February 16, 2017

KINGSTON ON – Today the AMS Executive congratulated Joe Cattana on being elected Editor-in-Chief for Volume 145 of the Queen’s Journal.

“This was the first contested Editor-in-Chief election in 6 years. It was great to see a discussion of ideas about the future of the Journal. On behalf of Team LWT I would like to congratulate Joe on his victory.” – Tyler Lively, AMS President.

The results were announced Tuesday evening. Cattana received 41 votes (66.1%) with Victoria Gibson receiving 21 (33.9%). Turnout was 92.5% with 62 of 67 eligible voters participating.

Hiring will begin after Reading Week. Applications for the Journal Business Manager, News Editor, and Managing editor are due March 9, with all other positions due March 16. Applications can be submitted via myAMS.org/apply.

“The Journal faces a number of financial challenges. Throughout the campaign Joe showed that he has the ideas and experience necessary to bring the Journal fully into the digital age. We wish him the best of luck in the coming year.” – Dave Walker, AMS Vice-President (Operations)

Please direct all media inquiries to Bianca Balazic, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

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

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 17,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 100 student volunteers and 500 paid staff.