SGPS

Graduate & professional students vote against transit access fee

In this week’s referendum, graduate and professional students voted against the renewal of the “Bus-It” student fee, which provides low-cost transit access for Queen’s students. The vote — if ratified — would mean graduate and professional students pay $912 per year for transit opposed to $90.Continue...

Stèfy McKnight elected President of Society of Graduate and Professional Students

With 52.5 per cent of the vote, Stèfy McKnight has been elected President of the Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS).Continue...

SGPS stripped of $120,000 in new tentative agreement

After a previous collective agreement between the University and Public Service Alliance Canada Local 901 (PSAC) expired in April of 2017, the two sides reached a new tentative agreement on Dec. 20 of that same year. PSAC Local 901, a union that represents professional graduate students, has been at the bargaining table with Queen’s for months.Continue...

Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) 2018 elections

After a completely uncontested election last year, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) is seeing two of five positions contested in the upcoming executive race. The Journal met with the candidates to hear about their motivation for running and some of the plans they have for the future of the SGPS.Continue...

Society of Graduate and Professional Students shares completed & ongoing projects

For Society of Graduate and Professional Students President Adam Grotsky, it’s been a busy five months in office.Continue...

Board of Trustees October 13 meeting recap

The Board of Trustees met on October 13 for their first session of the 2017-18 academic year to discuss changes and developments at the University since their last meeting in May.Continue...

Executive candidates debate, members vote on motions regarding accountability and accessibility

The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) held their Winter General Meeting in Mac-Corry this Wednesday evening, at which all six uncontested executive candidates running in the upcoming election had a chance to discuss their platforms.Continue...

Former SGPS VP Asfar brings attention to “hidden” CFS bank account

A post to the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) Facebook page on Monday — from former Vice President (Professional) Mark Asfar — raised alarms about a “hidden” bank account of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) allegedly containing half a million dollars.Continue...

SGPS to forgo signing of non-academic misconduct agency agreement

After pushing off signing an agency agreement — which would allow the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) to execute their jurisdiction over non-academic misconduct cases — in favour of an internal review, the society has decided to forgo signing for the foreseeable future.Continue...

New space to increase grad student interaction

Any graduate students who have ever had to compete against undergrads for a seat in Stauffer Library will be happy to hear that a new study space is about to open, reserved solely for them.Continue...

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