Category Archives: Kingston Living

The Origin of the Queen’s Student Constables


The Queen’s Student Constables is a peer to peer security service that embodies the unique idea of students being responsible for students. The Queen’s Student Constables are made up of Queen’s students, just like you, who wish to make a difference in the Queen’s Community. Queen’s has had student constables for as long as they’ve had a student government, with ... Read More »

The Publishing & Copy Centre: From 1988 to Now


The Publishing & Copy Centre (P&CC) is a 100% student-run service operated by the AMS and a staff composed of diverse, keen and hardworking undergraduate students; 35 Customer Service Representatives and 4 Managers. Students were seeking a low cost alternative to publishing, printing, binding and duplicating since nothing of the kind existed on campus. So, after a motion was put forward by a student ... Read More »

Creating Common Ground


Many of you are quite familiar with Common Ground, or CoGro as it’s better know, but do you know the history behind it? What’s become a staple for many of you in your daily lives actually started out as just an idea by a group of three students, who were hopeful in the idea of a Queen’s, student-run coffee shop ... Read More »

Shaping the future of the JDUC

John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) on a sunny summer day.

The John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) has always been a communal space for students, offering a multitude of space to catch up with friends; study or read on the couches; attend club meetings or utilize one of the many student services housed in the building. You may have been hearing about a plan to revitalize or renovate the JDUC, but not sure what ... Read More »

Finding the Positives of Cold Weather

Winter on campus

I think we all can agree that this onset of winter is far too early and bitter considering we’re only halfway through November! Who has time to dig out their winter wear when venturing into the Arctic tundra that is campus, with all the papers, projects, meetings and studying on the horizon? If last winter taught us anything, it’s that ... Read More »

12 Fun Things You Can Do With Student CarShare

Kingston Skyline

Welcome back! Make sure to check out some of the fun activities in the surrounding Kingston area, and let Student CarShare help you get there. With car sharing, getting outside and exploring is easier than ever. Student Car Share is a car sharing service that enables students 18+ with a G2 license to rent cars by the hour or day – ... Read More »

Tips for Moving into Your First House!


So you’ve just completed your first year in residence, and you’re gearing up for your second year. First off, congratulations! You’ve made it. Now that summer is approaching, you may be wondering what exactly has to be done in order to get your house or apartment ready for next year. Moving in to your first place can be challenging, so ... Read More »

AMS Bikes and Boards

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Looking for something to do this summer? Bikes and Boards is hiring volunteers! If you’re not sure about applying, here’s a few reasons why you should. Meet New People Kingston Summer’s are fantastic, but it can get a bit lonely when all your housemates are gone for the summer and you’re busy working all day. Volunteering for Bikes and Boards ... Read More »

How to Make the Most of St. Patrick’s Day in Kingston


While it may not look like it outside, March 17 is fast-approaching! To help you find fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve put together a list of our favourite recipes, events, and music to get your green on this weekend. There’s something for everyone to do on St. Patrick’s Day, just remember to eat some delicious food, know ... Read More »

10 Birthday Perks: How to Get the Most Out of Your Birthday!


Once a year, a special day comes along that’s all about you. And even though birthdays are pretty fantastic, we think you should know about the next level of birthday goodness – freebies! Tons of restaurants, stores, and services offer birthday perks that get you discounts and extras that can make your birthday even more exciting. So when your next ... Read More »

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