November 4th, 2015

KINGSTON, ON – Hiring for the AMS Academic Affairs Commissioner has concluded. After reviewing three applications, the AMS Executive (Kanivanan Chinniah, Kyle Beaudry, and Sarah Letersky) are happy to announce that Tyler Lively, ArtSci ’16, will be taking on the position of Academic Affairs Commissioner for the remainder of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Quick Facts

  • After the resignation on October 15, the Executive opened applications for Academic Affairs Commissioner to all AMS members.
  • Tyler currently holds the position of Retail Services Director with responsibility over the Tricolour Outlet and the Publishing & Copy Centre.
  • Tyler will continue to provide support to the Retail portfolio in the coming days, including delivering the Retail Services presentation to the Corporate Special General Meeting scheduled for November 10, 2015.
  • The Executive will not reopen the hiring process for the Retail Services Director, and the services under that portfolio will be amalgamated into the Vice President (Operations) portfolio for the remainder of the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • This is due to several changes in AMS corporate structure in recent years, including the exit of CFRC101.9FM and the amalgamation of Convocation Services, Queen’s TV, and Yearbook & Design Services into Studio Q. The Service Director team will undertake a thorough review of the Service Director portfolios in the coming year.

Quotes

“The Academic Affairs Commission presents a complex and challenging portfolio, and at this crucial midway point, students need an Academic Affairs Commissioner who can understand nuanced academic issues, liaise with senior administration, and advocate for students at all levels of decisionmaking. Throughout the application and hiring process, Tyler demonstrated all these abilities, and we look forward to working with him in this new capacity.” — Sarah Letersky, Vice-President (University Affairs)

“In light of these changes, we welcome the opportunity to conduct a review of the Service Director portfolios. The AMS is a fluid organization that needs to be responsive to student needs and this review is an optimal way to ensure that we consistently deliver high quality services in the most fiscally responsible way possible.”— Kyle Beaudry, Vice President (Operations)

Please direct all media inquiries to Jessamine Luck, AMS Marketing & Communications Officer, at marcomm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x75850

 

BACKGROUNDER

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – http://www.myams.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 16,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 10 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 10 corporate services and over 50 government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.