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Winter Term Update

September 22nd, 2020  KINGSTON, ON - Today, Queen’s University sent an email detailing an updated about Winter Term. An excerpt is shown below:  “With some exceptions, most courses will continue to be delivered remotely in the 2021 Winter Term. A small number of on-campus academic activities will be held based on the need for some students [...]

By | September 22nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

External Investigation Update

September 11th, 2020 In response to posts shared on social media, the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Board engaged an external investigator to investigate allegations relating to a current member of our Permanent Staff. The investigation was completed, and the results were immediately provided to the Ad-Hoc Committee. More details on committee composition can be found [...]

By | September 11th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Re: Updates for the Community

September 2nd, 2020 Kingston, ON –  The mandate of the Board of Directors is to provide strategic oversight, financial accountability, and human resources support to Alma Mater Society Inc. (AMS). Our goal is to protect the interests and advance the objectives of all AMS stakeholders, including the students of Queen’s University and the employees of the AMS. The Board has [...]

By | September 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

TAPS 2020-2021

September 1, 2020    Kingston, ON – The AMS is deeply saddened to inform the public about the current situation regarding The AMS Pub Service (TAPS) for the 2020-2021 school year.   Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, public health regulations and University restrictions, TAPS will not be operating this school year. At this time, and for the foreseeable future, the JDUC is closed to the [...]

By | September 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Statement on AMS Exposed Account

August 19th, 2020     Kingston, ON – The AMS is continuing to read and reflect on each post released by @AMSxposed. The stories being shared are serious, upsetting and not in keeping with the culture at the AMS. We recognize that although most of these events occurred in previous terms, we have a legal and moral obligation to investigate all claims brought to our attention. As a [...]

By | August 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Bus Update – Fall Term

August 12th, 2020   Kingston, ON – Last night, Kingston Transit approved a temporary student bus pass option at Kingston City Council to allow for Queen’s Students to access public transit for the Fall Term at a reduced rate.   The AMS is pleased to announce the temporary bus pass will be available for all eligible Queen’s students for $119. The pass will operate from September 1, 2020 [...]

By | August 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

AMS Commitments to our QTBIPOC Community

July 24th, 2020  Kingston, ON – The AMS has released our commitments to our QTBIPOC community through a report detailing Action Items. This report is a working document that will reconsidered, adjusted and added to many times throughout our term. We will reflect the most current version on our website at all times.   Click here to access the Action Plan [...]

By | July 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Faculty of Law Commitment to Consideration of Renaming Building

June 29th, 2020 Kingston, ON - Last week, Queen’s University Faculty of Law committed to reviewing the name of Sir John A. MacDonald Hall. The Alma Mater Society would like to acknowledge the importance of this commitment. The Society recognizes that we, as well as Queen’s University, must address the systemic racism that is ever-present within this [...]

By | June 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments

COVID-19 Web Page

June 18th, 2020   Kingston, ON – The AMS has launched a COVID-19 specific page on our website, for students to best access resources and useful contacts. This website will be updated often to allow for timely news. We will be adding a section related to AMS services in the coming weeks. This section will highlight which services are [...]

By | June 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Statement Against Anti-Black Racism

June 1st,  2020   Kingston, ON –  The Alma Mater Society stands in solidarity with our Black students, staff, faculty, and extended communities who continue to face anti-Black racism and discrimination. It is our duty as student leaders to represent and serve the diversity of all students at Queen’s. While we strive to advocate alongside our student body, it is important to recognize Queen’s University’s history and [...]

By | June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments