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 way.  

If you have been affected by these events, we encourage you to reach out for support. A list of resources available on campus is provided at the end.  

An election will be held to appoint the new Undergraduate Trustee in March. Key dates can be found below:  

March 2nd – Information Night 

March 5th – Nominations Open 

March 9th – Nominations Due 

March 12th – Assembly + All-Candidates Meeting 

March 16th – Campaign Begins 

March 23rd – Campaign Ends 

March 24th & 25th – Voting Days                             

Support and resources available to students: 

Peer Support Centre: 
https://amspeersupport.com/ 
Hours: 10:00am – 10:00 pm – 7 days a week 
Location: John Deutsch University Centre – Room 034 

AMS Social Issues Commission: 
Email: sic@ams.queensu.ca 
Location: AMS offices in the John Deutsch University Centre  

Empower Me 
https://ear.powerflexweb.com/1545/login_SC.html Hours: 24/7 
To Access: Call the 24/7 helpline at 1-844-741-6389 from anywhere in North America to be directly connected to a trained counsellor. 

Student Wellness Services 
https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/ 
To schedule an initial in-person same day appointment, call 613-533-2506 Monday–Friday between 8:00am – 4:30pm. 

Queen’s University International Centre 
https://quic.queensu.ca Mitchell Hall 208, 2nd floor 
Phone: +1-613-533-2604 
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. 

Please direct all media inquiries to Ananya Chakraborty, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850 

BACKGROUNDER 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – //www.myams.org 

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 18,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 1,000 student volunteers and 700 paid staff. 

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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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