This is where you can browse through articles about us in the Queen’s Journal, view our print media (which is all over campus as well!) and watch our videos.
Team JDL in the News
Throughout the campaign the Queen’s Journal will be posting articles about each of the teams. Be sure to check back here throughout the week for links to articles about Team JDL.
Executive candidates talk shop – January 24th, 2012
Team JDL chose green to represent their campaign because it’s a blend of blue and yellow – the colours of Arts and Science Frosh Week.
“Everybody here needs an AMS executive they can trust,” Lee said. “People can really trust us based on our past experiences and how it will tie into the work we’ll hopefully have to do in the coming year.”
JDUC a focus for candidates – January 24th, 2012
Team JDL — made up of presidential candidate Doug Johnson, vice-president of university affairs candidate Mira Dineen and vice-president of operations candidate Tristan Lee — wants to integrate the Queen’s Centre, JDUC and Physical Education Centre as a student life hub.
Debate maps out plans - January 24th, 2012
Dineen from team JDL agreed that the current SOLUS registration process is problematic, especially for students working summer jobs. However, she said teamGPP offered an unrealistic goal.
Three teams announced for executive election - January 20th, 2012
Team JDL is comprised of presidential candidate Doug Johnson, ArtSci ’12, vice-presidential candidate of university affairs Mira Dineen, ArtSci ’11, and vice-presidential candidate of operations Tristan Lee, ArtSci ’12.
Be on the look out for our posters around campus! Click the images for a full-size version.
Candidates in the Queen’s Journal
Each member of Team JDL has been active prior to running for the AMS. Have a look at some of these Queen’s Journal article that mention the candidates.
Senate decides to keep GPA system – October 28th, 2011
He said he emailed AMS President Morgan Campbell and Student Senate Caucus Chair Doug Johnson asking for their support on this new motion.
He said he will attempt to pass the motion regardless of the support he gets.
AMS Academic Affairs Commissioner Mira Dineen said a number of students are frustrated because the change to aGPA system came as a surprise.
Why the student vote matters – September 20th, 2011
Mira Dineen introduces Green nominee Robert Kiley, Conservative nominee Rodger James, Liberal incumbent John Gerretsen and NDP nominee Mary Rita Holland at the Kingston and the Islands all-candidates debate at Wallace Hall on Monday night.
Services adapting to expansion – April 7th, 2011
Tristan Lee, Common Ground head manager, said that this year has seen some huge changes for the service.
“Last year we were [in the Queen’s Centre] for half a year, but at that point the team before ours had planned to move in here before August,” Lee, ArtSci ’12, said, referencing the Queen’s Centre flooding in July 2009. “For us, we had the entire summer knowing we would be in this building … we wanted to this be a starting point,” Lee said, adding that his management team tried to prepare for an increase in customer volume.
Welcoming the AMS Council – February 17th, 2011
Mira Dineen said as next year’s academic affairs commissioner, she wants to get students more involved in provincial politics.
“I am really excited about the upcoming provincial election … it represents a great opportunity to get students more involved in the political process and to make sure student interests are represented in politicians’ platforms,” Dineen, ArtSci ’11, said, adding that although she’s external to the AMS, she feels prepared for the position.
Johnson-Laing clean up ASUS – February 5th, 2010
Doug Johnson, ArtSci ’12 and Robyn Laing, ArtSci ’11, sat side-by-side on the couch in Laing’s house as they eagerly awaited the results of this year’s ASUS executive election.
Johnson-Laing received 1,756 votes—61.61 per cent of the votes cast.
Team Johnson-Laing to raise ASUS profile – January 28th, 2010
ASUS presidential candidate Doug Johnson, ArtSci ’12, and vice-presidential candidate Robyn Laing say they’re exactly the type of people they want to reach with their five-pillar platform.
Although both candidates work with ASUS, they’ve been involved with other extra-curriculars—experience they say helps them relate to the average student.
Student raises local poverty awareness – January 18th, 2011
Mira Dineen, ArtSci ’11, said she was surprised to discover the wide variety of people poverty affects.
Dineen recalls talking to an older man whose son had a mental illness and was struggling to find money to pay for food for his grandchildren.