AMS Elections 2014: A Guide to Getting Informed
Here is some information on who is running and how to vote in the 2014 AMS Winter Election.
1. How do I vote?
All AMS voting is done online. On the morning of Tuesday, January 28th, you will receive an email with a link & login information that is valid until 7pm on Wednesday, January 29th. One of the emails will allow you to vote for the AMS Executive, and the Winter Referendum. You will also be sent a second email to vote for your University Rector. Depending on if your faculty society is having an election, you could potentially receive a 3rd email as well, so keep an eye out for all of them!
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Any problems with or questions about voting can be directed to Chris Parker, the Chief Returning Officer, at
2. What teams are running for AMS Executive?
There are two teams: SMH and WRL. Check out the tabs below (alphabetically ordered) for more info!
Presidential Candidate: Scott Mason
Vice-President (Operations): Mark Asfar
Vice-President (University Affairs) Candidate: Hasina Shain Daya
Presidential Candidate: Allison Williams
Vice-President (Operations): Justin Reekie
Vice-President (University Affairs) Candidate: Philip Lloyd
3. What does the AMS Executive do?
The three-person AMS Executive works together in fulfilling the mandate of the AMS, and ensuring that the society runs smoothly and efficiently. Together, they are responsible for hiring AMS Commissioners, Officers, service Head Managers, and many others. They also sit as voting members on AMS Assembly, the highest governing body of the AMS.
Click these links for a detailed breakdown of the AMS President & CEO, VP (University Affairs) and VP (Operations).
4. Who is running for University Rector?
There are three people running: Aman Partap, Marcus Threndyle and Mike Young. Check out the tabs below (alphabetically ordered) for more info!
Rector Candidate: Aman Partap
Rector Candidate: Marcus Threndyle
Rector Candidate: Mike Young
5. What does the Rector do?
This person represents all Queen’s University undergraduate and graduate students on all education matters both within the classroom and in the broader learning environment. They serve on the three university governing bodies: Board of Trustees, University Council and Senate, in addition to numerous committees where they advocate on student matters and act as an ombudsperson between students and the university. Their role also includes a ceremonial component, where they participate in convocations and distributing awards. Click here to learn more about the Office of the Rector.