Committees & Services

Committees

Accessibility Queen's

AQ, formerly the AMS Accessibility Task Force, was established in 1983. AQ advocates and aims to implement both new and continuing initiatives designed to improve accessibility for Queen’s students across campus, in these three areas:

• Physical
• Academic
• Social

The committee holds educational events throughout the year to teach students, faculty, and Queen’s administration about (dis)ability issues and the realities of ableism. AQ also spearheads cutting edge

Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED)

C.A.R.E.D seeks to be a proactive force on campus. It is an activist and education committee, that:

• Examines the ways in which racism and discrimination intersect with issues of gender, class and sexuality
• Explore possible strategies for combating it.

C.A.R.E.D hopes to be the type of committee that advocates for students that have encountered incidents of racism and discrimination and aims to fight oppression through education and lobbying. C.A.R.E.D seeks to provide students with a safe, open, and non-judgmental space for sharing their experiences of oppression and discrimination, while striving to serve historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups by engaging with and addressing their lived experiences.

Education on Queer Issues Project
(EQuIP)

EQuIP’s mandate is to promote education and action around queer issues on locally, nationally and internationally. EQuIP works to create an environment that can truly be called a positive space for people of all sexual and gender identities. This is to be accomplished by working closely with campus and community groups and resources in order to:

• Facilitate education
• Create awareness
• Advocate for human rights
• Provide spaces where everyone feels welcome.

EQuIP organizes events throughout the school year to promote awareness of queer issues on campus and in Kingston. EQuIP maintains a lounge space and resource library on the third floor of the JDUC (room 342).

Services

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AMS Food Bank

Located in John Deutsch University Center, the AMS Food Bank serves confidential and non-judgmental food service to members of the Queen’s community. We are a non-profit organization which aims to provide our clients with food services in the most comfortable environment possible. We operate mainly on donations as well as an opt-outable student fee from both the AMS and the Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS). As a non-profit organization, we aim for our funds to be put towards the upkeep of the Food Bank itself in the purchasing of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and other items on a weekly basis. The Food Bank provides a reliable and confidential service to ensure that Queen’s students can be healthy and productive as they pursue academic achievement. We also seek to address the underlying causes of poverty so as to alleviate, and ultimately eliminate poverty amongst Queen’s community members. The centre also works closely with other relevant organizations in the Queen’s and Kingston community. • Tel: (613) 533-6000 ex. 32737 • Email: foodbank@ams.queensu.ca • Location: John Deutsch University Centre, Room 343

Room of Requirement

The Room of Requirement is a free drop off and pick up location for used items. There is no cost associated!

Address: JDUC, 3rd floor

PSC x CARED

As a partnership that has been created and fostered through Commissioners of Social Issues throughout the last few years, the SIC will be partnering with the Peer Support Centre (PSC) through C.A.R.E.D. to increase the level of peer to peer support for racialized students on campus. Within this collaboration, we will be having dedicated CARED volunteer hours at the PSC, in which CARED executive members and current PSC volunteers who self-identify as a person of colour will be available to provide peer support to our racialized students on-campus.

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Alma Mater Society of Queen's University

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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