Statement by the AMS Executive on the retirement of Greg McKellar
April 27, 2016
KINGSTON, ON – Today, Kanivanan Chinniah, the President, Kyle Beaudry, the Vice President (Operations), and Sarah Letersky, Vice President (University Affairs), issued the following statement:
“Today, after almost three decades of service, it is with considerable regret that we announce the retirement of Greg McKellar from the Alma Mater Society.
“Greg has been a pillar of wisdom for successive AMS Executives, AMS student staff, and students-at-large. He has provided this wisdom and gave considerable support to many student leaders during some of the most consequential periods for the Alma Mater Society and Queen’s University.
“Some of the most impactful decisions at the Alma Mater Society have been taken with Greg’s keen strategic insight and expertise. Greg has always been a passionate advocate for student self-governance, from student-led orientation week, the non-academic discipline regime, and others key areas that make Queen’s University a uniquely student-focused place.
“As Greg concludes many years of tremendous service to the Alma Mater Society, Queen’s University, and its students, we wish him the very best as he writes the next chapter.”
Alma Mater Society (AMS) – http://www.myAMS.org
The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 16,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 10 faculty and residence societies. 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 10 corporate services and over 50 government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.