2016 Fall Referendum

November 3, 2016 Kingston ON – Below are the results of the 2016 Fall Referendum. Voter turnout was 22%. Do you agree to the continuation of the CFRC mandatory fee of $7.79 for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1976 and last went to referendum in the spring of 2014. Choice      Percentage Yes –           51.5% No –           48.5% Do you agree to an increase [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

TAPS Special Committee Begins Work

October 21, 2016 Kingston, ON - The TAPS Special Committee has finalized their terms of reference and will begin its investigation into the workplace culture of the AMS service. The Committee will begin by conducting a series of confidential interviews with TAPS staff. Struck in response to a training week incident in late August, the committee will produce an interim report by the end of November to the AMS Board of Directors. A final report and recommendations will be presented [...]

October 21st, 2016|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Statement from the AMS Executive on Homecoming Video

October 19, 2016 KINGSTON, ON - We recognize that many of you were likely affected by the video released on social media following Homecoming, titled “Drunk Times with College Students.” This weekend traditionally celebrates what and who makes Queen's so special - this video did not reflect that spirit. We were extremely disheartened by its hurtful, offensive and disrespectful nature. For those of you looking for support at this time, we'd like to remind you that the volunteers at our [...]

October 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

AMS Takes Strong Action in Response to TAPS Hazing Incident

September 15, 2016 KINGSTON, ON – Yesterday, the AMS Board of Directors held a special meeting to approve steps to address the workplace culture of the AMS Pub Services. The Board struck a special committee to investigate the issue which will be chaired by Mike Blair, a former Board chair, and will include a University representative. The Board also took immediate action and resolved the following: - There will be no TAPS socials for the remainder of the year; - [...]

September 15th, 2016|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Student Wellness Services to Open Evening Clinic in September 2016

April 29, 2016 KINGSTON, ON – Today, Kanivanan Chinniah, Kyle Beaudry, and Sarah Letersky, the AMS Executive, issued the following statement: “We are happy to announce that we have achieved an agreement in principle to extend evening clinic hours at Student Wellness Services, starting September 2016. “Student Wellness Services will open in the evenings, on a walk-in basis, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The University will also consider the addition of a Mental Health Nurse [...]

April 29th, 2016|Categories: News|

Statement by the AMS Executive on the retirement of Greg McKellar

April 27, 2016 KINGSTON, ON – Today, Kanivanan Chinniah, the President, Kyle Beaudry, the Vice President (Operations), and Sarah Letersky, Vice President (University Affairs), issued the following statement: “Today, after almost three decades of service, it is with considerable regret that we announce the retirement of Greg McKellar from the Alma Mater Society. “Greg has been a pillar of wisdom for successive AMS Executives, AMS student staff, and students-at-large. He has provided this wisdom and gave considerable support to many [...]

April 27th, 2016|Categories: News|