AMS non-academic misconduct office to restructure next year

Judicial Affairs Manager announces role split at 125th birthday celebration for the office

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The Judicial Affairs Office celebrated its birthday on March 28.

The AMS Judicial Affairs Office (JAO) is restructuring.

AMS celebrated the JAO’s birthday on March 28 in Goodes Hall. The JAO works with the University to address instances of level I non-academic misconduct, such as property or alcohol related incidents. Sylvie Garabedian, AMS judicial affairs manager, announced to the audience of 17 students the JAO will be restructuring.

Next year, the role of judicial affairs manager will be split into two positions: a judicial case manager and a judicial policy manager. Each position will work 10 hours per week.

The split will make the position more manageable and boost student recruitment into the JAO, Garabedian said. For Alysha Ahmad, AMS secretariat, the split will improve the JAO’s effectiveness, demonstrating to the University their ability to fulfill tasks proficiently.

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“It’s definitely to demonstrate that students are capable of doing this to the University. They can trust us with this process,” Ahmad said in an interview with The Journal.

Garabedian and Ahmad are excited to see the changes implemented.

“My hopes would be [JAO] continues in the future and students are afforded the opportunity to take leadership and ownership of values that Queen’s wants students to have,” Garabedian said in an interview with The Journal.

This isn’t the first time AMS executives have contemplated splitting a role into two. At AMS Special Assembly on Feb. 29, incoming AMS Vice-President (Operations) Ayan Chowdhury, who attended the birthday celebration, said he will continue the work of current Vice-President (Operations) Michelle Hudson to split the executive role into two.

None of the AMS executive attended the celebration, despite singing a rendition of happy birthday at AMS Assembly last week.


March 31, 2024

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated hazing fell under the scope of the AMS NAM system. Incorrect information appeared in the March 29 issue of The Queen’s Journal.

The Journal regrets the error


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