Welcome to the Commission of Campus Activities

The Campus Activities Commission (CAC) is responsible for organizing events that promote school spirit and enhance student life. The commission also has a significant role in preserving and facilitating the Queen’s tradition of student-run orientation. You can apply to volunteer in any of the below groups!

Did you know that the CAC can help you plan your event? Check out the Event Planning page of the website or email campus.activities@ams.queensu.ca for your event planning needs!

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Conferences

Queen’s Model Parliament (QMP) is a model parliament conference, intended to educate Queen’s students on Canadian parliamentary procedure, allow for debate amongst peers, and expose students to interesting guest speakers. The committee facilitates the conference itself, as well as other events for QMP delegates throughout the year.
Website: http://queensmp.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queensmodelparliament/

Queen’s Model Court (QMC) is a model court conference intended to educate Queen’s students about the Canadian justice system, allow for learning about how law works, and expose students to engaging guest speakers. The committee facilitates the conference itself, as well as other events for QMC delegates throughout the year
Website: http://www.queensmodelcourt.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueensModelCourt/

The Queen’s Media and Journalism Conference (QMJC) aims to provide Queen’s students with resources, information about careers, networking opportunities, and advice from professionals in the media and journalism field. The committee plans and facilitates the entire event.
Website: http://www.qmjc.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueensMJC/

Queen’s Model United Nations (QMUN) is a conference that aims to educate Queen’s student about international affairs and social justice through debate in different model UN sub-committee. By exposing students to a variety of guest speakers in the field of international relations, the conference committee provides a unique opportunity for delegates to hear form experts in the field. The committee plans and facilitates the entire year.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueensMUN/?fref=ts

QPOP

This new festival aims to highlight Canadian and student talent at our campus establishments, bringing together the entire Queen’s community.
Website: http://www.qpopfestival.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qpopfest

Grants and Bursaries

Student Art Initiative Grant

In order to be eligible for the Student Art Initiative Grant, your request must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Funding shall be allocated in support of new and existing events/ideas/projects
  • Priority shall be given to event ideas that are innovative, likely to engage students in the arts and generally thought to enhance the quality and diversity of campus life. Events that may link to the broader Kingston community may be considered
  • Recipients shall be AMS members
  • Applicants must provide evidence of financial plans in the form of a projected budget
  • Applicants must specify any requested or received funding from AMS or non-AMS sources

For more information, contact the Campus Activities Commissioner at campus.activities@ams.queensu.ca.

Download the application here!
Due October 7th, 2016 at 4pm

Campus Activities Bursary

If you are a student facing financial constraints that may deter or prevent you from participating in Campus Activities Commission events, the Campus Activities Events Bursary may be available to you. The purpose of this bursary is to enhance the financial accessibility of CAC events for all AMS members. The bursary is designed to subsidize, partially or in full, the more expensive participation fees required for some CAC events where a student would otherwise be unable to participate for reasons relating to financial hardship.

To be eligible for the Campus Activities Bursary, students must demonstrate their financial need by completing the application form above, to be submitted to campus.activities@ams.queensu.ca or the AMS Front Desk either before or within two days of registering for the event in question.

2015-2016 Campus Activities Events Bursary application

New Events Bursary

If you’re passionate about an idea you have for a new student event or activity but don’t quite have the financial means to bring it to life, the Campus Activities Commission’s New Events Grant might be able to provide you with the help you need. Whether it’s a new conference, a campus activity or anything in-between, the New Events Grant is aimed at helping new events grow roots and succeed.

In order to be eligible for the New Events Grant, your request must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Funding shall be allocated only in support of new events/ideas/projects. Priority shall be given to event ideas that are innovative, likely to engage students and generally thought to enhance the quality and diversity of campus life. Events that may link to the broader Kingston community may be considered.
  • Eligible events may be a one-time occurrence or be created with the intent of the event becoming annual
  • Existing groups shall be eligible to apply for funding if they are introducing a genuinely new event but preference shall be given to new group or individual student proposals seeking to introduce or create something without any existing infrastructure
  • Recipients shall be AMS members and the event and related activities shall be non-profit
  • The recipient may not be receiving any other form of AMS funding

There are two application periods for the New Events Grant: one in the Fall term and one in the Winter term. Applications will be available on this page at the beginning of each term. All applications will be subject to a review panel consisting of the Campus Activities Commissioner, Vice President of University Affairs and Clubs Manager, who will determine the final allocation of grant funds.

For more information please contact the Campus Activities Commissioner at campus.activities@ams.queensu.ca with any questions.

Download the application here!
Due October 7th. 2016 at 4pm

Orientation Week

The Orientation Roundtable (ORT) is responsible for the overall planning and coordination of Orientation Week. This includes organizing leader training for all Orientation Leaders, completing all bookings, organizing the Frosh Concert, and much more! These positions provide a unique way to get involved with Orientation Week.

New, Exchange, Worldly Transfer Students (NEWTS) Orientation Week is specifically designed to address the unique needs of students entering the Queen’s community as upper year students. The NEWTS Week program unites students from all faculties, years and places together in a tightly knit community, and NEWTS coordinators work to fulfill this mandate and provide a memorable experience for this group of students.

First years Not In Residence (FYNIRs) Week offers an alternative introduction to the Queen’s campus and Kingston area during the first two days of Orientation Week for first year students who don’t live in residence. Coordinators and volunteers of this week work to create two days packed with fun and informative activities that introduce new students to off-campus living.

In The Commission

Committees

The Recreation Committee is composed of a group of students who seek to enrich the university experience of all Queen’s students. Focusing primarily on physical activity, the Recreation Committee hosts events such as Queen’s Inside Ride, Queen’s Amazing Race, and the University District Hockey League; all of which seek to inspire inclusion, teamwork, and excitement.

The Queen’s Live Music Committee oversees two events: QPOP Music Festival and Live at the Isabel. These events provide live, on-campus music entertainment to Queen’s students. The committee assists with the marketing, fundraising and general execution of these two events.

Deputies

Deputy Commissioners work directly under the full-time Commissioners and oversee the committees within the Commission. Deputy portfolios vary but every one offers the chance to develop leadership skills.

The Creative Arts Deputy oversees the financial operations and projects of the Queen’s Live Music Committee. They serve as a resource for these committees’ members, and communicate updates between them and the Commissioner. They also assist with the creative development and expansion of these portfolios.

The Conferences Deputy oversees the financial operations and projects of the following four conferences: Queen’s Model United Nations, Queen’s Model Parliament, Queen’s Model Court, and Queen’s Media and Journalism Conference. They serve as a resource for committee chairs and members, and communicate updates between them and the Commissioner. They also assist committee co-chairs in managing external relations between the AMS and the House of Commons and Frontenac County Courthouse management

The Campus Engagement Deputy oversees the financial operations and projects of active events such as the University District Hockey League and Inside Ride. They assist in the development of this portfolio and serve as a resource for these committees’ members by communicating updates between them and the Commissioner.They are also responsible for holding skill building workshops to help Queen’s students learn valuable skills they can’t learn inside the classroom as well as promoting healthy living throughout the University,