Below are the results of the 2020 Winter Referendum held among AMS members (undergraduate and MBA students at Queen’s). AMS voter turnout was 28.3%. 

Do you agree to a change in CFRC’s fee of $8.22 from individual opt out to mandatory collection for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1976 and last went to referendum in 2016. 

No: 1837 ( 52.7%) 

Yes: 1649 (47.3%) 

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 858 (19.8%) 

Do you agree to a change of the Golden Words fee of $2.00 from individual opt-out to mandatory collection for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1967 and last went to referendum in 2016? 

Yes: 2475 (65.4%)  

No: 1311 (34.6%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 558 (12.8%) 

“Do you agree to a change in the AMS Food Bank fee of $2.00 from individual opt-out to mandatory collection for the next three years. This fee was originally established in 2012 and last went to referendum in 2019?” 

Yes: 3049 (80.7%)  

No: 731 (19.3%)   

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 564 (13.0%)   

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

Yes: 1897 (53.9%)  

No: 1625 (46.1%) 

 Total: 4344  

Abstain: 822 (18.9%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of the Friends of MSF: Queen’s Chapter 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 2016  

Yes: 2837 (80.4%)  

No: 691 (19.6%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 816 (18.8%) 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Oxfam fee of $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 2016. 

Yes: 2953 (76.0%)  

No: 932 (24.0%)  

 Total: 4344  

Abstain: 459 (10.6%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s First Aid fee of $3.75 (subject to individual optout) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2013 and last went to referendum in 2016? 

 Yes: 3435 (91.0%)  

No: 338 (9.0%)   

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 571 (13.1%)   

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics Conference (QFLIP) fee of $0.25 (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: 3008 (77.6%)  

No: 869 (22.4%)   

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 467 (10.8%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Bands fee of $4.15 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1986 and last went to referendum in 2016.  

Yes: 2758 (72.1%)  

No: 1065 (27.9%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 521 (12.0%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare (CUCOH) fee of $0.30 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2004 and last went to referendum in 2016?   

Yes: 2856 (76.0%)  

No: 900 (24.0%)  

 Total: 4344  

Abstain: 588 (13.5%)  

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 2017.   

Yes: 2357 (64.0%)  

No: 1327 (36.0%)  

 Total: 4344  

Abstain: 660 (15.2%) 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Health and Human Rights Conference fee of $1.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2017 and last went to referendum in 2017. 

 Yes: 2693 (80.4%)  

No: 658 (19.6%)  

 Total: 4344  

Abstain: 993 (22.9%)  

Do you agree to the establishment of a $1.50 fee (subject to individual opt out) to support the Queen’s Women in Leadership? Option Vote  

Yes: 2718 (79.3%)  

No: 710 (20.7%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 916 (21.1%)  

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.50 fee (subject to individual opt out) to support the Queen’s Students 4 Special Olympics?   

Yes: 3022 (86.7%)  

No: 462 (13.3%) 

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 860 (19.8%)  

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.69 fee (subject to individual opt out) to support the Queen’s VEX U Robotics Team?  

Yes: 2213 (68.3%)  

No: 1028 (31.7%)   

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1103 (25.4%)  

Certified Results Page 6 of 9 Do you agree to the continuation of Queen’s HanVoice 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 2016?  

Yes: 1660 (58.3%)  

No: 1189 (41.7%)   

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1495 (34.4%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of the Tea Room Environmental Education fee of $1.00 (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: 2929 (83.9%)  

No: 562 (16.1%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 853 (19.6%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Scinapse fee (subject to indivdual opt-out) of $0.15 for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2016 and last went to referendum in 2016.  

Yes: 2333 (74.7%)  

No: 791 (25.3%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1220 (28.1%)  

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.10 fee subject to individual opt out to support the Queen’s Undergraduate Women and Law Club?   

Yes: 2506 (77.0%)  

No: 749 (23.0%)  

Total: 4344 

Abstain: 1089 (25.1%)  

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.10 fee (subject to individual opt out) to support the execution of Queen’s Lyme Disease Coalition, Madoc’s Chapter?   

Yes: 2500 (78.4%)  

No: 687 (21.6%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1157 (26.6%)  

Do you agree to an increase in the Queen’s Correctional Services Volunteers (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.10 to $0.20, an increase of $0.10?  

Yes: 2512 (78.2%)  

No: 700 (21.8%)   

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1132 (26.1%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Bridge Building Team fee of $0.35 (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: 2073 (67.0%)  

No: 1023 (33.0%)   

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1248 (28.7%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s International Affairs Association fee of $1.95 (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: 2340 (75.2%)  

No: 773 (24.8%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1231 (28.3%)  

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.05 fee subject to individual opt out to support Queen’s EngiQueers?  

Yes: 2360 (74.3%)  

No: 816 (25.7%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1168 (26.9%) 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.20 fee subject to individual opt-out to support the Mental Health Awareness Committee (MHAC)? 

Yes: 2973 (87.8%)  

No: 414 (12.2%) 

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 957 (22.0%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of the QueensEvents.ca fee of $0.50 (subject to individual optout) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2013 and last went to referendum in 2017. 

Yes: 2330 (74.0%)  

No: 818 (26.0%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1196 (27.5%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of Queen’s Musical Theatre fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years. This fee was originally established in 2004 and last went to referendum in 2016?  

Yes: 2348 (73.9%)  

No: 830 (26.1%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1166 (26.8%) 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.05 fee (mandatory/ subject to individual opt out) to support the initiatives of the Queen’s Black Premedical Association?  

Yes: 2506 (78.3%)  

No: 695 (21.7%) 

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 1143 (26.3%)  

Do you agree to the continuation of Queen’s Soul Food fee (subject to individual opt-out) of $0.10 for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2007 and last went to referendum in 2016?  

Yes: 2915 (86.7%)  

No: 446 (13.3%)  

Total: 4344  

Abstain: 983 (22.6%) 

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

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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.

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