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 excited. Homecoming at Queen’s brings [...]

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 what Homecoming comprised for them, [...]

October 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 who are and have spearheaded [...]

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 a good time. Oh what [...]

September 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 have the right to file [...]

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 like the Peer Support Centre, [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Student Life, Uncategorized|