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Alma Mater Society launches interactive housing map

November 28, 2011

KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is proud to announce the launch of the Municipal Affairs Commission (MAC) Housing Map, a tool for students to share information about housing in the University District. The map provides students with basic background information on properties and resource videos to help them make the transition into the Kingston community. The MAC Housing Map can be found at http://apps.myAMS.org/HousingMap

“We’re very excited about the release of the interactive housing map” says David Sinkinson, AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner. “Thanks to the dedication of over 25 volunteers we were able to go out and collect information from students on their properties.  We firmly believe that this data will extremely beneficial for students looking for housing in the University District.”

The MAC has also teamed up with the Kingston Student Housing, a student club, which designed a complimentary page (http://tiny.cc/2xwmt). The page provides more general information and good living tips on transitioning into the University District.

In addition to lobbying at the municipal level and facilitating volunteering in the Kingston community, the Municipal Affairs Commission (MAC) exists to assist students with their housing needs. The Housing Map is one of many MAC initiatives for students, such as the Holiday House-Check, the Student Property Assessment & Dwelling Education (SPADE) Team, and the Student Maintenance and Resource Team (SMART).

CONTACT: Please direct all media inquiries to Amanda Judd, AMS Communications Officer, at comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER
Alma Mater Society (AMS) -
http://www.myAMS.org
The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.

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