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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...

Feustel back in Kingston's orbit

Last October, Queen’s alum Drew Feustel was commanding the International Space Station. On May 11, he came to Kingston to answer kids’ questions about what it’s like beyond Earth’s hemisphere.Continue...

Mayor hesitant to relax public drinking rules

In its 2019 budget, the Ontario government outlines provisions that could relax rules surrounding alcohol consumption. If implemented, it will be up to municipalities to decide whether alcohol can be consumed in public areas such as parks.Continue...

News in Brief

This May, recently-retired Queen’s professor, Jacalyn Duffin, was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of fame—joining five others dubbed ‘medical heroes’ for their contributions to the field.Continue...

Student groups take Ontario to court over Student Choice Initiative

On May 24, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (CFS-O) filed an application for Judicial Review at the Superior Court seeking to quash the Ford government’s proposed Student Choice Initiative (SCI).Continue...

Provincial consultations leave faculty dissatisfied as pension changes loom

In 2009, the mandatory retirement age was eliminated in Canada on the basis of age discrimination. Ten years later, some senior post-secondary faculty might be forced out anyway.Continue...

Queen’s formally apologizes for Black medical student ban

More than a hundred years ago, Queen’s banned Black medical students from enrolling in the program. On April 16, the University apologized.Continue...

At first assembly, incoming AMS executive presents vision

On Monday, the AMS held its annual incoming assembly, providing the new executive—Team AJW—with a chance to present their priorities to the body.Continue...

‘Racist and hateful’ graffiti appears on campus

Overnight Thursday, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s outdoor display of its Soundings exhibition—which features the work of Indigenous artists using sound as a call for decolonization—was vandalized with racist graffiti.Continue...

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