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...

At Senate, Queen’s says no exchange in Hong Kong next term

At its last meeting of 2019, Queen’s Senate wrapped up discussion about the fall term break and food insecurity, moving into discussion about issues that will likely dominate the winter term.Continue...

Arts and Science Faculty Board rejects 2021-22 academic calendar

At a Nov. 8 Arts and Science Faculty Board meeting, a motion to approve the 2021-22 academic calendar year was rejected.Continue...

Provost acknowledges failure on sexual violence policy consultations

At a Senate meeting on Tuesday, Tom Harris, interim provost and vice-principal (Academic), took responsibility for what he called a “failed” consultation process on Queen’s controversial new sexual violence policy.

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First Senate meeting of the year addresses enrollment, food insecurity and OSAP

On Oct. 1, Queen’s Senate kicked off its first meeting of the school year with Principal Patrick Deane’s opening remarks.Continue...

Professor brings concerns over sexual violence policy to Senate

At Queen’s first Senate meeting of the year on Oct. 1, Jordan Morelli, a physics professor and member of Senate, presented concerns over new requirements under the recently updated sexual violence policy.Continue...

‘It’s still a very sad and painful story for the family’

Dr. Maria Bartholomew, a practicing gastroenterologist, was in the middle of a client consultation when Queen’s issued a formal apology for expelling her great-uncle from the School of Medicine.Continue...

Queen’s formally apologizes for Black medical student ban

More than a hundred years ago, Queen’s banned Black medical students from enrolling in the program. On April 16, the University apologized.Continue...

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