Blog posts by University Affairs staff members

University Affairs Final Report 2016-2017

Change at McGill University is most often defined by incremental progress rather than overnight transformation. During the 2016-2017 year, the SSMU University Affairs portfolio has successfully pushed forward numerous initiatives to address critical academic, equity,... Read more


May 31, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Apply to Sit on a McGill Committee: April 6th Council Report

Have you ever wanted to see how McGill works behind the scenes? Are you passionate about campus issues like student services, academic programs, or equity? Do you have a great idea to improve... Read more


Tags: AVEQ, committees, libraries, mental health, Senate, Sexual Violence Policy, Student Services, university committees
April 3, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Spring Soon? March 23rd Council Report

Spring is (technically) almost here! We hope that the longer daytime hours are helping you make it through that midterm-paper grind. Just a reminder that we’re currently hiring for a University Affairs Secretary General... Read more


Tags: AVEQ, equity, foster care, hiring, intellectual property, libraries, mental health, provincial representation, Senate, staff, Student Services, students from care
March 20, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Work for us next year! Job Opportunities & March 9th Council Report

SSMU is hiring for 2017-2018! Work under the University Affairs portfolio or in another area at SSMU. Available positions include University Affairs Secretary General, Equity Commissioner, and much more. The deadline to apply is... Read more


Tags: equity, foster care, hiring, Indigenous Affairs, Indigenous solidarity, mental health, Senate, sexual violence, staff, Student Rights, Student Services, students from care
March 6, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Fostering Post-Secondary Success: Support Programming for Students from Foster Care

SSMU University Affairs has released a new research report, entitled Fostering Post-Secondary Success: Support Programming for Students from Foster Care. This document examines current issues faced by students from the welfare system and their transition to... Read more


Tags: equity, foster care, research
March 2, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Fleeting February: Policies, Policies & more Policies

Despite being the shortest month, February sure has been hectic! Reading Week is close, so let’s push through this last week until the break. In the meantime, check out my February 23rd Report to... Read more


Tags: academic accommodation, ancillary fees, equity, foster care, General Assembly, Indigenous Affairs, Indigenous solidarity, Memorandum of Agreement, MoA, Senate, students from care, unpaid internships
February 20, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Board of Governors, Unpaid Internships & Student Support: February 9th Council Report

SSMU Executive nominations are now open! Find more information on requirements and the nominations process here. Check out our February 9th Report to the Legislative Council to learn more about the busy upcoming month of... Read more


Tags: Board of Governors, elections, equity, Indigenous Affairs, Indigenous solidarity, open access, Senate, Student Services, unpaid internships
February 6, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Striving to Place: The First Generation Student Experience at McGill University

SSMU University Affairs has released a new research report, entitled Striving to Place: The First Generation Student Experience at McGill University. This document examines current issues faced by first generation students at McGill as well as... Read more


Tags: equity, first generation, research
January 24, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

What did McGill Committees do in Fall 2016? Read the report!

Reports from student reps in McGill committees available here.

There are as many as 47 University-level committees, to which there are 118 undergraduate student representatives. McGill University is huge, and most of the groundwork for new initiatives on campus begins in such... Read more


Tags: committees
January 24, 2017 | Rene Iwo | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Do my Job! Exec Info Session, Shadowing Program, & January 26th Council Report

Think you could be the next VP University Affairs? This is your chance! Executive nominations open on Monday, January 30th, and we’re hosting a SSMU Executive Info Session for you to learn more about... Read more


Tags: admissions, AVEQ, Board of Governors, elections, enrolment, equity, mental health, nominations, Senate, Sexual Violence Policy, Student Services
January 23, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts