Previous Kingston mayor states more requires to be done to stop University District celebrations

6
Previous Kingston mayor states more requires to be done to stop University District celebrations

Thousands collected to participate in street celebrations around the school of Queen s University in Kingston over the weekend for unauthorized Homecoming events.

The celebrations occurred in spite of stringent cautions from the City of Kingston, Kingston authorities and the principal of the university, Patrick Deane.

When asked what the university plans to do with trainees who participated, he states there might be sanctions.

We wear t have the authority for things they do as civilians. We do under specific scenarios under the code (where we) have the capability to enforce sanctions, Deane stated. And those sanctions can range from corrective justice to expulsion.

But that s unsatisfactory, according to Kingston and the Islands MP, Mark Gerretsen, who required to Facebook Sunday to call out the university.

Story continues listed below ad

Queen s requires to cover their head around the truth that they are the only part of this formula that can impact the result, Gerretsen, who is likewise a Queen s graduate, stated.

I m really disappointed, he included.

Disturbing banners were seen that minimized sexual violence versus females seen hanging from houses in the University District.

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (SACK) and Kingston Interval House launched a joint declaration responding to the banners.

It is declarations like these that feed into rape culture and make it more hazardous for females and other marginalized populations residing in these neighborhoods, the declaration checked out in part.

It s inappropriate, it is antithetical to what the university means and those homes were gone to by the university and those indications were removed and the code will be utilized, Deane stated.

But Gerretsen states much of what the university has actually been stating is merely lip service.

What I m getting in touch with in a call to action is for the university to, state, listen if you re charged and founded guilty of an offense throughout this unique time when the city has actually put in unique procedures throughout unique occasion weekends like this, you ll be expelled from the school, Gerretsen stated.

Story continues listed below ad

Students headed back to class Monday early morning however the university and the city continue work to determine trainees who participated in or hosted Homecoming house party.

So far, Queen s hasn t explained what, if any, sanctions will be utilized. Gerretsen, on the other hand, hopes they will seize the day to send out a message strong enough to put an end to this type of behaviour.

.


Click to play video: 'Thousands partake in unsanctioned street parties during Queen’s University Homecoming weekend'







Thousands take part in unauthorized street celebrations throughout Queen s University Homecoming weekend


Thousands take part in unauthorized street celebrations throughout Queen s University Homecoming weekend

© 2021 Global News, a department of Corus Entertainment Inc.