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...

December Senate: academic integrity breaches increased in 2019-20 year

In its last meeting of the term, Queen’s Senate met over Zoom to discuss academic integrity, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII), and Principal Patrick Deane’s Report on the Conversation.Continue...

November Senate: The search for the new dean of Smith School of Business continues

Queen’s Senate met over video-chat platform Zoom this past Tuesday.Continue...

Senate: Principal talks remote homecoming, virtual convocation in fall term

Queen’s Senate started the 2020-21 year with a meeting on Sept. 29 through video-chat platform Zoom.Continue...

Senate: University planning for more on-campus delivery in winter term

In their last meeting of the academic year on May 19, Senate gathered on video-chat platform Zoom to discuss operations for the fall term.Continue...

Queen’s preparing for extended remote learning in face of pandemic

Queen’s Senate convened for their March meeting via teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the short- and long-term impacts of the novel coronavirus.Continue...

“Damaging and complex”: Senate discusses recent track coach firing

At a Senate meeting on Feb. 25, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Tom Harris fielded questions about recently-fired track coach Steve Boyd from Senator Diane Beauchemin, who asked Harris to elaborate on the reasons for Boyd’s dismissal.

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After Senate debate, fall term break to be attached to Thanksgiving

The controversy over the fall term break has come to a conclusion.Continue...

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