Queen’s in process of taking over alcohol-related discipline

March 1, 2016

Queen’s University has begun the process of assuming disciplinary responsibility for alcohol-related offenses, according to The Kingston Whig-Standard. In the past, these responsibilities have fallen on student associations, but the university's move to take control of them comes in response to the recommendations made in a letter by regional coroner Roger Skinner after two alcohol-related student deaths in 2010. At the time, York University Secretary and General Counsel Harriet Lewis stated that Queen’s had been in a difficult legal position for several years and that this tenuous position held a number of serious risks for the university. The Whig