Student Choice Initiative

As Student Choice Initiative threatens campus radio, CFRC pledges fight

Dinah Jansen remembers the first time she broadcast music over the airwaves at CFRC. It was Christmas Day, 2006, and in an unusual turn of events, she’d been asked by a friend to cover a music program in the empty basement studio underneath Carruthers Hall.Continue...

AMS gathers for first assembly of the year

The AMS kicked off its first assembly of the year by approving service and governance budgets, discussing the Student Choice Initiative, and talking updates to the campus alcohol policy.Continue...

Kingston’s Sexual Assault Center braces for cuts from Student Choice Initiative

The Sexual Assault Center Kingston (SACK) could lose as much as $21,000 in annual funding as a result of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI), The Journal has learned.Continue...

Q&A: Ontario Liberal leadership candidates talk student issues

The Journal spoke with four candidates for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party to ask about OSAP, the Student Choice Initiative, advocacy for low-income students, and sexual violence on campus. Here’s what the leadership hopefuls said:Continue...

Campus news outlets face uncertain futures without mandatory fees

Without student newspapers, student activities, and accomplishments would go largely unrecognized. And yet, those very same publications won’t be able to operate for much longer without support from the communities they work so diligently to serve.Continue...

Queen’s should supplement food bank funding loss

Under Premier Doug Ford’s Student Choice Initiative (SCI), health and counselling remain an essential category for student fees. But a failure to mandate student fees for the campus food bank equates a failure to recognize food security as a critical component of health.Continue...

In conversation with Patrick Deane

When Queen’s announced it would begin the search for its 21st principal, Patrick Deane was thrilled at the opportunity to put his name forward.Continue...

Ontario law schools quietly considered challenging province on legal aid fee status

Ontario law schools quietly considered an effort to reverse the removal of legal aid clinic fees from the slate of mandatory student levies under the Student Choice Initiative, documents obtained by The Journal through a freedom of information request show.Continue...

In internal emails, administration called Student Choice Initiative a “significant risk” to Queen's

Members of the University’s senior administration expressed marked concerns about the Student Choice Initiative and its potential impact on Queen’s, according to dozens of emails obtained by The Journal through a freedom of information request.Continue...

AMS food bank fee no longer mandatory

After two years of financial stability, the AMS food bank will face funding shortfalls in the 2019-20 school year.Continue...

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