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 development in this comes with Queen’s University’s commitment to install and continually stock menstrual products in high circulation buildings as determined by the University. 

“This is a huge development. The University’s commitment means that menstruation is being viewed as a natural body process and menstrual products are being viewed as the essential hygiene products that they are. This is going to go a long way towards reducing the stigma surrounding menstruation and we are very grateful to Queen’s,” said Jessica Dahanayake, AMS Vice President (Operations). 

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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L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.
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