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Team Sinkinson-Szczepanek aim for representation and anti-discrimination

ASUS presidential candidate Dave Sinkinson gained political experience through participating in Queen’s Model Parliament (QMP),Queen’s Univeristy Liberal Association (QULA), and working for the office of MP Peter Miliken.

Sinkinson said he has been proud of Queen’s both as a Kingstonian and a student, so he decided to research positions such as senator in Queen’s student government.Continue...

ESS Students vote ‘yes’ to leave the AMS

The Education Students’ Society (ESS), a faculty comprised of 653 students in the Faculty of Education, voted to leave from the AMS in favour of joining the SGPS in a referendum on Thursday. Of the 653 eligible to vote, 236 students—36.1 percent—cast a ballot.Continue...

“Overall, it was a very classy debate”

If there’s one thing AMS presidential candidates Michael Ceci of team CYZ and Colin McLeod of team MAP agreed on at Wednesday night’s debate, it’s that the debate was a success.

“Overall, it was a very classy debate,” McLeod said.Continue...

AMS winter referendum statements

The Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre seeks to enhance the development and well-being of the Queen’s University Aboriginal Community. In keeping with the teachings of the Four Directions, The Centre strives to support individual Aboriginal students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.Continue...

Getting creative in the face of budget cuts

Departments within the Faculty of Arts and Science are feeling the budget crunch as they prepare for faculty-wide cutbacks of 15 per cent per faculty over the next three years.

Alistair MacLean, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, said departments will have to cut an additional three per cent over three years to contribute to the “progress through the ranks” (PTR) tax.Continue...

Gary Yeung ready to reach out to students

For student trustee candidate Gary Yeung, communicating between different groups comes naturally.

Yeung, Comm ’11 and ArtSci ’12, is the AMS deputy communications officer, a position he says will help him liaise between students and the 43 other members of the Board of Trustees.Continue...

Morgan Campbell ready to run

Student trustee candidate Morgan Campbell said if elected, she’ll hit the ground running and start pushing for changes she thinks the student body needs to see immediately.

“To get things done you need to establish really strong relationships with certain Board members," she said.Continue...

CYZ and MAP talk cash

With Queen’s facing a 15 per cent cut to its operations budget over the next three years, Team CYZ plans to advocate for students’ financial and academic interests. Presidential candidate Michael Ceci said universities across Canada are facing budget cuts.Continue...

AMS campaigns get personal

This year’s AMS election campaign is not as clean as AMS speaker Mike Koichopolos suggested in his closing comments Wednesday night at the presidential candidates debate.

At last night’s ASUS Assembly meeting, AMS executive team candidates addressed comments MAP vice-president (university affairs) candidate Suhail Panjwani made last August on Facebook.Continue...

AMS winter referendum statements

For us, team Ceci-Yun-Zabrodski, the AMS is about one thing, our top priority, YOU! We are running to be YOUR executive because we want to restore your pride in Queen’s. Team CYZ believes in taking action, not just talking about accountability.Continue...

CYZ’s platform will show you the money

To Team CYZ, campaigning for AMS executive means being accountable, both morally and financially, to Queen’s students. Presidential candidate Michael Ceci said many students feel there is a lack of incentive for the AMS executive to follow through on their platform promises.Continue...

MAP leaning on three pillars

For Team MAP—presidential candidate Colin McLeod, vice-president (operations) candidate Ellen Allwright and vice-president (university affairs) candidate Suhail Panjwani—their election platform stands on three fundamental pillars: advocating, educating and empowering. McLeod, ArtSci ’09, said advocating means standing up for the high quality of education for which Queen’s is known.Continue...

Date rape drug use on the rise

Director of Health, Counselling and Disability Services Mike Condra said he has seen a rise in the number of sexual assaults linked to date-rape drugs reported to HCDS in the past year. “This is a problem we have been aware of for quite a number of years both locally and from other educational institutions,” he said.Continue...

CYZ and MAP talk diversity

For next year’s AMS executive, addressing diversity on campus will be one of their biggest undertakings. If elected to office, Team CYZ plans to create educational forums, which will focus on issues of diversity. Michael Ceci, presidential candidate, said as part of the Not At My Queen’s campaign, Queen’s faculty will lead discussions on diversity.Continue...

Social issues dominate debate

A small group of supporters and interested students made the trek out to West Campus on Monday night to see the first of three AMS executive candidate debates this week.

The first component of the debate spotlighted the two vice-president (university affairs) candidates as Adam Zabrodski, the candidate for team CYZ, and Suhail Panjwani, the candidate for team MAP and took to the stage to debate issues which relate to the governance side of the AMS.Continue...

Answer key

Who was Queen’s first female principal?Continue...

Placards for peace

On Wednesday, over 100 people gathered for a silent candlelight vigil in front of City Hall to remember the lives lost during the current Israel-Gaza conflict. The vigil was organized by the Kingston Coalition for Gaza.Continue...

MAP running inside out

For Team MAP—presidential candidate Colin McLeod, vice-president (operations) candidate Ellen Allwright and vice-president (university affairs) candidate Suhail Panjwani—their greatest strength in running for AMS executive lies in their self-proclaimed outsider status. “The tie that binds us all is that we have AMS experience, but also have experience outside of the AMS," McLeod said.Continue...

CYZ running gimmick-free

If you haven’t yet met the members of Team CYZ, you might be the only one.

“We did not want to seem unprepared, so immediately we scheduled meetings last term and have met with everyone you could think of: student leaders, people internal to the AMS, committee chairs, clubs executives and almost every administrator you could think of,” presidential candidate Michael Ceci said.Continue...

Standing in silence for solidarity with Gaza

Tomorrow, students, staff, faculty and members of the Kingston community will show their solidarity with Gaza during a silent candlelight vigil in front of City Hall.

The newly-formed Kingston Coalition for Gaza is organizing the vigil.Continue...

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