Category Archives: Community Issues

AMS Elections 2014: A Guide to Getting Informed

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Here is some information on who is running and how to vote in the 2014 AMS Winter Election. 1. How do I vote? All AMS voting is done online. On the morning of Tuesday, January 28th, you will receive an email with a link & login information that is valid until 7pm on Wednesday, January 29th. One of the emails ... Read More »

Getting Back To Who We Are

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Fellow students, We wanted to address some regrettable incidents that have taken place in the past 24 hours, the past week, and throughout the past year. The challenge before us is to ensure that discussions and debates on this campus are conducted in a civilized, respectful and intellectually-driven manner that will at no time threaten the physical and psychological well-being ... Read More »

Incoming Executive: Our Team & Progress So Far

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This Sunday, our Executive team for the coming year was made complete, with Nicola Plummer graciously accepting the nomination for Vice-President Operations. Nicola has been humbled by the responsibility and trust placed in her, and all three of us appreciate the outpouring of support from students. This being said, we wanted to take a minute to address some very understandable ... Read More »

An FAQ on the Resignation of an AMS Executive Member

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Following Peter Green’s resignation as the incoming Vice-President Operations for the AMS, there have been some important and very valid questions asked by students. Below are answers to those questions. For a formal release on this matter, as well as the details on the special Assembly,  click here.  Q: What happens when a member of the Executive resigns? The AMS Constitution ... Read More »

#AMSvotes 2013: Everything You Need to Know

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VOTING HAS NOW ENDED Voting has now commenced in the AMS Winter Election, with students voting for their AMS Executive, Undergraduate Student Trustee,  student fees and in their respective faculty societies. Here is some info on who is running, how to vote, and why YOUR vote matters! Go to the bottom of this page for our infographic on why your vote ... Read More »

AMS Elections & Why You Should Get Involved

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It is that time of year again, as students get back into the routine of school and start counting down the days until reading week! In just over two weeks, the AMS will be hosting its annual winter elections and referendum to elect four very important positions in University governance; the AMS Executive (comprised of the President, Vice-President of Operations, ... Read More »

Homecoming: Its Return & Your Thoughts

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If you haven’t already seen it, check out our homecoming video.  This video was released as engineers kicked their GPAs in front of the JDUC, and a bagpipe played in the background. In other words, an awesome morning at Queen’s. After months of deliberation and nearly four years since our last fall reunion weekend, Principal Daniel Woolf has decided to ... Read More »

Queen’s Gives the Gift of 8

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This Monday, Queen’s Commerce Society launched a powerful (and well-designed) outreach campaign called “Queen’s Gives the Gift of 8″. Watch the video below, click on the links provided, and share this around! This campaign’s goal is to encourage Queen’s University students, faculty, and the Kingston community to register their consent to be organ donors and to save lives. In order to ... Read More »

Fraternities & Sororities at Queen’s: Your Thoughts

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In the early 1930s the AMS and the University banned fraternities and sororities on campus. This ban, which is reflected in AMS Constitution Section 7, precludes AMS members from “be[ing] an active member of any fraternity or sorority, that is, any organization composed of students and former students which has a secret oath, constitution or pledge or which has a ... Read More »

Supporting Others, Supporting Yourself

Over the past month or so while I was giving the AMS services Anti-Oppression training, I also included mental health discussions with many of them. When asked how they would support people, most of them hit the ones you would expect immediately:  actively listening, knowing resources, not making assumptions etc.  However, there is one point which I threw in every ... Read More »

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