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COVID-19 testing options for students

Due to the prevalence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the Kingston region, KFL&A Public Health strongly encourages all students to get tested for COVID-19 before leaving the KFL&A region for the winter break. This follows the university’s email to students yesterday regarding in-person exams.

  • Queen’s is making rapid antigen tests available to students who are asymptomatic, and have not been told they are a high-risk contact of a person with COVID-19. 
    • These tests can be picked up at Grant Hall, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 
    • Students can pick up one rapid test each. 
    • Please refer carefully to the guidance below. If the test is positive, students must isolate in-place for 10 days, and they must get a PCR test.
  • If students are symptomatic, or have been told they are a high-risk contact, they must get a PCR test, rather than a rapid antigen test, and self-isolate while awaiting test results.
    • Students can pick up self-swab PCR tests Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm at the southeast entrance of Mitchell Hall (across from Kinesiology building off Division St) from Student Wellness Services. They can also speak to a nurse.
      • Students will be asked to self-swab at home and return within two hours so their sample can be sent to a lab for testing. 
      • Results will be available within 48 hours.
    • Students can also make an appointment for a PCR test at Student Wellness Services to have a health care professional administer the test.
    • PCR testing can also be booked online through KFL&A Public Health.
       
  • If the result is positive, students must isolate in-place for 10 days. 
     
  • If they are a high-risk contact, they must isolate for the full 10 days, regardless of vaccination status, even if their test is negative. 

Students intending to leave Kingston for the winter break, who have received a negative rapid antigen or PCR test, and who are not high-risk contacts, are encouraged to depart as soon as possible.

If students have already returned home, they are strongly encouraged to seek a single PCR test and isolate while waiting for results.

Support services remain available for students who cannot return home. Queen’s residences remain open for students who cannot travel and students in residence have received a follow-up communication with further details.

Additional information on changes to campus operations will continue to be communicated to the Queen’s community. Please refer to the Safe Return website for up-to-date information.

Queen’s discontinues in-person exams effective immediately

Testing for students strongly encouraged before leaving KFL&A region.

Due to concerns with the rising cases of COVID-19 within our student population, and in consultation with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health, Queen’s university is discontinuing in-person exams in Kingston effective immediately.

All remaining in-person exams scheduled for the remainder of the examination period to Dec. 22, will be changed to an alternative delivery format wherever possible. Should an alternative delivery not be possible, then exams will be rescheduled in the new year. Students will be contacted by their faculty or school with further details. This announcement does not affect online exams previously scheduled, which will proceed as planned.

In order to provide faculty with time to move to alternative delivery formats, exams scheduled for Monday, Dec. 13 and Tuesday, Dec. 14 specifically will be rescheduled for a later date.

Starting on Monday, both the Library and the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) will implement reduced capacity limits.

Due to the prevalence of the Omicron variant in the Kingston region, KFL&A Public Health strongly encourages all students to get tested for COVID-19 before leaving the KFL&A region for the winter break.  

If students are asymptomatic, and have not been told they are a high-risk contact of a person with COVID-19, they should complete a rapid antigen test.  If their test is positive, they must isolate in-place for 10 days. They must also confirm any rapid antigen positive tests with a PCR test.  Queen’s is working on a plan to provide free rapid antigen test kits on-campus as early as possible on Monday.

If students are symptomatic, or have been told they are a high-risk contact, they must get a PCR test and self-isolate while awaiting test results. If they are positive, they must isolate in-place for 10 days. If they are a high-risk contact, they must isolate for the full 10 days, regardless of vaccination status, even if their test is negative.  PCR testing can be booked online through KFL&A Public Health. Students can also make an appointment at Student Wellness Services.

Once those students intending to leave Kingston for the winter break have received a negative rapid antigen or PCR test, and who are not high-risk contacts, are encouraged to depart as soon as possible. If students have already returned home, they are strongly encouraged to seek a single PCR test and isolate while waiting for results.

Support services remain available for students who cannot return home. Queen’s residences remain open for students who cannot travel and students in residence will receive a follow-up communication with further details.

Additional information on changes to campus operations will be communicated to the Queen’s community as soon as possible on Monday. Please refer to the Safe Return website for up-to-date information.

Queen’s campaign raises more than $450,000 for United Way

Donations in support of the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington are still being accepted.

Queen's United Way committee members hold up $450,268
Queen's United Way committee members hold up $450,268, the total amount of funds raised as of Dec. 8.

The Queen’s community has set a new standard in giving, donating more than $450,000 to the university’s annual campaign in support of the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

The fundraising total continues to grow as donations are being accepted through to the end of the year.

Faced with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic Queen’s staff, faculty, retirees, and students have thrown their support behind the KFL&A community.

A key component to this growth has been the introduction of ‘Department Champions’ across the university who communicate with colleagues and peers to help promote the campaign’s initiatives and goals and share what it means to support the United Way.

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic and hybrid work environment on a traditional campaign, the hard work by our department champions and our committee shows in this year's amazing total,” says James Ligthart, chair of the Queen’s United Way Fundraising Campaign Committee. “The dedicated group of staff, faculty and retiree volunteers from across the campus make this campaign possible. The total reflects their hard work.”

A year after topping $400,000 for the first time, the Queen’s campaign, the largest workplace campaign for the United Way of KFL&A, continued to grow.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane, a member of United Way KFL&A’s campaign cabinet, hosted a virtual speaker series for Queen’s taking a closer look at how the United Way of KFL&A and local agencies are addressing the needs of people facing serious issues in our community and how our donations are helping to make a difference.

“I am proud that so many at Queen’s gave to this year’s campaign. The United Way is essential to the health and wellbeing of our community,” Principal Deane says. “I am grateful to our supporters at Queen’s for their generosity particularly in a time when the pandemic is putting a further strain on the services that United Way agencies provide. I would like to personally thank all of our Queen’s staff, faculty, students, and retirees for contributing to the campaign and to all those who volunteer their time to assist with the work of the many United Way agencies.”

Last year, the United Way assisted nearly 80,000 members of the community through 70 agencies and 220 programs.

DONATIONS CONTINUE

As the single largest workplace campaign between Toronto and Ottawa, the Queen’s community makes a significant difference and helps meet and overcome many challenges faced by the KFL&A community.

Donations to the 2021 Queen’s United Way Campaign can still be made at queensu.ca/unitedway.

On Nov. 25, the United Way KFL&A announced that it had exceeded its fundraising goal of $3.8 million. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the United Way KFL&A has seen increased demand across the communities it serves, and service providers facing new and greater challenges.

Donations can also be made to the United Way’s Gift of Hope campaign.

Student-athletes team up to support the Kingston community

The Varsity Leadership Council collects and donates food and hygiene products to local charity Martha’s Table.

Varsity Leadership Council members delivers donations to Martha's Table
Varsity Leadership Council Vice President of Athlete Involvement Manuel Dirube, left, and Co-Presidents Colton Celentano and Sydney Hutchinson help deliver a van full of donations to Martha's Table. (Supplied photo)

Queen’s student-athletes from the Varsity Leadership Council (VLC) recently collected and delivered 60 baskets of food and hygiene products to families through local charitable organization Martha’s Table.

With 21 Gaels teams participating, the varsity community donated over 1,200 items and $150 in gift cards, with each basket containing enough items to support a family of four. Among the items donated were 240 toothbrushes, 120 tubes of toothpaste, 180 cans of tomatoes, 120 boxes of pasta, and 210 pounds of potatoes, enough to fill an entire minivan and exceed the VLC’s donation goal. 

As a student-athlete organization, VLC aims to build relationships within the Kingston and Queen’s communities through volunteering and outreach initiatives. Leading and participating in initiatives such as the collection of food and hygiene products provides an important opportunity for Queen’s students to contribute and give back in a meaningful way.

“The most rewarding part was seeing the surprised look on the faces of the staff at Martha’s Table when our team kept bringing out cart after cart of food donations. We weren’t even sure one van was enough to transport all the food,” says Colton Celentano, a member of the Gaels men’s lacrosse team who, along with women’s water polo team member Sydney Hutchinson, serves as co-president the VLC. “Our expectations for ourselves were smashed because of the incredible effort on behalf of all our teams and clubs,”

The VLC’s activities were limited last year due to the pandemic. In response, the co-presidents came up with a plan to boost the council’s efforts and bolster the ties with the Kingston community.

“Our goal this year was making a bigger impact across the board by looking at what the VLC has done in the past and adding on new initiatives,” says Hutchinson. “The VLC brings together an incredible group of hard-working, busy, student leaders at Queen’s that excel in sport and academics and who want to make a difference in our community.”

Having run this initiative, as well as other volunteer efforts for organizations such as Pathways to Education, the Autism Mentorship Program, and Run for the Cure, Queen’s student-athletes continue to build on the tradition of volunteering to help the community and furthering positive outcomes for local families. In addition to their current activities the VLC plans to work with the Boys and Girls Club, Safe Sport January, and the Bell Let’s Talk Initiative in the coming year.

Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands Mark Gerretsen recently recognized the efforts of Queen’s student-athletes, and the VLC in the House of Commons.

To learn more about student-athlete engagement in the community, tune in to the Gaels Get Real Podcast.

Queen’s to offer three new courses in Indigenous studies

Queen’s University is partnering with Kenjgewin Teg to jointly develop and offer three new courses in Indigenous studies in January 2022.

Kenjgewin Teg is an Indigenous-led educational institute at M'Chigeeng First Nation, on Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island). Queen’s has a long history of partnership with Kenjgewin Teg through the university’s community-based Indigenous Teacher Education program.

“The new partnership between Kenjgewin Teg and Queen’s reflects the shared goals of both institutions to enhance educational opportunities that promote an understanding of the lived histories and current realities of Indigenous peoples in Canada,” says Rahswahérha Mark Green, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). 

The new courses will also add to the breadth and depth of Queen’s existing Indigenous studies academic offerings. Indigenous-focused education and research are growing areas of strength for the university and a priority for continued growth. Recent milestones in this area include Queen’s new Bachelor of Arts (Honours) major and medial in Indigenous studies and the Certificate in Indigenous Languages and Cultures. 

“This new collaboration with Kenjgewin Teg adds to the long history of partnership between both institutions,” says Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill, Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation). “Queen’s strength in Indigenous-focused programs has grown significantly in recent years, and I’m so pleased we are combining our expertise in Indigenous studies with that of Kenjgewin Teg to provide these new courses to students, allowing them to grow their understanding of Indigenous knowledge and experiences.”

The new courses will be offered by remote instruction through Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science from January to April 2022 as part of the one-term pilot agreement. The courses will focus on Indigenous perspectives on climate change and sustainability practices related to water, Indigenous theatre and performance, and the significance of language in relation to collective and individual identity. Kenjgewin Teg and Queen’s will collaborate on the recruitment and selection of Indigenous faculty members to teach the courses.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Queen’s on this important work to expand access to Indigenous studies courses,” says Stephanie Roy, President of Kenjgewin Teg. “The new courses will provide students with the opportunity to enhance their awareness of Indigenous perspectives on a diverse range of subjects — from climate change, the connection between language and identity, and the arts. Building awareness of the perspectives and knowledge of Indigenous peoples is a key part of the reconciliation process.”

The new courses are now open for registration in SOLUS for the 2022 winter term.

Honouring the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6 memorial
A permanent memorial installation in Beamish-Munro Hall, designed by Haley Adams, features a white rose petal for each of the 14 victims of the Dec. 6 massacre. (University Communications)

Dec. 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, is a day to remember not only the horrors that occurred at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989, but the violence and inequities that continue today.

On that day, Canadians pause to reflect on the murder of 14 women, the majority being engineering students. It is day to remember the victims and think about the effects that gender-based violence has had – and continues to have – on our society.

Each year, the Queen’s community, led by the Engineering Society and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science commemorates this day by hosting a memorial ceremony and other events that highlight the importance of opening doors, and keeping them open, for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and beyond.

“We need to remember the terrible events of December 6. It is especially important for the engineering community to reflect on that loss, and to strengthen our resolve to welcome more women into the profession and encourage and support them throughout their careers,” says Kevin Deluzio, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “As a society we still have much work to do in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion, so this is a meaningful day for everyone at Queen’s. I encourage people from across the university to join us in reflecting on this day’s significance.”

During the memorial ceremony, being held Monday, Dec. 6, 1-2 p.m. at the Integrated Learning Centre in Beamish-Munro Hall, 14 current Queen’s Engineering students hold a rose and light a candle while they introduce each of the 14 women and express their views on why it is important to remember them. It is a powerful, solemn time of remembrance.

This year’s event will also be livestreamed.

In 2020, a permanent memorial installation was unveiled after Dean Deluzio and the Engineering Society sent out a call for designs a year earlier to mark the 30th anniversary of the killings.

The design chosen was created by Haley Adams, a civil engineering student. The centrepiece of the memorial is a white rose, which is surrounded by fourteen petals, symbolizing each of the women who lost their lives that day.

“The petals drift along the wall, representing the idea that although we move forward, their memories are with us,” Adams explained as the memorial was unveiled. “It is my hope that this memorial can act as a gentle reminder to this generation of engineers that diversity in the profession is our strength. Only when the engineering community reflects the society we serve can we best design for the needs of our communities.”

Application period now open for Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowships

Partnership between Mastercard Foundation and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) empowers thousands of African students to start or continue scalable businesses.

Eniafe Enianu
Through the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship for African Students program, Eniafe Enianu received support in starting up Wako Farming, which aims to help vulnerable and poor farmers in Africa by providing the needed resources to promote their business and living standard.

The Mastercard Foundation and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) have announced a partnership offering free virtual entrepreneurship training, and an opportunity to receive startup funding to more than 1,000 students through the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship for African Students at Queen’s University.

The program launched in September 2020. It provides students and recent graduates from African universities within the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program with the opportunity to apply to a free virtual entrepreneurship training program delivered by Queen’s University’s DDQIC Program. Through this program, award-winning faculty and some of the best innovators, policymakers, and business strategists collaborate to support students to become Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellows. During the 2020-2021 Academic year, 1,252 students participated, and more than 60 percent of the cohort were women, recognizing the additional barriers women face when starting a business or seeking employment in Africa.

“The launch of the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship for African Students last year was a proud moment,” says Jim Leech. “Seeing bright African students take advantage of this entrepreneurial training to initiate, strengthen, and bring their business goals to life is exciting and augurs well for Africa’s future. I look forward to seeing the new waves of talent come in with this year's applicants.”

Prospective fellows receive access to a curated list of online entrepreneurship courses developed at DDQIC and work through the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Framework developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The fellowship is designed to address unemployment among post-secondary graduates by equipping thousands of students and recent graduates with sufficient entrepreneurial training to initiate and continue to grow their businesses.

Titose Chembezi of the University of Cape Town was a $5,000 winner at the DDQIC Summer Pitch Competition and said the pitch experience provided her with a boost of confidence.

“It was the first time my team and I got to compete with ventures from Canada and won a prize. It taught me to move past the stigma that startups from the African continent may not be competent enough compared to the West and it also gave me the courage to see the world as my oasis,” Chembezi says.

The Mastercard Foundation created these fellowships through an endowed donation to Queen’s University in honour of Jim Leech, former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Mastercard Foundation and Chancellor Emeritus of Queen’s University (14th Chancellor). In 2014, Leech was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as an innovator in pension management, for his writings about retirement funding, and for his community involvement.

The applications for the upcoming academic year close on Dec. 10, 2021.

Learn more about the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship and complete an application today.

For application inquiries, contact:
Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre
Megan Sieroka
Program Coordinator at the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship for African Students
jimleechfellowship@queensu.ca

Queen’s remembers Professor Jon Pharoah

Jon Pharoah
Jon Pharoah

The Queen’s community is remembering Jon Pharoah, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, who died Friday, Nov. 19.

Dr. Pharoah arrived at Queen’s in 2002, shortly after earning his PhD from the University of Victoria. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo.

“Jon was a friend and colleague to many faculty, staff, and students,” says Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “Jon was a person with big ideas and my conversations with him left me inspired to think about what could be. I will miss Jon’s optimism and enthusiasm that served to inspire his colleagues and so many of his former students.”

His areas of study included hydrogen energy systems, carbon dioxide re-use, computational fluid dynamics, energy from salinity differences and membrane separation / water purification.

Dr. Pharoah was one of the founding members of the Queen’s-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre (FCRC). His early research on computational modelling of the porous materials used in fuel cells made a major contribution to the improvement of fuel cell performance and also brought international recognition to FCRC.

“Jon’s initial work evolved and expanded to hydrogen energy-related technologies that have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which was the underlying motivation behind so much of his work,” says Brant Peppley, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering who worked with Dr. Pharoah as part of FCRC. “He was a champion for battling climate-change and inspired his graduate and undergraduate students to recognize the importance of this issue.”

Dr. Pharoah had a lasting positive effect on his colleagues in his department, Queen’s Engineering, and across the university and cared deeply about climate change, sustainable energy systems and teaching.

“Jon was an outgoing and friendly person who loved a good debate, particularly in areas he felt very passionate about, such as climate change and sustainable energy systems. It’s worth noting that Jon was sounding alarms about climate change long before the recent, heightened interest in the topic, as evidenced by a thought-provoking TEDxQueensU talk he gave in January 2014,” says Keith Pilkey, Head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. “Jon was also passionate about teaching. He often supplemented course materials with discussions on timely topics, and he always prioritized his students’ overall learning experience. Jon will be greatly missed by all who had the fortune of working with him and learning from him.”

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 am-noon at the Outdoor Centre of Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. An outdoor tribute will commence at 11 am.

Supports are available through the Employee Family Assistance Program, which provides 24-hour support at 1-877-789-7572. The Office of Faith and Spiritual Life can also provide faith-based supports as applicable. Good2Talk (for 24/7 confidential support, call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868) or EmpowerMe (24/7 confidential counselling by phone and online at 1-844-741-6389) are also available for support and resources.

For the Record – Dec. 2, 2021

For the Record provides postings of appointment, committee, grant, award, and other notices set out by collective agreements and university policies and processes. It is the university’s primary vehicle for sharing this information with our community.

Submit For the Record information for posting to Gazette editor Andrew Carroll.

Selection Committee – Head, Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Brian Amsden’s term as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering ends June 30, 2022. In accordance with Article 41 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University, a selection committee has been formed to assist Provost and Vice Principal (Academic) Mark Green, in the selection of a Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

The membership of the committee is as follows:

Elected Members:

  • Michael Cunningham, Professor
  • Martin Guay, Professor
  • Jim McLellan, Professor
  • Louise Meunier, Assistant Professor
  • Laura Wells, Assistant Professor
  • Scott Yam, Cognate Faculty
  • Lynn O’Malley, Department Manager
  • Nick Neokleous, Undergraduate student
  • Brianna Bradley, Graduate Student
  • Tara MacDonald, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies.
  • Kevin J. Deluzio, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Jacqueline Hill, Staffing Officer, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Members of the university community are invited to comment on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Chemical Engineering and to submit names of possible candidates for the headship to Kevin J. Deluzio, Dean (Chair), c/o Jacqueline Hill, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science by Jan. 14, 2022.  All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become a part of the record of decision making.

From Input to Action: Your Voice Matters

Queen’s shares in-depth Student Experiences Survey report on equity, diversity, inclusion, and sexual violence on campus, and commits to actions.

Illustration from report's front cover.

In early 2021, Queen’s launched its first-ever campus climate survey, the Student Experiences Survey (SES), to better understand systemic racism, exclusionary and discriminatory behaviours, and sexual violence on campus — an important step taken in support of the university’s Declaration of commitment to address systemic racism and other important safety initiatives. 

Working alongside students, the project team garnered responses from more than 5,400 students; responses that will inform both refined and new approaches to anti-racism and anti-violence activities.

Today, Queen’s shares its detailed analysis of the results in a report entitled From Input to Action: Your Voice Matters. It includes insight into survey results and themes, and the lived experiences of Queen’s students, as well as an overview of available campus initiatives, supports, and resources aimed at advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and safety. These results establish benchmarks against which to measure ongoing progress.

“This important input from our students confirms there are pressing issues relating to oppression, violence, and exclusion, that we must continue to address,” says Stephanie Simpson, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion). “Although we have taken many important steps forward, the results give voice to what our students are experiencing and reinforce that we must work together and do much more. The university is deeply committed to confronting these hard truths, listening to our students’ voices, and taking meaningful action so we can make crucial progress toward a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive campus.”

Campus community members are encouraged to review the findings and engage with their colleagues and the SES project team to devise and respond in meaningful and sustainable ways. A new Student Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator position has been created to facilitate student-led discussions, working alongside the longstanding Student Advisory Group and student leaders and groups to solicit feedback on the results and next steps. 

The Department of Student Affairs’ inaugural Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisor in the Yellow House Centre for Student Equity and Inclusion will also contribute to the work. The role was created apart from the SES project but is aligned in its mandate to lead and support a range of equity, diversity, and inclusion work across the university.

“As a non-white student, I had a deep emotional response to survey findings that showed many students feel the need to hide some aspects of their identity to fit in, and that many are unaware of available policies, procedures, and supports available to students who face racism or sexual violence,” says Husna Ghanizada, a third-year student who is part of the SES Student Advisory Group, as well as a Gender-Based Violence Awareness & Bystander Intervention Education Outreach and Operations Student Coordinator. “I have had the honour of working with a dedicated group of staff and students who unequivocally care about student experiences, and I am hopeful that the insights from the Student Experiences Survey will inspire greater inclusivity, equity for all members of the community, as well as make Queen’s a safer space.”

Faculty and staff groups will also review the results and are being tasked with identify existing and new actions that can contribute to an improved campus climate — work that will be co-facilitated by Deans and the SES project team.

“The work to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion is foundational to everything that we do as a university,” says Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “The institutional values articulated in the new Queen’s Strategy inform our collective expectations for these efforts, and the Student Experiences Survey and related activities will help us realize them. Of course, transforming the culture of an institution takes time and the engagement of every unit, department, and member of the campus community. Change will be iterative, but it will be achieved.”

Read 2021 SES Report, From Input to Action: Your Voice Matters, in full. Students are urged to review its findings and to get involved with upcoming engagement opportunities starting in January.

Readers should be aware that this report reviews Queen’s students’ experiences and perceptions of campus safety, incidents of exclusion, harassment, racism, and sexual violence — all of which are difficult topics. If you feel overwhelmed at any point while reading this document or reflecting on the topics of this report, pay attention to your needs. There are resources to support you.

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