AMS Assembly Speaker Resigns

April 5, 2017 KINGSTON ON – Today, Jennifer Li, President – elect, Brian Mackay, Vice President (Operations) – elect and Palmer Lockridge, Vice President (University Affairs) – elect, issued the following statement: “Today Alexander Prescott, the Incoming AMS Assembly Speaker, tendered his resignation to the AMS Secretary. The resignation takes effect immediately.” 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 [...]

April 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

Joint Statement From the AMS Executive and the Executive-elect on the Election of the AMS Assembly Speaker

April 3rd, 2017  KINGSTON, ON – Today, the current Executive Team LWT and incoming Executive Team JBP issued the following joint statement: Sunday evening the incoming AMS Assembly elected Alexander Prescott as Assembly Speaker for 2017-18. We have heard concerns from the student body about the election, and we want to address them. In 2012-13, Prescott was reprimanded by ASUS Assembly for comments he made that belittle and disrespect the experiences of survivors and victims of sexual assault. AMS Assembly needs to [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|

2016-2017 Teaching Awards Announced

March 23, 2017  KINGSTON, ON - The Teaching Awards Committee of the Alma Mater Society (AMS) is very excited to announce the following awards for the 2016-2017 academic year: Frank Knox Award: Fall Semester: Richard Ascough Winter Semester: Charles Molson Christopher Knapper Award: Fall Semester: Abouzar Toubaei Winter Semester: Martin Jurak "The Teaching Awards Committee received several nominations for each award this year. Each nominee showed tremendous passion and dedication to their students. We were thrilled to be able to [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Peer Support Centre, Academic Grievance Centre and Housing Resource Centre Closed Due to Cold

March 16, 2017 KINGSTON, ON – Today, Tyler Lively, AMS President, Dave Walker, AMS Vice President (Operations), and Carolyn Thompson, AMS Vice President (University Affairs) issued the following statement: “We regretfully announce that the Peer Support Centre, Academic Grievance Centre, and Housing Resource Centre will be closed until further notice due to unbearably cold temperatures in the service spaces.” “Due to the construction on the new Innovation and Wellness Centre, the spaces have become too cold to continue to serve [...]

March 16th, 2017|Categories: News|

2017-2018 Government Manager and Corporate Assistant Manager Hiring

March 12, 2017 KINGSTON, ON – Hiring of the 2017-2018 Government and Assistant Managers for the Alma Mater Society (AMS) has concluded. After receiving 175 applications, the Executive-elect Jennifer Li, Brian Mackay and Palmer Lockridge are happy to announce the following hiring decisions: Secretariat: Neil Sengupta, ArtSci '18 Judicial Affairs Manager: Seema Sidhu, ArtSci '19 Brand Manager: Rachel Corvinelli, ArtSci '17 Marketing Research Manager: Hana Chaudhury, Comm’17 Talent Acquisition Manager: Delyth Phan, ArtSci '18 ReUnion Street Coordinator: Alexandra Da Silva [...]

March 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

2017-2018 AMS Board of Directors Election

March 10, 2017 KINGSTON ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) would like to congratulate the following people on their election to the AMS Board of Directors: One-year term student director: Tyler Lively Michael Blair Two-year student director: Aniqah Mair Mikela Page Community Director: John Neretlis "The Board of Directors of the Alma Mater Society Inc. is pleased to announce the election of four new Student Directors and the ratification of a new Community Director. We are confident that these [...]

March 10th, 2017|Categories: News|