Joint Statement by the AMS and SGPS Regarding Approval of the JDUC Redevelopment Project

On March 1st, 2019, the Board of Trustees put forward a motion to approve the Redevelopment Project of the John Deutsch University Centre.

Approval for the project is conditional upon the university securing the following:

  • A minimum of $10 million in donor funding.
  • Capital Redevelopment Framework Agreement between the AMS, SGPS and Queen’s.
  • Confirmation that the student levy funding the project remains mandatory under the Province’s new tuition rules.

The motion successfully passed. The next step includes the architects of the project,HDR and MJMA, proceeding to tender ready plans.

“The JDUC Project has been a long journey, but the approval by the Board of Trustees solidifies our efforts. This Project has been ongoing for years, and with the efforts of last year’s AMS Executive and this year’s team I believe we’ve finally arrived at a proposed redeveloped JDUC that future students can soon call home. Once again, we thank everyone who’s been involved in the JDUC Redevelopment campaign, and students who voted for the betterment of student life. We look forward to continuing our efforts of the project and working closely with the SGPS, Queen’s administration and the student body.” -Miguel Martinez, AMS President

“In 2018 SGPS members voted overwhelmingly in favour of redeveloping the JDUC to include more designated graduate student space. The Board of Trustees approval of this project is testament to the work done by last year’s and this year’s executives and once again signals that Queen’s as an institution is actively engagedin strengthening the graduate community. At a time of unprecedented threat to student organizations, the JDUC project is a testament to the vitality of student advocacy.” -Tyler Morrison, SGPS President

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Please direct all media inquiries to Rachael Heleniak, AMS Director of Communications, at or (613) 533-6000 x 75850


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