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Established in 1841 and one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, Queen’s today is a mid-sized university that provides a transformative student learning experience within a research-intensive environment A member of the prestigious U15 group of research-intensive Canadian universities, Queen’s conducts leading-edge research in areas of critical concern. Queen’s is also a member of the Matariki Network, an international group of research-intensive universities with a strong shared commitment to the undergraduate and graduate student learning experience.

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The use of food banks has skyrocketed. Here Prime Minister Justin Trudeau helps prepare a food box at Seva Food Bank in Mississauga, Ont., on Nov. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Dear politicians: To solve our food bank crisis, curb corporate greed and implement a basic income

With food insecurity at an all-time high and food banks buckling under high demand as we head into this holiday season, experts say we need to focus on long-term solutions to tackle the issue at its root.
British soldiers stand behind barbed wire in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1970. Critics of the new law say it will not aid reconciliation and risks deepening divisions. (AP Photo)

New law sidesteps British culpability in Northern Ireland’s Troubles

Opponents of the U.K. government’s Northern Ireland Troubles Act argue it violates the Good Friday Agreement by denying victims their right to justice.
Attendees clap as they listen during a ‘teach-in on Gaza’ lecture at Rutgers University on Oct. 27, 2023, in New Brunswick, N.J. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Campus tensions and the Mideast crisis: Will Ontario and Alberta’s ‘Chicago Principles’ on university free expression stand?

In Ontario and in Alberta, university decisions about balancing free expression and protection from harm will be an important test of recent university policy shifts pertaining to free expression.
Corruption is a serious issue and costly threat to Canada’s foreign trade and international reputation. (Shutterstock)

Canada needs to move beyond poorly enforced bribery laws and tackle corruption’s root causes

If Canada wants to fix its reputation for being weak on corruption, it needs to confront the harms associated with globalization and bring multinational corporations under democratic control.
Understanding how and why conflicts around devices and screen time are unfolding will help families foster healthy relationships with each other and with digital technologies. (Shutterstock)

Teens and screens: 7 ways tried-and-true parenting approaches can help navigate family conflict

Navigating disagreements about screens can provide parents with valuable opportunities to foster quality relationships and raise children who can manage themselves responsibly.
Current research suggests it’s time to re-evaluate existing pay structures and prioritize worker health and safety. (Shutterstock)

Beyond the paycheck: The key to building a thriving workplace goes beyond salaries

Traditional pay structures — like wage gaps, pay-for-performance systems, the belief that time equals money and pay secrecy — are stopping organizations from reaching their goals and thriving.
A program offers training and education specifically on family medicine from the start of medical school, while bypassing administrative hurdles to residency. (Shutterstock)

Family doctor shortage: Medical education reform can help address critical gaps, starting with a specialized program

Education has a role to play in addressing the shortage of family doctors. A new program is designed specifically for comprehensive, community-based family practice.
Le « oui » sans équivoque au référendum sur l’arrêt de l’extraction pétrolière dans le parc Yasuní, une zone d’une importance écologique vitale, constitue une grande victoire pour l’Équateur. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Voici ce que nous apprend le vote historique tenu en Équateur pour mettre fin à l’extraction pétrolière dans un parc national

La décision du peuple équatorien de mettre un terme à l’extraction pétrolière dans le parc de Yasuní constitue un précédent d’importance mondiale et une victoire dont le Canada devrait s’inspirer.
Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem holds a news conference at the Bank of Canada in July 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Interest rates: Monetary policy is always political as central banks opt to back the financial sector

Why is monetary policy outside the realm of politics? What are the social ramifications of our current monetary policy system? What alternatives exist?
Family vlogs can be a double-edged sword that provide families with income, but also lead to exploitation. (Shutterstock)

Family vlogs can entertain, empower and exploit

Vlogging has emerged as a new source of intimate entertainment, and for creators, potential income. However, they also raise serious questions about exploitation and the privacy rights of children.
The resounding ‘yes’ vote in a referendum on halting oil extraction in the Yasuní, an area of vital ecological importance, is a huge victory for Ecuador. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

A month after Ecuador’s historic vote to end oil extraction in Yasuní National Park, its lessons are as vital as ever to Canadians

The decision of the people of Ecuador to halt oil extraction in the Yasuní is a trend-setting precedent of global importance and a victory that Canadians should build upon.
A fundamental component for training health-care professionals is interacting with patients and families. (Shutterstock)

Solving Canada’s shortage of health professionals means training more of them, and patients have a key role in their education

Each encounter that health-care students have with patients and families helps them understand real-world patient needs. That means all Canadians have a role in educating future health-care providers.
Sexual and gender-based violence can seem like an insurmountable problem, but interdisciplinary thinking encourages creative approaches to social change. Queen’s University students in Kingston, Ont., protest sexual assault on campuses in September 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

How students are developing solutions to the problem of campus sexual and gender-based violence

Faculty and university staff are embedding training to prevent gender-based and sexual violence into curricular goals of both arts and STEM classes.

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