Below is the executive summary of the investigation report conducted by mediator John Curtis of Kingston, ON. It was released during AMS Assembly on March 28th, 2019. Comments by Mikela Page, Chair of the Board of Directors of the AMS and Miguel Martinez, AMS President follow the report.
“In November, the Board of Directors was directed by AMS Assembly to engage an external investigator into the allegations made in the Journal. The Board brought this motion back to Assembly in January with the estimated cost attached. Following the approval to engage the investigator with the estimated cost, the Board of Directors retained an external investigator to conduct an investigation into the allegations. These allegations were converted into investigation questions and were approved by both President’s Caucus and the Board of Directors. After a thorough investigation surpassing fifty hours of work, the final report was submitted to the Chair of the Board of Directors. As the Chair of the Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who cooperated with this process. I would also like to thank the student body for their patience in waiting for information on the allegations made against the AMS and the President. In order to provide the transparency that the student body deserves, the AMS has published the executive summary of the findings.” -Mikela Page, Chair of the Board of Directors of the AMS
“To all of you who supported me throughout this process and had your trust in me through it all, thank you. To those of you who made this a more challenging process for me, thank you as well. It allowed me to grow and strengthen my resiliency; however, I hope you all take the opportunity to reflect and place more trust in student leaders.” -Miguel Martinez, AMS President
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