Student Choice Initiative

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

Deane talks Student Choice Initiative, Wellness Services at Special Assembly

When Principal Patrick Deane appeared at AMS Special Assembly on Monday, the first question he was asked was about the Student Choice Initiative (SCI).Continue...

Student Choice Initiative’s defeat doesn’t mean the fight is over

The Student Choice Initiative (SCI) might have been struck down in court, but for student associations, the fight is far from over.Continue...

Student Choice Initiative struck down in divisional court

In a unanimous decision, the Ford government’s Student Choice Initiative (SCI) was ruled unlawful by the Divisional Court of Ontario on Thursday.

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Campus radio station hit hard by Student Choice Initiative

After the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) was announced in January, CFRC station manager Dinah Jansen was prepared to fight for the radio’s relevance. When the final opt-out numbers arrived last week, she discovered the station had lost a third of its student revenue.Continue...

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