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Queen’s alumna makes masks for Deaf people and hard of hearing

After masks were made mandatory in all Kingston indoor public spaces on June 26, the community began feeling the need for personal protective equipment that prioritizes accessibility.Continue...

Following criticism, AMS and Rector share support for Stolen by Smith account

After Queen’s Coalition against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (QCRED) shared a post to its Instagram on Friday questioning the silence on Stolen by Smith from leaders at Queen’s, the AMS and Rector Sam Hiemstra released statements in support of the Instagram page.Continue...

Engineering Society sells Black Lives Matter patches

Adding to its short-term Anti-Racism and Diversity Action Plan, the Engineering Society (EngSoc) sold Black Lives Matter patches to raise money for organizations supporting Black lives.Continue...

ComSoc releases Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Course of Action

Aiming to be more transparent about its efforts to support marginalized students, the Commerce Society (ComSoc) released an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Course of Action for the 2020-21 year.Continue...

‘Stolen by Smith’ Instagram account details systemic violence at Queen’s business school

QTBIPOC students are opening up about their experiences of systemic violence at Smith School of Business through a student-run Instagram account called Stolen by Smith.Continue...

Kingston Police confirm investigation into vandalism at Four Directions

After flags outside the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre were found vandalized on June 30, Kingston Police have confirmed they’re actively investigating the incident.Continue...

Flags vandalized at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Flags outside the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre were vandalized on Tuesday, the last day of Indigenous History Month.Continue...

De-naming Macdonald Hall: In conversation with Mark Walters

Mark Walters, dean of the Faculty of Law, said he’s open to new opinions in the consultation process to determine whether the University should de-name John A. Macdonald Hall.Continue...

QBACC to ban police involvement at future events

Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) announced an impending policy change on June 5 banning police presence at the club’s future events.Continue...

Recent grads raise money for Black Lives Matter

Two recent Queen's graduates have teamed up to raise money for Black Lives Matter through remote dance classes.Continue...

Seven formal complaints of sexual violence filed last year, internal report reveals

According to Queen’s annual Sexual Violence Report, seven formal complaints of sexual violence were made in 2019-20, down from 19 the previous year.Continue...

Work Study program to restart remotely in the fall

Following sudden cancellations in the recent winter term, the University is reviewing details for the fall term Work Study program.Continue...

Common Ground reopens with limited take-out menu

Common Ground Coffeehouse (CoGro) is reopening on Monday with a limited, take-out-only menu.Continue...

Board of Trustees welcomes new chair

The Board of Trustees welcomed Mary Wilson Trider as its new chair on June 1.Continue...

Undergraduate acceptances increase 14 per cent for 2020-21

Despite concerns about the possible impact of COVID-19 on enrolment in 2020-21, the University maintains it's on track to meet targets.Continue...

Aramark Canada to take over foodservices contract at Queen’s

Students who access food services on campus in the fall term may notice a difference with what’s on their plates.Continue...

Construction begins on new residence

Although COVID-19 has posed a challenge to University operations, construction is now underway for Queen’s new Albert Street residence.Continue...

University approves updated alcohol policy

The University announced on June 25 it had approved an updated alcohol policy earlier this month.Continue...

ASUS Camps offers virtual programming

Though Queen’s cancelled several of its summer camps, some will continue to offer virtual programming.

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Faculty of Law launches consultation on naming of Sir John A. Macdonald Hall

Following calls from the community, the Faculty of Law committed to a formal consultation process reviewing the name of its building, Sir John A. Macdonald Hall, on June 25.Continue...

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