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...

Medical students review curriculum to improve racial representation in learning materials

A group of medical students organized a review of all pre-clerkship learning materials related to dermatological conditions in the Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) to determine whether those conditions were shown on more than just white skin. Now, they’re sharing their recommendations for change in the curriculum.Continue...

Queen’s hires BIPOC Equity Ambassadors for undergraduate admissions period

Five BIPOC Equity Ambassadors have been hired to help connect with prospective undergraduate students about their lived experiences at Queen’s.Continue...

Queen’s harassment & discrimination policy in final round of feedback

The University has initiated the final round of feedback on the revised Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedure.Continue...

Principal provides update on the Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism

Principal Patrick Deane released an update to the student body addressing progress made to combat anti-Black, anti-Indigenous racism at Queen’s, which he’d originally released in August as an 11–point Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism .Continue...

Queen’s seeks feedback on harassment and discrimination policy

The University is looking for feedback from the campus community on the policy proposed to deal with harassment and discrimination.

The current policy was last...Continue...

New Engineering fellowship offers $25,000 to Indigenous and Black PhD students

This week, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences (FEAS) at Queen’s joined the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship initiative.Continue...

Queen’s can’t keep tracking EDI progress with retention rates

As it stands, Queen’s measures whether or not it’s creating an inclusive environment through student retention rates. This needs to stop.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...

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