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Queen’s University Principal on nuisance parties, Student Code of Conduct

On Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University, released a statement to various media outlets and through University social media pages, urging students to “re-think” participating in any planned parties for the upcoming weekend. While Queen’s Homecoming festivities for 2021 took place last week

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Open letter to Queen’s Principal on ‘illegal and dangerous’ behaviour

The following is a submitted open letter to Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Patrick Deane. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Dear Queen’s Principal Patrick Deane I agree with MP Mark Gerretsen and Mayor Bryan Paterson that only suspension or expulsion from Queen’s will

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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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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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No enforcement from Queen’s regarding off campus parties

In September, Queen’s University Principal Deane assured City Council and KFL&A Public Health that the university would take more stringent action against off-campus parties, and hold students who disregard public health protocols accountable for their actions. Despite dozens of fines having been laid by City of Kingston Bylaw officers and

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Council, Queen’s agree to step-up fines, enforcement during pandemic

After weeks of young people gathering in large crowds to socialize and party – and after a delegation from Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, Kingston City Council voted unanimously to increase fines for high-risk behaviour during the pandemic. At their meeting on Tuesday, Sept.

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Good Samaritan Policy would improve student safety

Written by Aaron Bailey In response to the worsening opioid overdose crisis, medical professionals and community activists have recommended addressing substance use, misuse and abuse as health issues through the adoption of a harm reduction approach. Calls for supervised consumption facilities, medication assisted treatment programs, and the decriminalization of drug

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