For the upcoming ASUS executive election, all positions are uncontested. The roles of president, vice-president (operations), and vice-president (student affairs) each have a sole candidate vying for the position.
In a contested race for the top seat, three students vie to be the next president of Queen’s Engineering Society (EngSoc). In the running are Matthew Brown, Sci ’25, Taylor Hambleton, Sci ’25, and Jack Walker, Sci ’25. Two presidential candidates sat down with The Journal to discuss their platforms and goals.
Two debates for EngSoc’s contested executive positions took place on Jan. 22 and 23 at Beamish-Munro Hall. Candidates identified community engagement, transparency, and trust as pivotal issues.
Assembly opened the winter semester by ratifying Rector candidates and a prospective AMS executive team in Chernoff Hall Auditorium on Jan. 23. Five student fees made it onto the referendum ballot, including the Student Life Centre (SLC) fee, which is requesting an increase from $38.57 to $44.53.
The votes are in: Team OAK has been elected the new Computing Students Association (COMPSA) executive team. 
Asbah Ahmad and Cassidy McMackon were elected Editors in Chief of Volume 151 of The Journal on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
The Commerce Society (ComSoc) executive elections concluded at the end of January, with team MEC elected to take the reins of ComSoc for the 2023-24 school year.
Team FLAMES wants to make all Concurrent Education (ConEd) students feel welcome at the Concurrent Education Students’ Association (CESA).
The results of the 2022-23 Health Sciences Society (HSS) election were announced publicly late on Feb. 10 after polls closed at 11:59 p.m. the night before.

AMS elections in photos

February 10, 2023
Team TBD (pictured), Team ERA, and Team KMV were ratified at AMS Assembly on Jan. 26. Photo: Curtis HeinzlAMS Assembly ratifies Reem Al-Rawi as the sole undergraduate trustee candidate, who went on to win a vote of confidence. Photo: Curtis Heinzl
The new SGPS executive was elected after polls closed on Feb. 7.

Two PHEKSA races are contested

February 10, 2023
Queen’s Physical Health Education and Kinesiology Student Association (PHEKSA) executive elections are currently underway with the voting period being from Feb. 9 to 10. 
Several Black student associations on campus spoke to The Journal about the recent events involving the distribution of a racist image of a candidate in the now-concluded AMS executive election. The candidates’ team, ERA, dropped out of the running.
This year’s Health Sciences Society (HSS) executive elections will feature only one contested race for the position of vice-president (university affairs) (VPUA), between David Walji, HealthSci ’25, and Claire Lipton, HealthSci ’25. 
SGPS executive candidates went head-to-head in a debate on Zoom before polls opened on Feb. 6 and 7.
After the racist incident which occurred last week at the AMS executive and undergraduate trustee debate, the AMS released a timeline of events involved in the incident. 
At around 2:50 p.m. on Feb. 4, Team ERA—Elisabeth McHarg, ArtSci ’23, Ryan Chen, Kin ’23, and Alicia Parker, ArtSci ’24—asked to be removed from the AMS elections ballot.
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