SGPS election results
The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) held its elections last week. Jawad Qureshy (President), Anne-Marie Grondin
(Vice-President Campaigns and Community Affairs) and Jillian Burford-Grinnell (Vice-President Finance and Services) were all acclaimed.
In categories with multiple candidates, Daniel Moore was elected the new Vice-President Graduate with 193 votes, Shaughnessy Hawkins was elected the new Vice-President Professional with 262 votes, and Benjamin Grant was elected the new SGPS Representative to the Board of Trustees with 278 votes. 656 ballots were cast in the elections, representing 16 per cent of the SGPS membership.
The SGPS also held a referendum during the election. Students accepted an increase to their legal aid and WalkHome fees, and voted to renew optional fees for the Queen’s International Students Society (QISS) Bursary and Student Refugee Support. Members of the SGPS also voted to establish optional fees for the Sexual Health Resource Centre and Sustainability. A mandatory fee for the Queen’s Centre capital project was not accepted.