The elections will be taking place from October 22nd, 2013 and will end on October 23rd, 2013. You will receive an email through your Queen's webmail that will allow to you vote. This year, ASUS has decided to provide students with a database of all the candidates. Take a look at why they are running!
2017 Year President & Vice President
Abby and Mohammed
We are delighted to be running for Year Society President and Vice-President for the Class of 2017. Our sole mission is to provide you with the best times we can possibly give. Such ideas would be hosting events on campus like dances (toga party) to events at Stages. As well as we want to throw many smaller events like barbecue's and karakoe nights with the profs in order for you to get to know your classmates and professors better. We work hard so you play hard!
Scott and Kole
We are running as President and Vice President of the ASUS Class of 2017 Year Society because we want to make our year's experience here at Queen's as fun and as enriching as possible. We want to open up the discussion to all of you to see what it is you'd like to have happen in terms of events, etc. We know that we would create some fun ones with your help! We understand that University is very expensive, and would work on your behalf to ensure that all student fees that are collected are truly going to enrich your experience here. That's why our motto is "more fun, less money!" We hope to have your support, and appreciate your participation in this election!
Two Year ASUS Senator
My name is Andrew DiCapua and I am in first year at Queen’s studying Economics and Political Studies. I am asking for support from the Queen’s Arts and Science community in my campaign for ASUS Student Senator. I have always valued the Student Voice. Last year, I served as Student Trustee for the Ottawa Catholic School Board, representing 40,000 students on the Board of Trustees. Being a positive individual who embraces new environments, I would perform to the best of my ability in representing Art/Sci students at Queen’s University. It may be difficult for upper year students to consider me deserving of this position, however, I am strong-willed to continue a path of leadership. I am engaged in the Queen’s Debating Union, Pre-Law Society, Sailing Club, and Captain of a tier-1 Intramural soccer team. My love of the atmosphere paired with my passion for student government makes me confident I am fit for this representative position. If elected, I would listen to concerns and ideas of Art/Sci students, open up channels of discussion and work with Queen’s administration to make Queen’s reach it’s full potential. The Senate affects us all.
My name is Peter Smolej, and I am a second year life science major running for the two-year Arts and Science Senator position. I ask you to reflect on your Queen's experience so far; your expectations, your frustrations and the possibility of change. With ever-increasing class sizes and less flexibility in course selection, student advocacy at the highest decision table, Senate, is more important than ever. As a second year science student, I have already had the privilege to intern with the AMS, co-chair the teaching issues committee and in the past month, sit as an interim Senator. From proposing alternatives to an illogical yet potential enrolment increase of 2000 students to discussing why orientation should remain student run, I’ve never been afraid to stand up for us students, be it with our Dean or Minister of Universities. Experienced, impassioned and approachable, I am committed to working with my fellow students representatives to ensure we can return to the pride that is Queen’s. Complacency is not an option.
ASUS Representative to the AMS
My name is Brendan Goodman and I am running for ASUS Representative to the AMS. I am a second year politics student here at Queen's. In the past year I felt as though I didn't have a voice or representation here, and I decided that it was time to make a change. I have been to AMS assembly and ASUS assembly this year as a member at large, and to ASUS assembly as a stand in for a person who could not be present. I have spoke out against policy which I felt was poor, and spoke in favour of policy which I felt was well crafted and beneficial. I want your vote so I can continue this work in a more official way. I want to be able to disperse information about policy that is coming up, and to ensure that you feel represented by your student government. My goal is to make ASUS and the AMS an extension of students thoughts that works with, and for students.
My name is Stephen Mattiussi, I’m a fourth year history major, and I decided to run for the position of ASUS representative to the AMS for several reasons. Like many students, early on in my university career I never really got involved in student government, and have only begun to make my voice heard at AMS assembly in the past year and a half. I’ve been a gael, a tech, and have participated in many clubs and school conferences over the last 3 years, all these experiences, and interactions with the student body have led up to my to run for this position. What I want to accomplish as a representative is to bring the concerns of ASUS students to the AMS assembly, hopefully helping to bridge the disconnect that appears to exist between students and their government. As representative my focus will be on initiatives to both increase student involvement in their government, as well as make that student government as efficient and representative of the student body as it can be.
Hey ArtScis! My name is Jia Tanwani. I’m a first year science student running for ASUS Rep to the AMS. I am running for this position because I am very passionate about student advocacy and I believe that preserving the interests of the students is critical to maintaining an educational institute of high caliber such as Queen’s. My genuine passion coupled with my dedication and willingness to commit sufficient time to this position will inevitably make me a good representative. I am a hardworking, informed, and enthusiastic person. Also, I have effective communication skills. My ability to communicate effectively will enable me to convey the valuable ideas and opinions of Arts and Science students and equitably represent them at assembly. I am currently an interim ASUS Rep to the AMS therefore by electing me you will be putting someone in this position who already has valuable experience and insight into what the capacity and specific responsibilities of this role are. To sum it up, I’d like to say: “Forget the rest, Jia is the best!” Vote Jia Tanwani to be YOUR ASUS Rep to the AMS.
Hi, everyone! It's that time of year again when a bunch of random people ask you to vote for them for some generic student government position! (In this case: ASUS Rep to the AMS). My name is Vanessa Walsh, I am a second year Arts/Sci student studying English and French, and I would like to be given the opportunity to change this focus of student government. Over the past year, I've noticed an apparent lack of student involvement within the AMS and within ASUS, which is unfortunate because they're there to help you; your ideas and opinions drive them and in turn our amazing university! They're both great organizations, but like anything else, they could always use a little bit of improvement with an external viewpoint. If given the chance to act as your student representative, I would try my very best to enhance fairness, equity, awareness and student involvement within ASUS and the AMS, keeping in mind that different groups of students have different ideas, and all deserve to be listened to. And that's my little spiel. Thanks so much and cha gheill!
And here's my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vanessa-Walsh-for-ASUS-Representative-to-the-AMS/383706108428515
My name is Erin McLaughlin and I am a first year science student and I am running for ASUS rep. Let me begin by saying that Queen’s is the only university. It’s renowned reputation and passionate school spirit surpasses all other universities and left me with no other choice but to choose Queen’s as my number one. Queen’s offers amazing opportunities many of which are run through the AMS government. The problem is that most students are left in the dark about what the AMS does and why it is important, which leaves students at risk of losing out on hundreds of services and exciting opportunities. As your 1st year ASUS rep I will advocate for the creation of a comprehensive guide to the AMS and the AMS services that is online, simple and accessible for all first year students so we have a one-stop-shop for getting all the information we need about our student government. We already spend a lot of money on the AMS, it only makes sense that students should be aware of what their money is going towards and how they can benefit.
My name is Corey Schruder, I am a second year history major and I am running for ASUS representative to the AMS. I am involved with ASUS as a chair of an equity commission committee and I am with the Kiwanis club in my hometown of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
If I am elected, I will focus on ensuring three things in ASUS and the AMS.
1) Fiscal Accountability – I will do everything to ensure students are provided high quality services while preserving value for money.
2) Ethical Accountability – Although both the ASUS and AMS executive have done a very good job this year, there is still need for more vigilant eyes on assembly. I would do my best to hold the executive to account, and make sure the constitution and policy are followed properly.
3) Equity – continuing in my work as an ASUS equity chair, I will promote safe space and the improvement of equity across campus.
As ASUS Representative I will be able to encapsulate the essence of the students and be the focal point that is able to diffract issues to both the ASUS and AMS Assembly. Doing so will bring revision to the Constitution and Policies, so that it may best serve its constituents and enhance the overall Queen’s experience that we all share. I truly want this position because of my desire to represent the interests of Arts and Science students well. I want to create an unprecedented approachability while holding the position of ASUS Representative. I want to be able to fulfill the duties of the position and not just simply have it. With previous experience in District School Board Senates, I know I can best represent the Arts and Science students in ASUS and AMS Assembly. Relatable, reliable, approachable, and a whole lot of moxie, this is your ASUS Representative.