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Classes to be delivered remotely until March 2022

On Dec. 16, Queen’s announced most Winter 2022 classes will be delivered online until the end of reading week on Feb. 28.Continue...

Queen's calls off in-person exams effective immediately

On Dec. 12, Queen's announced all remaining in-person exams will be changed to an alternative delivery format or rescheduled in the new year due to concerns of rising COVID-19 cases.Continue...

Queen's updates academic considerations in response to rising COVID-19 cases

On Dec. 10, the University announced in response to concerns raised by some Queen’s students that both the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Engineering have updated their academic considerations process. The new process will address those feeling distressed about COVID in the community.Continue...

Rising COVID-19 cases spark concern over in-person exams

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in the Kingston region, with the surge suspected to be linked to the omicron variant. A change.org petition created Dec. 9 is calling on Queen’s to move exams online to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

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Queen’s rallies for graduate students

“We are unstoppable! A better Queen’s is possible!”Continue...

AMS Fall-in-Review

On Nov. 24, AMS President Zaid Kasim, Vice President of (Operations) Tiana Wong, and Vice President (University Affairs) Ryan Seig sat down with The Journal to reflect on their progress and discuss new initiatives.Continue...

Scarborough Charter aims to address Queen’s colonial past

On Nov. 18, Queen’s announced it has joined 40 universities and colleges across Canada as a signatory to the Scarborough Charter on preventing anti-Black racism and fostering Black inclusion.Continue...

Education students concerned about return to in-person learning

Some students in the Faculty of Education have recently expressed concerns with the return to in-person lectures for certain courses, following a return from fall semester practicum placements.Continue...

‘Can You Hear Me Now?’ author talks empathy and equity

Following the release of her Shaughnessy Cohen Prize-shortlisted book, Can You Hear Me Now? , The Journal sat down with former MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes.Continue...

Residences face surge in malicious fire alarm activations

Queen’s residences are currently facing one of the worst years for malicious fire alarm pulling to date, with this year on track to beat figures set in 2019-20 and 2020-21.Continue...

ASUS introduces Appeals Resource Centre

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) is introducing the ASUS Appeals Resource Centre (AARC) in the hopes of aiding students in the complicated process of submitting academic appeals.Continue...

Queen’s Alumni Association introduces new chapter

Queen’s Student Alumni Association (QSAA) is introducing Queen’s Queer Alumni (QQA), a chapter that aims to build strong connections between LGBTQ2S+ students, alumni, faculty, and staff.Continue...

AMS discusses EDI framework at November Assembly

On Nov. 18, the AMS gathered for the November Assembly.Continue...

RTZ addresses ‘cliquey’ culture at November equity town hall

On Nov. 16, the AMS Commissioner of Social Issues and the ASUS Equity Commission jointly hosted an equity town hall. Moderated by Ayden Adeyanju-Jackson, EDII assistant at Yellow House, student leaders from the AMS and faculties responded to equity concerns submitted by the student body.Continue...

Queen’s medical students talk EDII research

Two Queen’s medical students are researching equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII) in medical school educational curricula in a student research initiative funded by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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AMS faces backlash from Queen’s clubs on new events sanctioning process

In light of COVID-19, the AMS has introduced mandatory event sanctioning forms for both in-person and online events. Clubs that hold events without AMS approval are at risk of being de-ratified.Continue...

Kingston Police talk post-Homecoming measures at service board meeting

On Nov. 18, the Kingston Police board held their monthly meeting. Among the topics discussed was police presence over the Homecoming weekends.Continue...

Queen’s begins consultations for new Indigenous hiring practices

Queen’s is set to begin consultations with community members to develop a new hiring process for Indigenous faculty this November and December.Continue...

Queen’s confers honorary degrees

On Nov. 17, Queen’s conferred five honorary degrees in a live streamed event. The event also recognized Raymond Mason as an honorary degree recipient in October.Continue...

QBACC changes name to match urgency of the climate crisis

With the climate crisis worsening, Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) has changed their name to Queen’s Backing Action on the Climate Crisis to match the urgency of the threat.Continue...

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