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The principal and AMS president have urge students to follow public health guidelines.

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre vaccine policies met with protests

An anonymously-organized protest against COVID-19 vaccination mandates took place on Sept. 7. The demonstration was held in front of the Kingston General Hospital (KGH), site of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).Continue...

AMS introduces apps to support student life

On Sept. 9, the AMS announced the launch of the Compass app. Compass is meant to be an additional resource for students to better navigate mental health and wellness support.

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Rector debate to take place on Sept. 28

On Sept. 7, the AMS held its first rector info-session for interested candidates.Continue...

Queen’s Tissue and Organ Donor Advocates encourages students to give the gift of life

“People shouldn’t be dying on a waitlist.”Continue...

New Smith School of Business dean talks collaborations and the importance of having difficult conversations

“I view post-secondary education as the provider of talent.”Continue...

‘Time is running out,’ Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change says

On Aug. 9, the United Nations (UN) released a 4,000 page report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report compiles comprehensive research and expert opinions to emphasize the “code red for humanity” reflected in the current state of our climate.Continue...

Queen’s student Jaylyn Watson awarded with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada AbbVie IBD Scholarship

Queen’s student Jaylyn Watson, Nurs’ 22, was awarded the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada AbbVie Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Scholarship.Continue...

AMS Summer in review

On Jul. 28, The Journal sat down with the AMS executives to discuss what the society has prepared for the upcoming semester for both incoming and returning students.Continue...

Residence move-in staggered over four-day period for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the residence move-in is staggered over a four-day period to accommodate a safe environment amidst the pandemic.Continue...

Young Liberals of Canada call on Elections Canada to reverse decision on campus voting program

In a recent announcement, Elections Canada said it will not be providing student voting locations on campuses for the upcoming federal election this Sept. 20.Continue...

New Rector to be elected in October

The 38 th Rector of Queen’s University will be elected by students in October.Continue...

AMS Bus-It program terminated for second consecutive year

This year students who would like to take the bus will have to purchase a semesterly bus pass at $119.Continue...

OCUFA responds to Post-secondary Education Health Measures Framework for Fall 2021

On Sep. 1, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA) responded to the Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Fall 2021. Continue...

Queen’s to require COVID-19 vaccination for Fall 2021

On Aug. 12, Queen’s announced they will be requiring all students, staff, and faculty returning to campus in the Fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Court dismisses Student Choice Initiative appeal

The Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed Ontario’s appeal to bring back the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) on Aug. 4.Continue...

Queen’s releases 2021 Campus Climate snapshot report

On Jun. 29, the Queen’s Campus Climate (QCC) 2021 snapshot report, which details findings from the student experience survey, was publicized to students in an email from Principal Patrick Deane.Continue...

Mary Simon’s appointment ‘an opportunity to start a conversation on reconciliation’

On Jul. 6, Prime Minister Trudeau appointed Mary Simon as the first Inuk governor general of Canada.Continue...

Queen’s University International Centre introduces travel app for international students

As the university plans for in-person studies in September, Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) has introduced the iCent app for international students’ return to campus in July.Continue...

Indigenous Learners in Health Sciences looks to promote students’ interest in healthcare

Indigenous Learners in Health Sciences (ILHS) is a new organization that hopes to bridge divides between Western medicine and Indigenous medicine while amplifying the voices and experiences of Indigenous students interested in careers in healthcare.Continue...

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