Breaking down the SSMU GA motions

Motion Regarding the Procurement of Products Containing Conflict Minerals This motion concerning divestment from sourcing of conflict-free minerals from Congo was moved by Ceci Steyn, U2 Arts. “I moved this motion because while many other divestment movements are well known, most people aren't aware that the minerals in their electronics[Read More…]

Race education workshop added to Rez Project

In January 2016, a new workshop for students in McGill Residences was held for the first time, titled Rez Project: Race and Colonialism. Referred to as Race Project, the workshop was the second part of the Rez Project series,  including a segment on gender, sexuality, and consent. Interim Resident Life[Read More…]

SSMU Building at McGill

SSMU 2015-2016 budget review

The November 2015 revision to the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Global budget, approved on Nov. 30, 2015, reflected changes from SSMU’s earlier financial plan approved this past June.  The largest changes were seen in the Student Fees and University Centre Operations sections of the revision.   A difference[Read More…]

PGSS Internal Affairs Officer resigns

On Nov. 11, Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council announced the resignation of the internal affairs officer (IAO) Sahil Kumar. Kumar cited personal reasons for submitting his resignation. “My trajectory through graduate studies has taken a new turn, and now requires a greater time commitment,” Kumar said. “I did not want[Read More…]

SSMU GA fails to meet quorum

Quorum was not met at yesterday’s General Assembly (GA), held by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). With less than 100 attendees, no motions were brought forward from the floor that required voting. The Winter 2015 and Fall 2014 GAs saw attendances of 550 and 700 students respectively. Kareem[Read More…]

AMUSE addresses floor fellow negotiations in open letter to Fortier

On Oct. 15, an open letter directed to McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier was published by the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE). The letter addressed grievances that arose during floor fellow unionization, and the way in which McGill University is interacting with floor fellows during collective agreement bargaining processes,[Read More…]

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