October 21, 2016

Kingston, ON – The TAPS Special Committee has finalized their terms of reference and will begin its investigation into the workplace culture of the AMS service. The Committee will begin by conducting a series of confidential interviews with TAPS staff.

Struck in response to a training week incident in late August, the committee will produce an interim report by the end of November to the AMS Board of Directors. A final report and recommendations will be presented to the AMS Board in February.

“We are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive workplace culture” said Mike Blair, Sc’17, Chair of the Special Committee. “The recommendations of this committee will be necessary to ensure the long term viability of The AMS Pub Services.”

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) – https://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. The AMS provides opportunities for over 1000 student volunteers and 500 paid staff each year.

The AMS Pub Services (TAPS)

The AMS Pub Services consists of the Queen’s Pub (QP) and the Underground night club. It is an entirely student run service on the Queen’s University campus. TAPS employs 110 staff and 8 managers.

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Queen’s University sits on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe peoples.
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.
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