Five things not to miss this year at Homecoming this year

by Danielle Barish, Deputy Brand Manager The leaves are beginning to change colour, the temperature is slowly dropping, midterms are just around the corner, and the smell of pumpkin spice everything is in the air. What could all of these signs point to? Homecoming 2017 of course! That’s right, it’s Hoco SZN and we couldn’t be more [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ReUnion Street Festival

by Laura Chiu (Commerce ’19, ReUnion Street Festival Marketing Chair) Although the weather would seem to indicate that Summer is just getting into full swing, believe it or not, Fall is here - and that means that Homecoming is almost upon us! Four years ago, if you’d asked a given group of Queen’s students or alumni [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Effective allyship is about prioritizing marginalized voices, not speaking over them

Dear Queen’s students, This morning, The Queen’s Journal published an article titled “ASUS petitions for Indigenous land recognition on Queen’s sign” featuring Laura Anderson, the ASUS Equity Commissioner. The article primarily centralized Anderson’s voice as an ally to Indigenous populations. It failed to focus the voices and experiences of Indigenous students, particularly the Indigenous students [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What I Wish I Knew Going Into First Year

by Danielle Barish, Deputy Brand Manager First year was truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Growing up for the past 10 years at summer camp, I thought I would be fully equipped to handle anything University threw at me. I was used to living with a bunch of kids in small spaces, doing any means necessary for [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Resources are Available

September 1, 2017  KINGSTON, ON – In light of the recent media attention detailing sexual misconduct by a Queen's student, we would like to draw everyone's attention to the resources that exist on campus and in the broader Kingston community for those who have been affected or may need support. The AMS does not condone the behaviour of the student in question, and would like you to remember that all students [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Appointment of Vice-President (Operations)

August 28, 2017   KINGSTON, ON – Today, Chelsea Hollidge (Film and Political Studies '17) was appointed AMS Vice-President (Operations) by AMS President Jennifer Li and AMS Vice-President (University Affairs) Palmer Lockridge. This appointment was made in accordance with AMS Constitution Part 2, Section 2, Subsection 4 and will be brought to AMS Assembly for ratification on September 21, 2017.  The Executive has consulted Assembly, the Executive [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students are leaders in sustainability

Hi everyone, I'm Palmer Lockridge, the Vice-President (University Affairs) for 2017-2018! I oversee and support the activities of the four AMS Commissions and the Clubs Office, which together make up the bulk of the "government-side" of the AMS.   The hard-working student volunteers and staff members of these various departments make enormous contributions to student life by administering services [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Student Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn more about the Marketing and Communications Office

Hi everyone, my name is Craig Draeger and I am the AMS Director of Communications for the 2017-2018 term! The purpose of my Office is to manage the two-way flow of information between the AMS and students, while also helping to build and foster our relationships with outside stakeholders. The core mandate of my role [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn more about the Academic Affairs Commission

Hi everyone, my name is Victoria Lewarne and I am the Commissioner of Academic Affairs for the 2017-18 term! The purpose of the Academic Affairs Commission (AAC) is to ensure the maintenance of the quality, and financial accessibility of a Queen’s education. Thus, it is my responsibility to advocate on behalf of students to the [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn about the Municipal Affairs Commission

Hi everyone! My name is Stefano Hollands, and I am the Commissioner of Municipal Affairs here at the AMS. It is my job to advocate for students’ interests to all external stakeholders in the City of Kingston, and to ensure that there are plentiful volunteer and work opportunities for students within the Commission. I can [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments