The annually-elected AMS Executive teams run in groups of three: President, Vice-President (Operations) and Vice-President (University Affairs). The AMS Executive serves only one year in office, starting on May 1st after they are elected in January.
The President is responsible for the external representation of the AMS, and is accountable for ensuring that the Society’s mandate and mission is fulfilled.
The Vice President (Operations) is responsible for all the services offered by AMS — including CoGro, Queen’s Pub and Walkhome — along with all financial matters.
The Vice President (University Affairs) is responsible for all Society matters of a political or educational nature, research and policy development, internal academic issues, and university administration affairs. He or she will oversee the four AMS commissions.
The University, as a business, is governed by its Board of Trustees — a group of 25 representatives, 3 of whom come from the student body — with jurisdiction over Queen’s financial and strategic decisions.
The Undergraduate Student Trustee is one of the three student members, alongside the Graduate Student Trustee and the Rector. The role is two years in length, and is listed as a volunteer role. Trustee meetings take place four times per year, with the individual also serving as an ex-officio member of AMS Assembly and an observer of Senate.
Students in a given faculty elect an executive for their society to represent them to the Faculty Board — the governing body of each faculty — and AMS Assembly. Each faculty operates differently, but they typically organize events and provide specific resources to students within a given faculty.