coronavirus

Social distancing, but make it artsy

Last Friday, Queen’s halted classes and transitioned to online courses to minimize the spread of Coronavirus. With students returning home and social distancing recommendations in effect, campus arts events are in peril.Continue...

COVID-19 updates: Queen’s cancels all in-person activities for Homecoming 2020

Faculty of Arts and Science cancels in-person classes for the remainder of the term; SGPS rep raises concerns over School of Graduate Studies preparation.Continue...

Racism over coronavirus outbreak is senseless

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has a lot of people scared and looking for someone to blame.Continue...

Queen’s suspends all University-sponsored international travel

Dr. David Walker, former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, was appointed as Special Advisor to the Principal on Planning and Preparation for COVID-19 on March 5. In the eight days since, Queen’s has moved quickly to put plans in place as coronavirus cases rise in Canada.

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Coronavirus doesn't justify racist aggression

The conversation around coronavirus is intimidating, but by standing in solidarity with Chinese students at Queen’s, we can combat the effects of the virus more effectively.Continue...

Queen’s COVID-19 response lead addresses AMS Assembly

AMS Assembly gathered on Thursday night to hear from Dr. David Walker, Queen’s recently appointed COVID-19 response lead. Earlier in the day, Queen’s suspended all University-sponsored international travel.

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Deane warns students against large gatherings ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

The University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) will come into effect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend as Principal Patrick Deane recommended students not attend large gatherings.

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Communicating about COVID-19 can ease student stress

As universities prepare for community spread of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus, students must be kept in the loop so that they too can do their part in reducing the spread of the virus.Continue...

University says students attended PDAC conference but risk remains low

Queen’s students who attended a geology conference in Toronto over the weekend where an attendee later tested positive for the coronavirus have a low risk of contracting COVID-19, the University said Wednesday afternoon.Continue...

Principal pledges community meeting to address Coronavirus party

Principal Patrick Deane directly addressed the recent Coronavirus-themed student party in a statement Wednesday, saying it was with “great insensitivity” that students chose hold the event.Continue...

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