Walkout saw thousands gathered at Summerhill

On Sept. 27, thousands gathered in front of Summerhill for an AMS-organized Walkout against sexual violence

  “You are strong, brave, and beautiful. I’m sorry that this is how we met. Not on the streets or the bus, or in line for a concert, but through the stories of your pain,”

      —Samara Lijiam, AMS Commissioner of Social Issues

Lijiam kicked off the event by reading letters to survivors that were collected in the days leading up to the Walkout. Read the full story here.

Sydney Ko, News Editor
NewsQueen’s not recognizing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation as statutory holiday

While not recognized provincially in Ontario as a statutory holiday, the Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 901 (PSAC 901) has launched a petition for Queen’s to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as such.

“We ask that Queen’s designate [Sept.30], the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a statutory holiday for the university,”

   —PSAC 901

“Following many conversations and given the timing of the government’s announcement surrounding the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Day [sic], Queen’s university could not accommodate a cancellation of classes this year,” Julie Brown, media relations officer, wrote in an email to The Journal on behalf of Queen’s. Read the full story here.

Sydney Ko, News Editor

SportsQueen’s tops uOttawa in football home opener

With the 30-7 win at Richardson Stadium, the Gaels have improved to 2-0 on the season and sit on top of the OUA Eastern Conference standings.

With Queen’s Men’s Football Team returning to Richardson for the first time since 2019, there was an energy that didn’t go unnoticed by head coach Steve Snyder. 
Read the full story here.

—Jack Burnham, Staff Writer

The Gaels started off their season 2-0 after two commanding wins over Carleton. (Photo by: Curtis Heinzl)
Sports: Women’s Soccer defeats Carleton in season home-opener

In Sunday’s game, the Gaels were a dominant force on the pitch, outshooting Carleton 23-7. The win also meant a sweep of their double-header weekend following Friday’s 5-0 victory in Ottawa.

The Gaels generated several scoring chances early in the first half, keeping the play on the Raven’s side of the field. Eight minutes in, Gael's striker Jenna Matsukubo drew first blood with a powerful goal from the top of the box, assisted by striker Raya Athwal. Read the full story here. 

—Natara Ng, Assistant Sports Editor


Catch-up on last week's campus news: 

News: AMS sees three resignations from senior management level

In light of four resignations from the AMS’s senior management level, Team RTZ said they’re supportive of everyone’s decisions to “choose their own priorities.” Read the full story here. 

—Sydney Ko, News Editor
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News: Sole rector candidate talks accessibility & communication

Following a successful nomination period at the first AMS Assembly on Sept. 21, Maya Morcos, Health Sci ’24, is the only candidate running for the 38th Rector position.

On Sept. 25, The Journal sat down with Morcos to discuss the four main pillars of her platform. Pillars include accessibility and communications, improving equity and social justice on campus, transitioning back to in-person learning and mending the relationship between the university and the Kingston community.  Read the full story here.

Sydney Ko, News Editor
Only one candidate to run for 38th Rector position. (Supplied by: Maya Morcos)

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-09-28 09:59:38 -0400