The AMS Goes Federal for the Week

The AMS, alongside six other student unions from across the province and the country were in Ottawa last week (March 21-24) to advocate on behalf of students to the Federal Government. ADVOCAN, is a group of student leaders who came together to represent some of Canada's largest, research intensive universities. Together, the group represents over 240,000 students across [...]

By | March 23rd, 2016|Academics, Student Life|0 Comments

10 More Reasons to Submit your Application Today

Council (full-time salaried positions) applications are due today at 4pm! If you're still on the fence about applying, we wanted to give you a few more reasons to encourage you to submit your application for one (or more!) of these positions. Any one of these individuals would love to talk to you more about what they [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|Academics, Student Life, Tricolour Spirit|0 Comments

7 Things you should know when applying for an AMS Salaried Job

So you're interested in working for the AMS? Check out the 7 tips below to submit the best application possible and get ready for the interview! 1. GO TO THE INFO SESSIONS-- Monday January 18 and Thursday January 28. Learn more about the different positions available and meet current salaried staff!   2. You should DEFINITELY [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|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

The Origin of the Queen’s Student Constables

The Queen's Student Constables is a peer to peer security service that embodies the unique idea of students being responsible for students. The Queen’s Student Constables are made up of Queen’s students, just like you, who wish to make a difference in the Queen’s Community. Queen's has had student constables for as long as they've [...]

Tracking the history behind Tricolour Outlet

Some of you rely on this service for its affordable and convenient transportation to and from campus, others for schools supplies and gael swag, but do you know how Tricolour Outlet came to be? Keep reading to find out more on the history of this student staple! Tricolour Express, the oldest aspect of the service, [...]

By | March 25th, 2015|Student Life, Tricolour Spirit, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Publishing & Copy Centre: From 1988 to Now

The Publishing & Copy Centre (P&CC) is a 100% student-run service operated by the AMS and a staff composed of diverse, keen and hardworking undergraduate students; 35 Customer Service Representatives and 4 Managers. Students were seeking a low cost alternative to publishing, printing, binding and duplicating since nothing of the kind existed on campus. So, after a motion was [...]

By | March 20th, 2015|Kingston Living, Student Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creating Common Ground

Many of you are quite familiar with Common Ground, or CoGro as it's better know, but do you know the history behind it? What's become a staple for many of you in your daily lives actually started out as just an idea by a group of three students, who were hopeful in the idea of [...]

By | March 20th, 2015|Kingston Living, Student Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The AMS Pub Services (TAPS) through the ages

With Student Appreciation Week upon us, this week's blogs will center on our well-established traditions of student leadership. All of the AMS services are student owned and student run: the people you work with, you work for and who you report to are all students--they're your housemates, classmates, friends and co-workers. That's all it is [...]

By | March 20th, 2015|Student Life, Tricolour Spirit, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AMS Annual General Meeting

With the AMS Annual General Meeting set to take place on March 10, it is once again time to ensure that Queen’s students are informed of the significant powers  each member wields at this fundamentally important meeting of the Alma Mater Society. While usually represented by elected officials from each faculty society, at the Annual [...]

By | February 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments