Friday, April 26, 2013

Executive Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Stephen Gellner has stepped down from the role of Treasurer and Stephanie Dresch has been selected to take his place.

Welcome, Stephanie, onto the Queen's Alive Executive!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Executive 2013-2014

Congratulations to our new Executive Club for 2013-2014:
President -Catherine Helferty
Vice President -Ashley Vandermeer
Secretary -Christine Helferty
Treasurer -Stephen Gellner
It is going to be a wonderful year for Queen's Alive!

From left to right: Christine, Catherine, Stephen, and Ashley

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Executive Elections

As the year draws to a close, we've got our Executive Elections coming up.  Join us on March 25 at 7:30pm in Kingston Hall 205 for our last general meeting of the year.  We will elect our new executive team and discuss plans for the March for Life in May.  See you there!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Successful Debate

Queen's Alive hosted a euthanasia debate on March 13, 2013.  We had a great turn-out for the lively discussion.  For those who weren't able to make it out, we recorded the evening's proceedings.  You can find the debate at the following youtube link.  Enjoy!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Upcoming Debate

End-of-life issues are important!


On Wednesday, March 13, Queen's Alive, will be hosting a debate: "Should assisted suicide and/or voluntary euthanasia be decriminalized in Canada?"  Arguing the pro-life position will be Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.  Debating him will be Udo Sch√ľklenk, PhD, who is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University and holds an Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics.  The debate is open to the public and will take place in the Biosciences Complex (116 Barrie Street) Room 1101, at 7:30pm.  There is no admission cost.  Please attend to show us your support!

Find the facebook event here, and invite your friends!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Motion 408 Promotion Campaign

"It's a girl" should not be a death sentence.


This week, Queen's Alive is hosting a campaign to educate Queen's students and faculty about gendercide: the systematic killing of members of a particular sex.  Gendercide targeted at females is especially real in countries like China and India, where it takes the form of sex-selective abortion and infanticide.  Sadly, the practice of sex-selective abortion is also occurring in Canada (CBC's Investigation).  Fortunately, in parliament there has been a motion proposed that, if passed, will condemn discrimination against women occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination occurring in Canada: Motion 408.

We had our kick-off event last night with a presentation about gendercide by Rebecca Richmond from National Campus Life Network.  This week, we will have tables set up to pass out information to students and raise awareness about this important issue:
Tuesday from 10-noon in Biosci
Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am in MacCorry
Thursday from 10-noon in MacCorry
On Thursday evening, we will be hosting a free screening of the documentary, "It's a Girl", in Ellis Auditorium at 8pm.  This film discusses the problem of gendercide, focusing primarily on China and India.  Check out the trailer, find the event on facebook, and invite your friends!

Club Photo after our M408 Kick-Off Event
Help us spread awareness about this important issue, and support Motion 408!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy New Year!

Queen's Alive is looking forward to another fruitful semester on campus!  We've got plans for a Motion 408 Promotion Week, and we'll be hosting a debate later in the semester.  To hear more about these events, come out to our general meeting on January 28 at 7:30pm in Kingston Hall Room 205, and continue to check the blog for updates!

If you would like to learn more about Queen's Alive or be placed on our emailing list, send us an email at queens.alive@gmail.com.  We're happy to hear from you!

Thank you to club members who made it out to our yearbook photo shoot!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

End of Fall Term

Queen's Alive has had a very exciting and active fall semester!  Yesterday marked our final event for the semester, watching "October Baby" together as a club.  Here's a little update on our club's activities from the past couple months:

  • The Defund Abortion Mini-Rally went very well on October 13th.  Queen's Alive was well represented, as well as the Kingston pro-life community at large.
  • Silent Day reached over 1000 students at Queen's on October 16th.  We passed out sheets explaining our silence in solidarity with those that have been silenced through abortion.  Here's a photo from the day:

  •  We hosted bake sales at St. Paul the Apostle Church and at St. Mary's Cathedral during the last two weekends in October.  We raised almost $600 between the two weekends!  Thank you so much to everyone who baked, bought and donated.  Your support is very much needed and appreciated!
  • We had an apologetics session for those wanting to learn more about how to effectively defend the pro-life position on November 12th.
  • Our postering/pamphleting campaign went well from November 14-16th.  We put up this poster all over campus and handed out over 1000 pamphlets with the same message.  We had some interesting conversations with other students about personhood!
  • Finally, we watched "October Baby" together last night, as previously mentioned.
Thank you to everyone for a great semester!  Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, and we'll see you in January!