AMS Executive Mid-Year Review

The AMS Executive and their team have been working hard this year to accomplish the initiatives outlined in their platform and beyond. Read more to see what we've been doing for the past six months! Common Ground Seating: We conducted a formal capacity check with the aid of the Fire Marshall, which determined that there [...]

By | October 29th, 2015|Academics|0 Comments

Rethinking Teaching Incentives: An Opportunity to Say Thanks

I recently had the opportunity to present the Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching to two very deserving faculty members at Queen’s Convocation. This, coupled with recent talks happening on campus, sparked a critical reflection in my mind about how we celebrate teaching excellence at Queen’s. Although committing oneself to excellence in teaching, particularly [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Academics|0 Comments

This one’s for the teachers

This week we're posting in honour of our great teachers. They engage us, they challenge us and they push us to extend our intellectual conclusions. We should feel inspired to take a minute and stop to really appreciate the academia that encapsulates our Queen's experience. Check out below some highlights from AMS Academic Affairs Commissioner, [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One Step of the Journey

Are you spending more time sitting at a desk than snuggling up to your duvet? Living off any caffeine you can find, rather than savouring your favourite warm drink? Has your Netflix routine been replaced with online databases or textbooks? Well if this is the case, then you've found yourself in the good ol' thick [...]

By | December 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exam Resource: 1st Year Tips

This week we've got a special feature from one of the AMS First Year Interns! This post will offer some advice to our first year students. Beginning your first set of university exams can be an intimidating experience, so we thought we would give some advice to try and ease your stress. Below are some links [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|Academics, Student Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Active Learning Classrooms at Queen’s

It’s difficult, as a student, to conceive of a future for teaching and learning at Queen’s that we may not share in. We have thoughts about what we would like to change, perhaps. Concerns, and wishes, but these are rarely realized for us in the flurry of academics and student life. Those who work on [...]

By | October 29th, 2014|Academics|0 Comments

Got Grief?

My Experience with the Academic Grievance Centre  I found myself in the third week of classes wondering why I was being penalized with a fee on my student account that wasn’t my fault. Due to complications when receiving permission to take a course at another University I had to navigate a confusing network of University offices. [...]

By | October 9th, 2014|Academics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New SOLUS Calendar Subscription

The AMS and Queen's ITS have been working together to bring you a SOLUS calendar subscription service. This application will let you get your SOLUS calendar on your mobile phone (that supports ActiveSync), outlook calendar, etc. AMS IT Office and the Academic Affairs Commission have worked with Queen's ITS to test and deliver this service, [...]

By | September 11th, 2014|Academics|0 Comments

5 Need-to-Knows for that Tough Exam

1.    Did you know that you have the right to review your final exam with your instructor present? Once your exam mark has been made available, you are able to request to view your exam in the presence of your instructor. Should you formally appeal your grade, you are also afforded access to your final [...]

By | November 29th, 2013|Academics|0 Comments