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New AMS executive elected

Team JBP – Jenn Li, Brian MacKay, and Palmer Lockridge – was elected as the next executive of the Alma Mater Society (AMS) on Jan. 31.

“I want to extend my congratulations to the incoming AMS executive and others who have been elected. I look forward to working with the student representatives in 2017-18,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “I would also like to recognize all of the candidates who took time out of their busy schedules and made a commitment to student advocacy, which is a long-standing Queen’s tradition.”

Female AMS presidents
Ms. Li is the latest woman to hold the AMS presidency, joining the likes of Safia Chowdhury (2010-11), Morgan Campbell (2011-12), and Allison Williams (2014-15) in recent years.
Seventy-six years ago, students elected the first female AMS president. Dorothy Wardle (Arts’42) was a champion debater, a multi-sport athlete, and student representative on Queen’s centenary celebration committee.
Read more about Ms. Wardle and the 1941 AMS election on Queen’s 175th anniversary website.

Ms. Li (Con’Ed17), President-elect of the AMS, currently sits on Queen’s Board of Trustees as the undergraduate student representative. Before her election to Queen’s Board, Ms. Li, who hails from Mississauga, served as an assistant to the rector.

Mr. MacKay (Artsci’17), Vice-President-Elect (Operations), currently serves as the vice-president of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS). A native of Barrie, Ont., Mr. MacKay held the position of orientation coordinator for ASUS the previous year.

Mr. Lockridge (Artsci’17), VP-elect (University Affairs), currently serves on Queen’s Senate as an ASUS representative. After arriving at Queen’s from Toronto, he served as an Arts and Science orientation leader in his second year.

The new executive will take over on May 1. Visit the AMS website for more information about the election results.