Winter Term Update

December 17, 2021 KINGSTON, ON – Yesterday afternoon, Queen’s University sent an email detailing an update about Winter Term. An excerpt is shown below:   “With some very limited exceptions, which are themselves subject to change should public health considerations require it,...

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Update on Rector Election

October 4, 2021   Kingston, ON – The AMS Office of the Secretariat has announced that Rector candidate Maya Morcos has succeeded her name from the ballot prior to the voting days of October 1st and 2nd, 2021.   We wish Maya the best and thank her for engaging with the position over the...

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Statement Against Anti-Asian Racism

March 19th, 2021  KINGSTON, ON – The AMS condemns all acts of anti-Asian hate, discrimination, violence, sinophobia, and xenophobia and stands in solidarity with our Asian communities at Queen’s.   The rise of Anti-Asian hate crimes in our communities,...

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A Statement on St. Patrick’s Day

March 13th, 2020    KINGSTON, ON – The AMS wishes to inform students about precautionary measures regarding the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. Kingston has handled the pandemic tremendously, and it is important to ensure the community remains safe. To reduce the risk of overwhelming...

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Condemning Anti-Semitic Violence at Queen’s

February 3, 2021   KINGSTON, ON – Upon learning about the zoom hack that occurred yesterday, the AMS wishes to offer support to students who have been impacted. The AMS acknowledges that this event has affected many of our Jewish students on our campus. We condemn all...

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Update on Bus-It 2020-2021

June 2nd, 2020  Kingston, ON – The Alma Mater Society, in consultation with the City of Kingston has opted to terminate the Bus-It Program for the 2020-2021 school year, in light of the impact of COVID-19. This decision resulted from discussions held over a period of several weeks.  Kingston Transit...

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Statement Against Anti-Black Racism

June 1st,  2020   Kingston, ON –  The Alma Mater Society stands in solidarity with our Black students, staff, faculty, and extended communities who continue to face anti-Black racism and discrimination. It is our duty as student leaders to represent and serve the diversity of all students...

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Fall 2020 Update

May 15th, 2020 Kingston, ON – This Wednesday, the University issued a statement indicating a predominantly remote fall 2020 term at Queen’s due to COVID-19, and the safety of Queen’s students and the Kingston community. In light of the University’s decision, the AMS and Senior Management...

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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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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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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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AMS Senior Management Hired!

February 26th, 2019 KINGSTON, ON – Auston Pierce, Jessica Dahanayake, and William Greene have completed their hiring for 2019-2020 AMS senior management. Over the weekend, Team AJW reviewed many applications with multiple rounds of interviews. The Executive-Elect is excited to announce the following...

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Statement Regarding Re-Structuring of the AMS

Following the Government of Ontario’s recent announcement regarding the new Student Choice Initiative, the AMS Board of Directors has had to make difficult decisions regarding the services and opportunities that we offer to students. This new change will likely introduce approximately a 40% budget...

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Environmental Campus Group Updates

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) What an exciting start to the New Year it has been! We hope that everyone’s transition back into work and the real life has been as seamless and enjoyable as possible. SCB would like to formally remind everyone to take care of themselves during the cold winter...

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