Engineering Society

Engineers' purple dye increases risk of cancer

Every homecoming, first-year engineering students lie in kiddie pools full of purple dye that—according to a recent Health Canada advisory—increases the risk of cancer.Continue...

SciFormal policies come under fire

A referendum has been launched after the Engineering Society (EngSoc) refused to refund almost $300 of Science Formal fees for one student.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...

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...

Engineering Society donates 500 N95 masks to local medical facilities

The Engineering Society (EngSoc) had hundreds of N95 masks in storage for the construction of its annual Science Formal. Now, those masks will be used by local medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue...

Uncontested EngSoc presidential candidate campaigns on student engagement

Spencer Lee, Sci ‘21, wants Queen’s engineers to know what their Society stands for.Continue...

Uncontested EngSoc vice-presidential candidates are student-focused

The uncontested candidates vying for each of the two vice-presidential roles in the Engineering Society sat down with The Journal to lay out their visions for the Society.

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Purple proxy in peril: students report shortage of gentian violet alternative

Purpling, a tradition where first-year Engineering students dye their jackets purple, was hampered in December due to a shortage of an alternative to gentian violet.

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As new alcohol policy approaches implementation, student governments push back

Before the public consultation period ended for Queen’s proposed alcohol policy on Tuesday, the University received overwhelming feedback from multiple student governments and faculties opposing some of its revisions.Continue...

Engineering Society wellness centre shuttered

The Engineering Wellness Centre closed permanently on Oct. 9 after almost four years of operation due to a lack of funding and support staff.Continue...

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