Senate

Senate votes for closure of PHE program, creates new law professorship

The Feb 28 Senate meeting began with a lengthy discussion and debate regarding the implementation of a Fall Term Break, and followed with several other initiatives, including the official closing of the Physical Education program and the welcoming of a new law professor.Continue...

Senate meeting discusses US immigration order, internal grants and senate-board communications

On Tuesday, the University Senate’s first meeting of 2017 began quietly.Continue...

Queen’s Senate vacancies posted

On Jan. 16, an email was sent out to the Queen’s student body from the office of the Associate Secretary of the University, outlining new vacancies on Senate committees.Continue...

Students protest admin response to campus party

As Senate members and visitors entered Robert Sutherland Hall for their monthly meeting on Nov. 29, they were welcomed at the front doors by a crowd of students holding signs that read “my culture is not a costume” and “institutional silence is violence” among others.Continue...

Senate votes to take immediate action

While entering through the front-door of Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen’s senators were confronted head-on with issues of diversity on campus during their Tuesday meeting.Continue...

Senate consults with Fall Term Break Task Force following contentious debate

Following a contentious discussion regarding diversity at Queen’s at this Tuesday’s meeting, Senate returned to it’s regular business.Continue...

Senate modifies policy on student withdrawals and non-academic misconduct

At the Nov. 1 meeting of the Queen’s Senate, policy surrounding the governing body’s involvement within non-academic misconduct was formally revised and passed. This policy dictates the response to any student caught violating the Student Code of Conduct.Continue...

Canadian Senator offers advice to Queen’s students

After serving more than thirty years in the Canadian Senate, Anne Cools knows politics.Continue...

Queen’s debates response to torn or burnt degrees

In April of this year, alumnus Scott Vrooman tore up his Queen’s Commerce degree on camera, and brought the pieces back to Principal Daniel Woolf’s office in protest for the Board of Trustees decision not to divest from fossil fuel.Continue...

Senate addresses financial concerns with University library systems

During the Nov. 1 meeting of Queen’s Senate, several program reviews were presented to senators for debate. Review reports were available for cultural studies, environmental studies, fine art, geography and planning, global development, Jewish studies, law and political studies, leading to conversation on both concerns and newly developed initiatives within each.Continue...

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