November 1, 2017

Kingston ON – Below are the results of the 2017 AMS Fall Referendum. Voter turnout was 26.5%.

Establishing Fees:

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.35 fee, subject to individual opt out, to support the Queen’s Space Conference?

Yes – 69.0% (2876)
No – 31.0% (1291)

Triennial Review (Opt-out):

Do you agree to the continuation of the Centre for Teaching and Learning fee of $2.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2009 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 75.3% (3110)
No – 24.7% (1022)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Dawn House Women’s Shelter fee of $0.85 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1998 and last went to referendum in 2014. 

Yes – 84.6% (3665)
No – 15.4% (665)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre fee of $1.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2011 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 77.6% (3229)
No – 22.4% (959)

Do you agree to the continuation of the HIV/AIDS Regional Services fee of $0.75 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1999 and last went to referendum in 2014

Yes – 83.8% (3636)
No – 16.2% (702)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Project Red fee of $1.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2011 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 73.3% (3045)
No – 26.7% (1108)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Diabetes Society fee of $0.08 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2014 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 81.3% (3512)
No – 18.7% (808)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Engineers Without Borders fee of $ 1.25 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years. This fee was originally established in 2010 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 72.1% (3026)
No – 27.9% (1170)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Medical Review fee of $0.65 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2008 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 74.9% (3116)
No – 25.1% (1043)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s SAE Formula Race Team fee of $0.69 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2000 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 61.0% (2491)
No – 39.0% (1591)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Reelout Arts Project Inc. fee of $1.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2005 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 59.6% (2377)
No – 40.4% (1614)

Do you agree to the continuation of UNICEF Queen’s fee of $0.75 (subject to individual opt out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2009 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 79.4% (3367)
No – 20.6% (874)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Union Gallery fee of $4.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1994 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 59.8% (2450)
No – 40.2% (1645)

Triennial Review (Mandatory):

Do you agree to the continuation of the Accessibility Queen’s Fund fee of $3.00 (mandatory) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1988 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 81.7% (3536)
No – 18.3% (793)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Ban Righ Centre Mature Student Bursary fee of $1.00 (mandatory) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1992 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 67.0% (2808)
No – 33.0% (1383)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Campus Observation Room (COR) fee of $0.85 (mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1990 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 82.5% (3626)
No – 17.5% (770)

Do you agree to a decrease in the ReUnion Street Festival fee (mandatory) from $12.50 to $12.25 for the next three years? This fee was originally established and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 79.6% (3452)
No – 20.4% (885)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Sexual Assault Centre Kingston fee of $1.00 (mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1990 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 87.6% (3873)
No – 12.4% (547)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Sexual Health Resource Centre fee of $1.00 (mandatory) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2004 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 84.4% (3728)
No – 15.6% (687)

Do you agree to the continuation of the Student Health Evening Clinic fee of $3.75 (mandatory) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2014 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Yes – 79.6% (3407)
No – 20.4% (874)

 

Please direct all media inquiries to Craig Draeger, 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 17,500 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. It has over 1,000 student volunteers and 700 paid staff.