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Tuition rates rising rapidly as tuition cap nears expiry

Canadian tuition costs continue to rise, according to a recent Statistics Canada (StatsCan) report. In Ontario, they’re rising faster — with Queen’s well above the national averages — and the province’s tuition cap has nearly expired.Continue...

Take Back the Night 2016 in photos

On Thursday evening in Confederation Park, the skies threatened to pour, but no amount of rain could silence the voices of a community gathered to “Take Back the Night” from a culture of sexual violence.Continue...

Curtains raised on new musical theatre program

Every day, music echoes through the halls of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. On Thursday though, voices were raised to celebrate a new, multi-institutional program.

Queen’...Continue...

On-campus break-and-enters produce bizarre thefts

Household burglary in the University District is regrettably commonplace, but in the first month of the fall term, it seems thieves have shifted their focus from students to professors.Continue...

Aboriginal task force campaigns for Indigenous pride

Mid-morning on September 22, Marlene Brant Castellano answered a phone call from The Journal and begun the difficult process of discussing Indigenous affairs in the education sphere, a topic that has often been kept from the public spotlight.Continue...

Campus catch-up

It was revealed this week by The Eyeopener, Ryerson’s student paper, that The Ram in the Rye, a Ryerson campus pub, had been serving a vegan quinoa burger that wasn’t actually 100 per cent vegan.Continue...

AMS Assembly addresses TAPS debacle and workplace harassment

Student leaders convene for first official meeting of the yearContinue...

Whistle-blower Morteza Shirkhanzadeh fired

After 27 years of teaching, an 11-year case and hundreds of letters exchanged with Queen’s administration, Professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh received his final letter from the University administration on Monday announcing his termination.Continue...

AMS Board reverses Homecoming decision, TAPS manager leaves position

On Sept. 19, the Alma Mater Society Board of Directors reversed a decision they made days before to close the AMS Pub Services (TAPS) during Homecoming and Frost Week due to a social event where a list was provided to staff to complete that included binge-drinking and dangerous activities.Continue...

TAPS services to be locked for HoCo

For the weeks surrounding Homecoming and Frost Week this year, Queen’s Pub and The Underground will have their doors locked shut, following a hardline decision by the AMS Board of Directors.Continue...

Profs, not admin positions requested

Last Thursday, Principal Daniel Woolf announced the hiring of two vice-principals, one of which will take on a newly created position in Queen’s administration.Continue...

AMS Summer in Review

As students flood Queen’s campus for yet another school year, they also fall under the wings of a new AMS student government. However, for President Tyler Lively, Vice President (Operations) Dave Walker and Vice President (University Affairs) Carolyn Thompson, work began in May.Continue...

Generation Screwed debt clock tours Ontario universities

Students walking past the corner of University Ave. and Union St. on Tuesday morning were faced with some daunting numbers, and a grim perspective on our generation’s financial future.Continue...

Queen’s to review its place in public policy landscape

In the world of public policy, Principal Daniel Woolf considers Queen’s a wheelhouse for graduates entering the public service. However, looking towards the future, he insists that the University must review their position in the field in order to continue.Continue...

SGPS council meeting highlights internal privacy issues

On September 13, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) held their first council meeting of the academic year.Continue...

Graduate students facing cuts to funding packages

Back in March, graduate student Melissa Forcione received her first funding package offer letter from the Queen’s Department of Geography and Planning. Months later, she found herself scrambling when that funding package was revoked.Continue...

Queen’s Guinness World Record to be challenged in three weeks

In mere weeks, on Oct. 2, the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation (JBHF) in Burlington, ON will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest human letter.Continue...

Despite lack of damage, Kingston Police say Orientation Week behavior was disappointing

On move-in day during Orientation Week last year, Kingston police were caught off-guard by students flooding University Avenue for a spontaneous street party. This year, they knew what to expect – but it still wasn’t enough to prepare them.Continue...

University receives $2.1 million for research

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) awarded $2.1 million in research funding to 22 Queen’s researchers through the SSHRC Insight program.Continue...

Postdocs make a plea for equity

At 10 am on August 31, a box plastered with Queen’s campaign materials and containing scores of Mr. Noodles packages, were delivered to Principal Daniel Woolf’s office.Continue...

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