The Alcohol Working Group (AWG) promotes the development of a campus culture in which students who choose to drink alcohol are most likely to do so in a safe manner and make decisions about their use of alcohol, free from unhealthy or coercive influences.
To establish an inventory of policies, programs, services and informational resources available to students at Queen’s
To review current alcohol-related policies, programs, services and relevant information available to students to ensure these reflect the best practices in mental health, are of high quality and are appropriate to students in the Queen’s environment
To recommend enhancements to existing programs and services or the creation of new programs and services where need arises or best practice suggests
To develop an outline of future initiatives related to the promotion of responsible alcohol use on campus
The AWG shall meet at least once per term. Reports on existing programs and services shall be made to the Health and Wellness Steering Committee at least once per academic year or as requested. Recommendations and reports on new initiatives shall be made to the Health and Wellness Steering Committee for approval.
Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost/Dean of Student Affairs
Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Jillian Burford-Grinnell, Society of Graduate & Professional Students, Vice-President (Finance & Services)
Tristan Lee, AMS Vice-President (Operations)
Jeff Downie, Athletics & Recreation
Robyn Elliott, Residence Life
Bruce Griffiths, Housing & Hospitality Services
Kate Humphrys, Health, Counselling & Disability Services
Joel Keenleyside, Campus Security
Ellie Sadinsky, Student Affairs
Harry Smith, Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Kristyn Wallace, Marketing & Communications
Benjamin Burgar, AMS - Judicial Director
Dmitri Tchbotarev, AMS - Orientation
Matthew Brenton, AMS - Queen's Student Constables Head Manager
Throughout 2012, the Alcohol Working Group (AWG) focused on reviewing the 2004/5 Campus Alcohol Policy. Three sub-groups were formed to work on the following policy areas: Events, Licensed Establishments and Advertising and Sponsorship. The entire policy was updated and unanimously endorsed by the AWG in November 2012 and approved by VPOC in December 2012. Read the policy.