Update: Queen’s Univeristy commits to installing and stocking menstrual products in high circulation buildings

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 [...]

April 30th, 2020|Categories: News|

AMS CONTRIBUTES $44,000 TO HELP QUEEN’S STUDENTS COPE WITH COVID-19

April 23rd, 2020  KINGSTON, ON – Through the newly launched AMS Employment Financial Aid Bursary, the AMS has given out nearly $14,000 to students who are no longer able to work because of COVID-19. Furthermore, the AMS has contributed $30,000 to the Queen’s University Emergency Bursary Fund.   “Many of our peers lost their jobs due to circumstances that were entirely out of their control and we just really wanted to be able to step in and ease some of the financial pressures that they were facing,” said AMS Vice President Operations Jessica Dahanayake.   “Each year, students pay fees [...]

April 24th, 2020|Categories: News|

AMS Increases Mental Health Support

April 17th, 2020  Kingston, ON- Effective September 1st, 2020, the AMS will be increasing the Psychologist/Social Worker/Psychotherapist coverage of the AMS Health and Dental plan from $750 (100% per visit) to $1000 per year (100% per visit).   Addressing the mental health crisis on post-secondary campuses has served as a chief priority for the AMS. Following the introduction of EmpowerMe and the PSCxCARED partnership earlier this year, we are now taking these new steps to further reduce financial barriers that currently bar our peers from accessing mental health supports within our community.   We recognize the pronounced effect of the COVID-19 crisis on the wellbeing of students [...]

April 17th, 2020|Categories: News|

Undergraduate Trustee Election and March 2020 Referendum Results

March 25th, 2020 KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society would like to congratulate Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara on her election as Undergraduate Trustee.  Shoshannah won on the third ballot with 29.7% (738/2481) of the vote. Aidan Turnbull came in second with 21.2% (527/2481) of the vote. There were 1116 abstentions.  The full results can be found on https://queensams.simplyvoting.com/  March Referendum Results  The results for the question “Do you agree to the continuation of CFRC 101.9 FM’s optional fee of $ 8.22. This fee was originally established in 1976 and last went to referendum in 2016.” [...]

March 25th, 2020|Categories: News|

Update: AMS Front Desk to close

March 20th, 2020 Kingston, ON - Starting Monday, March 23rd, the AMS Front Desk will no longer be open. To coordinate a cheque pick-up, please contact controller@ams.queensu.ca We regret any inconvenience caused.

March 20th, 2020|Categories: News|

Update on St.Patrick’s Day

Mar. 16, 2020 - Joint Statement on St. Patrick's Day events from Principal, AMS President, SGPS President Compared with previous years, this past weekend saw a significant decrease in student celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day.  Our hospital and emergency services reported a decrease in calls and visits related to celebrations.  We are thankful that the impact on the community was lessened and that many students listened to our communication last week and chose not to participate. Unfortunately, a significant number of individuals [...]

March 16th, 2020|Categories: News|