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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...

Consultation Report: McGill University Draft Policy Against Sexual Violence

Between September 23 and October 3, SSMU and PGSS worked with SACOMSS to host focus group sessions on McGill University’s draft Policy Against Sexual Violence. Funding for these consultations was provided by the Office of the Provost. The resulting report contains 28 specific recommendations for improvement, organized into seven categories: Language and Framing, Scope, Empowering...

October SSMU Calendar 2016

For information about the events on the SSMU Building visit the Events at the University Centre section For more information about the SSMU and McGill community event check the Calendar section

Moving Towards Equitable Governance at the SSMU

The SSMU has made a commitment to social justice and equity as stated in the Constitution. “The Society commits to demonstrating leadership in the matters of human rights, social justice and environmental protection.” To truly and adequately demonstrate leadership in matters of human rights and social justice, and to act as an ally to groups...

Fund Descriptions and Evaluation Criteria

Estimated Fund Balances as of Fall 2016 Updated Balances to be posted by the launch of the application process. Fund Descriptions and Evaluation Criteria: Club Fund The Club Fund is meant to provide funding for club activities throughout the semester, instead of on a per-event basis. The Club Fund is only open to full-status SSMU clubs. For...