Steve Boyd

Track team struggles after demotion

One of Queen’s oldest athletics programs has lost over half its members in the span of a year.
In September 2010, the track and field program was officially demoted to a Varsity Club. Since then, the team has shrunk from 91 athletes to 44, the coaching staff has dropped from four to two and the field portion of the program has been abolished.Continue...

Incoming Queen’s cross country recruit to run at UBC

More bad news was dealt to the cross country team at the end of April when top recruit Mackenzie Campbell announced she will run at the University of British Columbia (UBC) next year.Continue...

Principal Deane will not reinstate Boyd, third party to review Athletics department

Principal Patrick Deane is sticking by the University’s decision to fire former track coach Steve Boyd, but has acknowledged Boyd’s termination could have been handled better.

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Top runners leave Queen’s cross country after controversy over coach's firing

The Queen’s cross country team was dealt a blow last week when two of the top performers on the women’s team announced they will be running elsewhere next year.

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Steve Boyd puts Queen’s on notice of pending defamation lawsuit

Recently-fired cross-country coach Steve Boyd has given the University notice of impending legal action in response to comments made about him after his contract was terminated on Feb. 19. Continue...

“Impossible to say” whether students will be on campus in fall, Deane tells Senate

While Principal Patrick Deane said it’s impossible to know whether students will be on campus in the fall, the University is preparing for a scenario in which they’re not.Continue...

Online fundraiser for Steve Boyd reaches nearly $3,000

A GoFundMe page to support recently-fired cross country Coach Steve Boyd was launched on Feb. 28. At the time of publication, it had raised nearly $3,000.

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Athletes stage Richardson Hall sit-in to protest Boyd firing

Eight members of Queen’s cross country team walked into Richardson Hall on Thursday afternoon and asked to meet with Principal Patrick Deane.

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“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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Quotes of the Year

The Journal recaps the best sound bites from the 2018-19 season.Continue...

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