Student Choice Initiative

As Student Choice Initiative threatens campus radio, CFRC pledges fight

Dinah Jansen remembers the first time she broadcast music over the airwaves at CFRC. It was Christmas Day, 2006, and in an unusual turn of events, she’d been asked by a friend to cover a music program in the empty basement studio underneath Carruthers Hall.Continue...

Court hears appeal for Student Choice Initiative

The Ontario Court of Appeal heard the appeal for the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) on Tuesday.Continue...

Canadian Federation of Students to advocate for student groups in Student Choice Initiative Appeal

Prior to the appeal of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) on March 23, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (CFS-O) is preparing to advocate for the autonomy of student organizations.Continue...

Ford wants to restore the Student Choice Initiative during a pandemic. It’s a low blow.

The Student Choice Initiative (SCI) had devastating consequences for students and student clubs when it was implemented in 2019. Bringing it back now—in the midst of a pandemic—will only harm students more.Continue...

Despite intervenor status, Queen’s “not taking sides” in Student Choice Initiative appeal

Queen’s University will be intervening in the Ford government’s appeal to bring back the Student Choice Initiative (SCI).Continue...

Ford government to appeal Student Choice Initiative court ruling in March

Over a year after it was struck down in court,...Continue...

Student fees regain mandatory status

Several student fees regained mandatory status for the 2020-21 year due to the suspension of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI).Continue...

QLA gifted $200,000 from Toronto law firm

Bogoroch & Associates LLP donated $200,000 to Queen’s Legal Aid (QLA) on Wednesday for support after the clinic suffered from funding cuts to Legal Aid Ontario and the impact of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI).Continue...

After losing thousands, Food Bank student fee up for mandatory status

The AMS Food Bank lost $6,000 this year following the implementation of the Student Choice Initiative—about a quarter of its overall budget. There’s also been an uptick in the service’s use of about 15 to 20 per cent.Continue...

More than 2,500 can’t vote in AMS elections after membership opt-outs

More than 2,500 Queen’s students will be prevented from casting a ballot in the AMS elections after opting out of the Society’s membership fee in September.Continue...

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