2018 Rector Election

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. Quick Facts Polls were open from midnight on January 29 and closed at 9pm on January 30 The total turnout, including both the AMS and SGPS, in this year's rector election was 31.3% [...]

January 30th, 2018|Categories: News|

Winter 2018 Referendum Results

January 30, 2018    KINGSTON, ON – Below are the results of the 2018 Winter Referendum. Voter turnout was 30.1%   Triennial Review Helen Tufts Child Outreach Program “Do you agree to the continuation of a $0.60 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the Helen Tufts Child Outreach Program?  This fee was originally established in 2011 and last went to referendum in Fall 2014” Choice          Votes          Percentage YES            [...]

January 30th, 2018|Categories: News|

Call for AMS Executive Nominations

January 29, 2018 KINGSTON, ON – Today, AMS President Jennifer Li made the following statement: "As announced on January 28 through the Elections Team, Natasha Kornak withdrew her candidacy for Vice-President (University Affairs). Per the AMS Constitution Section 2.2.2, the candidates for President and Vice-Presidents shall run as a team and with this withdrawal there was no longer a team on the ballot. The AMS Secretary requested an interpretation of the Constitution and Elections and Referenda Policy to determine the next steps [...]

January 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

Elections Team Statement

January 28, 2018 KINGSTON, ON – Today, AMS Chief Returning Officer Sarah Obonsawin made the following statement on behalf of the AMS Elections Team: “The Elections Team has been notified that Natasha Kornak has withdrawn her candidacy for Vice-President (University Affairs). Per the AMS Constitution Section 2.2.2, the candidates for President and Vice-Presidents shall run as a team and with this withdrawal there is no longer a team on the ballot. We are awaiting Judicial Committee interpretation to determine next [...]

January 28th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Elections Team Statement

January 16, 2018   KINGSTON, ON – Today, AMS Chief Electoral Officer Matthew Ierino made the following statement on behalf of the AMS Elections Team: “The AMS Executive Nomination Period closed yesterday, January 15th, 2018.  After the All Candidates Meeting, two teams picked up a nomination package.  Only Team ECN, consisting of Presidential Candidate Emily VanderHeyden, Vice President (Operations) Candidate Craig Draeger, and Vice President (University Affairs) Candidate Natasha Kornak successfully obtained the requisite number of signatures and submitted the [...]

January 16th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Executive Statement on Corporate Service Directors

December 8, 2017    KINGSTON, ON – Today, the AMS Executive issued the following statement:  “This afternoon, the AMS parted ways with Monica Przyborowski, our former Director of Retail Services. We wish Monica the best in her future endeavours at Queen’s and beyond, and we ask that everyone respect her privacy.  "We recognize that it's difficult to balance the pressures of school and personal matters with full time employment, so we must always be prepared for the possibility of staff turnover throughout the year. However, we recognize that we must address the two vacancies among our three corporate service directors.  "The structure of corporate management [...]

December 8th, 2017|Categories: News|