January 31st, 2017

KINGSTON, ON – Below are the results of the 2017 Winter Referendum. Voter turnout was 45.7%

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.50 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Enactus Queen’s?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes              4027           64.5

No                2220           35.5

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.25 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Queen’s HanVoice?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes             3672          60.3

No               2414          39.7

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.30 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the NeuGeneration Conference on Neuroscience?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes               4622          71.6

No                1832           28.4

Do you agree to the establishment of a $1.00 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the Queen’s Health and Human Rights Conference?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes            4610           70.8

No              1900            29.2

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.10 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the Queen’s Correctional Services Volunteers?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes              4580         71.7

No                1810          28.3

Do you agree to an increase in the Queen’s Aero Design Team fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.25 to $0.50, an increase of $0.25?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes               3459         55.2

No                 2807         44.8

“Do you agree to an increase in the Queen’s Baja SAE Design Team fee (mandatory fee/ subject to individual optout) from $0.50 to $0.69, an increase of $0.19?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes            3297         53.2

No              2896         46.8

Do you agree to an increase in the Queen’s West Africa Aids Foundation (subject to individual opt-out) fee from $0.30 to $0.40, an increase of $0.10? This fee was originally established in 2010 and last went to referendum in 2013-2014.

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes             4724         73.9

No               1671          26.1

Do you agree to the continuation and decrease of the Tea Room Environmental Education fee, originally $1.00, decreasing to $0.75 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2013 and last went to referendum in 2013.

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes                5102        77.9

No                  1450        22.1

Do you agree to the continuation of the DECA Queen’s fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? The fee was originally established 2010 and last went to referendum in Fall 2013.

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes              3688         61.3

No                2327         38.7

Do you agree to the continuation of the Oxfam at Queen’s student fee of $0.75 (subject to individual opt out) for the next three years? This fee last went to referendum in 2013.

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes              3966         66.1

No               2037          33.9

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Pride fee of $0.55 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2008 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes            4606           73.4

No               1667           26.6

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Conference on Philanthropy $0.30 fee (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2013 and last went to referendum in 2013.

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes             3810          63.5

No               2188          36.5

Do you agree to the continuation of the QueensEvents.ca fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2013 and last went to referendum in 2013.

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes             3799        63.5

No              2187         36.5

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Debating Union fee of $1.40 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1986 and last went to referendum in 2014?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes             3385          57.1

No               2539          42.9

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Conference on Education fee of $0.75, (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was established in 2010 and last went to referendum in 2014?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes              4136           68.7

No                1883            31.3

Do you agree to the continuation of War Child Queen’s fee of $0.25, (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2012 and last went to referendum in 2013-2014?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes             4615            75.5

No                1499            24.5

Do you agree to the continuation of the mandatory $2.00 Golden Words fee (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was established in 1973 and last went to referendum in 2016.

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes             4344           67.3

No              2115             32.7

Do you agree to an increase in the AMS Food Bank fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $1.00 to $2.00, and increase of $1.00?

Choice       Votes        Percentage

Yes            4758            72.9

No              1770            27.1

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

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