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Event Advisory: March 3rd Special Assembly

March 03, 2013

KINGSTON, ON – This evening, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) will hold a special session of AMS Assembly. This assembly was called by AMS President Doug Johnson, pursuant to the AMS Constitution.

Date: Sunday, March 3rd

Time: 5pm scheduled start

Location: Dunning Hall, Room 14

This special session of Assembly will address new and urgent business surrounding a vacant seat on the 2013-14 Executive, and the nominee put forward by the incoming Executive. Furthermore, a closed discussion period on the Principal’s renewal will be held. All AMS members are invited to attend this special Assembly and to have their views heard. All AMS members have speaking rights at Assembly.

Queen’s TV will be live-streaming the special Assembly. In the case that Dunning 14 reaches capacity (110 people) then members-at-large will be directed to an ‘overflow’ room in Dunning 11 and Dunning Auditorium. If any member from the overflow room wishes to speak, that member may proceed to Dunning 14 and signal their wish to address Assembly.

The official agenda for this assembly can be found by clicking here.

To see the AMS' FAQ on an Executive resignation, click here. 

CONTACT:
Please direct all media inquiries and requests to Taylor Mann, AMS Communications Officer, at comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER : 

AMS Assembly

AMS Assembly is the highest legislative body in the undergraduate student government. All members of the AMS are welcome to attend Assembly where they can move or second motions, speak for or against any motions. It is constitutionally empowered to direct the Executive, Council or Board of Directors as they carry out their duties consistent with the best interests of AMS members.

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – http://www.myAMS.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies on AMS Assembly. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s. AMS commissioners and directors sit on Assembly, but do not have voting rights.