Introducing the First Annual University District Summit!
Are you a student who’s had ongoing grievances with landlords throughout your time at Queen’s? Do you want to see improvements for students within the University District? Looking to learn more about the District in general and the plans for the future?
The University District Summit is in its first year, created by Municipal Affairs Commissioner, Francis Campbell, in attempts to bring together stakeholders of the University District and neighbourhoods surrounding the area.
The summit aims at facilitating an environment for discussion where individuals, including students and local landlords, can voice issues and collaborate to form important solutions for all parties involved. There are five major areas which are being addressed during the summit: accountability, relationships, quality of life, development in the area and the proposal of an AMS-approved landlord system for University District tenants. The AMS is hoping that the summit will educate stakeholders on the issues and concerns surrounding the University District as a whole and the community that it provides housing for.
The summit takes place on Saturday February 11th, 2017 from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Delta Waterfront Hotel downtown Kingston. Although registration for the event is now closed, it’s a great way to get informed about YOUR Queen’s community in future years. Keep a look out for the summit next year and the new topics that are introduced in the years to come!
If you have an interest in external advocacy on behalf of students to the City of Kingston, facilitating internal programming and resources that connect Queen’s students to the Kingston community and municipal politics, applications are now open for the 2017-2018 Commissioner of Municipal Affairs at myAMS.org/apply and are due February 9th at 4 pm.
Written by Lily Harris, ArtSci ’17, Marketing Deputy