AMS Assembly

Special committee to begin AMS service TAPS investigation

In response to the TAPS training week incident labelled as ‘hazing’ that occurred in late August, the TAPS Special Committee tasked with investigating has finalized their terms of reference for conducting its investigation.Continue...

Assembly accessibility atrophies apathy

Different perspectives on the AGM and AMS policies.Continue...

A breach of students’ trust

Students should be saddened by the news that former AMS Vice-President of Operations-elect Peter Green has resigned, they should also be angry about the excuse for process that his former colleagues have chosen for his replacement.Continue...

AMS will submit statement to KATC regarding proposed Uber bylaws

AMS Assembly met on October 4 to approve of multiple budgets throughout various AMS offices and divisions. The AMS executive also received approval to respond to proposed city bylaws regarding Uber regulation in Kingston.Continue...

AMS Executive accused of censoring student voices regarding Bikes and Boards closure

The first AMS Assembly of the 2017-18 school year began on Thursday with criticism against the AMS executive for their response to the closure of Bikes and Boards and continued with ratifying Vice-President (Operations) Chelsea Hollidge, who replaced Brian McKay following his resignation last month.Continue...

Keren and Prescott resign

After 72 hours of fervor over a decision by the incoming AMS Assembly to elect Alexander Prescott as their Speaker, both Prescott and Commissioner of Social Issues Lea Keren tendered their resignations to the AMS on Wednesday.Continue...

Team JBP issues statement cancelling Emergency Assembly

Less than 20 minutes after issuing a public statement cancelling an Emergency Assembly meeting set for Tuesday evening — intended to facilitate a discussion and re-vote for the Speaker role given to Alexander Prescott days prior — President-elect Jenn Li and Vice President (Operations)-elect Brian MacKay addressed the turnaround in an interview with The Journal.Continue...

Prescott elected AMS Speaker, Special Assembly called amid backlash

In a repetition of a debate that rocked student governance back in 2013, a decision by the incoming AMS Assembly to vote in Alexander Prescott as Speaker led to chaos within 24 hours, culminating in the calling of a Special Assembly Tuesday night to call a new vote.Continue...

LWT’s final Assembly drags on in debate over Student Activity Fee Policy

In the last Assembly for this year’s AMS executives, Tyler Lively, president, and Dave Walker, vice-president (Operations), faced accusations of being “out of touch” with students, after proposing a motion regarding changes to the Student Activity Fee Policy.Continue...

Assembly votes on Isabel space grant and OUSA renewal

Before proposed changes to the Student Activity Fee Policy triggered a period of pointed questioning directed at Team LWT, this year’s final AMS Assembly approved structural changes to Non-Academic Misconduct policy and agreed to renew the University’s membership with Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA).Continue...

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