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 is in contact with student associations across the province as well as Queen’s University administration and will update our peers accordingly. The AMS remains committed [...]

November 25th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

2019 AMS Fall Referendum Results

October 23rd, 2019 – Kingston Ontario Below are the results of the 2019 Fall Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 14.1%.   Triennial Review: “Do you agree to the continuation of the NeuGeneration fee of $0.35 (Subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2017 and last went to referendum in 2016.” Yes 1325 (72.5%) No 502 (27.5%) Total 2168 Abstain 341 (15.7%) “Do [...]

October 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|

AMS Director of Communications Resigns

Effective October 23rd, 2019 at 5pm AMS Director of Communications Brendan Robson has resigned from his position.  He offered the following statement. "My decision to resign is not one I came to easily.  I've very much enjoyed my time at the AMS, but I can unfortunately no longer continue in my position.  I wish the rest of the team and my successor the best of luck for the rest of the year" In the coming months a new Director of [...]

October 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|

AMS Services Work with Students for Students to Provide OSAP Relief

For the month of October, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and Students for Students (SFS) will be working on several initiatives across the AMS in order to raise money for the SFS OSAP Bursary. The service managers and staff of the AMS have been collaborating closely over the past few months in order to put the infrastructure of the AMS to work on the task of relieving some of the financial stress caused by the recent OSAP cuts. Tricolour Outlet [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Students Unite For Climate Demonstration

Today from noon until 2PM the students, faculty, and staff of Queen’s University will have the opportunity to take part in the climate strike that has been organised by Queen’s Backing Action in Climate Change (QBACC) and Divest Queen’s at the intersection of University and Union. We at the AMS would like to thank everyone for using their voice as an instrument for change and we encourage anyone on campus who is passionate about climate change to join your classmates. [...]

September 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

Interviewing Tips for Fall Hiring 2019

Interview Tips Before the interview - Do your research! Use myams.org to find out more about the service, office, or commission you are applying to and take time to read through the job description again. You can also refer to the AMS Hiring and Appointment Policy and Procedures Manual for more clarification on the interview process. - Prepare and practice! Think about some common interview questions and what you would like to touch on before going into the interview. This [...]

September 24th, 2019|Categories: News|