January 31, 2017

KINGSTON ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) congratulates Jenn Li, Brian MacKay and Palmer Lockridge (Team JBP) on their election as the 2017-2018 AMS Executive and Victoria Chappell on her election as the Undergraduate Student Trustee.

Team JBP received 52.61% (3492) of the vote and Aniqah Mair, Julie Tran and Landon Wilcock (Team MTW) received 43.68%(2899) of the vote with 3.71% voting none of the above.

Victoria Chappell won with 93.7% (5370) of the vote.

Quick Facts

  • Polls were open from midnight on January 30th and closed at 9pm on January 31st.
  • Voter turnout for the AMS Executive election, the Undergraduate Trustee and referendum was 45.7% (7951)
  • This is a higher voter turnout than last years AMS election which was 44.3%.

Quotes

“I am very excited, along with the elections team by the level of voter turnout for this year. I hope that it continues to rise for years to come” – Miguel Martinez, AMS Secretariat

“We were very impressed with the caliber of this campaign and are looking forward to the transition process with team JBP. Have fun tonight, both teams deserve it” – Tyler Lively (President), Dave Walker (Vice President Operations) and Carolyn Thompson (Vice President University Affairs)

Please direct all media inquiries to Bianca Balazic, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

Backgrounder

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – http://www.myams.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 17,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 100 student volunteers and 600 paid staff.