January 30, 2018


KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) congratulates  Alexandra da Silva on her election as Rector.

Alexandra da Silva won on the third ballot with 63.6% (3503/5509) of the vote. Afsheen Chowdhury came in second with 36.4% (2006/5509) of the vote. There were 1209 abstentions.

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“I offer congratulations to Alexandra da Silva as she begins the transition process. Each candidate brought forward important issues to students and their engagement will continue to improve the Queen’s experience.” — Cam Yung, Rector of Queen’s University

“We are satisfied with the level of engagement in AMS elections and referenda this year, and we look forward to continuing to build on those successes in the years to come. The entire Elections team has my sincere thanks for their hard work and commitment to ensuring fair AMS elections and referenda.” – Neil Sengupta, AMS Secretary


Please direct all media inquiries to Jennifer Li, AMS President, at president@ams.queensu.caor (613) 533-6000 x32726 


Alma Mater Society (AMS) – https://www.myams.org 

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 17,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. It has over 1,000 student volunteers and 700 paid staff.

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Queen’s University sits on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe peoples.
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.
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