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|

Update: Suspension of Services and Altered Hours

March 13th, 2020 Kingston, ON - Today, Queen’s University announced that all undergraduate classes are suspended as of Monday, March 16th in response to concerns regarding COVID-19. Currently, there are no confirmed cases in Kingston and the risk remains low. As such the university will remain open and their operations will be maintained during this time. As we have seen over the course of this week, the situation is constantly evolving and therefore the institution is taking the necessary precautions.   The AMS will be suspending its service operations beginning Saturday, March 14th at 5:00 PM, except for the AMS Food Bank which will continue its regular [...]

March 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

COVID-19 Advisory

With St. Paddy’s coming up soon and growing concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we are advising you to avoid large crowds and hosting friends from out of Kingston this weekend. Our advice is due to the increased risk to our community. As an age cohort that is not significantly threatened by COVID-19, we need to be aware that we may carry the virus and present a risk to more vulnerable members of our population. Additionally, we are currently unaware of who will be visiting Kingston this weekend for celebrations and can therefore [...]

March 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

Update: Launch of Educational Campaign to Address Period Stigma at Queen’s

February 27th, 2020 KINGSTON, ON - Over the course of the Fall semester, 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.  In November 2019, the AMS, in conjunction with the club, installed “Take one, Leave one” bins for menstrual products in male, female, and gender-neutral bathrooms in the JDUC and the Queen’s Centre. The aim of this undertaking was to improve access to period products on campus. There was also a survey conducted to gauge the culture [...]

February 27th, 2020|Categories: News|