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“Compassion should be the standard”: Queen’s students reflect on remote learning

When students logged into their OnQ accounts on March 23, the first day of remote learning, they were met with vastly different approaches to course delivery.Continue...

Students petition for a partial tuition refund after remote learning

After Queen’s made what Princpal Patrick Deane called a “momentous shift” to remote learning on March 30, some students found their new academic reality fell short of the experience they paid for.Continue...

AMS services hire some 2020-21 staff on application-only basis

AMS hiring season was quieter than usual this year, as COVID-19 preventative measures caused some services to forgo the interview process entirely and hire incoming staff for 2020-21 based on applications alone.Continue...

Queen’s offers bursary assistance for COVID-19-related extenuating circumstances

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to create increasing financial uncertainty for students, the University has launched a new bursary program to help alleviate pressures.Continue...

Queen’s announces internal funding for COVID-19 research

Queen’s is pledging an investment of $200,000 into an internal grant competition to fund new COVID-19 research.Continue...

Engineering Society donates 500 N95 masks to local medical facilities

The Engineering Society (EngSoc) had hundreds of N95 masks in storage for the construction of its annual Science Formal. Now, those masks will be used by local medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue...

Queen’s introduces academic adjustments over COVID-19

Queen’s will allow undergraduate students to take pass/fail grades and the ability to drop courses late without academic penalty.Continue...

Queen’s student worried about finding summer employment, supporting family

As the funds decrease in her bank account, Maysam Ghani can see the stress physically manifesting in her mother. Ghani, a ConEd student going into her final year, was a residence don who returned to...Continue...

Medical students push to gather protective equipment

Despite the suspension of health professional students clinical work, medical students are still pushing to alleviate the pressures on Kingston’s public health services in the face of COVID-19.Continue...

AMS year in review

In their final interview with The Journal , this year’s AMS executive reflected on the greatest challenges and triumphs of their term.Continue...

JDUC redevelopment on schedule

Since the passage of a $40 fee in January, 2019, that enabled the JDUC redevelopment project to move forward, the project has been well underway for more than a year.Continue...

Queen’s preparing for extended remote learning in face of pandemic

Queen’s Senate convened for their March meeting via teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the short- and long-term impacts of the novel coronavirus.Continue...

Consultation on sexual violence policy deferred until further notice

After a controversial academic year for the University’s sexual violence policy that included the suspension of a duty to disclose requirement , the process to write a new policy has been deferred.Continue...

Shoshannah Bennett Dwara voted next undergraduate trustee

Shoshannah Bennett Dwara was elected the next undergraduate trustee on Wednesday night, beating three other candidates.Continue...

Undergraduate student trustee debate recap

Undergraduate trustee candidates participated in a debate from the comfort of their homes on Friday evening, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19.

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Undergraduate health professional programs told to stay home

Undergraduate students in health professional programs were told to stay home on Wednesday after being initially exempted from the March 16 suspension on undergraduate courses.

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Federal government announces six-month grace period on Canadian student loans

In response to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the federal government has announced a six-month grace period for interest on Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans.

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AMS to donate $7,000 to Kingston food bank

In light of recent university closures, the AMS Food Bank will close on Mar. 20.

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Undergraduate trustee candidates' Q&A

This year, four candidates are vying for the position of undergraduate student trustee. The candidates are Aidan Turnbull, Comp ’21, Shoshanna Bennett Dwara, ArtSci ’21, Michael Zhang, ArtSci ’21, and Michael Fraser, ArtSci ‘21. The Journal spoke with each of the candidates about their platforms.

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COVID-19 updates: Queen’s to host virtual spring convocation

Faculty of Arts and Science cancels in-person classes for the remainder of the term; SGPS rep raises concerns over School of Graduate Studies preparation.Continue...

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