Update: Queen’s Univeristy commits to installing and stocking menstrual products in high circulation buildings

April 30th, 2020 Kingston, ON– Over the course of the year, the AMS Executive worked closely with the AMS club Queen’s Period to tackle menstrual accessibility and stigma on campus. In addition to improving accessibility and availability of products, the Executive wanted to create an empathetic and positive climate towards menstruation on campus.  The most recent

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AMS CONTRIBUTES $44,000 TO HELP QUEEN’S STUDENTS COPE WITH COVID-19

April 23rd, 2020  KINGSTON, ON – Through the newly launched AMS Employment Financial Aid Bursary, the AMS has given out nearly $14,000 to students who are no longer able to work because of COVID-19. Furthermore, the AMS has contributed $30,000 to the Queen’s University Emergency Bursary Fund.   “Many of our peers lost their jobs due to circumstances that were entirely out of their control and we just really wanted

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AMS Increases Mental Health Support

April 17th, 2020  Kingston, ON- Effective September 1st, 2020, the AMS will be increasing the Psychologist/Social Worker/Psychotherapist coverage of the AMS Health and Dental plan from $750 (100% per visit) to $1000 per year (100% per visit).   Addressing the mental health crisis on post-secondary campuses has served as a chief priority for the AMS. Following the introduction of EmpowerMe and the PSCxCARED partnership earlier this year, we are

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Undergraduate Trustee Election and March 2020 Referendum Results

March 25th, 2020 KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society would like to congratulate Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara on her election as Undergraduate Trustee.  Shoshannah won on the third ballot with 29.7% (738/2481) of the vote. Aidan Turnbull came in second with 21.2% (527/2481) of the vote. There were 1116 abstentions.  The full results can be found on https://queensams.simplyvoting.com/  March Referendum Results  The results for the question “Do you agree to

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Update: AMS Front Desk to close

March 20th, 2020 Kingston, ON – Starting Monday, March 23rd, the AMS Front Desk will no longer be open. To coordinate a cheque pick-up, please contact controller@ams.queensu.ca We regret any inconvenience caused.

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Update on St.Patrick’s Day

Mar. 16, 2020 – Joint Statement on St. Patrick’s Day events from Principal, AMS President, SGPS President Compared with previous years, this past weekend saw a significant decrease in student celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day.  Our hospital and emergency services reported a decrease in calls and visits related to celebrations.  We are thankful that the impact on

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Update: Suspension of Services and Altered Hours

March 13th, 2020 Kingston, ON – Today, Queen’s University announced that all undergraduate classes are suspended as of Monday, March 16th in response to concerns regarding COVID-19. Currently, there are no confirmed cases in Kingston and the risk remains low. As such the university will remain open and their operations will be maintained during this time. As we have seen over the course of this week, the situation is constantly

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COVID-19 Advisory

With St. Paddy’s coming up soon and growing concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we are advising you to avoid large crowds and hosting friends from out of Kingston this weekend. Our advice is due to the increased risk to our community. As an age cohort that is not significantly threatened by COVID-19, we need to be aware that we may carry the virus and present a

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Update: Launch of Educational Campaign to Address Period Stigma at Queen’s

February 27th, 2020 KINGSTON, ON – Over the course of the Fall semester, the AMS Executive worked closely with the AMS club Queen’s Period to tackle menstrual accessibility and stigma on campus. In addition to improving accessibility and availability of products, the Executive wanted to create an empathetic and positive climate towards menstruation on campus.  In November 2019, the AMS, in conjunction with the club, installed “Take one, Leave one” bins for menstrual products in male,

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AMS Senior Management for 2020-2021 hired!

February 25th, 2020  KINGSTON, ON – Jared den Otter, Alexia Henriques, and Alexandra Samoyloff have completed their hiring for 2020-2021 AMS Senior Management. Over the weekend, Team AJA reviewed many applications with multiple rounds of interviews. The Executive-Elect is excited to announce the following decisions:  Secretary of Internal Affairs: Caroline Hart  Commissioner of Campus Affairs: Charlotte Galvani  Commissioner of External Affairs: Matthew Mellon  Commissioner of Social Issues: Angela Sahi 

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CFRC To Go Up for Referendum Again

February 6th, 2020 Kingston, ON – Following a 52.7% vote against the question “Do you agree to a change in CFRC’s fee of $8.22 from individual opt out to mandatory collection for the next three years?”, CFRC lodged an appeal due to the lack of clarity of the question. Many students believed that if the CFRC fee lost this referendum it would remain as

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Undergraduate Trustee Resigns, Effective Immediately

February 5th, 2020 Kingston, ON – Today, following his attendance at a coronavirus themed event, Undergraduate Trustee Tyler McIntyre announced his resignation.   The Coronavirus event directly went against the AMS’s values, and the values of our community, and we do not condone it or events like it. We remain, as always, vehemently opposed to behavior that is discriminatory in any

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