AMS Senior Management for 2020-2021 hired!

February 25th, 2020  KINGSTON, ON – Jared den Otter, Alexia Henriques, and Alexandra Samoyloff have completed their hiring for 2020-2021 AMS Senior Management. Over the weekend, Team AJA reviewed many applications with multiple rounds of interviews. The Executive-Elect is excited to announce the following decisions:  Secretary of Internal Affairs: Caroline Hart  Commissioner of Campus Affairs: Charlotte Galvani  Commissioner of External Affairs: Matthew Mellon  Commissioner of Social Issues: Angela Sahi  Director of Clubs: Olivia Stanton  Director of Sponsorship and Alumni: Emma Solecki  Director of Communications: Patrice Oliveira  Director of Marketing: Kassandra Greenhalgh   Director of Human Resources: Eve Garrison  Director of Information Technology: Nathaniel Gerchikov  AMS Pub Services - Thaarane Sethunathan  [...]

February 25th, 2020|Categories: News|

CFRC To Go Up for Referendum Again

February 6th, 2020 Kingston, ON – Following a 52.7% vote against the question “Do you agree to a change in CFRC’s fee of $8.22 from individual opt out to mandatory collection for the next three years?”, CFRC lodged an appeal due to the lack of clarity of the question. Many students believed that if the CFRC fee lost this referendum it would remain as an optional fee. This was not the case and was not communicated clearly.  Due to a lack of communication between the AMS Elections team and CFRC, the CFRC Referendum question [...]

February 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

Undergraduate Trustee Resigns, Effective Immediately

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.   [...]

February 5th, 2020|Categories: News|

Campus Cafes lead the way in sustainability

February 5th, 2020  Kingston, ON – Today, Common Ground Coffeehouse, The Brew, and The Tea Room launch HuskeeSwap on campus! The program allows individuals who own a Huskee cup to simply swap it for a clean one at any coffee shop across the world that participates in the program.  The Tea Room, QBACC, and the AMS will sponsor the first 150 HuskeeCups to enroll students into this lifelong, global program.  This is just another phase in a continuous student-driven effort to reduce the use of disposable cups and increase the use of reusable products.   We are proud to be leading the way by engaging in innovative ways to promote sustainability, [...]

February 5th, 2020|Categories: News|

A Statement From the AMS

February 3rd, 2020 Kingston, ON - It is important to understand and remember that there are members of our Queen’s community who have been personally impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and spreading misinformation or making light of it is not what we should be doing.   Our community needs to do better and to be better, particularly when engaging in discourse surrounding issues that affect our world. We need to rise above resorting to ignorance and hatred. Belittling or invalidating a person’s feelings and opinions only serves to fuel the discriminatory rhetoric that we should all [...]

February 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

Unveiling New AMS Website

January 31st, 2020 Kingston, ON – We are very excited to announce the unveiling of our new website after 9 months of hard work and dedication! The new website design is streamlined to make it much faster, more user friendly and navigable. It’s important to us that information regarding our services and the resources we offer are easily accessible to our peers. We endeavor to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information in a way that allows students to engage with [...]

January 31st, 2020|Categories: News|