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 begins in order to give my successor a chance to become well-acquainted with the role before the bulk of our student members return in September.  

I have full confidence that Jenn, Palmer, and the entire team will continue to lead the AMS with distinction.”  

Jennifer Li and Palmer Lockridge issued the following statement in response to the resignation:  

“Today, we regretfully accepted the resignation of our teammate, Brian MacKay. We are grateful to have had the chance to work with him since our election in January, and are appreciative of his contributions to building our team. His presence in the AMS will be missed, and we wish him the best going forward.  

As of today, all duties of the Vice President (Operations) will be handled by the President, Jennifer Li, until the selection of a new Vice-President (Operations). We do not expect any operational disruption for students or our staff. The projects and initiatives we began together have and will continue uninterrupted.  

The AMS Constitution, Section 2.02.04, allows the remaining AMS Executive to consider next steps with input from AMS Assembly. We will nominate a Vice President (Operations) in a matter of days.” 

 

Please direct all media inquiries to Craig Draeger, 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 1,000 student volunteers and 700 paid staff.