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Queen’s: Disciplinary action occurring, details will not be released

Since post-secondary students arrived in Kingston to attend their studies, large gatherings and street parties have occurred regularly, resulting in the closure of a popular public waterfront beach, and placing strain on local emergency services – the latter of which led to a new City emergency order and therefore increased

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SLC furthers commitment to Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being

St. Lawrence College (SLC) has renamed and rebranded the Indigenous Student Centres on each campus in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall as part of their continuing journey of reconciliation and commitment to Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being (IWKB). According to a release from the college, this commitment, and the steps being taken, will ensure that IWKB is

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Police, City report enforcement of University District Safety Initiative

The City of Kingston and Kingston Police (KP) have provided information on their efforts to enforce the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) between Friday evening and Tuesday morning. “We are witnessing an increasingly concerning trend of unlawful high-risk gathering,” said Kingston Police Chief Antje McNeely. “Such disrespect for the rights

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Kingston Police disperse 2,000-person street party on University Avenue

Kingston Police had a busy evening, laying more than 10 Part 1 Summons’ and arresting four individuals during a street party on University Avenue in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Approximately 2,000 individuals were gathered at the street party. At 12:10 a.m. Kingston Police announced to

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Queen’s-led project working to make parasport more inclusive

With the 2021 Summer Paralympics set to open later this month in Tokyo, a leading researcher from Queen’s University is calling on Canadians not only to watch the sporting event, but to also open their eyes to the reality that even within the parasport community itself, ironically, inclusivity is a

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Queen’s student starts petition to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations, testing for all staff and students

Some students at Queen’s University are concerned about the university’s vaccination policy and have launched a petition asking Queen’s to require vaccinations for on-campus staff and students, and rapid testing for those who cannot, or will not, be vaccinated. The lack of requirement to disclose vaccination status has left Queen’s

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Queen’s to host symposium unpacking media representations of witchcraft

A week-long virtual symposium is organized from August 16 to 22 by The Witch Institute, a one-time symposium hosted by the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University in Katarokwi/Kingston. The Witch Institute is a collaborative meeting space for people who want to share diverse understandings of witches and

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Letter: Shining the light on community-minded students

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Queen’s students have taken some flack this year about their group activities during the pandemic, their lack of social distancing, and their contribution to local outbreaks. As

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Gender Affirming Assistance Project launches in Kingston

The grassroots collective, Gender Affirming Assistance Project (GAAP), is a community-based group based in the Katarokwi/Kingston region that seeks to support two-spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse community members. Two Queen’s students, Jenna Huys and Jane Mao, are leading the initiative that aims to reduce the barriers for people when

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Queen’s University removes COVID-19 case tracker as website adapted

On Thursday, Jul. 8, 2021, Queen’s University announced their plans to move back to in-person classes and activities on campus through the announcement of a new website outlining the University’s “Reopening Framework.” Notably missing from the new website, which is designed to ease the return of in-person, on-campus activities, is

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Queen’s University looks to return to in-person campus this fall

Queen’s University is planning to reopen with in-person activities on campus this fall. Ahead of the fall term, Queen’s has launched a new website outlining its ongoing planning and preparations for the safe return of students, faculty, and staff to in-person activities on campus. According to a media release from the institution,

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Kingston Police lay charges after large Aberdeen Street party

After a large gathering of approximately 300 people took place in the University District of downtown Kingston, police have laid charges in relation to breaches of COVID-19 regulations. The partying in the street, which involved fighting and throwing bottles, and a lot of loud revelry, took place in the early

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