Senate

Principal’s Office release first draft of free speech policy

As promised, Principal Woolf’s first draft of the incoming free speech policy draws on existing University guidelines.Continue...

Senate Recap: October 30

Principal Daniel Woolf began Tuesday’s Senate meeting commenting on Homecoming and the University District Safety Initiative.Continue...

Senate repeals 1918 ‘colour ban’ on Black medical students

At the Senate’s Sept. 25 meeting, PhD candidate Edward Thomas presented an item to Senate seeking the repeal of the century-old policy that barred Black students from entering Queen’s medical school.Continue...

Queen’s to take ‘less is more’ approach with free speech policy

The Principal’s office will use existing policies and practices to draft a stand-alone free speech policy, drawing on a “less is more” approach, Principal Daniel Woolf said at Tuesday’s Senate meeting.Continue...

Senate to vote on ‘major’ changes to Public Health Sciences PhD program

Next Tuesday, Senate will vote to approve “major” changes to the Public Health Sciences PhD program, citing its outdated scope.

The proposal to update the program, approved by the dean of...Continue...

Trustees ratify policy renewals

On Friday, the Board of Trustees renewed policy items following their recommendations from previous Senate recommendations.

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Excluding Black medical students hurts the entire university

A university has a duty to ensure it doesn’t repeat its past mistakes—especially when it makes people of colour feel unwelcome.Continue...

U.S. exchange rate causes purchasing power difficulties

In a report submitted to September’s Senate meeting, Martha Whitehead, vice-provost and head librarian, admitted the weak Canadian dollar hit the library’s purchasing power.Continue...

Senate motions to scrap 1918 ‘colour bar’ on Black medical students

This Tuesday, Edward Thomas brought a Notice of Motion to Senate seeking the repeal of a 1918 motion barring Black medical students’ entry to Queen’s.Continue...

Results Released from Senate Engagement Survey

In a recent Senate Engagement Survey, a majority of respondents said they’re unhappy with the lack of time allotted to prepare for the body’s meetings.Continue...

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