2021 University Rector Election – Preliminary Information

What is happening?  On April 30th, 2021, the 37th Rector of Queen’s University announced his resignation through a statement in the Queen’s Gazette. With that announcement, the search for a new Rector has begun, for an election that will take place in September 2021! The University Rector is the 3rd highest office at Queen’s, following the Principal and Chancellor. The position

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Response to Queen’s Journal Instagram Statement

May 17th, 2021   KINGSTON, ON – In consideration of the recent post released by the Queen’s Journal Instagram account on Sunday, May 16th regarding the ongoing Israel-Palestine events, the AMS compassionately acknowledges the personal and emotional impact this has on Queen’s students and our Queen’s community. The mandate of the AMS has always been to uphold equity, diversity, and inclusivity in all areas of student life. We are not, nor have we ever been,

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Global Equity Crises Statement

May 15th, 2021   KINGSTON, ON – In consideration of the global equity crises and civil unrest occurring across various populations internationally, the AMS, ASUS, EngSoc, HSS, and PHEKSA recognize the emotional labour, suffering, and challenges facing many students currently. Specifically, but not limited to, those affected by COVID-19, police brutality, ongoing colonial projects, social unrest globally, and societies facing

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Statement to Queen’s International Students

May 8th, 2021   KINGSTON, ON – The AMS is aware of recent discussion within the Ontario government regarding suspending entry of international students and we are closely following developments in this decision. International students are an integral and valuable part of the Queen’s community and Ontario as a whole. We recognize that many students may be currently experiencing a lack of clarity and effective communication

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Statement Regarding Current COVID-19 Situation in India

May 7th, 2021   KINGSTON, ON –Many of us have been saddened and shocked to see the worsening COVID-19 situation in India over the last several weeks. The AMS acknowledges that this situation has affected many of our South Asian students, staff, and faculty, and wishes to offer our support to all of whom have been impacted. A dedicated group of South Asian students at Queen’s has rallied to raise funds for current grassroots work in

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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

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AMS 2021-2022 Senior Management Hired!

March 2nd, 2020   KINGSTON, ON – Zaid Kasim, Ryan Sieg, and Tiana Wong have completed their hiring for 2021-2022 AMS Senior Management. Over the weekend, Team RTZ reviewed many applications and conducted many interviews. The Executive-Elect is excited to announce the following decisions:   Secretary of Internal Affairs:  Laura Devenny  Commissioner of Campus Affairs: Anika Chowdhury  Commissioner of External Affairs:  Jacob Marinelli  Commissioner of Social Issues:  Samara Lijiam  Commissioner of Clubs:  Brian Seo  Commissioner of

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2021 AMS Election Results

February 10th, 2021  Kingston, ON – The AMS Elections team would like to thank all of those who participated and voted in the 2021 Winter Election season. As of 8:00pm February 10th, 2021, the polls for the AMS Executive Election and the Undergraduate Student Trustee election have concluded. The results are as follows:   The AMS Elections Team would like to

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AMS Restructure and AMS Apply Changes

February 5, 2021   KINGSTON, ON – This past year, the AMS team has collectively worked on proposals to change internal operations of the organization. This release aims to highlight the approved restructure as well as changes that have been made to AMS apply effective for this hiring season.  Applications for Senior Management positions for the 2021-2022 school year

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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

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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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