2019 AMS Fall Referendum Results

October 23rd, 2019 – Kingston Ontario Below are the results of the 2019 Fall Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 14.1%.   Triennial Review: “Do you agree to the continuation of the NeuGeneration fee of $0.35 (Subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This [...]

By | October 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

AMS Director of Communications Resigns

Effective October 23rd, 2019 at 5pm AMS Director of Communications Brendan Robson has resigned from his position.  He offered the following statement. "My decision to resign is not one I came to easily.  I've very much enjoyed my time at the AMS, but I can unfortunately no longer continue in my position.  I wish the [...]

By | October 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

AMS Services Work with Students for Students to Provide OSAP Relief

For the month of October, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and Students for Students (SFS) will be working on several initiatives across the AMS in order to raise money for the SFS OSAP Bursary. The service managers and staff of the AMS have been collaborating closely over the past few months in order to put [...]

By | October 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Students Unite For Climate Demonstration

Today from noon until 2PM the students, faculty, and staff of Queen’s University will have the opportunity to take part in the climate strike that has been organised by Queen’s Backing Action in Climate Change (QBACC) and Divest Queen’s at the intersection of University and Union. We at the AMS would like to thank everyone [...]

By | September 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Interviewing Tips for Fall Hiring 2019

Interview Tips Before the interview - Do your research! Use myams.org to find out more about the service, office, or commission you are applying to and take time to read through the job description again. You can also refer to the AMS Hiring and Appointment Policy and Procedures Manual for more clarification on the interview [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The AMS has Divested From the Fossil Fuel Industry

The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University (AMS) has divested itself of all holdings in companies that produce, transport, and dispense fossil fuels. “This past March, the City of Kingston became the first municipality in Ontario to declare a climate emergency,” AMS President Auston Pierce said. “As members of this community and of the generation who will [...]

By | September 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Clarification of AMS Student Discounts

It has come to our attention that discounts advertised on the Alma Mater Society website that were described as being for AMS members were either outdated or inaccurate.  Specifically, the Via Rail discount listed was not one that was associated with the AMS.  Our apologies for any confusion or harm this may have caused.  We [...]

By | September 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mental Health Service Empower Me Comes to Queen’s

Starting September 1, 2019, all students at Queen’s University will have access to Empower Me, a holistic mental health and wellness service that seeks to enhance the resilience of the student community by supplementing existing on-campus resources. As part of their ongoing commitment to support the mental health of students, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Blog Post, News|0 Comments

City of Kingston: Students Move-Out Plan

Below is a release by the City of Kingston Students: have a move-out plan KINGSTON, ONT./ April 4, 2019 - The school year is quickly coming to an end!  The City wants to congratulate students on finishing their academic year and share tips on how to make spring or summer move-out go smoothly. If you [...]

By | April 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

VP Finance and Administration Donna Janiec Granted AMS Honorary Life Membership

Friday, March 29th, 2019 During AMS Assembly in Wallace Hall on March 28th AMS President, Miguel Martinez moved forward a motion to grant Donna Janiec, Vice-Principal Finance and Administration, AMS Honorary Life Membership. Martinez states, “It is with great pleasure that I announce that AMS Assembly unanimously voted to grant Donna Janiec Honorary Life Membership [...]

By | March 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments