SGPS Awards 2016-2017

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The SGPS has opened a call for nominations to recognize the exceptional work of its membership and the Queen’s University community.

 

The awards are…

  • The SGPS Student Contribution Award – for SGPS members who have made a significant contribution to the SGPS membership and/or Queen’s Community.
  • The SGPS Staff/Faculty Excellence Award – for Queen’s University staff/faculty members who have made a significant contribution to the SGPS membership outside of the classroom.
  • The SGPS Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow Excellence Award – for SGPS members who have worked as a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Fellow in the past 12 months and have also made a significant contribution to the SGPS membership and/or Queen’s Community.

The deadline for nominations will be on March 31st, 2017 and there is only one award available in each category.

To nominate someone or to learn more, check out sgps.ca/sgps-awards/

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In this edition:

  • Be a Part of Our Team
  • Mental Health Support Survey
  • Fighting For Our TA & TF Contracts
  • Corporate Goodlife Membership
  • SGPS Events Calendar
  • Rock Climbing
  • Expressions Against Oppression: Photography, Poetry and Spoken Word
  • Learn to Run!
  • SGPS Semi Formal
  • Athletics Commission Office Hours
  • SGPS Orientation Round Table Committee
  • Workshop Series
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Tactics to Reduce Anxiety
  • International Commission Office Hours
  • Bus Trip with QUIC
  • WouldURather Contest
  • Engagement Opportunities
  • Queen’s Community Forum on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Ontario Graduate Policy Research Challenge
  • Simple Snacks to Fuel Your Fitness
  • Fighting For Our TA & TF Contracts!
  • PSAC Local 901 News & Updates
  • You KNOW You Need COR When . . .
  • Kingston Regional Heritage Fair
  • Participants Needed For Eye Movement Study!
  • Mental Health Support Survey
  • Information Sessions: Policy on Sexual Violence Involving Queen’s University Students
  • Healthy Cooking Workshop for Graduate & Professional Students
  • UFILE

To view the newsletter, click here: Newsletter-00204-March2017

SGPS Job Openings

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We are now accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Athletics Commissioner
  • International Commissioner
  • Social Commissioner
  • Equity & Diversity Commissioner
  • Student Advisors

Job descriptions and application deadline for these positions can be found here.

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In this edition:

  • SGPS Election and Referendum 2017-2018 Results
  • SGPS Health & Dental Survey – Have Your Say
  • SGPS Events Calendar
  • Grizzly Grill Social
  • Wheelchair Basketball – Sports Hour
  • Meditation Workshop
  • Rock Climbing
  • SGPS Orientation Round Table Committee
  • Jack.ORG
  • SGPS Council Needs You!!
  • Workshop Series
  • Join Us!
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Movie Screening
  • SGPS on Social Media
  • International Commissioner Office Hours
  • WOULDURATHER Contest
  • Athletics Commission Office Hours
  • Engagement Opportunities
  • Simple Snack to Fuel Your Fitness
  • Information Sessions
  • Participants Needed for Eye Movement Study!

To view the newsletter, click here: Newsletter-00203-February2017

2017-2018 SGPS Elections

Total number of ballots cast in the election: 258 (approx. 6.18 percent of the SGPS membership)

Voter Turnout By Faculty

Faculty  Number of Voters  Percentage of Total Voters
Arts & Science  90  34.88%
Engineering and Applied Science  16  6.2%
School of Business  0  0%
Faculty of Law  122  47.26%
Faculty of Health Sciences  10  3.88%
Faculty of Education  9  3.49%
Prefer not to disclose  11  4.26%

President

Do you agree to the acclamation of Adam Grotsky to the position of President of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University?
Yes  206
No  34

VP Campaigns and Community Affairs

Do you agree to the acclamation of Tyler Morrison to the position of VP Campaigns and Community Affairs of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University?
Yes  188
No  31

VP Finance and Services

Do you agree to the acclamation of Lauren Peacock to the position of VP Finance and Services of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University?
Yes  196
No  24

VP Graduate

Do you agree to the acclamation of Stéfy McKnight to the position of VP Graduate of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University?
Yes  211
No  24

VP Professional

Do you agree to the acclamation of Russell Durward to the position of VP Professional of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University?
Yes  197
No  41

Graduate Student Senator

Do you agree to the acclamation of Alexandru Sonoc to the position of Graduate Student Senator of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University?
Yes  196
No  39

Referendum Results

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University renew a fee of $5.00 (mandatory) for Queen’s Legal Aid?
Yes: 218 No: 35

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University renew a fee of $58.93 (mandatory) for Student Wellness Services (Health and Counselling)?
Yes: 206 No: 47

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University renew a fee of $19.86 (mandatory) for Walkhome?
Yes: 162 No: 90

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University renew a fee of $0.50 (mandatory) for Campus Observation Room?
Yes: 170 No: 82

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University establish a fee of $5.00 (mandatory) for the Queen’s Clubs Office?
Yes: 132 No: 120

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University establish a fee of $3.00 (mandatory) for the Ban Righ Centre?
Yes: 171 No: 79

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University establish a fee of $1.35 (mandatory) for the Centre for Teaching and Learning?
Yes: 171 No: 79

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University renew a fee of $1.00 (optional) for HIV/AIDs Regional Services (HARS)?
Yes: 212 No: 40

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University renew a fee of $0.90 (optional) for Levana Gender Advocacy Centre?
Yes: 191 No: 60

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University renew a fee of $0.87 (optional) for Oxfam Queen’s?
Yes: 173 No: 76

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University renew a fee of $1.77 (optional) for Reelout Arts Project Inc.?
Yes: 174 No: 74

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University renew a fee of $3.00 (optional) for Union Gallery?
Yes: 177 No: 70

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University establish a fee of $1.00 (optional) for Camp Outlook?
Yes: 182 No: 68

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University establish a fee of $1.00 (optional) for Queen’s Daycare Centre?
Yes: 213 No: 40

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University establish a fee of $1.00 (optional) for Sexual Assault Centre Kingston?
Yes: 226 No: 27

Should the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University establish a fee of $0.75 (optional) for Telephone Aid Line Kingston?
Yes: 202 No: 50

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In this edition:

  • SGPS Elections and Referendum 2017-2018
  • SGPS Events Calendar
  • Welcome Back Board Game Night
  • Wheelchair Basketball – Sports Hour
  • Meditation Workshop
  • SGPS Orientation Round Table Committee
  • Jack.org
  • SGPS Council Needs You!!
  • Join Us!
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Movie Screening
  • SGPS on Social Media
  • Need to Chat or Rant or Just Hang Out?
  • Engineering Society Coding Competition
  • Accessibility of the Library Website
  • WouldURather Contest
  • Arts Department Reps: Graduate Arts Council Opportunity
  • PSAC Local 901 News & Updates

To view the newsletter, click here: Newsletter-00202-February2017

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In this edition:

  • SGPS Elections and Referendum 2017-2018
  • SGPS Workshop Series
  • It’s 2017: Are Things Really Better?
  • Myths of Affirmative Action
  •  Join Us!
  • SGPS on Social Media
  • SGPS Events Calendar
  • SGPS Sports Hour
  • SGPS Orientation Round Table Committee
  • Free Professional Photos – Volunteers Needed!
  • SGPS Council Needs You!!
  • Need to Chat or Rant or Just Hang Out?
  • JACK.ORG
  • Accessibility of the Library Website
  • WOULDURATHER Contest
  • Engineering Society Coding Competition
  • Arts Department Reps: Graduate Arts Council Opportunity
  • 10 Ways Under $10 To Stay Active in Kingston
  • Undisciplined

To view the newsletter, click here: Newsletter-00201-January2017

Uncontested Positions in the 2017-2018 SGPS Elections

As of noon on January 25th 2017, the following positions remain uncontested in the 2017 – 2018 SGPS Elections…

President
The SGPS represents graduate and professional students at various committee levels. The President is the SGPS’ primary representative on senior administrative bodies. The President’s role is to bring forward the realities of graduate and professional students to Queen’s senior administrators and their partners, including at Senate, the Board of Trustees, and University Council.
As the first point of contact for the SGPS Executive, the President also promotes the visibility of the organization, with the short- and long-term vision for the organization as a whole in mind. Working alongside the remainder of the SGPS Executive and the SGPS permanent staff, the President ensures the viability and sustainability of the SGPS.

VP Campaigns and Community Affairs
The SGPS holds a dual mandate: to offer services, and to advocate for its members. In a very broad sense, ‘campaigns’ encompass the various strategies used to lobby or push for action reflecting the needs of our members. While each member of the Executive takes on, to different degrees, campaigns work, the VP Campaigns & Community Affairs (VPCCA) takes a leadership role for lobby- and issues-based campaigns.
The VP Campaigns & Community Affairs also fosters relationships between community partners and the SGPS membership. In sum, this role is responsible for representing the interests of the organization and our members within bodies external to the University.

VP Finance and Services
The operations of the SGPS are made possible through student activity fees. The VP Finance & Services (VPFS) ensures that our members’ fees are fairly and responsibly collected and allocated. The budget, which is prepared by the VPFS, must reflect the needs of SGPS members, and it undergoes review and approval at SGPS Council. A significant component of SGPS operations is to deliver services to the membership.
The VPFS also works closely with the SGPS permanent staff to coordinate the services offered through the SGPS, including but not limited to the health & dental plan and bursaries.

VP Graduate
The VP Graduate (VPG) position was created in recognition of graduate students’ needs, which are at times distinct from the needs of professional students. The VPG is responsible for representing graduate students’ needs and interests at the internal level as well as on various University committees and external bodies.
The VPG oversees the SGPS Student Advisor Program, an essential service for SGPS members. The Student Advisor program offers advice and advocacy services to graduate and professional students on issues concerning their well-being while here at Queen’s.
The VPG is the main point-of-contact between graduate students and the School of Graduate Studies.

VP Professional
The VP Professional (VPP) position was created in recognition of professional students’ needs, which are at times distinct from the needs of graduate students. The VPP is responsible for representing professional students’ needs and interests at the internal level as well as on various University committees. The VPP is also tasked with doing outreach to professional students, who may be isolated in pockets by virtue of the nature of their professional degrees.
The VPP also oversees Human Resources alongside the Executive Director of the SGPS. As such, the VPP is responsible for hiring, dismissing, supervising and evaluating SGPS employees.

Senator
The Senate is one of the three governing bodies of the University, together with the Board of Trustees and the University Council, all of which are administered by the University Secretariat.
The SGPS Senator is responsible for representing the interests of the SGPS membership withing Senate, which determines all matters of academic character affecting the University as a whole.
The position involves serving a two-year term from September 2017 until August 2019.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions, click here for the Candidate Nomination Package for the 2017-2018 SGPS Election.

Nominations close, Wednesday February 1 2017 at 3:00 PM. All nomination packages must be submitted to the SGPS Main Office in JDUC 021.