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Patrick Deane named next principal

After a nine-month search, the University announced its appointment of McMaster President, Patrick Deane, as Queen’s next principal and vice-chancellor on Monday morning.Continue...

Victim testifies in poisoning case, sentencing marked for December

The victim of admitted poisoner Zijie Wang testified before court on Friday, fearing life-threatening illness months after he ate a carcinogen in his apple pie.Continue...

News in Brief

The Saturday Club celebrates 120 years; Human Rights Office report late

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Queen’s professor to create new brain scanner

Dr. DJ Cook has teamed up with medical professionals to create a handheld scanner capable of detecting bleeding in the brain.Continue...

All fees pass in AMS Fall Referendum

Between Oct. 29 and 30, students voted in the AMS Fall Referendum. The results, issued on Wednesday, saw all fees pass.Continue...

Senate Recap: October 30

Principal Daniel Woolf began Tuesday’s Senate meeting commenting on Homecoming and the University District Safety Initiative.Continue...

Queen’s to take ‘less is more’ approach with free speech policy

The Principal’s office will use existing policies and practices to draft a stand-alone free speech policy, drawing on a “less is more” approach, Principal Daniel Woolf said at Tuesday’s Senate meeting.Continue...

Student petition asks for change in University’s mental health treatment

Following a Facebook post on Overheard at Queen’s, Caroline Tsambalieros, ArtSci ’19, has launched a petition for improved mental health treatment on campus.Continue...

Senate repeals 1918 ‘colour ban’ on Black medical students

At the Senate’s Sept. 25 meeting, PhD candidate Edward Thomas presented an item to Senate seeking the repeal of the century-old policy that barred Black students from entering Queen’s medical school.Continue...

Architects present vision of new JDUC at town hall

The AMS hosted a town hall on Monday for students to learn more about the JDUC revitalization ahead of the upcoming January referendum.

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WWF launches new student engagement program on campus

This fall semester, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) has launched a new student engagement program to draw attention to the declining population of animal species in Canada.Continue...

PhD student Zijie Wang pleads guilty to poisoning former colleague

A former Queen’s chemistry PhD candidate pleaded guilty to two charges last Thursday and admitted to poisoning his former roommate and colleague with a lethal substance.Continue...

Byron Ruttan presses civil claim against Ontario decades after experiencing child abuse in Jean Royce Hall

Child abuse victim Byron Ruttan will wait another year to see the province in court after a judge recently set the trial date for his civil claim for Sept. 23, 2019.Continue...

News in Brief: Week 8

Office of University Ombudsman under review; University introduces new graduate childcare initiative.Continue...

Two men exposed themselves in University District, police warning says

Kingston Police and Campus Security issued a warning Wednesday after two acts of indecent exposure in the University District.Continue...

Queen’s to implement new free speech policy before January

The University expects a new free speech policy by mid-December, weeks before the Ford government’s January 2019 deadline.Continue...

Homecoming draws crowd of 10,000, only 85 tickets

While a crowd of approximately 10,000 gathered in the University District on Homecoming, Kingston Police said they gave out a mere 85 tickets in a press release on Monday.Continue...

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre doubles space

A year after its announcement, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre doubled its space on Monday afternoon.Continue...

Queen’s researcher to be inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Dr. Jacalyn Duffin is skeptical of distinctions—even one calling her a medical hero.Continue...

Queen’s professor releases guide to pronouns

On Tuesday, Queen’s professor Dr. Lee Airton released Gender: Your Guide to help navigate pronoun use in today’s evolving society.Continue...

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