Statement Regarding Current COVID-19 Situation in KLFA & The Closure of Breakwater Park

April 9th, 2021   KINGSTON, ON –  COVID-19 continues to pose many challenges in the lives of students, staff and faculty at Queen’s, as well as for the greater Kingston community.   The AMS was extremely disappointed to hear about the immediate closure of Breakwater Park. With this being said, we also believe crowding at the pier, and not maintaining safe [...]

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Statement Against Anti-Asian Racism

March 19th, 2021  KINGSTON, ON – The AMS condemns all acts of anti-Asian hate, discrimination, violence, sinophobia, and xenophobia and stands in solidarity with our Asian communities at Queen’s.   The rise of Anti-Asian hate crimes in our communities, across our country, and around the globe is alarming and demands further attention. These recent crimes, rooted in racism and misogyny, are deeply upsetting and enraging. We want to hold space for our Asian communities, [...]

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A Statement on St. Patrick’s Day

March 13th, 2020    KINGSTON, ON – The AMS wishes to inform students about precautionary measures regarding the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. Kingston has handled the pandemic tremendously, and it is important to ensure the community remains safe. To reduce the risk of overwhelming first responders and the spread of COVID-19, together, let’s stay home and drink responsibly this St. Patrick’s [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Condemning Anti-Semitic Violence at Queen’s

February 3, 2021   KINGSTON, ON – Upon learning about the zoom hack that occurred yesterday, the AMS wishes to offer support to students who have been impacted. The AMS acknowledges that this event has affected many of our Jewish students on our campus. We condemn all acts of violence, hate, and discrimination and are angered by this display of anti-Semitism, especially in [...]

By | February 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update on Bus-It 2020-2021

June 2nd, 2020  Kingston, ON – The Alma Mater Society, in consultation with the City of Kingston has opted to terminate the Bus-It Program for the 2020-2021 school year, in light of the impact of COVID-19. This decision resulted from discussions held over a period of several weeks.  Kingston Transit is operating at a significantly reduced capacity. Hours [...]

By | June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Statement Against Anti-Black Racism

June 1st,  2020   Kingston, ON –  The Alma Mater Society stands in solidarity with our Black students, staff, faculty, and extended communities who continue to face anti-Black racism and discrimination. It is our duty as student leaders to represent and serve the diversity of all students at Queen’s. While we strive to advocate alongside our student body, it is important to recognize Queen’s University’s history and [...]

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Fall 2020 Update

May 15th, 2020 Kingston, ON - This Wednesday, the University issued a statement indicating a predominantly remote fall 2020 term at Queen’s due to COVID-19, and the safety of Queen’s students and the Kingston community. In light of the University’s decision, the AMS and Senior Management will continue to work remotely until further notice.   The [...]

By | May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students lead charge to have Fall Term Reading Break attached to Thanksgiving.

January 28th, 2020 Kingston, ON- In a meeting held earlier this evening, the Senate voted in favour of an amendment brought forward by AMS President Auston Pierce and Student Senate Caucus Chair David Niddam-Dent, to set the sessional dates for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The main goal of the amendment was to attach the 2021-2022 [...]

By | January 28th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Choice Initiative Nullified

November 25th, 2019 – Kingston Ontario On November 21st, 2019, the AMS learned that the Student Choice Initiative was struck down by the Divisional Court of Ontario on the basis that the provincial government did not have the statutory authority to infringe upon the autonomy of student associations. The AMS is monitoring the situation and [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AMS Statement on Racist Incident in Residence

Yesterday, the Alma Mater Society was made aware of a note attached to the door of a residence common room.  The note contained deplorable, racist, and homophobic language which targeted both Indigenous and Queer members of the Queen’s community. We would like to unequivocally denounce the sentiments and ideas expressed in that note.  Queen’s University [...]

By | October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments