February 12, 2021

2021 – 2022 SGPS Election Results

Turnout: 796 (19.5%) of 4073 electors voted in this ballot. Do you agree to the acclamation of Emils Matiss to the position of Graduate Student Senator of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University for the 2021 – 2022 term? Option Votes Yes 602 (91.9%) No 53 (8.1%) VOTER SUMMARY Total 796 Abstain 141 (17.7%) Do you agree to the acclamation of Justine Aman to the position of President of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University for the 2021 – 2022 term? Option Votes Yes 667 (93.9%) No 43 (6.1%) VOTER SUMMARY Total 796 Abstain 86 (10.8%) Do you agree to the acclamation of Anthony Lomax to the position of Vice President Campaigns and Community Affairs of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University for the 2021 – 2022 term? Option Votes Yes 658 (94.1%) No 41 (5.9%) VOTER SUMMARY Total 796 Abstain 97 (12.2%) Please select one of the following candidates to assume the role of Vice President Finance and Services of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University for the 2021 – 2022 term. Option Votes Courtney Bannerman 311 (50.5%) Gina Azer 305 (49.5%) VOTER SUMMARY Total 796 Abstain 180 (22.6%) Do you agree to the acclamation of Jennifer Li to the position of Vice President Professional of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University for the 2021 – 2022 term? Option Votes Yes 650 (95.4%) No 31 (4.6%) VOTER SUMMARY Total 796 Abstain 115 (14.4%) Click here for the certified results PDF.
January 28, 2021

A Statement from the SGPS Executive Regarding International Student Tuition

The 2020 – 2021 SGPS Executive’s response to Queen’s recent announcement: This tuition relief is a long awaited step in providing financial support for our international PhD students. We can’t wait to see how international students will continue to thrive at Queen’s with this burden lifted. A special thank you goes out to International Student Working Group and PSAC 901 for their hard work in making this dream a reality!
December 15, 2020

January Town Hall Meeting

To All SGPS Members, The 2020-2021 Executive team will be holding a town hall-style meeting on Saturday, January 9th @ 2:30 pm EST. Zoom Etiquette Please mute your microphone to avoid background noise. If you have video capabilities, please use it when speaking or asking a question so that we can make it a more personable experience. Use the hand raise function when you have a question. The chat function should only be used for a question if you do NOT have access to a video or microphone. Guidelines for Engagement Be responsive, not reactive: Listen with the aim of understanding and intent of learning. We strongly encourage all members to actively take part in the discussion. Speak from your personal experience; don’t expect others in the group to represent more than their experience. Ask for clarification, not to judge: Sometimes it can be difficult to understand someone’s meaning, especially when it is a newly formed idea. Work with that member to bring about clarification and insight, both for them and for the group. Discomfort or tension need not be a negative experience: times of emotions, stress, tensions, or misunderstandings need to be addressed, not dismissed, otherwise it negatively manifests in your physical, mental, and emotional well being. Seek out additional support such as the EmpowerMe program or Student Wellness Services at Queen’s University. Should you have any questions or concerns leading up to this meeting, please feel free to reach out to our President, Justine Aman, at president@sgps.ca at any time. Thank you, The SGPS Executive Team Click here to access the Zoom link for the Town Hall The password will be sent out via the SGPS mailing list one hour before the meeting.
November 14, 2020

December Town Hall Meeting

To All SGPS Members, The 2020-2021 Executive team will be holding a town hall-style meeting on Saturday, December 5th @ 2:30 pm EST. Zoom Etiquette Please mute your microphone to avoid background noise. If you have video capabilities, please use it when speaking or asking a question so that we can make it a more personable experience. Use the hand raise function when you have a question. The chat function should only be used for a question if you do NOT have access to a video or microphone. Guidelines for Engagement Be responsive, not reactive: Listen with the aim of understanding and intent of learning. We strongly encourage all members to actively take part in the discussion. Speak from your personal experience; don’t expect others in the group to represent more than their experience. Ask for clarification, not to judge: Sometimes it can be difficult to understand someone’s meaning, especially when it is a newly formed idea. Work with that member to bring about clarification and insight, both for them and for the group. Discomfort or tension need not be a negative experience: times of emotions, stress, tensions, or misunderstandings need to be addressed, not dismissed, otherwise it negatively manifests in your physical, mental, and emotional well being. Seek out additional support such as the EmpowerMe program or Student Wellness Services at Queen’s University. Should you have any questions or concerns leading up to this meeting, please feel free to reach out to our President, Justine Aman, at president@sgps.ca at any time. Thank you, The SGPS Executive Team Click here to access the Zoom link for the Town Hall The password will be sent out via the SGPS mailing list one hour before the meeting.