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 AMS understands that the implementations of a mostly remote Fall 2020 semester indicate uncertainty; however, we will work closely with the University to ensure the needs of students are heard. Our priority is to have undergraduate student interests at the forefront of all decision-making processes with the University Administration. 

The AMS has been included in multiple University COVID-19 working groups to ensure the optimal delivery of our services and opportunities to students. The objective of these working groups is to bring University staff, students, and faculty members together to assess challenges that students will face as a result of the current pandemic. We will work to serve as a liaison between the various affiliated student societies to serve the 18,000 students we represent.  

Our team is working very diligently to adapt our opportunities, services, and resources. More updates are to come addressing how we will continue to support Queen’s students in everything we do.

The AMS remains committed to ensuring students have access to resources during this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the resources listed below. 

Queen’s University Planning for Fall 2020 Update

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Empower Me 
Hours: 24/7 
To Access: Call the 24/7 helpline at 1-844-741-6389 from anywhere in North America to be directly connected to a trained counselor.  

Student Wellness Services 
SWS has begun offering medical, mental health, accessibility, and health lifestyle appointments remotely.  Remote appointments will be available 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. Please call 613-533-2506 in advance for in-person medical or crisis counseling appointments.  

We’re with you. 

Please direct all media inquiries to Patrice Oliveira, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca.

BACKGROUNDER  

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – //www.myams.org  

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 18,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 1,000 student volunteers and 700 paid staff. 

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Queen’s University sits on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe peoples.
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.
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