University District Safety Initiative in Effect for St. Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2022 KINGSTON, ON - The UDSI is in effect from March 10 at 12 a.m. to March 20 at 12 a.m. and during St. Patrick’s Day, Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police will be in the University District responding to calls and proactively patrolling for nuisance behaviour. Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) can be issued [...]

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Winter Term Update

December 17, 2021 KINGSTON, ON – Yesterday afternoon, Queen’s University sent an email detailing an update about Winter Term. An excerpt is shown below:   “With some very limited exceptions, which are themselves subject to change should public health considerations require it, all courses will be taught remotely until Feb. 28, 2022. A decision on the format [...]

By | December 17th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update on Rector Election

October 4, 2021   Kingston, ON - The AMS Office of the Secretariat has announced that Rector candidate Maya Morcos has succeeded her name from the ballot prior to the voting days of October 1st and 2nd, 2021.   We wish Maya the best and thank her for engaging with the position over the election season. Maya ran a [...]

By | October 4th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

City issues new emergency order to further curb unsafe social gatherings

Sept. 10, 2021 KINGSTON, ON – Today, the City of Kingston is issuing a new emergency order – which includes increased penalties and new enforcement powers to further discourage the ongoing violation of social-gathering limits and help stop local COVID-19 case counts from climbing.  Recent large street parties not only violate many laws, bylaws and social gathering limits imposed by the Province, but also pose a dangerous health risk to the community during COVID-19 pandemic. These gatherings place a strain on community partners and agencies, [...]

By | September 10th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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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