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Incident of Intimidation in the University District

March 04, 2013

KINGSTON, ON – Yesterday evening, on Sunday March 3rd, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) was made aware of an incident of intimidation surrounding the special session of AMS Assembly. The incident was reported yesterday evening by the student involved, and members of AMS Assembly were immediately informed, as was Campus Security. The AMS unequivocally denounces any such acts, and urges all members to report any further incidents to Campus Security.

While there is no indication of immediate danger to any community member, all students are encouraged to make use of campus safety services – such as Walkhome or Campus Security – if they feel at risk.

Lastly, the AMS would like to reiterate its strong condemnation of this incident. Acts of intimidation or threats against any student, whether they are a member of AMS Assembly or not, are completely unacceptable, and will be subject to full investigation.

Students may contact Walkhome at 613-533-9255. Campus Security may be reached at 613-533-6111 in case of an emergency, and 613-533-6733 for non-emergency purposes.

Please direct all media inquiries to Taylor Mann, 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.