Executive Statement on Bikes and Boards

August 25, 2017  KINGSTON, ON – Today, AMS President Jennifer Li made the following statement on behalf of the AMS Executive:  "Over the last few days, we have heard and considered the concerns expressed to us by students and alumni over the transition of Bikes and Boards from an AMS corporate service to a student-led club. We wish to take a moment and respond to some of the comments and better explain the decision.   "Firstly, it is important to reaffirm that while the AMS Board of Directors made this decision on the recommendation of its Finance and Risk Committee, it falls to us to implement their instructions. The [...]

August 25th, 2017|Categories: News|

Bikes and Boards to become an AMS Club

August 22, 2017  KINGSTON, ON – Today, the AMS Executive announced that, effective immediately, Bikes and Boards will transition into a club and will no longer be an AMS-administered corporate service. This decision was made by a resolution of the AMS Board of Directors after the completion of a series of review processes.   The Board determined that the service as presently constituted will not be financially viable in the long-term due to rising operational costs and competition in the local Kingston area. Continuing to operate as a corporate service would mean focusing on [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|

Statement from the AMS Executive

August 18, 2017  KINGSTON, ON – On Wednesday, August 16, the AMS accepted the resignation of Brian MacKay as Vice-President (Operations). Brian was elected along with Jennifer Li and Palmer Lockridge as AMS Executive on January 31, 2017. Brian MacKay issued the following statement:   "I have made the decision to step down as Vice-President (Operations) for personal reasons. This has been a difficult decision and one that I have not made lightly.    I thought it was important for me to step back before the school year [...]

August 18th, 2017|Categories: News|

Director of Clubs and Talent Acquisition Manager Hired

August 16, 2017  KINGSTON, ON – The AMS Executive has completed the hiring process for two vacant positions and is pleased to announce the following decisions:  Director of Clubs — Marnie Myszko, Religious Studies '17  Talent Acquisition Manager — Danielle Karas, Commerce '18  "On behalf of the Executive and the entire AMS, we are thrilled to welcome Marnie and Danielle to the team. We had an exceptional pool of applicants for both positions and we are grateful to get to work with such an enthusiastic and dynamic team." - Jennifer Li, President    Please direct [...]

August 16th, 2017|Categories: News|

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|