Statement Regarding Re-Structuring of the AMS

Following the Government of Ontario’s recent announcement regarding the new Student Choice Initiative, the AMS Board of Directors has had to make difficult decisions regarding the services and opportunities that we offer to students. This new change will likely introduce approximately a 40% budget cut for the fall of 2019. As such, in consultation with [...]

By | February 11th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 AMS Election Results

January 29th, 2019 – Kingston Ontario The AMS Elections team would like to thank all of those who participated and voted in the 2019 Winter Election season. As of 8:00pm January 29th, 2019 the polls for the AMS Executive Election and the Undergraduate Student Trustee election have concluded. The results are as follows: The AMS [...]

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

2019 AMS Winter Referendum Results

January 29th, 2019 – Kingston Ontario Below are the results of the 2019 Winter Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate, Medicine, and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 30.1%. Triennial Review (Subject to Individual Opt-Out) Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s University Best Buddies fee of $0.50 (subject to individual [...]

By | January 29th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Statement Regarding Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Tuition Framework

On Thursday, January 17th, 2019, the provincial government announced proposed changes to Ontario’s tuition framework for universities, as well as changes to the student financial aid model. Below is a comprehensive overview of the proposed changes, using all the information presently available. The Announcement: The proposed changes include: Tuition decreased by 10% for the in [...]

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

Results of 2019 Special Referendum on JDUC Redevelopment

KINGSTON, ON – Below are the results of the 2019 Referendum on JDUC Redevelopment Project held among AMS members (undergraduate, Medicine, and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 25.6%   Establishing a JDUC Redevelopment Fee “Do you agree to the establishment of a mandatory, non-reviewable fee of $40 for the first two years, [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Response to the New Tuition Framework

Yesterday, on January 17th 2019 at 11:00am, the provincial government announced proposed changes related to the affordability of Post-Secondary Education in Ontario. The proposed changes are planned for the 2019/2020 academic year and impact the areas of tuition, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), and ancillary fees. For more information on the announcement, read the [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Statement by the AMS President

"Tonight, AMS Assembly approved a motion to conduct an external investigation on the allegations regarding the AMS President in The Queen's Journal from November 9th. Please find below, the statement by the AMS President at Assembly prior to the motion being passed." -Communications Office November 26, 2018 After much reflection, I have decided to respond [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Judicial Affairs Manager Hired

November 23rd, 2018 KINGSTON, ON – The AMS has completed the hiring process to fill the position of Judicial Affairs Manager. The AMS is pleased to announce the new Judicial Affairs Manager – Susie Emerson (ArtSci 18’). “The hiring panel, consisting of two members from the Board of Directors and one AMS Permanent staff member, conducted a [...]

By | November 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Statement from the Board of Directors

By | November 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

2018 Fall Referendum Results

  Below are the results of the 2018 Fall Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate, Medicine, and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 23.2% Triennial Review “Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Health Outreach fee of $3.75 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments