Student Politics

Rector candidate hopes to rebrand position

Rector candidate Sam Hiemstra, ArtSci ’21, is the sole person vying for the position this year. It’s the first time in at least 20 years the position hasn’t been contested.

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Team David and Matt want to “bring ASUS to you”

ASUS presidential candidate David Niddam-Dent, ArtSci ’22, and vice-presidential candidate Matt D’Alessandro, ArtSci ’22, hope to win leadership of Queen’s largest faculty Society by “bringing ASUS” to students.

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Team Chris and Taylor want to hear “your voice”

For Team Chris and Taylor, the biggest focus of their campaign in this year’s ASUS Executive election is to increase efficiency and transparency in the Society.

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ResSoc hopefuls discuss student issues at open forum

Together, Presidential candidate Oliver Flis, Vice-Presidential (Residential Affairs) candidate Julia Guest, and Vice-Presidential (Judicial Affairs) candidate Julie Ro form Team OJJ. Uncontested, the three presented at an open forum in the basement of Victoria Hall on Sunday night.

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Uncontested EngSoc presidential candidate campaigns on student engagement

Spencer Lee, Sci ‘21, wants Queen’s engineers to know what their Society stands for.Continue...

Uncontested EngSoc vice-presidential candidates are student-focused

The uncontested candidates vying for each of the two vice-presidential roles in the Engineering Society sat down with The Journal to lay out their visions for the Society.

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AMS votes to put Food Bank fee on referendum for mandatory status

The AMS gathered for the first Assembly of the year on Thursday night to discuss fall term break, the aftermath of the Student Choice Initiative being quashed, Queen’s Period, and event sanctioning.Continue...

For third year in a row, AMS executive election uncontested

For the third year in a row, the AMS executive election will be uncontested, leaving one team to vie for the confidence of a majority of voters on election day.

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AMS seeks to reinstate jobs lost after Student Choice Initiative

Following the loss of 100 jobs due to the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) last September, the AMS is looking to restructure and reinstate those positions, pending approval from the board of directors.Continue...

Rector falls short on submitting written reports to Assembly

Rector Alex da Silva submitted only one written report to AMS Assembly last semester, providing an update for September’s meeting, but did not do so for the remainder of assemblies that term.

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Tyler MacIntyre, undergraduate trustee, resigns post after one year

Undergraduate Trustee Tyler MacIntyre resigned from the remainder of his two-year term effective June 1,2020, on Jan. 13, due to the completion of his undergraduate degree. An election to appoint the new undergraduate trustee will be held in March.Continue...

At first assembly, incoming AMS executive presents vision

On Monday, the AMS held its annual incoming assembly, providing the new executive—Team AJW—with a chance to present their priorities to the body.Continue...

AMS Executive Team hires Senior Management

The incoming AMS Executive team, consisting of President Auston Pierce, Vice-President (Operations) Jessica Dahanayake, and Vice-President (Student Affairs) William Greene, have assembled their senior management team.Continue...

AMS year in review

In their final interview with The Journal , this year’s AMS executive looked back on the successes and challenges of their term.Continue...

AMS President and former Judicial Affairs Manager respond to external investigation report

Last week, the AMS published results from an external investigation which cleared President Miguel Martinez of multiple allegations.Continue...

First AMS ‘Student Advocacy Symposium’ taking place this weekend

On Sunday, the AMS will host its first-ever Student Advocacy Symposium.Continue...

AMS Assembly outlines cuts and restructuring

Student Choice Initiative cuts and changes

AMS President Miguel Martinez provided a presentation to Assembly on Thursday outlining the changes to the Society following the Student Choice...Continue...

Facing significant revenue loss, the AMS restructures

Ontario’s student unions are cutting operation costs after the Ford government announced major changes to university finances last month.Continue...

AMS grapples with ‘significant damage’ after Student Choice Initiative

On Thursday, the AMS held an emergency assembly to discuss the future of the Society in its current form.Continue...

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