Category Archives: Student Life

The Face Behind the Chief Returning Officer

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Interesting in applying for an AMS position for the 2015-2015 school year? This week we have profiled AMS Chief Returning Officer, Tyler Lively, for an insight on his job and experience thus far. Getting involved can give you invaluable experience that can be applied to future jobs and leave you with many lasting memories! The deadline for Chief Returning Officer, ... Read More »

The Baders: A tale of two hearts

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“Everything that has any connection with you, Alf, seems enchanted,” Isabel Overton remarked in one of her hundreds of love letters to beau Alfred Bader. A philanthropic and art collecting pair, the Baders are Queen’s most generous donors; having gifted the university with millions of dollars over the years, many scholarships, as well as funding the purchase of Herstmonceux Castle, donating over 100 ... Read More »

Make Your Homecoming Tradition

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The ReUnion Street Festival was the epitome of what Homecoming is all about: spirit, community, and tricolour pride. Students and alumni were offered a venue to come together in celebration of their alma mater and Gaels of all ages attended the event to toast the place where it all began. At a meeting between the AMS and our city partners, one gentleman ... Read More »

What is the Undergraduate Student Trustee?

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Given the unique nature of this year’s AMS executive elections, there is an opportunity to focus on the other election going on right now – the one for your next Undergraduate Student Trustee. But what is this position? What do they do? Here are 11 things you may not know about the Undergraduate Student Trustee!   The first Undergraduate Student ... Read More »

Shaping the future of the JDUC

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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 »

Breaking Down the AMS Executive Positions

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With Winter elections coming up for the new AMS Executive, some of you might be wondering what responsibilities the election dictates and how much power really lies at the core of these decisions. This blog will give you a starting spot to envision your future executive in each of the three respective branches of leadership. The AMS Executive is elected annually ... Read More »

Exam Resource: 1st Year Tips

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This week we’ve got a special feature from one of the AMS First Year Interns! This post will offer some advice to our first year students. Beginning your first set of university exams can be an intimidating experience, so we thought we would give some advice to try and ease your stress. Below are some links to AMS and Queens pages ... Read More »

Finding the Positives of Cold Weather

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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 »

Nine New Clubs Worth Checking Out

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Looking for new ways to get involved on campus and find your niche? Check out some of the AMS’ newest ratified clubs and see where you can volunteer in the Queen’s and Kingston Community! 1. Queen’s Helping Haiti Mission: On campus, the mandate of Queen’s Helping Haiti, is twofold. 1) To raise awareness about the situation in Haiti and to fundraise in ... Read More »

#ReUnionStreet

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So you might have heard people talking about the ReUnion Street Festival around campus, but what is all the hype really about? Is it a closed off street party? Can underage students attend? Will alumni be there? What will it add to Homecoming? All of these questions and more will be answered below about Queen’s NEW addition to Homecoming 2014! Seeking ... Read More »

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