observers.Continue...

Homecoming through QJ’s lens

Just before noon on Homecoming Saturday, a crowd of students and alumni began to convene at Grant Hall in the uncharacteristically warm October sun. Pictured below, a young child points to the bands playing outside of the Grant Hall building.Continue...

Kingston Police weigh in on "busy, but not overly troublesome" Homecoming

For the Kingston Police and other first responders, this weekend’s Homecoming brought in relatively few incidents, with both arrests and tickets down from previous years.Continue...

SGPS to delay signing non-academic misconduct agreement in favour of conducting internal review

After the Board of Trustees approved the University’s revised Student Code of Conduct in May, the new non-academic misconduct (NAM) system required student governments to sign an agency agreement by student governments to execute their portion of the discipline system.Continue...

Queen’s student receives recognition award from the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

What does it mean to be recognized in the healthcare community? To Adam Mosa, Med ‘18, it means acknowledgment for his hard work up to this point, and encouragement to keep going.Continue...

Queen’s receives $31.7-million investment towards Innovation and Wellness Centre

As the first member of Queen’s administration stepped up to the podium on Tuesday, a hush fell over the crowd of attendees that had been invited to hear the latest funding announcement from Queen’s.Continue...

Creepy clown spotted on Aberdeen causes student concern

Just after midnight on Oct. 13, Queen’s student Vibhor Mathur walked onto Aberdeen St. and was confronted with a sight that caused a slight stir on Facebook later that night.Continue...

A Q&A with Benoit-Antoine Bacon

After Queen’s bid goodbye to former Provost Alan Harrison at the end of July, it ushered in a brand new face. As of Aug. 1, Benoit-Antoine Bacon joined the University as its newest provost.Continue...

Shirkhanzadeh firing won’t proceed to further arbitration

On Sept. 12, seated around a boardroom table at the Four Points Sheraton, representatives from Queen’s administration, it’s faculty union, and recently-fired professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh went into a closed session mediation.Continue...

Postdocs plan strike vote

As of Oct. 5, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) — the union representing Queen’s post-doctoral scholars — say that Queen’s ceased contract negotiation with them. In turn, PSAC will be conducting strikes votes on Oct. 13, 14 and 17.Continue...

Despite stumble, BISC math and science program stands strong

This Frosh Week, last year’s cohort of Bader International Study Centre students arrived in Kingston for their first year on main campus. For science majors, it’s a year of transition from the first-ever Queen’s science program in England.Continue...

AMS launches petition to prevent Uber from being forced out of Kingston

On Sept. 30, the AMS Executive sent a petition to the Queen’s student body, protesting the City’s attempt to drive Uber out of Kingston.Continue...

New director of Student Wellness Services talks plans for future

Jennifer Dods was appointed the new Executive Director of Student Wellness Services (SWS) this spring, following the retirement of long-time director Mike Condra last summer.Continue...

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