January 27, 2016

KINGSTON, ON – Below are the results of the 2016 Winter Referendum. Voter turnout was 44.3%.

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.30 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Jack.org Queen’s chapter?

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             4988                       75.0

No –                               1665                       25.0

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $1.00 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre?

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3377                       52.3

No –                               3077                       47.7

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.10 fee (subject to individual opt-out) in support of Making Waves Kingston?

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             4497                       69.2

No –                               1998                       30.8

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.30 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support MEDLIFE Queen’s initiatives?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             4507                       69.7

No –                               1956                       30.3

 

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.50 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support MUSE Magazine: The Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, and Entertainment Musings of Queen’s Students?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3360                       52.2

No –                               3080                       47.8

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $3.00 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Kingston at Queen’s University?

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3182                       51.0

No –                               3055                       49.0

 

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

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3221                       51.8

No –                               3003                       48.2

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.25 fee (subject to individual opt-out) Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP)?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             4236                       67.4

No –                               2046                       32.6

 

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

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3813                       62.2

No –                               2322                       37.8

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.20 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Right to Play Queen’s?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             4751                       76.5

No –                               1460                       23.5

 

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

Yes –                             3561                       59.2

No –                               2457                       40.8

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.15 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Undergraduate Ontario Science Case Competition Queen’s?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3819                       64.1

No –                               2140                       35.9

 

Do you agree to the increase in the Golden Words mandatory fee from $2.00 to $2.25, an increase of $0.25?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                              2813                       45.9

No –                               3322                       54.1

 

Do you agree to the increase in the Queen’s Student Constables mandatory fee from $10.53 to $11.53, an increase of $1.00?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                              2811                       46.2

No –                               3272                       53.8

 

Do you agree to the increase of Camp Outlook’s fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.85 to $1.00, an increase of $0.15?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3344                       57.2

No –                               2500                       42.8

 

Do you agree to the increase of Nyantende Foundation’s fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.25 to $0.75, an increase of $0.50?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3023                       53.0

No –                               2683                       47.0

 

Do you agree to the increase in Queen’s Free the Children’s fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $1.50 to $1.89, an increase of $0.39?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3616                       62.0

No –                               2213                       38.0

 

Do you agree to the increase of Queen’s Space Engineering Team’s fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.50 to $0.69, an increase of $0.19?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3486                       60.1

No –                               2310                       39.9

 

Do you agree to the increase of QUEST – Queen’s University Experimental Sustainability Team’s fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.25 to $0.35, an increase of $0.10?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3602                       63.2

No –                               2094                       36.8

 

Do you agree to the increase of TedX Queen’s fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.75 to $1.00, an increase of $0.25?
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3725                       64.3

No –                               2071                       35.7

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Kingston Youth Shelter’s fee of $0.85 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2001 and last went to referendum in 2013.
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             4691                       82.2

No –                               1017                       17.8

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Positive Space Program fee of $0.25 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2006 and last went to referendum in 2012.
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3844                       68.8

No –                               1740                       31.2

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2009 and last went to referendum in 2012.
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3882                       70.3

No –                               1643                       29.7

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s for OOCH fee of $0.25 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2010 and last went to referendum in 2012.
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3700                       67.7

No –                               1769                       32.3

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Half the Sky fee of $0.25 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2011.
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3221                       60.2

No –                               2128                       39.8

 

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 2012.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3852                       70.9

No –                              1581                       29.1

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Project on International Development fee of $2.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1991 and last went to referendum in 2012.
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3617                       67.3

No –                               1761                       32.7

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Shinerama 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 2011.
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3838                       71.0

No –                               1570                       29.0

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Social Investment Initiative fee of $0.70 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2013 and last went to referendum in January 2013.
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3245                       61.8

No –                               2009                       38.2

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Soul Food fee of $0.10 (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 –                             3994                       74.5

No –                               1370                       25.5

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Students for Literacy fee of $0.75 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1994 and last went to referendum in 2012.
Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3968                       74.1

No –                               1387                       25.9

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s United Way fee of $2.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1991 and last went to referendum in 2011.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3707                       70.0

No –                              1590                       30.0

 

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 2013.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             4103                       76.6

No –                              1256                       23.4

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s University Blood Team 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 2012.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             4269                       79.4

No –                              1108                       20.6

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Students for Wishes Queen’s University fee of $1.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2008 and last went to referendum in 2013.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3758                       71.5

No –                              1496                       28.5

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Sustainability Action Fund fee of $2.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2012 and last went to referendum in 2012.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3619                       69.6

No –                              1580                       30.4

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Telephone Aid Line 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 2012.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3744                       71.0

No –                              1526                       29.0

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Vogue Charity Fashion Show fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2005 and last went to referendum in 2012.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3262                       61.5

No –                              2042                       38.5

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Legal Aid fee of $5.00 (mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1978 and last went to referendum in 2012.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3961                       73.6

No –                              1424                       26.4

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) fee of $1.95 (mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2003 and last went to referendum in 2013.

 

Choice                          Votes                     Percentage

Yes –                             3359                       63.0

No –                              1969                       37.0

 


Please direct all media inquiries to Jessamine Luck, AMS Marketing & Communications Officer, at
marcomm@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 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.