Statement from the AMS Executive on University District Costume Party

November 22, 2016 KINGSTON ON - This morning we were made aware of a party that happened Saturday night in the University District where students dressed in inappropriate costumes. We believe this was wrong, and actions like these make students feel uncomfortable and unwelcome on our campus. We see this as an educational opportunity for [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

683 AMS Staff Completed Bystander Intervention Training

November 4, 2016 KINGSTON ON – AMS President Tyler Lively, Vice President (University Affairs) Carolyn Thompson and Vice President (Operations) Dave Walker, required that all AMS staff complete bystander intervention training this Fall. To date, 683 AMS staff have undergone this training. These students know how to identify unsafe situations, and know when and how [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | April 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Statement from the AMS Executive on the Future of a Fall Break

April 19, 2016 KINGSTON, ON – Today, Kanivanan Chinniah, President, and Sarah Letersky, Vice President (University Affairs) released the following statement in response to the motion voted upon at Senate regarding a fall break: “Over the past few weeks the University has been increasingly engaged in conversations surrounding a fall reading week. There has been [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AMS Engages Federal Government on Student Issues

March 21, 2016 OTTAWA, ON—Today, Kanivanan Chinniah, AMS President, and Sarah Letersky, AMS Vice President (University Affairs) issued the following statement: “This week, with the support of AMS Assembly, we will be in Ottawa to meet with elected officials and policymakers to ask for improvements to the Canada Student Loans Program, international student employment and [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments