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Board of Trustees meeting welcomes Honourable Murray Sinclair as 15th Chancellor

With warm welcomes and appreciative farewells, the Winter 2021 semester concluded with a Board of Trustees meeting on May 7. The Board discussed new annual policy statements on health and safety, student health and wellness, and sexual violence prevention and response.Continue...

Students combat COVID-19 misinformation in multilingual communities

Amid circulating misinformation and vaccine hesitancy, COVID Speaks, a student-led initiative, aims to promote accurate and scientifically verified information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of languages.Continue...

Inaugural winner of McCall MacBain Scholarship talks academic and diversity goals

This year, McGill’s inaugural McCall MacBain Scholarship was awarded to 20 students nationally. Queen’s University’s Nicole Osayandè, CompSci ’21, was among the recipients.Continue...

Provost and Associate Vice-Principal announcement addresses students affected by current traumatic events

In a message to students on April 26, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green and Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion) Stephanie Simpson announced they have encouraged instructors to provide additional academic accommodation and flexibility for students in light of the recent killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and the final verdict regarding the murder of George Floyd on April 20.Continue...

Student responds to COVID-19 restrictions in letter addressed to University, Kingston Mayor

Amidst the new COVID-19 regulations implemented by the City of Kingston, Reily Morrison, ArtSci ’21, wrote a call-for-action letter addressed to the University, Kingston’s Public Health Unit, Mayor Bryan Paterson, and Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen to express her frustration.Continue...

Principal Deane speaks on COVID-19 pandemic in India

On Tuesday, Principal Patrick Deane issued a message offering support for members of the Queen’s community affected by the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in India.Continue...

Queen’s Rector resigns

On April 30, Sam Hiemstra, ArtSci ’21, announced he is stepping down as the 37th Rector in an open letter addressed to the university community. His resignation came into effect on May 1.Continue...

Queen’s announces new Chancellor

In a press release on April 28, Principal Patrick Deane announced that Queen’s has selected Murray Sinclair to serve as the University’s 15th Chancellor. Continue...

Kingston Police responds to Ford’s provincial order

Following the Government of Ontario’s announcement detailing new COVID-19 restrictions, Kingston Police responded in a press release today.Continue...

Stay-at-home order and state of emergency extended additional two weeks

Ontario’s stay-at-home order and state of emergency has been extended for an additional two weeks effective immediately, Premier Doug Ford announced in a press conference on Friday.Continue...

City of Kingston closes Breakwater Park to reduce spread of COVID-19

Following the province-wide stay-at-home restriction, the City of Kingston decided to close Breakwater Park on April 9 to prevent crowding.Continue...

Queen’s reports 59 active cases of COVID-19

Queen’s is reporting 57 active cases of COVID-19 off-campus as of Wednesday evening. The University’s case tracker is showing 21 new cases so far during the final week of winter term, April 5-11.Continue...

TAPS will remain closed until further notice

When the AMS hired its Senior Management team for the 2021-22 year, one service was missing from the list of new hires: The AMS Pubs Service (TAPS).Continue...

‘The best shot that they could’: AMS Year in Review

As their term comes to a close, The Journal sat down with Team AJA to reflect on their experiences as AMS executive in the 2020-21 year.

Jared den Otter, AMS president, Alexia Henriques,...Continue...

Student Wellness Services takes applications for student advisory board

Following student criticism this semester, Student Wellness Services (SWS) is launching a Student Advisory Committee to help improve the service.Continue...

ASUS hires new General Manager as part of ASUS 130 reform

As part of its ASUS 130 initiatives, the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) has revamped its permanent staff position to implement a General Manager.Continue...

SIC announces Equity Grant to compensate students

The Social Issues Commission (SIC) announced an Equity Grant open to student applicants until April 16.Continue...

Queen’s student says Kingston Police neglected to press charges in assault

According to one Queen’s student, the Kingston Police don’t always press charges when students are assaulted downtown, The Journal has learned.Continue...

Kingston Health Sciences Centre unveils alternate health facility

The Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) unveiled its alternate health facility on March 29 at the former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital—a property now owned by Queen’s.Continue...

Queen’s retailer donates $5,000 to Black Lives Matter, local Kingston organization

Amid a year of lockdown, Queen’s only student-run, non-profit retailer, Oil Thigh Designs (OTD) rallied to donate $5,000 to Black Lives Matter and Almost Home, a local Kingston charity that works with sick children and families, as its annual charitable donation.Continue...

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