Category Archives: Student Life

15 Things I Wish I Knew in First Year

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As you’re preparing to make Queen’s your new home, here at the AMS we’re gearing up for your arrival. Move-in day is exciting, overwhelming and truly the start of something new. To help you in your transition to Queen’s we’ve gathered advice from upper year students on how to succeed in your first year. 1. Kyle Beaudry  DO’s Hang out by ... Read More »

ReUnion Ready: Planning the ReUnion Street Festival


Last year the AMS executive team had the wildly ambitious idea to take an empty street during Homecoming and fill it with people, food and music. This Festival on Union Street was ultimately (and oh so cleverly named) the ReUnion Street Festival and deemed a resounding success from both those who attended, and those who had a key stake in ... Read More »

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 »

Tracking the history behind Tricolour Outlet


Some of you rely on this service for its affordable and convenient transportation to and from campus, others for schools supplies and gael swag, but do you know how Tricolour Outlet came to be? Keep reading to find out more on the history of this student staple! Tricolour Express, the oldest aspect of the service, dates back to 1978. At ... 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 »

The AMS Pub Services (TAPS) through the ages


With Student Appreciation Week upon us, this week’s blogs will center on our well-established traditions of student leadership. All of the AMS services are student owned and student run: the people you work with, you work for and who you report to are all students–they’re your housemates, classmates, friends and co-workers. That’s all it is and there’s a history of ... Read More »

The Face Behind the Chief Returning Officer


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


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 »

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