Student Politics

Residence Society budget more than halved

With residence operating at half capacity, the Residence Society (ResSoc) budget has also been sliced in half.Continue...

Commerce Society de-ratifies All Year Social 

Amidst a reckoning of racial justice on campus, the Smith Commerce Society de-ratified a committee club embroiled in long-standing controversy.Continue...

SGPS petitions against ARC fee for graduate students

Amidst the pandemic, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) is advocating for the University to grant refunds to graduate students who request their ARC fee back.Continue...

AMS Assembly: compensation policy for student labour in the works

AMS Assembly met over Zoom on Thursday evening for its first meeting of the 2020-21 academic year.Continue...

Peer Support Centre launches remote mental health support during pandemic

The AMS Peer Support Centre (PSC) relaunched full-time drop-in mental health services on Sept. 8—but this term, they’re online.Continue...

Student Life Centre’s Business Market shifts online

To maintain the safety of Queen’s students during the pandemic, the Student Life Centre (SLC) has moved online to conduct the Student Business Market on Sept. 30.Continue...

AMS to reimburse some student fees in fall term

As the pandemic continues to affect the delivery of campus services, the AMS has confirmed it will be reducing some of its fees.Continue...

AMS concerned about lack of communication from University about isolation residences

Though Queen’s has designated the JDUC as an isolation residence, the AMS has raised concerns over how the University will ensure the safety of student workers.

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AMS Board of Directors releases action statement following complaints shared on social media

After Instagram account ‘AMSxposed’ launched in August to document alleged working conditions within the AMS, the Society’s Board of Directors has taken several immediate actions to address the allegations made against the AMS.Continue...

Allegations against AMS permanent staff member determined to be “unfounded”

AMS Board of Director’s Ad Hoc Committee announced on Sept. 11 that allegations made against a Permanent Staff member at the AMS were determined to be unfounded.Continue...

Walkhome introduces criminal record check for all future employees

All future Walkhome employees are now required to receive a criminal record check completed prior to employment.Continue...

‘[W]e do not have jobs to formally offer as of now’: Queen’s reopening plan doesn’t account for AMS service staff

When the AMS interviewed service staff in the winter term for the 2020-21 year, the Society was never certain it would be able to offer work during the pandemic.Continue...

TAPS to remain closed during 2020-21 year

This week, COVID-19 claimed another local business: The AMS Pub Services (TAPS).Continue...

Commerce Society releases updates on EDI action items

Leading into the fall term, the Commerce Society (ComSoc) has updated students on the status of its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan.Continue...

Tricolour Outlet opens new online store

The Tricolour Outlet reopened Sept. 1 with a revamped online store and revised operations for the upcoming school year.Continue...

Instagram account ‘AMSxposed’ documents alleged working conditions in student government

Instagram account ‘AMSxposed’ launched Monday to document the alleged “unhealthy, unjust, and at times illegal experiences of student workers” within the Alma Mater Society (AMS).Continue...

AMS and ASUS discuss anti-racist action with Queen’s senior administration

After a week delay, AMS Commissioner of Social Issues Angeli Sahi and Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) Equity Commissioner Ashanthi Francis hosted “No More: A Moderated Discussion with Queen’s Senior Administration” on Aug. 13.Continue...

Worried about getting around campus this fall? AMS announces temporary bus pass option for students

The AMS announced on Aug. 12 that Kingston Transit had approved a temporary student pass option at Kingston City Council Tuesday evening.Continue...

Instagram removes ‘Smith White Business’ account which claimed to provide safe space for white Commerce students

An anonymous Instagram account with the handle ‘Smith White Business’ faced major backlash from the Queen’s community before it was taken down on Saturday.Continue...

AMS releases equity action plan outlining commitments to QTBIPOC students

Following campus-wide calls for support, the AMS committed to combating systemic forms of racism and strengthening support for QTBIPOC students in a new action plan.Continue...

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