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...

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...

Senate considers alternatives for remote learning

On Jan. 25, the Senate convened to discuss questions surrounding academic programs at the Smith School of Business, graduate student supervision policy, and COVID-19 updates for the community.Continue...

‘Polishing the Chain’ ceremony opens first Senate meeting of 2022

The first Senate meeting of 2022 opened with the “Polishing the Chain” ceremony. The event has been held annually since the friendship wampum belt was first presented to the University senate by the Clan Mothers at Tyendinaga and the Grandmothers' Council in 2017.

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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...

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