StuCons Head Manager steps down

AMS hires for security positions ahead of Orientation Week

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Student constables will ensure the ‘safety and security’ of orientation week events.

Queen’s Student Constables (StuCons) is missing a key leadership team member as Orientation Week approaches.

Josh Bolton, former head manager and chief constable for StuCons resigned on Aug. 19. StuCons is a “peer-to-peer security service” that serves to protect and regulate students at large sanctioned events such as Homecoming, St. Patrick’s Day, and the upcoming Orientation Week.

“After two-and-a-half years of managing this service, I have enjoyed working with everyone and I wish you all the best of luck. Please remember that the service will always be available for your security needs,” Bolton said in a public statement.

AMS Vice-President (Operations) Tina Hu told The Journal that, despite Bolton’s resignation, all 2022 Orientation Week operations will run “as per usual.”

“We have been working closely with event organizers to ensure the safety and security of students at all contracted events,” Hu said in a statement.

“The current management of [StuCons] includes myself, as the acting Head Manager, and Andrew Adams, who is our Logistics Manager. We are also in the midst of onboarding an alumni supervisor to aid with strategic direction come September.”

The AMS is actively looking to fill the position permanently—applications close on Sept. 9. StuCons is also recruiting additional security staff.

“[StuCons] looks forward to expanding our presence on campus and the flourishing of student life at Queen’s,” Hu added.

Hu emphasized the excitement StuCons have to “welcome home” Queen’s class of 2026. With large events—like the Orientation Roundtable (ORT) concert—returning post-pandemic, ORT is engaged in safety planning, which includes StuCons.

Yara Hussein, ASUS president, told The Journal she spoke with Head Gael Kate McCuaig and the Orientation team about the presence of StuCons at Orientation events.

“Out of the two weekends, StuCons are only anticipated to attend the orientation event on Sept. 10 for bag checks and as the event runs later into the night,” Hussein said.

“We recognize the challenges that a limited number of accessible StuCons can pose to many events on campus, particularly during the orientation period.”

Hussein said Orientation leaders have received various trainings on both emergency and safety procedures, as well as making referrals which “act as an extra measure of precaution.”


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