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Press Release Regarding Resignation of the Vice-President (External Affairs)

Content Warning: The following statement discusses issues related to sexual violence. We encourage readers to use their discretion in engaging with the content and to access the support resources listed below as needed. For Immediate Release: February 22, 2017 The Students’ Society of McGill University is announcing the resignation of Vice-President (External Affairs), David Aird,...

Statement Regarding Recent Social Media and Legislative Council Concerns

Statement Regarding Recent Social Media and Legislative Council Concerns February 11, 2017 To all McGill Students, The SSMU would like to comment on the ongoing controversy regarding a tweet made by an Arts representative to our Legislative Council. We would like to reiterate the statement made by the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) Executive in that...

Statement Regarding the US Executive Order and Quebec City Terrorist Shooting

Statement Regarding the US Executive Order and Quebec City Terrorist Shooting January 31, 2017 Dear Fellow Students, Our community has been shocked by recent events on both sides of the Canadian border, including the tragic terrorist shooting at a Quebec City mosque and Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict refugees and individuals from seven Muslim-majority...

PRESS RELEASE – A Seat at the Table: An Analysis of the McGill University Board of Governors

PRESS RELEASE Date: November 29, 2016 Research Report: A Seat at the Table: An Analysis of the McGill University Board of Governors Office of the President The current state of governance at McGill University has perpetuated an environment where community members feel disenfranchised and unheard by the Board of Governors. Major controversies on issues as...

SSMU Statement Regarding the US Presidential Election

November 10th 2016 Fellow McGillians, On Tuesday night, huddled around TVs and computer screens, many of us watched as the 45th President of the United States won the election: Donald J. Trump. This election cycle has been a trying one. Regardless of your political stances, it is clear that partisanship has pushed today’s America past...

SSMU Endorses QPIRG Existence Referendum

On November 3, 2016, the SSMU Legislative Council endorsed a “Yes” vote for the Quebec Public Interest Research Group – McGill (QPIRG) existence question during the Fall 2016 referendum period. QPIRG engages students in social and political issues through events such as Rad Frosh, offers resources and funding to student and community groups, and supports student...

Press Release: Statement on the “Motion Regarding Support for the Kahtihon’tia:kwenio (Women Titleholders of the Land)” at the Fall General Assembly

The SSMU acknowledges that McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples; a place which has long served, and continues to serve, as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous nations. At the Winter General Assembly held on February 22, 2016, a motion was introduced from the floor...

SSMU Endorses AMUSE Collective Bargaining

SSMU Endorses AMUSE Collective Bargaining   At its Legislative Council meeting of October 13, 2016, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) formally endorsed the collective bargaining demands of the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE). AMUSE represents over 1500 casual and temporary non-academic workers at McGill and has been in negotiations with the...