Category Archives: Student Life

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 »

How You Can Decide Who Wins this Election

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4580 =  The median margin of victory in ridings with major campuses in the 2011 elections (the majority of ridings had margins of victory in the 4000s). 19,786 = The average number of estimated eligible student voters in each individual riding. That means that less than a quarter of the student vote often could totally reshape the margin of victory for ... Read More »

Tips for Moving into Your First House!

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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 »

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