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...

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...

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...

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...

As some Ontario universities close opt-out portals, Queen’s keeps its site open

In the weeks following the Nov. 21 Divisional Court ruling that unanimously struck down the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) , many Ontario universities began closing their online ancillary fee opt-out portals.Continue...

Province will appeal decision that overturned Student Choice Initiative

The Ontario government has applied for leave to appeal a Divisional Court ruling that struck down the Student Choice Initiative (SCI), The Globe and Mail reported Monday evening.Continue...

Province reviewing decision that struck down Student Choice Initiative

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