Results of 2019 Special Referendum on JDUC Redevelopment

KINGSTON, ON – Below are the results of the 2019 Referendum on JDUC Redevelopment Project held among AMS members (undergraduate, Medicine, and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 25.6%   Establishing a JDUC Redevelopment Fee “Do you agree to the establishment of a mandatory, non-reviewable fee of $40 for the first two years, that will then increase to $73.92 on the third year of the fee (tied to CPI thereafter). This fee will be invested in the JDUC [...]

January 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Response to the New Tuition Framework

Yesterday, on January 17th 2019 at 11:00am, the provincial government announced proposed changes related to the affordability of Post-Secondary Education in Ontario. The proposed changes are planned for the 2019/2020 academic year and impact the areas of tuition, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), and ancillary fees. For more information on the announcement, read the official release: “Affordability of Post-Secondary Education in Ontario”. Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. https://news.ontario.ca/maesd/en/2019/01/affordability-of-postsecondary-education-in-ontario.html There remain many questions still to be asked and answered [...]

January 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Statement by the AMS President

"Tonight, AMS Assembly approved a motion to conduct an external investigation on the allegations regarding the AMS President in The Queen's Journal from November 9th. Please find below, the statement by the AMS President at Assembly prior to the motion being passed." -Communications Office November 26, 2018 After much reflection, I have decided to respond to some of the allegations about my conduct that were published in the Queen’s Journal on November 9. Since that article was released, I have [...]

November 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

Judicial Affairs Manager Hired

November 23rd, 2018 KINGSTON, ON – The AMS has completed the hiring process to fill the position of Judicial Affairs Manager. The AMS is pleased to announce the new Judicial Affairs Manager – Susie Emerson (ArtSci 18’). “The hiring panel, consisting of two members from the Board of Directors and one AMS Permanent staff member, conducted a thorough interview process. The AMS is delighted to have Susie join the AMS and fulfill this position. Susie has already began transitioning for her role [...]

November 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Statement from the Board of Directors

November 12th, 2018|Categories: News|

2018 Fall Referendum Results

  Below are the results of the 2018 Fall Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate, Medicine, and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 23.2% Triennial Review “Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Health Outreach fee of $3.75 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2006 and last went to referendum in 2015.” Choice                        Votes              Percentage YES                             2897                   79.1 NO                              766                     20.9 Abstain                      547 [...]

October 31st, 2018|Categories: News|