Student Choice Initiative Nullified

November 25th, 2019 – Kingston Ontario On November 21st, 2019, the AMS learned that the Student Choice Initiative was struck down by the Divisional Court of Ontario on the basis that the provincial government did not have the statutory authority to infringe upon the autonomy of student associations. The...

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2019 AMS Fall Referendum Results

October 23rd, 2019 – Kingston Ontario Below are the results of the 2019 Fall Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 14.1%.   Triennial Review: “Do you agree to the continuation of the NeuGeneration fee of $0.35 (Subject to individual...

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AMS Director of Communications Resigns

Effective October 23rd, 2019 at 5pm AMS Director of Communications Brendan Robson has resigned from his position.  He offered the following statement. “My decision to resign is not one I came to easily.  I’ve very much enjoyed my time at the AMS, but I can unfortunately no longer continue...

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AMS Statement on Racist Incident in Residence

Yesterday, the Alma Mater Society was made aware of a note attached to the door of a residence common room.  The note contained deplorable, racist, and homophobic language which targeted both Indigenous and Queer members of the Queen’s community. We would like to unequivocally denounce the sentiments...

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Students Unite For Climate Demonstration

Today from noon until 2PM the students, faculty, and staff of Queen’s University will have the opportunity to take part in the climate strike that has been organised by Queen’s Backing Action in Climate Change (QBACC) and Divest Queen’s at the intersection of University and Union. We at the AMS would...

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Interviewing Tips for Fall Hiring 2019

Interview Tips Before the interview – Do your research! Use myams.org to find out more about the service, office, or commission you are applying to and take time to read through the job description again. You can also refer to the AMS Hiring and Appointment Policy and Procedures Manual for more...

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The AMS has Divested From the Fossil Fuel Industry

The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University (AMS) has divested itself of all holdings in companies that produce, transport, and dispense fossil fuels. “This past March, the City of Kingston became the first municipality in Ontario to declare a climate emergency,” AMS President Auston Pierce said....

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Clarification of AMS Student Discounts

It has come to our attention that discounts advertised on the Alma Mater Society website that were described as being for AMS members were either outdated or inaccurate.  Specifically, the Via Rail discount listed was not one that was associated with the AMS.  Our apologies for any confusion or harm...

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Mental Health Service Empower Me Comes to Queen’s

Starting September 1, 2019, all students at Queen’s University will have access to Empower Me, a holistic mental health and wellness service that seeks to enhance the resilience of the student community by supplementing existing on-campus resources. As part of their ongoing commitment to support the...

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City of Kingston: Students Move-Out Plan

Below is a release by the City of Kingston Students: have a move-out plan KINGSTON, ONT./ April 4, 2019 – The school year is quickly coming to an end!  The City wants to congratulate students on finishing their academic year and share tips on how to make spring or summer move-out go smoothly. If...

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2019-2020 Government and Corporate Managers Hired

Tuesday, March 26th  The Alma Mater Society has concluded head manager hiring for AMS services. The AMS is pleased to announce the following decisions: Government Brand Manager – Sarah Obonsawin (3rd year, Commerce) Marketing Research Manager – Ewan Harris (3rd year, Global Development) Talent...

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Joint Statement on Sexual Violence Survey Summary Results

Below is a joint statement by the Division of Student Affairs, the AMS, and SGPS that has been e-mailed to all students. In addition, here is Principal Woolf’s statement on student sexual violence survey: https://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/principal-s-statement-student-sexual-violence-survey   To...

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A Student’s Guide to Sustainable Living

Written by: Emma Solecki, AMS First Year Intern It doesn’t take a degree to recognize that our environment is a messy place, both literally and figuratively. Deforestation and pollution are destroying natural ecosystems and their inhabitants all over the planet. Overpopulation threatens our natural...

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Election Results of AMS Board of Directors

March 12, 2019 KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) would like to congratulate the following people on their election to the AMS Board of Directors: One-year term Student Directors: Liam Tharp Nic Oullette Two-year term Student Directors: Zoey Aliasgari Alexia Tecsa “The Board of Directors...

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