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Court summons now permanent for students ticketed during street parties

City Council voted Tuesday night to make the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) permanent. The vote passed 11-1 in favour, with Councilor Peter Stroud, Sydenham District, casting the only dissenting vote.Continue...

Student Wellness Services introduces new model of care

In response to a significant surge in students seeking care over the past five years, Student Wellness Services (SWS), will introduce a new model for counselling over the summer.Continue...

News in Brief

The University is seriously considering the development of a new residence building on main campus, according to a press release issued last week.Continue...

Promising more action in the fall, sexual violence task force has slow start

Since data from the Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey was released nearly four months ago, the response from the Queen’s sexual violence task force has been slow.Continue...

Queen's LGBTQ+ Archives aim to preserve historical records

In the fifty years following the Stonewall riots, the LGBTQ+ community has been advocating for acceptance. Some Queen’s archivists want to make sure those steps aren’t forgotten.Continue...

Journal staff recognized for Best Campus Feature Story

Former Journal Lifestyle Editor Josh Granovsky took home first place for Best Campus Feature Story at the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards on June 8, for his article “Standing strong in the face of antisemitism.”Continue...

Four Directions respond to National Inquiry with Sacred Fire

When the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls issued its final report in June, it called all Canadians to act against a genocide “rooted in colonialism and colonial ideologies.”Continue...

SGPS responds to CFS-O lawsuit over Student Choice Initiative

SGPS President Jeremy Abramska says the Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative will have a “dramatic effect” on his more than 4,000 graduate constituents.Continue...

Kingston Pride marches into Confederation Park

Kingston Pride flew its colours in front of City Hall on June 19, marking 30 years since the group began marching.Continue...

Life skills on the menu for Kingston's youth

Two Queen’s students are teaching children with exceptionalities essential life skills out of a President’s Choice cooking school on Princess St.Continue...

University seeks to limit shots at campus pubs

During their first week in office, the AMS executive compiled an eight-page document outlining their concerns with the proposed campus alcohol policy and sent it to the University’s Alcohol Working Group.Continue...

Engineers' purple dye increases risk of cancer

Every homecoming, first-year engineering students lie in kiddie pools full of purple dye that—according to a recent Health Canada advisory—increases the risk of cancer.Continue...

Following cuts, OSAP estimates plunge

When students logged into their OSAP accounts on Wednesday, their 2019-20 assistance estimates, released yesterday, showed funding decreases of up to 50 per cent from previous years.Continue...

Following formal apology, Commission strikes fund for Black medical students

Less than a year after a PhD candidate alerted the University to a 1918 policy that banned Black medical students from enrolling, a commission to address the historic wrong is taking steps to reconcile the damage.Continue...

Board of Trustees approves new draft of sexual violence policy

On April 17, the Board of Trustees approved a new draft of the University’s sexual violence policy, marking its first revision since its implementation in 2016. The scope of the revisions are wide, ranging from altered definitions to complete overhauls of protocol.Continue...

Board of Trustees approve mandatory fees

The Board of Trustees approved mandatory fees for the 2019-20 school year on May 10, following significant changes to post-secondary education policy and fee structures in Ontario.Continue...

As Queen's turns to smoke-free campus, cessation supports scarce

Queen’s campus and properties went completely smoke-free on June 1, joining 82 other Canadian universities with smoke-free campuses. The ban applied to cigarettes, nicotine vaporizers, cigars or any product capable of being smoked.Continue...

AMS updates for the month of May

Since students headed home for the summer a few weeks ago, the AMS executives have begun tackling some of their platform promises.Continue...

Top faculty salaries see jump in 2018

On March 27, the province released its annual Sunshine List, disclosing the salaries of Ontario’s public employees who topped $100,000 in 2018. Here’s our breakdown.Continue...

Unable to afford treatment, community rallies for cancer patient

Five years ago, Julie Nantes’ husband was declared cancer-free. This Valentine’s Day, they got a call—the tumor was back.Continue...

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