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Principal Announces Return of Homecoming

December 11, 2012

KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is very excited to learn of the Principal’s decision to reinstate Homecoming in 2013. The AMS believes strongly that homecoming is an important facet of the Queen’s community, and provides a myriad of benefits to all Kingstonians. Homecoming is a unique opportunity for alumni to reconnect with Queen’s and Kingston, while enhancing the spirit and traditions of Queen’s.

The AMS looks forward to working with our community partners, the City of Kingston, and the University to facilitate a spirited, safe and memorable Homecoming in October of 2013. The AMS will be working tirelessly over the next 9 months to represent students in the planning of Homecoming. 

“Homecoming is an integral component of Queen’s University tradition and there has truly been something missing since its suspension. Students have worked tirelessly over the past several years to ensure its safe return, recognizing that we are also residents of Kingston.” – Doug Johnson, AMS President & CEO

“The return of Homecoming is an exciting development in town-gown relations that showcases how students, the University and the City can work collaboratively on issues of mutual interest. The AMS has been working hard to foster good working relationships with members of City Council and our students have demonstrated that they are ready for the return of Homecoming. As we look to the future, the AMS and students will continue to play a leading role on this file along with our community partners.” - Troy Sherman, Municipal Affairs Commissioner

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

Video: The AMS has released an announcement video regarding the return of homecoming. It can be viewed here.

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.