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Instagram removes ‘Smith White Business’ account which claimed to provide safe space for white Commerce students

An anonymous Instagram account with the handle ‘Smith White Business’ faced major backlash from the Queen’s community before it was taken down on Saturday.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...

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...

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...

ComSoc releases Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Course of Action

Aiming to be more transparent about its efforts to support marginalized students, the Commerce Society (ComSoc) released an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Course of Action for the 2020-21 year.Continue...

AMS Food Bank reopens after closing due to COVID-19

The AMS Food Bank reopened on June 22 to provide students with access to food resources through contactless pick-up.Continue...

Engineering Society starts fundraiser for Black Lives Matter

The Engineering Society (EngSoc) pledged its commitment to the fight against anti-Black racism in a June 9 statement regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.Continue...

AMS terminates Bus-It Program for upcoming year

As COVID-19 limits public transit in Kingston, the AMS has terminated the Bus-It Program for the 2020-21 school year.Continue...

'This is just a start': AMS, ASUS donate $1,000 in support of Black lives

The AMS and the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) each announced they had donated $1,000 to organizations supporting Black lives on June 3.Continue...

AMS Executive adds COVID-19 pillar to platform

Though Team AJA is adapting their platform to reflect the ongoing pandemic, they’re still hoping to deliver all the promises from their January campaign.Continue...

SGPS offers virtual office hours to students

While SGPS President Justine Aman said the Society is focused on staying up to date with the needs of graduate and professional students, she acknowledged there’s more work to be done.Continue...

Engineering Society conducts remote learning survey ahead of fall term

As faculties prepare to deliver courses remotely in the fall term, a new survey seeks to understand student concerns in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS).Continue...

Undergraduate Trustee resigns over attendance at Coronavirus-themed party

Undergraduate Trustee Tyler Macintyre resigned effective immediately Wednesday afternoon, two days after apologizing for his attendance at a Coronavirus-themed party on Saturday .Continue...

COMPSA executive open forum recap

The Computing Science Association (COMPSA) hosted an open forum for Presidential candidate Danielle Edward (Comp ’21) and Vice-President (Student Affairs) candidate Flora Lin (Comp ’22) at Goodwin Hall on Jan. 30.

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Undergraduate Trustee apologizes for attending Coronavirus-themed party

Undergraduate Trustee Tyler Macintyre apologized Monday for attending a Coronavirus-themed party on Saturday night, where students wore surgical masks, drank Corona beers, and decorated the walls with biohazard symbols.Continue...

COMPSA executive election uncontested

The uncontested candidates up for the two executive roles in the Computing Science Association (COMPSA) sat down with The Journal to discuss their goals for the Society.

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