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 [...]

By | June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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

QC Indigenous Art Piece Contest

By | April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Student’s Guide to Sustainable Living

Written by: Emma Solecki, AMS First Year Intern It doesn’t take a degree to recognize that our environment is a messy place, both literally and figuratively. Deforestation and pollution are destroying natural ecosystems and their inhabitants all over the planet. Overpopulation threatens our natural resources and further environmental exploitation is required to meet our demands. [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AMS Senior Management Hired!

February 26th, 2019 KINGSTON, ON – Auston Pierce, Jessica Dahanayake, and William Greene have completed their hiring for 2019-2020 AMS senior management. Over the weekend, Team AJW reviewed many applications with multiple rounds of interviews. The Executive-Elect is excited to announce the following decisions: Secretary of Internal Affairs: Lucas Borchenko Commissioner of Campus Activities: Alexia Henriques Commissioner of External Affairs: David Bath [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments