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Queen’s commemorates Residential School survivors on Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day events have taken a different shape this year because of COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) from delivering a remote experience on Sept. 30 through social media.Continue...

Grocery Checkout sees substantial decrease in traffic during remote term

Grocery Checkout, the grocery store located inside the Queen’s Centre, is navigating unusual circumstances during the pandemic.Continue...

Senate: Principal talks remote homecoming, virtual convocation in fall term

Queen’s Senate started the 2020-21 year with a meeting on Sept. 29 through video-chat platform Zoom.Continue...

AMS President demands more respect from University administrators

AMS President Jared den Otter asked the University to show student leaders more respect through consultation and collaboration in pandemic-related planning at the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 25.Continue...

Residence Society budget more than halved

With residence operating at half capacity, the Residence Society (ResSoc) budget has also been sliced in half.Continue...

Commerce Society de-ratifies All Year Social 

Amidst a reckoning of racial justice on campus, the Smith Commerce Society de-ratified a committee club embroiled in long-standing controversy.Continue...

Online panel to discuss the upcoming US election

Whether they’re eligible to vote or not, students who are following the impending US presidential election are invited to engage in the conversation at an upcoming panel event.Continue...

Principal Deane calls Queen’s global rankings ‘depressing’

Principal Patrick Deane called the global standing of Queen’s a “critically important issue” in his address to the Board of Trustees on Sept. 25.Continue...

Queen’s announces COVID-19 case total at 13

In an email to students on Monday evening, Queen’s announced that students in residence have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last four days, bringing the total number of cases involving Queen’s students to 13.Continue...

Homemade e-bike catches fire outside Douglas Library

The fire department was called to a fire outside Douglas Library on Friday morning.Continue...

Queen’s confirms four new positive cases of COVID-19

The University confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in the Queen’s community on Friday afternoon.Continue...

Queen’s tests 400 students at COVID-19 testing centre in first week

After its first week of operations, the Queen’s COVID-19 testing centre is provoking mixed responses from student users.Continue...

‘I got my test results seven days after I showed symptoms’: Students worried the University can’t stop an outbreak

Nick, whose name has been changed for safety reasons, is a first-year engineering student living in residence who developed COVID-19 symptoms on Sept. 14. He was moved into the isolation residence at David C. Smith Hall the next day.Continue...

Queen’s to install free menstrual product dispensers next week

After COVID-19 related delays, the University shared it will be installing dispensers for free menstrual products on Sept. 28.Continue...

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences hangs Pride and Indigenous flags

Months after the flags at the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre were vandalized, the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (SKHS) hung Pride and Indigenous flags in the windows of its building.Continue...

SGPS petitions against ARC fee for graduate students

Amidst the pandemic, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) is advocating for the University to grant refunds to graduate students who request their ARC fee back.Continue...

New dining hall take-out option creates additional waste

As Queen’s adapts to the “new normal” in residence, sustainability has taken a back seat to health and safety.Continue...

Advocacy Coalition hopes to improve communication between students and University administration

Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) and the Undergraduate Trustee have partnered to form an Advocacy Coalition addressing systemic inequities on Queen’s campus.Continue...

Queen’s Black Academic Society offers first-year mentorship program

Queen’s Black Academic Society is launching a remote mentorship program to pair self-identifying Black first-year students with an upper year mentor who can help them navigate the transition to Queen’s.Continue...

Reducing the campus carbon footprint: new app will help students make sustainable food choices

In the Queen’s University Climate Action Plan, Queen’s committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040. The app NetZero hopes to help the University and its students achieve this goal.Continue...

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