Established in 1936, the Queen’s Student Constables (QSC) represent the oldest student-run service on campus, embodying the spirit of peer-to-peer responsibility that is at the core of all AMS operations. QSC has been promoting a safe campus culture for over 80 years, even establishing Campus Security and Walk–home as offshoot services that have since grown into integral parts of the Queen’s experience.
Currently, QSC staff act as both experience facilitators and a safety resource for patrons at a variety of Queen’s events and establishments.
Josh has been with the Queen’s Student Constables for 3 years having held every position available in the service. He just completed the requisites for a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) with a focus on Western European History. As a former nurse with fifteen years of experience in the health care system, Josh likes to present a mental-health-focused management style that will benefit the clients and staff equally.
Training, Preparation and Communication have been the core values of the service under Josh’s management as they prepare for a post-covid reopening. As the post-covid reopening of campus life begins, it will become even more important to focus on the effects of long-term isolation and self-distancing will have on the student body. With this in mind, Josh has endeavoured to implement new training protocols within the service that will help staff recognize the signs of distress and mental wellness while being able to provide the necessary resources to seek help.
When not at work Josh prefers to keep a hands-on approach to life by engaging in hobbies like gardening, woodworking and art collecting. An avid reader, Josh has a knack for listing random facts and regularly engages in discussions based on his extensive library. Someday Josh hopes he will get the chance to be on the security team during a Kevin Smith Q&A at Queen’s Campus.
Assistant Manager (Logistics)
Averee has been with the Queen’s Student Constables since her first year at Queen’s, progressing from service staff, to supervisor, and now to Assistant Manager (Logistics). She just completed her Bachelor of Arts (Hon) with a major in French Studies and a minor in Indigenous Studies.
Throughout Averee’s time with the service, she has prioritized communication, growth and teamwork as her core values in the service.
When she is not working, she enjoys being outside in nature, as well as spending time with her cat – Kiwi! She has thoroughly enjoyed her time with the service and looks forward to further improving QSC over the next year.
Why People Trust Us
Before any staff member is allowed to begin patrols, they must also complete a QSC Related training program that is approximately 30 hours performed over a 4 day period and consists of:
You can count on Queen’s Student Constables to not only meet, but exceed all your needs and requests. We believe in treating everyone with kindness and respect is an important part of our job.
Our staff are highly trained to identify and respond to emergency situations in a timely and effective manner. We understand the unique security challenges that exist within Queen’s University campus.
We have advanced knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). Our staff are able to apply this knowledge to whatever site we are assigned.