Update on Rector Election 2022

January 18th, 2022  From the Office of the AMS Secretariat  What is happening?   The search for a new Rector has begun, for an election that will take place in March 2022! The University Rector is the 3rd highest office at Queen’s, following the Principal and Chancellor. This position is one of the most important on campus, as its mandate to serve students at the highest level allows student voices to be heard where it matters most. The Rector brings together three facets – the Alma Mater Society, the Society of [...]

January 18th, 2022|Categories: News|

AMS EDII Commitments Report (2022)

January 16, 2022 KINGSTON, ON - The Alma Mater Society (AMS) has released a report on our equity, diversity, inclusivity, and Indigeneity commitments. Click here to access the AMS EDII Commitments Report (2022) It is imperative and essential that the Alma Mater Society (AMS) always apply a lens that considers intersectionality and the distinct interests and concerns of the QTBIPOC students we serve. As the student government representing approximately 20,000 undergraduate students at Queen’s, we have a position of leadership [...]

January 16th, 2022|Categories: News|

Winter Term Update

December 17, 2021 KINGSTON, ON – Yesterday afternoon, Queen’s University sent an email detailing an update about Winter Term. An excerpt is shown below:   “With some very limited exceptions, which are themselves subject to change should public health considerations require it, all courses will be taught remotely until Feb. 28, 2022. A decision on the format for classes on and after that date will be made in early February. For those academic activities that will continue in person in January, comprehensive [...]

December 17th, 2021|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Response to Homecoming Gatherings

KINGSTON, ON/ Oct. 20, 2021 - Over the homecoming weekend, the AMS was disappointed to see large gatherings and inappropriate behaviour from some of our students and visitors. We condemn the misogynistic banners that hung from numerous houses with offensive and inappropriate statements on them. This behaviour directly contributes to a culture of misogyny and gender-based and sexual violence in our community; a culture that we continuously call on our administration, organizations, our peers, and our community members to actively work against. No student, alumni, or [...]

October 20th, 2021|Categories: News|

Update on Rector Election

October 4, 2021   Kingston, ON - The AMS Office of the Secretariat has announced that Rector candidate Maya Morcos has succeeded her name from the ballot prior to the voting days of October 1st and 2nd, 2021.   We wish Maya the best and thank her for engaging with the position over the election season. Maya ran a great campaign and connected the position of Rector to many students.   As the ballot will go unfulfilled, the AMS and SGPS will be releasing information regarding resuming a search for a [...]

October 4th, 2021|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

City issues new emergency order to further curb unsafe social gatherings

Sept. 10, 2021 KINGSTON, ON – Today, the City of Kingston is issuing a new emergency order – which includes increased penalties and new enforcement powers to further discourage the ongoing violation of social-gathering limits and help stop local COVID-19 case counts from climbing.  Recent large street parties not only violate many laws, bylaws and social gathering limits imposed by the Province, but also pose a dangerous health risk to the community during COVID-19 pandemic. These gatherings place a strain on community partners and agencies, such as police, paramedics and hospital staff.   “The large street parties that have been occurring in the University District are appalling and downright dangerous in the [...]

September 10th, 2021|Categories: News, Uncategorized|