Senate

Sober second thought, rethought

A look at three perspectives on Senate reform.Continue...

Building up a conversation

In the early 2000s the Government of Ontario announced the elimination of Grade 13 in Ontarian high schools. The announcement held significant implications for post-secondary institutions in the province — both the Grade 13 and Grade 12 classes were graduating in the same year.

Queen’s was among those expected to increase their admittance for the double cohort, amounting to 3,000 new students over four years.

A recent Board of Trustee’s decision places Queen’s in a similar situation today.Continue...

Senate decides to keep GPA system

Queen’s Senator Jordan Morelli wants the University to rethink its grading structure.Continue...

Engineering Society executive candidates debate ahead of election

Engineering Society (EngSoc) executive candidates congregated in the ILC Atrium on Jan. 25 to debate for elected positions with Engineering students watching.Continue...

Senate: Provincial report rules Queen’s not at financial risk

To wrap up the fall semester, Queen’s senators agreed to another year of hybrid meetings.Continue...

Queen’s Senate procedures ‘stifling’ important conversations, professor says

The Queen’s Senate is seeing a lack of engagement and unstructured conversations—according to Senator Jordan Morelli, professor in the faculty of engineering and applied physics.Continue...

Senate discusses Indigenous Student Verification Policy

At Senate on Tuesday, Principal Patrick Deane spoke to student involvement in elections, the exploitation of international students, and tuition freezes. The meeting was held in a hybrid format with senators joining from Robert Sutherland Hall and through Zoom.Continue...

Senators find Queen’s Senate ineffective

Senators had mixed feelings about the effectiveness of the Queen’s Senate during the 2021-22 school year, reflected by declining participation and engagement from past years.Continue...

Senate: Urban Studies minor and major approved

Principal Patrick Deane opened the first in-person Senate meeting in two years on Tuesday with a land acknowledgement, followed by moments of silence for Queen Elizabeth II and Dr. Isabel Bader.Continue...

Senate questions Queen’s commitment to emissions

The Margaret Hooey Governance Award was established in November 2018 by the estate of Margaret Lois Hooey, LL.D ’02. The award is given to a student enrolled in any degree program at Queen’s who has made an outstanding contribution through work with the Senate.Continue...

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