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Will first-year students be remote in the winter term? Provost says yes, with some exceptions

Whether first-year students will experience an entirely remote academic year at Queen’s is a decision that rests with individual faculties and schools.Continue...

Tipi damaged at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

In a statement on Wednesday, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre shared that the tipi in its backyard was damaged last week.Continue...

AMS releases equity action plan outlining commitments to QTBIPOC students

Following campus-wide calls for support, the AMS committed to combating systemic forms of racism and strengthening support for QTBIPOC students in a new action plan.Continue...

‘Erased by FEAS’ captures systemic discrimination in the Faculty of Engineering

Throughout July, students and alumni have taken to ‘Erased by FEAS,’ a student-run Instagram account, to share personal experiences with systemic discrimination, violence, and abuse in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS).Continue...

‘I think it is a crisis, I think there’s no doubt about it’: Principal Deane talks campus racism, COVID-19 in virtual town hall

Principal Patrick Deane said racism on campus is a crisis in a July 22 virtual town hall for staff and faculty.Continue...

Smith Full-time MBA program returns to in-person setting

Following the Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region’s move to Phase 3 on July 17, the Full-time MBA class at Smith School of Business returned to in-person classes last week at Goodes Hall.Continue...

Residence to offer 'household model' in the fall to limit contact between students

When Phoebe Schneider, ArtSci ’24, applied for residence and paid her deposit in June, she wasn’t sure what to expect.Continue...

‘This is an amazing opportunity’: In conversation with first female Dean of Health Sciences

Ahead of the fall term, Dr. Jane Philpott, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), said she's committed to advancing discovery, harmony, and equity at Queen’s.Continue...

Common Ground implements contact tracing system

After reopening in June, Common Ground Coffeehouse (CoGro) is using a contact tracing system as a preventative measure in the case of a COVID-19 outbreak on campus.Continue...

ASUS Mentorship Program underway for upcoming remote term

The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) has launched the ASUS Mentorship Program (AMP) to connect incoming students with those returning to Queen’s.Continue...

Career Services aids departments in offering remote student jobs

As COVID-19 has made in-person work difficult to operate, Queen’s is encouraging its departments to create remote student jobs in the fall term.Continue...

Yellow House welcomes experienced equity mentor to oversee operational activities

Amid a series of student groups demanding anti-racism action from the University, the Centre for Student Equity and Inclusion has appointed Deanna Fialho as its new director.Continue...

Following delay, University shares proposed revisions to sexual violence policy

After the updated policy came under fire last October, the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Task Force announced proposed revisions to the Policy on Sexual Violence Involving Queen’s University Students on July 21.Continue...

Queen’s makes masks mandatory in all indoor public spaces

The University announced all individuals entering indoor public spaces at Queen’s are required to wear a face covering starting July 24.Continue...

Kingston Police share images of vandalized flags at Four Directions

Kingston Police revealed images of the vandalized flags at the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre in a July 22 media release.Continue...

At virtual town hall, executive director of Commerce says she has “no plans” to step down following calls for resignation

Lori Garnier, executive director of Commerce, said she’s not taking the experiences shared on the Stolen by Smith Instagram page lightly.Continue...

Following hate crime, Four Directions replaces flags in virtual ceremony

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre replaced the Indigenous and Pride flags at the Centre in a Facebook Live ceremony on Friday.Continue...

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...

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