Streamlined organizational structure will better serve members and their
CALGARY, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Campus Stores Canada announced the
selection of Wayne Amundson as Executive Director. Amundson and his firm,
Association Xpertise Inc., will be responsible for subcontracting
administrative services. This marks the first time that Campus Stores Canada
has directly selected an Executive Director. Previously, an administrative
services firm had subcontracted this function. This new leadership structure
was adopted to streamline decision making and provide a clearer hierarchy
within the organization.
"Wayne is an excellent voice for our industry, bringing strong management
skills and an excellent knowledge of the industry," said Campus Stores Canada
President Carol Tyre of Vancouver Island University. "Having been involved
with Campus Stores Canada for 4 years now, he has the breadth of experience
needed to ensure the continued success of our organization."
"I am very happy to be continuing my role with Campus Stores Canada" said
Amundson. "Campus bookstores play an important role in Canada's post-secondary
education system, and will be all the more important as the shape of this
industry evolves with the advent of new technology and government policy. I
look forward to helping navigate these advances to ensure that students and
stores receive the maximum benefit."
Campus Stores Canada organizes two annual conferences, a trade show in
the spring and a symposium in the fall. It is also active on a number of
industry issues, most notably the digitization of books and government
The technology of digital books is advancing constantly, with "e-texts"
becoming increasingly common and more consumer devices able to support them.
This is an important shift and will have significant implications as to how
campus stores operate now and in the future. Campus Stores Canada is also
actively campaigning for the government to change regulations that add up to
15% to the cost of textbooks. Currently, the regulations in The Copyright Act
allow publishers to add an additional 10 or 15% "private tariff" to imported
texts. This tariff is pure profit for the publisher, removing it would reduce
the cost of texts by as much as 15%, virtually overnight.
"This is an exciting time for Campus Stores Canada," concluded Tyre.
"With Wayne as our executive director, we are on solid ground moving into the
Campus Stores Canada is the national trade association dedicated to
providing a unified voice for Canadian post-secondary, institutionally owned
and operated Campus stores, and by doing so enabling them to serve their
institutions in the most effective manner. Campus Stores Canada has almost 100
member stores nationwide and almost 120 vendor and supplier associates. This
means that if you know one of Canada's million post-secondary students, you
probably know someone that is served by Campus Stores Canada.
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