Equity

Accessibility progress slow at Queen’s

When Andrew Ashby went to give a talk on accessibility in Jeffrey Hall last year, he couldn’t enter the lecture hall in his wheelchair.Continue...

ASUS calls for discussion of BIPOC student experience

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) has issued a call for discussion of the BIPOC student experience at Queen’s, both on and off-campus. These conversations will be facilitated in Equity Focus Groups­—BIPOC-only spaces which will be used to inform policy, advocacy, and resources.Continue...

Queen’s announces new strategies for prioritizing equity and diversity in undergraduate admissions

The University announced changes to its recruitment process on Wednesday to prioritize equity and diversity in undergraduate admissions.Continue...

AMS Compensation Policy to be presented to Board of Directors

The AMS has updated its plan to compensate students for consultations with the Society.Continue...

Faculty of Health Sciences prioritizes Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in new initiatives

In an effort to prioritize space and opportunities for marginalized communities at Queen’s, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) has launched a series of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiatives .Continue...

AMS Assembly: compensation policy for student labour in the works

AMS Assembly met over Zoom on Thursday evening for its first meeting of the 2020-21 academic year.Continue...

LGBTQ+ specific health content in development for Queen’s nursing

Two Queen’s professors and a Queen’s student are creating LGBTQ+ specific healthcare content for the University’s nursing program.Continue...

How ‘Erased by FEAS’ is uniting the voices of BIPOC Engineering students

The ‘Erased by FEAS’ Instagram account was launched on July 10, detailing experiences of systemic violence and discrimination in Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS).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...

Yellow House welcomes experienced equity mentor to oversee operational activities

Amid a series of student groups demanding anti-racism action from the University, the Centre for Student Equity and Inclusion has appointed Deanna Fialho as its new director.Continue...

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