The AMS Goes Federal for the Week

The AMS, alongside six other student unions from across the province and the country were in Ottawa last week (March 21-24) to advocate on behalf of students to the Federal Government. ADVOCAN, is a group of student leaders who came together to represent some of Canada's largest, research intensive universities. Together, the group represents over 240,000 students across [...]

By | March 23rd, 2016|Academics, Student Life|0 Comments

10 More Reasons to Submit your Application Today

Council (full-time salaried positions) applications are due today at 4pm! If you're still on the fence about applying, we wanted to give you a few more reasons to encourage you to submit your application for one (or more!) of these positions. Any one of these individuals would love to talk to you more about what they [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|Academics, Student Life, Tricolour Spirit|0 Comments

AMS Executive Mid-Year Review

The AMS Executive and their team have been working hard this year to accomplish the initiatives outlined in their platform and beyond. Read more to see what we've been doing for the past six months! Common Ground Seating: We conducted a formal capacity check with the aid of the Fire Marshall, which determined that there [...]

By | October 29th, 2015|Academics|0 Comments

Rethinking Teaching Incentives: An Opportunity to Say Thanks

I recently had the opportunity to present the Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching to two very deserving faculty members at Queen’s Convocation. This, coupled with recent talks happening on campus, sparked a critical reflection in my mind about how we celebrate teaching excellence at Queen’s. Although committing oneself to excellence in teaching, particularly [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Academics|0 Comments

Exam Resource: 1st Year Tips

This week we've got a special feature from one of the AMS First Year Interns! This post will offer some advice to our first year students. Beginning your first set of university exams can be an intimidating experience, so we thought we would give some advice to try and ease your stress. Below are some links [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|Academics, Student Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Active Learning Classrooms at Queen’s

It’s difficult, as a student, to conceive of a future for teaching and learning at Queen’s that we may not share in. We have thoughts about what we would like to change, perhaps. Concerns, and wishes, but these are rarely realized for us in the flurry of academics and student life. Those who work on [...]

By | October 29th, 2014|Academics|0 Comments

Got Grief?

My Experience with the Academic Grievance Centre  I found myself in the third week of classes wondering why I was being penalized with a fee on my student account that wasn’t my fault. Due to complications when receiving permission to take a course at another University I had to navigate a confusing network of University offices. [...]

By | October 9th, 2014|Academics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New SOLUS Calendar Subscription

The AMS and Queen's ITS have been working together to bring you a SOLUS calendar subscription service. This application will let you get your SOLUS calendar on your mobile phone (that supports ActiveSync), outlook calendar, etc. AMS IT Office and the Academic Affairs Commission have worked with Queen's ITS to test and deliver this service, [...]

By | September 11th, 2014|Academics|0 Comments

How You Can Decide Who Wins this Election

4580 =  The median margin of victory in ridings with major campuses in the 2011 elections (the majority of ridings had margins of victory in the 4000s). 19,786 = The average number of estimated eligible student voters in each individual riding. That means that less than a quarter of the student vote often could totally reshape [...]

By | June 5th, 2014|Academics, Community Issues, Student Life|0 Comments

9 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry on During Exam Time

As April approaches, many of us will experience various forms of stress with exams, moving, job searching, and many other things happening all at once. To help combat the stresses that come with this hectic time of year, give this list a read, and think of personal ways for relieving stress and increasing positivity in [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Academics, Student Life|0 Comments