2019 AMS Election Results

January 29th, 2019 – Kingston Ontario The AMS Elections team would like to thank all of those who participated and voted in the 2019 Winter Election season. As of 8:00pm January 29th, 2019 the polls for the AMS Executive Election and the Undergraduate Student Trustee election have concluded. The results are as follows: The AMS Elections Team would like to congratulate Team AJW for being elected as the 2019-2020 AMS Executive. The results were a vote of 91.3% (3898) “Yes” [...]

January 29th, 2019|Categories: News|

2019 AMS Winter Referendum Results

January 29th, 2019 – Kingston Ontario Below are the results of the 2019 Winter Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate, Medicine, and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 30.1%. Triennial Review (Subject to Individual Opt-Out) Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s University Best Buddies fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2000 and last went to referendum in 2016. Yes 4306 (85.0%) No 759 [...]

January 29th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Statement Regarding Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Tuition Framework

On Thursday, January 17th, 2019, the provincial government announced proposed changes to Ontario’s tuition framework for universities, as well as changes to the student financial aid model. Below is a comprehensive overview of the proposed changes, using all the information presently available. The Announcement: The proposed changes include: Tuition decreased by 10% for the in 2019-2020 academic, followed by a tuition freeze in 2020-2021. Non-essential and non-tuition fees must have an online opt-out option available. Starting in the 2019-2020 academic [...]

January 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|

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|