Archive for the ‘Queen's’ Category

In my 4th year Political Communications seminar (POLS 419), we were asked to create a politically-focused ad campaign.  Given our interest in electoral reform, my partner Steven Venner & I decided to focus our campaign on electoral reform, specifically, a federal change to the MMP system.  We chose FairVote Canada as our fictional client because […]


Is there a limit to how far is too far with being politically correct? An incident that came to a head this week at Queen’s has made this a serious question.  Over the past few years, Queen’s has become known as a campus that, according to many, is chock full of Islamophobia, white privilege, racism, […]


As the dust over Aberdeen settles, and the horse excrement is washed away by the ever-present Kingston rain, we must come to terms with the effects of this first “Fauxcoming” weekend and take inventory of what occurred.  I, for one, must admit that my predictions were wrong. Very, very wrong….but you wouldn’t know it from […]


I was at Spring Reunion 2009.  Were you? Didn’t think so. Consider yourself lucky.  After three fantastic years of Homecoming experiences, I was thoroughly depressed when I witnessed what was being touted as a fantastic alternative to the September festivities.  I have always looked forward to Homecoming, and not for the reasons many would think.  […]


Apparently Queen’s holds a grudge. At least, the buildings on campus do. For those of you who are unaware, in late fall of 2008 the Queen’s Arts & Science Undergraduate Society President, Jacob Mantle, a then-3rd year Politics student, commented “I like your Taliban picture” on friend’s Facebook photo. The photo showed two girls wearing […]