Team JDL wins AMS election
The incoming AMS executive includes President-elect Doug Johnson, Vice-President-elect (University Affairs) Mira Dineen, and Vice-President-elect (Operations) Tristan Lee.
"I congratulate the new AMS executive on their election; my colleagues in the senior administration very much look forward to working with them following the current executive's very successful year," says Principal Daniel Woolf.
Team JDL received 60.24 per cent of the vote in the first round of voting. The voter turnout was 33.78 per cent, an increase from last year's voter turnout of 24.85 per cent.
Mr. Johnson, a Toronto native, is a fourth-year student studying Renaissance History and Art History. He first became involved in the Queen’s community working within the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society where he was first an intern, then commissioner, then president of the Society. This year he is representing Arts and Science students on the University Senate, the academic governing body of the University.
Ms Dineen was born and raised in Vancouver and is an Arts and Science Student in Global Development and Geography. She currently serves as the AMS’ Academic Affairs Commissioner. In her position, she manages the internal commission, lobbies the university administration on academic issues, and serves as a steering committee member of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, an organization that lobbies the provincial government on post-secondary education issues.
Mr. Lee, who also hails from Toronto, is an Arts and Science student majoring in History. In his first year at Queen’s, he worked at Common Ground and sat on a number of committees including the United Way, Exposure Arts Festival, and Charity Ball. He has also served as a Gael and an Orientation Coordinator during orientation week and was head manager of Common Ground last year.
The new executive team will soon begin the hiring process for the 2012-13 AMS staff.
For more information visit the AMS website.