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A new Arts and Science paid internship program was approved at the Feb. 24 Senate meeting, paving the way for it to begin this September.
Two weeks after being asked to evaluate complaints about Melody Torcolacci’s teaching of HLTH 102 — in which, students alleged, she taught anti-vaccination viewpoints — Provost Alan Harrison has released the results of his information-gathering.
Following controversy over HLTH 102 slides that some students say teach anti-vaccination theories, Melody Torcolacci has left the course, and a new professor will teach it for the rest of the year.
When Faculty of Education Professor Lynda Colgan asks young students to draw a scientist, they usually draw a character with a lab coat, glasses and “crazy hair”.
Though Principal Daniel Woolf was unaware of complaints against Melody Torcolacci’s teaching until Wednesday morning, a former student claims the University was made aware of the complaints he filed in 2011.
A tweet criticizing Queen’s Health 102 professor Melody Torcolacci for teaching that vaccines cause autism went viral last night, but it’s only the most recent in a series of complaints about her teaching.
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Many students focus on rote memorization and cramming to prepare for exams — but these strategies are rarely the most helpful, according to education professor John Kirby.
The University officially launched three active learning classrooms in Ellis Hall on Monday.
ASUS will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday for students to express their feedback on the Arts and Science Grade Report released in April, to be considered in ASUS’s official recommendation to the faculty.
An instructor stands at the front of an auditorium, lecturing to dozens or hundreds of students. This is the basis of many university courses — but it can be ineffective.
For incoming first-years, the mere prospect of experiencing university can be overwhelming.
Stauffer Library now has an online tool that will tell students how much space is available in the library, but it’s quite different from what AMS executive team JDL promised in 2012.
You can’t have teaching without research and vice versa, according to John Smol.
First-year students who are facing academic probation have the opportunity to participate in a new program that aims to improve their grades.
More than a quarter of students within Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences are female, the highest average for female enrolment in the country.
Bill Clinton went to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. Bill Clinton went to Oxford on the profits of rampant colonialism.
Thinking outside the box can be a challenge, but for those with learning disabilities, it’s the only option.
The proposed policy that would require Ontario universities to become more specialized is well-intentioned, but fails to address a more fundamental problem: that many of the programs they offer aren’t well-suited to prepare students for the job market.
The Ontario government is reducing the cap on annual tuition fee increases over the next four years, limiting inflation rates.
When choosing your classes, adding a minor to your major can increase your chances of future employment, according to Career Services.
Approximately 200 students at Queen’s switch faculties each year, but not everyone who wants to is permitted to do so.
With enrolment targets for the next two years passed by Senate late last month, a long-term, big picture document is in the works for an early 2014 release.
Last spring, the University hired a new position to look into the potential of expanding experiential learning for Queen’s students. According to Career Services, the program is still in its research stage and has yet to develop any firm plans.
The Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) program, which was created in 1983 to attract exceptional professors to Queen’s, will be reinstated in June 2013.
The department of psychology has rejected a civility clause for PSYC 300 that deducts 10 per cent of a student’s overall mark for bad behaviour.
The AMS is raising questions over a civility clause for PSYC 300 which deducts marks for bad behavior.
Two new Indigenous language courses are at full capacity in the first year of them being offered at Queen’s.
Of over 140 100-level courses listed in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences course calendar, five are taught in a blended format. But the gradual move towards this new method of learning isn’t always the most cost-effective way to study.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) recently released their report on Queen’s investigation into a former professor’s conduct.
If a proposed new program passes at Senate, select students could proceed to medical school at Queen’s after only two years of undergraduate education.
Offenses traditionally processed through the Non-Academic Discipline System have been rerouted to school administrators, leaving the future of Queen's peer-to-peer method uncertain.
Canada’s critical infrastructure isn’t adequately safeguarded against terrorism and other threats, a Queen’s-affiliated study suggests.
I recently submitted two questions for Provost Alan Harrison for the March 27 meeting of Senate. One is: why do we already have a financial exploration, or “business case,” for expanding online learning, and not a word on the subject in our new Academic Plan? The other is: why won’t ...
University representatives and local government officials met last Friday to discuss the finances of Queen’s blended-learning system.
Ontario universities are adopting a new student record that documents extracurricular involvement. Queen's administration said they won't be following suit.
Discussions over the GPA grading system resumed in Senate on Tuesday when a fourth-year student was invited by the Principal to speak on behalf of students.
A B.C.-based mining company led by two Queen’s alumni has donated $500,000 to the University.
Students with sleep disorders are eligible to register with disability services. They can receive assignment extensions and extra time on exams.
Come September, Queen’s will no longer offer dual degrees with the Faculty of Arts and Science for students enrolled in Nursing, Applied Science and Commerce.
Next year, students at Algoma University and University of Northern British Columbia will take one course for three weeks as part of an alternative class structure developed at Colorado College.
The Queen’s Entrepreneurs' Competition is moving to Toronto for the first time on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Queen’s Senate tabled an initiative that called for guidelines for future program suspensions.
The Academic Plan that will direct the University’s academic future was unanimously approved at Tuesday’s Senate meeting.
The current media coverage regarding the suspension of BFA admissions for 2012-13 is not the publicity I had in mind.
AMS Assembly voted to create a committee last night that will investigate the University’s decision to suspend admissions into the fine arts program.
Adjunct assistant professor Mike Mason has not attended his class since he announced that students had complained to the history department about terms used in his lectures.
Queen's should take a cue from new educational initiatives that are changing the way we learn.
More universities adopt second reading weeks, but Queen's may not follow suit.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest school board has taken flak for a new policy that prevents teachers from assigning zeros when students are caught cheating. The Eastern School District’s policy has been criticized as too lenient because cheaters are given a second chance to retake assignments and tests. It’s applicable to ...
Two student-run online companies offering academic services are set to launch this week at Queen’s.
Features debunks the myth that upper-year students can easily transfer from Arts and Science into Commerce.
Twenty-three Canadian Forces members are enrolled in undergraduate programs at Queen's.
Third-year students in the Fine Art program have returned to Ontario Hall after an administrative error forced their removal from the building last year.
Queen’s offered two blended learning classes this fall, combining lectures with online learning. The movement is a necessary change as class sizes continue to grow, but the blended format has some inherent pitfalls.
An article published in the Journal on March 25 considered the status of student writing at Queen’s, as well as the impending preliminary report from the Academic Planning Task Force on April 28.
The so-called “Wikipedians” of Imperial College hope to turn Wikipedia into an official research tool, in acknowledgement of its enormous popularity among students.
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been told, “You’re a perfectionist.” Admittedly, I strive to hold myself to the highest standards in life and school, but I’ve often hinged my satisfaction on the full attainment of these measures alone. Many times, I’ve focused more on planning a task ...
Whether we strive to be the smartest, the fastest or the beer pong champion, it can be a rare thing to find oneself in a social context completely devoid of any contest. Most of us can’t even recall having been to a house party that didn’t at some point feature ...
This fall, over 200 new students will burst onto the Queen’s athletic scene. First year is a guaranteed challenge, but toss in daily training plus weekly travel to games, and first-year Gaels have their work cut out for them. As a member of the Queen’s Cross Country team, I know ...