Strengthening Sustainability Throughout the AMS

Throughout the fall semester we’ve been working on a plan to incorporate sustainability throughout the AMS, a plan that will strengthen sustainability across the organization. Last night, the AMS Assembly approved our plan to close the Commission of Environmental Affairs (CEA) and redistribute the Commission’s committees and services to other departments within the AMS. By incorporating our sustainability-focused initiatives into [...]

January 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Study Spaces for the December Exam Grind

With Exam SZN approaching fast, it’s time to hit the (e)books and begin the study grind. Let’s set the scene: You’re out of your room and are looking to find a productive place to work. Stauffer and Douglas are crowded again and the thought of spending 10-15 minutes looking for a space is almost as painful as studying itself. Sound [...]

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

It All Really Does Add Up

Engineering. Coffee. Politics. Friends. Yoga. Tricolour. What does these things have in common you may ask? Well, they all add up. They are things that make you, you. Things that makes Queen’s students, Queen’s students. This past week Queen’s career services, faculty societies and the AMS have been holding a campaign in the ARC titled “It All Adds Up”. The [...]

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to succeed in Kingston without even trying

Now that Homecoming is over and Halloween has come to a close, here are some ideas for how to keep the fun going for the rest of the semester. 1. Queens Events Homepage Calendar: When deciding on a fun outing, a great place to start would be the Queens Event Calendar for a weekly, up-to-date schedule of fun events happening in [...]

November 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Student Government Must Work for Students

This weekend, the AMS Offices, JDUC, and Queen’s Centre were vandalized in the middle of the night with unauthorized stickers and posters produced by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). As a result, the Student Life Centre cancelled a booking in MacCorry today relating to the CFS Day of Action event. Unfortunately, these disrespectful tactics are typical of the CFS. [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

5 Small Changes to Make Your Lifestyle More Sustainable

Beginning on October 2, Sustainability Week is hosting a variety of events that will address many elements of environmental sustainability including local food, transportation, climate change, energy, local diversity, waste, and more! In the spirit of Sustainability Week, here are the top 5 ways that you can become more sustainable:   GIVE UP DISPOSABLE WATER BOTTLES In 2010, Queen’s made the [...]

October 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|