Executive Statement on Corporate Service Directors

December 8, 2017    KINGSTON, ON – Today, the AMS Executive issued the following statement:  “This afternoon, the AMS parted ways with Monica Przyborowski, our former Director of Retail Services. We wish Monica the best in her future endeavours at Queen’s and beyond, and we ask that everyone respect her privacy.  "We recognize that it's difficult to balance the pressures of school and personal matters with full time employment, so we must always be prepared for the possibility of staff turnover throughout the year. However, we recognize that we must address the two vacancies among our three corporate service directors.  "The structure of corporate management [...]

December 8th, 2017|Categories: News|

2017 Fall Referendum Results

November 1, 2017 Kingston ON – Below are the results of the 2017 AMS Fall Referendum. Voter turnout was 26.5%. Establishing Fees: Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.35 fee, subject to individual opt out, to support the Queen’s Space Conference? Yes - 69.0% (2876) No - 31.0% (1291) Triennial Review (Opt-out): Do you agree to the continuation of the Centre for Teaching and Learning fee of $2.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee [...]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Appointment of Vice-President (Operations)

August 28, 2017   KINGSTON, ON – Today, Chelsea Hollidge (Film and Political Studies '17) was appointed AMS Vice-President (Operations) by AMS President Jennifer Li and AMS Vice-President (University Affairs) Palmer Lockridge. This appointment was made in accordance with AMS Constitution Part 2, Section 2, Subsection 4 and will be brought to AMS Assembly for ratification on September 21, 2017.  The Executive has consulted Assembly, the Executive Team, and the managers of AMS services during the period of vacancy and has found strong support for Chelsea's appointment.   "We felt it was very important for [...]

August 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

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|