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...

Student starts petition to rescind Duncan Campbell Scott’s honorary degree

Late in 2021, Tayte Gossling, ArtSci ’22, started a petition calling on Queen’s to rescind Duncan Campbell Scott’s honorary degree.Continue...

Senate provides fall term break update and discusses COVID-19

On Nov. 30, the Senate convened in their monthly meeting to discuss University policy and governance. The November meeting discussed fall break, transcript notation, orientation, and updates on COVID-19 policies and procedures.Continue...

Senate questions $350,000 payment to City

On Oct. 26, the October senate meeting began with Principal Patrick Deane’s opening address followed by a moment of silence for Queen’s student Jacob Downey.Continue...

Senate votes to approve introduction of new Black Studies program

On Sept. 28, the first senate meeting of the academic year took place, kicking off with discussions on the approval of a new Black Studies program, Truth and Reconciliation, and the student-led Walkout .Continue...

Queen’s using Student Code of Conduct for off-campus public health violations but not acts of racism

Queen’s is applying the Student Code of Conduct to off-campus public health infractions, but not off-campus acts of racism.Continue...

Senate: University planning full return to campus in Winter 2022

Queen’s Senate met Tuesday over Zoom to discuss the sinking of Laurentian, the University’s mission, and the plan for returning to campus.Continue...

Senate: Applications up 14 per cent from last year

Queen’s Senate gathered Tuesday on Zoom to discuss the Harassment and Discrimination Policy, the Conversation, and the ongoing search for leadership roles at the University....Continue...

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