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Ryan Low knows services

Ryan Low, Sci ’10, said he thinks the rector position is unique because it represents both undergraduate and graduate students at the University.

“In that facet it has a good ability to represent a multitude of different views at Queen’s,” he said. “I like finding out different issues on campus and how people feel about them.”Continue...

Nick Francis young, but not naïve

Nick Francis, ArtSci ’13, said he thinks the rector needs to have the ability to synthesize.

“They take the students’ needs and wants and combine them with what the University wants and what the University can do,” he said. “The rector advocates for the students.”Continue...

Nick Day runs on broad experience

Nick Day, ArtSci ’09, said his experience with both undergraduate and graduate student issues will make him the ideal candidate to run for Rector.

Day, who’s applying to graduate school at Queen’s, said his experiences from his undergraduate years make him well-poised to create meaningful activism on current issues for students.Continue...

Group proposes water bottle ban on campus

A university-wide audit shows 84 of the 151 water fountains assessed on campus are in need of repair, the Water Access Group (WAG) said.

The WAG, an informal group of students and faculty, wants to improve public access to drinking fountains on campus.Continue...

PNF and CHR talk green initiatives

AMS executive candidates have different ideas when it comes to environmental sustainability issues on campus.Continue...

Vice-president (operations) candidates focus on big picture

Victoria Hall was filled at last night’s AMS vice-president (operations) debate between Team CHR candidate Ben Hartley and Team PNF candidate Kasmet Niyongabo.Continue...

Fifty spectators attend first AMS debate

A crowd of more than 50 people gathered in Jean Royce Hall last night to watch the debate between AMS vice-president (university affairs) candidates Chris Rudnicki of Team CHR and Davina Finn of Team PNF.Continue...

Live Blog Coverage: AMS President & CEO Election Debate

Live blog coverage of the AMS President & CEO election debateContinue...

News in Brief

News in BriefContinue...

Team Wiener-Johnston not ‘the status quo’

News Editor Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) presidential candidate Kevin Wiener, ArtSci ’12, knows bigger hasn’t always been better.

Although ASUS is the largest faculty society, Wiener said he doesn’t think it’s living up to its potential.Continue...

AMS winter referendum statements

AMS winter referendum statementsContinue...

Team Johnson-Laing to raise ASUS profile

ASUS presidential candidate Doug Johnson, ArtSci ’12, and vice-presidential candidate Robyn Laing say they’re exactly the type of people they want to reach with their five-pillar platform.

Although both candidates work with ASUS, they’ve been involved with other extra-curriculars—experience they say helps them relate to the average student.Continue...

Four vie for Engineering Society spot

Four students are running for Engineering Society (EngSoc) president in next week’s election.

As someone who’s been involved with all things EngSoc, presidential candidate and Sci ’11, Robert Lee said he’s passionate about his faculty.Continue...

Teams talk deficit woes

Next year’s AMS executive will have their hands full dealing with the effects of Queen’s projected deficit over the next three years.

Team CHR said they think the AMS should advocate for students when the University discusses where to make funding cuts.Continue...

New $70 fee in the works

Some Queen’s students are proposing a new, $70 opt-outable fee to go towards the University’s operating budget in light of the projected operating deficit of $8.3 million for the 2009-10 year.

Undergraduate student Trustee Morgan Campbell said she and James Simpson, ArtSci ’11, proposed the idea.Continue...

AMS Elections 2010 Quiz Answers

AMS Elections 2010 Quiz AnswersContinue...

Highs and lows of immigrant education

A new Queen’s study finds that first-generation immigrant children perform well below average in math and science.

The study, completed by Faculty of Education PhD candidate Shaljan Areepattamannil, examined the academic results of 2,636 13-year-old, first-generation immigrant students from British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.Continue...

Avoid sales pitch in job search, author says

Cathy Keates isn’t for sale—and that’s what her book Not for Sale! Why we need a new job search mindset is promoting.

Keates, a part-time career counsellor at Queen’s and owner of Kingston consulting business Career Considerations, said she thinks there’s something wrong with today’s job search strategy.Continue...

Team PNF to break ‘clique’

If Team PNF’s presidential candidate Mitch Piper, vice-president (operations) candidate Kasmet Niyongabo and vice-president (university affairs) candidate Davina Finn seem like an unlikely group to be running for AMS executive, it’s because they are. Piper, Niyongabo and Finn are self-admitted AMS outsiders, and each comes from a unique academic and extra-curricular background, Piper said.Continue...

Team CHR ready for tall order

Team CHR presidential candidate Safiah Chowdhury, ArtSci ’11, vice-president (operations) candidate Ben Hartley, ArtSci ’10, and vice-president (university affairs) candidate Chris Rudnicki, ArtSci ’11, have some big ideas when it comes to what they would do for Queen’s if they had an unlimited budget.Continue...

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