October 23rd, 2019 – Kingston Ontario

Below are the results of the 2019 Fall Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 14.1%.

 

Triennial Review:

“Do you agree to the continuation of the NeuGeneration fee of $0.35 (Subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2017 and last went to referendum in 2016.”

Yes 1325 (72.5%)

No 502 (27.5%)

Total 2168

Abstain 341 (15.7%)

“Do you agree to the continuation of the AMS Food Bank 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 2016.”

Yes 1873 (90.5%)

No 197 (9.5%)

Total 2168

Abstain 98 (4.5%)

“Do you agree to the continuation of the KINGSTON CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL 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 2016.”

Yes 1275 (65.1%)

No 684 (34.9%)

Total 2168

Abstain 209 (9.6%)

“Do you agree to the continuation of the SWAM Kingston Opt-Out fee of $0.10 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2016 and last went to referendum in 2016.”

Yes 1342 (73.5%)

No 484 (26.5%)

Total 2168

Abstain 342 (15.8%)

“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 originally established in 2016 and last went to referendum in 2017.”

Yes 1516 (77.6%)

No 438 (22.4%)

Total 2168

Abstain 214 (9.9%)

“Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Baja SAE Design Team fee of $0.69 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2003 and last went to referendum in 2017.”

Yes 1221 (65.3%)

No 649 (34.7%)

Total 2168

Abstain 298 (13.7%)

“Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Concrete Canoe Team fee of $ 0.50 subject to individual opt-out for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2001 and last went to referendum in 2016.”

Yes 1209 (62.8%)

No 715 (37.2%)

Total 2168

Abstain 244 (11.3%)

“Do you agree to the continuation of the Loving Spoonful fee of $0.90 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2014 and last went to referendum in 2016.”

Yes 1552 (80.1%)

No 385 (19.9%)

Total 2168

Abstain 231 (10.7%)

 

Establishing and Increasing Fees:

“Do you agree to the establishment of $0.15 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Freedom From Violence Queen’s?”

Yes 1723 (85.6%)

No 291 (14.4%)

Total 2168

Abstain 154 (7.1%)

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

Yes 994 (52.9%)

No 884 (47.1%)

Total 2168

Abstain 290 (13.4%)

“Do you agree to the establishment of $0.50 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Get REAL Queen’s?”

Yes 1259 (68.6%)

No 576 (31.4%)

Total 2168

Abstain 333 (15.4%)

“Do you agree to the establishment of $0.40 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Queen’s University Scientista?”

Yes 1313 (70.8%)

No 542 (29.2%)

Total 2168

Abstain 313 (14.4%)

“Do you agree to the establishment of $0.50 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Canadian Association in Research in Regenerative Medicine at Queen’s?”

Yes 1749 (87.3%)

No 255 (12.7%)

Total 2168

Abstain 164 (7.6%)

 

 

Please direct all media inquiries to Auston Pierce, AMS President, at president@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 32726

 

BACKGROUNDER

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

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 18,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 1,000 student volunteers and 700 paid staff.