Queen’s University Contributes $750K Funding to the City of Kingston

Queen’s University has recently committed to an additional $750,000 in funding to the city, to be distributed in $150,000 yearly lump sums. We met with the Principal’s Office on the initial survey data that showed many students were assaulted and violated by police during this year’s homecoming following the university’s $350,000 donation to the city for

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Update on Rector Election 2022

January 18th, 2022  From the Office of the AMS Secretariat  What is happening?   The search for a new Rector has begun, for an election that will take place in March 2022! The University Rector is the 3rd highest office at Queen’s, following the Principal and Chancellor. This position is one of the most important on campus, as its mandate to serve

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AMS EDII Commitments Report (2022)

January 16, 2022 KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) has released a report on our equity, diversity, inclusivity, and Indigeneity commitments. Click here to access the AMS EDII Commitments Report (2022) It is imperative and essential that the Alma Mater Society (AMS) always apply a lens that considers intersectionality and the distinct interests

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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

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Response to Homecoming Gatherings

KINGSTON, ON/ Oct. 20, 2021 – Over the homecoming weekend, the AMS was disappointed to see large gatherings and inappropriate behaviour from some of our students and visitors. We condemn the misogynistic banners that hung from numerous houses with offensive and inappropriate statements on them. This behaviour directly contributes to a culture of misogyny and gender-based and sexual violence in

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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

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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,

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Confirmed Positive Covid-19 Case at Trinity Social Restaurant in Kingston

September 8th, 2021 KINGSTON, ON – Today, Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health confirms a COVID-19 positive case at Trinity Social Restaurant at 424 Princess St, Kingston.  KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who attended Trinity Social Restaurant on Saturday, September 4, 2021 between 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. to self-monitor for symptoms

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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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