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 to safely intervene in order to protect their follow students.

“Sexual assault is a major problem on university campuses and we as student leaders need to do our part. Providing training to hundreds of students every year will create a safer campus for everyone.” – Tyler Lively, AMS President.

The AMS Executive is committed to tackling sexual violence at Queen’s. They will be bringing forward changes this month to AMS Employment Policy to mandate Bystander Intervention Training in the future.

AMS staff continue to be engaged with updating the University Sexual Violence Policy, developing prevention education, and providing better support to survivors of sexual violence.

Please direct all media inquiries to Bianca Balazic, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER Alma Mater Society (AMS) – https://www.myams.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 17,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The AMS provides opportunities for over 1000 student volunteers and 600 paid staff each year.

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Queen’s University sits on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe peoples.
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.
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