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AMS ratifies new Rector Candidate at first assembly of the year

The AMS held its first Assembly of the 2021-22 school year on Sept. 21. The agenda included discussing President Zaid Kasim’s upcoming speech to the Board of Trustees, ratifying a new candidate for Rector, approving budget items for the year, and exploring the possible introduction of policy papers to guide the AMS’s advocacy.Continue...

AMS sees three resignations from senior management level

In light of four resignations from the AMS’s senior management level, Team RTZ said they’re supportive of everyone’s decisions to “choose their own priorities.”Continue...

The Tea Room is back in operation

“We sold out all our bagels on the first day.”Continue...

Peer Health Educator continues Fresh Food Box initiative

Fresh Food Box was started by Queen’s students in September 2019. The initiative aims to increase access to nutritious and affordable meals for Queen’s students.Continue...

Department of Political Studies panel discusses queer issues

On Sept. 20, the Department of Political Studies hosted an online panel to discuss contemporary political issues surrounding the queer community in the face of the 2021 federal election.Continue...

Kingston Police and City Bylaw enforcement respond to 50 noise complaints

On Sept. 18, the Kingston Police and City of Kingston Bylaw Enforcement published a press release detailing charges laid in the University District. Under the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI), public safety remains priority and all streets are required to be kept clear and open for traffic and emergency responders.Continue...

SWS Advisory Committee initiates monthly meetings with student representatives

In April, Student Wellness Services (SWS) announced that it would form a Student Advisory Committee after student concerns on the service. The Committee is now working on initial projects for the 2021-22 academic year.Continue...

Office of Indigenous Initiatives prepares for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) is planning to run and promote events in support of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Events will be held in the days and weeks prior to Sept. 30, and on the holiday itself.Continue...

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required at City’s recreational facilities

On Sept. 20, the City of Kingston announced that residents 12 and older will need to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before entering recreational facilities and the Kingston Grand Theatre beginning Sept. 22.Continue...

Queen’s students see long line-ups at polling station

On Sept. 20, Queen’s students headed to the polls to vote in the 44 th federal election. The Journal interviewed student voters about their experiences on election day.Continue...

Queen’s Pub will remain closed under JDUC construction

Queen’s Pub (QP) will remain closed in the 2021-22 academic year. The Journal spoke with AMS Vice-President (Operations) Tiana Wong on the decision not to re-open.Continue...

SVPR introduces ‘It Takes All of Us’

On Sept. 17, university administration responded to the recent sexual assault and violence allegations out of Western University , and expressed their support. The University also called attention to supports available for survivors at Queen’s.Continue...

JDUC redevelopment to start ‘on schedule’

Despite initial setbacks in fundraising, the JDUC redevelopment project is set to begin in May 2022.Continue...

Ontario universities and colleges to review and amend sexual violence and assault policies

On Sept. 16, the Ontario government announced that all colleges and universities in the province must update their sexual violence and harassment policies to better support students who bring complaints forward.Continue...

New Harassment and Discrimination Policy effective Sept. 1

On Sept. 7, Queen’s announced the new Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Response Policy (H&D Policy) took effect on Sept. 1.Continue...

Residence Life and Services releases 2021-22 community standards

Queen’s Residence Life and Services’ 2021-22 Residence Community Standards provides guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the report, Residence Life is committed to ensuring the safety and prosperity of its students.Continue...

Indigenous Knowledge Initiative in its final year

The Indigenous Knowledge Initiative was launched at Queen’s in 2019 by legal scholar Mark Dockstator. The Initiative is a three-year program led by Dockstator , a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames and an Osgoode Hall graduate.Continue...

COVID-19 policy update

On Sept. 13, Queen’s released the Continuity of Education Plan which details the university’s emergency protocols, information on continuity of education in the event of a disruption to in-person teaching and learning and links to relevant resources.Continue...

A year since @ErasedbyFEAS

Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) has renewed its commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) values for the 2021-22 school year.Continue...

Former Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees establishes bursary for Indigenous business students

This year, a new scholarship will be made available for Indigenous students pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in economics or political studies at Queen’s.Continue...

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