September 22nd, 2020 

KINGSTON, ON – Today, Queen’s University sent an email detailing an updated about Winter Term. An excerpt is shown below: 

“With some exceptions, most courses will continue to be delivered remotely in the 2021 Winter Term. A small number of on-campus academic activities will be held based on the need for some students to access specialized facilities, such as labs or clinical settings, and to ensure all students can meet the academic requirements of their programs.” 

The AMS recognizes that this is a hard decision for the University to make. We are extremely saddened that a majority of our peers will not be attending classes on campus this year.  

Although COVID-19 has posed many challenges for our campus community, we will continue to advocate for safe and accessible ways for students to engage in social activities and access study space on campus. We are optimistic that in collaborating and working with Queen’s University, we can provide a positive experience to the students on our campus.  

The AMS is always ready to accept feedback and allow students avenues to have their voices heard. We have an anonymous feedback form on our website, you can find it here, if you wish to do so.  

Although this is not the schoolyear we have hoped for, we are committed to delivering a beneficial student experience. We will continue to advocate for our peers and serve and represent the diversity of our fellow classmates.  

Please email communications@ams.queensu.ca if you have any questions or concerns you wish to be addressed, or refer to our anonymous feedback form.  

Thank you,  

Jared den Otter
President of the Alma Mater Society 

Please direct all media inquiries to Patrice Oliveira, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca. 
   
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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