Protest

University, Kingston Police respond to Jordan Peterson protests

While Jordan Peterson and Bruce Pardy engaged in “The Rising Tide of Compelled Speech in Canada” lecture inside Grant Hall on Monday, around 150 protesters outside the building rallied against the talk with signs, shouts and distractions. The next day, Kingston Police released a statement confirming the arrest of one protester.Continue...

Jordan Peterson lecture continues despite disruptions by protesters

With protesters present both inside and outside of Grant Hall, Jordan Peterson was quick to address the disruptions to Monday’s lecture. “Mark my words, that’s the sound of barbarians pounding at the gates,” Peterson told the audience.Continue...

Jordan Peterson protesters break window at Grant Hall, barricade exits

On Mar. 5, a protest erupted outside of Grant Hall at 4:00 p.m. in opposition to a lecture delivered by controversial University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson and Queen’s Professor Bruce Pardy.Continue...

Ontario Public Service Employees Union votes to reject College Employer Council’s offer to settle

On Nov. 16, the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU) voted to reject the College Employer Council’s (CEC) Nov. 6 offer to settle ongoing disputes in a landslide 86 per cent vote against the proposed contract. OPSEU called the vote “historic.”Continue...

Students organize protest demanding anti-racism action from administration

This Thursday, the corner of University and Union saw a heated protest from students of colour directed at the University administration.Continue...

The ignored meaning of athletes’ protests

As it’s widely known by now, a majority of NFL athletes have decided to kneel in protest during the American national anthem. While some NHL and MLB players have joined their NFL counterparts, these protests have predominantly come from NFL athletes.Continue...

Freedom of expression includes athletes

Trump’s recent words criticizing the NFL and its players have sparked outrage from around the world.Continue...

Queen’s graduate delivers her final anti-racism protest at convocation

As Evelyna Ekoko-Kay walked across the stage of Grant Hall during her graduation in June, she yelled “racism can’t wait” for one last time in front of the convocation audience. Upon accepting her degree, Ekoko-Kay revealed to the auditorium a shirt underneath her gown that read: “Barry + Henry + DARE + DET + Woolf…? #175yearsofracism.”Continue...

At Conservative candidate events, Kellie Leitch met with protests while Lisa Raitt sees small turnout

With the Conservative Party leadership race ongoing, Queen’s University Conservative Association (QUCA) hosted two more candidates this week — following Kevin O’Leary and Michael Chong in past weeks — that sparked more protests on campus.Continue...

Students protest admin response to campus party

As Senate members and visitors entered Robert Sutherland Hall for their monthly meeting on Nov. 29, they were welcomed at the front doors by a crowd of students holding signs that read “my culture is not a costume” and “institutional silence is violence” among others.Continue...

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