2016 Winter Referendum Results

January 27, 2016 KINGSTON, ON – Below are the results of the 2016 Winter Referendum. Voter turnout was 44.3%. Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.30 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Jack.org Queen’s chapter? Choice                          Votes                     Percentage Yes -                             4988                       75.0 No -                               1665                       25.0 [...]

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Student Wellness Services Opens Thursday Evening Clinic in Response to AMS Lobbying

KINGSTON, ON - On Wednesday, January 6, Student Wellness Services (SWS) announced the extension of the hours of urgent care walk-in clinic service on Thursdays to 7:30pm. This extension, made on a trial basis, is a result of AMS representatives lobbying the University for better hours of clinic service for students. In October, the AMS [...]

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AMS Eliminates Proposals as Part of Application and Hiring Process

December 8, 2015 KINGSTON, ON—On Thursday, December 3, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) eliminated proposals as a mandatory component of the hiring process for salaried staff and select senior volunteers to be replaced by three open-ended questions designed to better test the applicant’s thought process based on potential instead of experience. After finding that proposals [...]

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Orientation Roundtable, NEWTS Exec, FYNIRS Chair Hired

November 30, 2015 KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is proud to announce the following hiring decisions for Orientation Week 2016. Orientation Roundtable Coordinator – Meghan Peirce Logistics Director – Dayna Hellmann Leadership Development Director – Shannon Crooks Systems & Support Director – Callen Hageman Concert Director – Devon Laflamme NEWTS Week Head [...]

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Statement From the AMS Executive

November 19, 2015 KINGSTON, ON - Today, Kanivanan Chinniah, AMS President, made the following remarks at the Assembly meeting of November 19, 2015: “On Monday, November 9, 2015, the Executive was notified by a participant in the Fall Referendum of concerns with regards to the status of the Chief Electoral Officer. Upon consultation with the [...]

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Commissioner of Internal Affairs Hired

November 11, 2015 KINGSTON, ON – Hiring for the AMS Commissioner of Internal Affairs has concluded. After reviewing 4 applications, the AMS Executive (Kanivanan Chinniah, Kyle Beaudry, and Sarah Letersky) are happy to announce that Jon Wiseman, ArtSci ’16, will be taking on the position of Commissioner of Internal Affairs for the remainder of the [...]

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AMS and City of Kingston to Install Second Phase of University District Signage

November 9th, 2015 KINGSTON, ON – On Tuesday, November 10th the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and the City of Kingston will install University District street signs in the area bound by Nelson Street to the west, Princess Street to the north, Division and Barrie Streets to the east, and Johnson Street to the south. The [...]

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Academic Affairs Commissioner Hired

November 4th, 2015 KINGSTON, ON – Hiring for the AMS Academic Affairs Commissioner has concluded. After reviewing three applications, the AMS Executive (Kanivanan Chinniah, Kyle Beaudry, and Sarah Letersky) are happy to announce that Tyler Lively, ArtSci ’16, will be taking on the position of Academic Affairs Commissioner for the remainder of the 2015-2016 academic [...]

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Statement From AMS Executive

October 30, 2015 KINGSTON, ON – Today, Kanivanan Chinniah, President, Kyle Beaudry, Vice President (Operations), and Sarah Letersky, Vice President (University Affairs), issued the following statement: “Yesterday, we accepted the resignation of Miriam Bart, Commissioner of Internal Affairs, effective immediately as a result of personal reasons. “We thank Miriam for her dedication to her role [...]

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Statement on the review of student non-academic discipline system at Queen’s

September 18, 2015 KINGSTON, ON – Today, Kanivanan Chinniah, Kyle Beaudry, and Sarah Letersky, the AMS Executive, issued the following statement in response to the University’s release of the Lewis Report and subsequent review of the student non-academic discipline systems: “Over the past century, the AMS non-academic discipline system has served the Queen’s community well. [...]

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