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Queen’s Researchers study COVID transmission in post-secondary students

During the pandemic, some fields of study at post-secondary institutions require students to be present on campus for in-person learning, and access to on- and off-campus research and learning facilities. The Government of Canada is investing $223,161 through Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to support a research study looking

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Post-secondary students eligible for Mayor’s Annual Innovation Challenge

The City of Kingston is calling on local post-secondary students to share their innovative ideas. The fourth annual Mayor’s challenge seeks suggestions from college and university students on how to improve Kingston. “With all the challenges we’re facing as a community as a result of the pandemic, it’s never been

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COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens on Queen’s University Campus

A new satellite COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Queen’s University is opening this week as part of the University’s ongoing efforts to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston. The Assessment Centre is located adjacent to Student Wellness Services in Mitchell Hall. Operated by Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the facility has

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Queen’s responds: School is pushing public health guidance to students

Queen’s University has released a statement saying their administration was deeply concerned by the student behaviour reported over the weekend. “Over the past few months, Queen’s has worked closely with our partner agencies in the community including the City of Kingston, Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Kingston

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Kingston Police confirm four tickets issued to weekend partiers

Kingston Police have confirmed that four Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMP) notices were issued for bylaw offenses over the Labour Day long weekend. “Offences can range from yelling and shouting to a nuisance party,” said Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police. The fines associated with the tickets ranged

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Medical officer of health ‘not happy’ with number of young people gathering in Kingston

Dr. Keiran Moore is asking young adults to stay vigilant and consider their behaviour in order to protect themselves and the community during this pandemic. As Ontario eases restrictions and reopens the province, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, especially amongst adults in the 20 to 29 year

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Queen’s staggers arrival of 2000 students to residence this week

Activity in downtown Kingston typically ramps up in the first week of September as post-secondary students arrive for their fall term. This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queen’s University is coordinating a different approach to intake approximately 2000 students to on-campus residence. “This class of 2024 is a

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Local COVID-19 stats will include out-of-town students

The Kingstonist has confirmed that post-secondary students studying in Kingston who test positive for COVID-19 will be included in local infection statistics. “If their permanent address is elsewhere, but they reside within the KFL&A area for the majority of the school year, we would count them within our case numbers,”

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Queen’s addresses tuition costs during remote course delivery

For the past few months, thousands of students across Ontario have taken to social media, expressing confusion over why tuition costs will remain the same when most courses are being delivered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Kingston, a number of Queen’s University students have done the same.

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Kingston Transit offers opt-in semester passes for post-secondary students

Post-secondary students have the option to purchase a Kingston Transit student pass for the fall semester, after the universal ridership agreement was cancelled earlier this summer. Kingston Transit has collaborated with The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University and The Student Association of St. Lawrence College to provide an option

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COVID-19 causing ‘very different kind of downturn’ in Ontario

The City’s Director of the Office of Strategy, Innovation and Partnerships, Craig Desjardins, says the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the Ontario economy with “a very different kind of downturn.” “In the past, governments usually went to infrastructure as a solution to restart the economy,” he said, as manufacturing and construction

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Verbal victory: Prepping for your oral exams

Vibrant orange, red and yellow leaves have gently cascaded from the autumn trees, snow is beginning to blanket and brighten, and that can only mean one thing: Exams are coming. As your nervous system begins to ramp up in anticipation, you’ll probably find yourself having to deliver an oral presentation.

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