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PGSS Council discusses $40,000 membership fee surplus

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) learned of a $40,000 surplus in general membership fees from the latest budget fact sheet presented at its Feb. 17 council meeting. Council also heard two presentations from representatives of new student federations: The Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ), and the Quebec Student… Keep Reading

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PGSS explains Special Projects budget deficit

McGill’s graduate students will soon have an official policy outlining affiliation and disaffiliation procedures from student federations, as the result of a motion passed at the most recent Post Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council meeting this past Wednesday. Council also discussed the cause of current budgetary imbalances. Academic initiatives Provost and Vice-Principal (VP) Academic,  Christopher… Keep Reading

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Semester in Review

SSMU VP Internal resignation In October 2015, the acting vice-president (VP) Internal of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Lola Baraldi resigned, citing personal reasons. Following two elections for Baraldi’s replacement, Omar El-Sharaway took office as the new VP Internal on Jan. 1. In the wake of these events, SSMU executives held a forum… Keep Reading

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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 to see the portfolio suffer… Keep Reading

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Senate discusses future plans to aid student refugees

McGill has encountered challenges in its efforts to enable more student refugees to enroll in its academic programs. On Oct. 21, the McGill Senate addressed the university’s role regarding the current Syrian refugee crisis, and measures for allowing more refugees to study at McGill. A question addressed to Senator and Deputy Provost (Student Life and… Keep Reading

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The changing face of family care at McGill

McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) hired Tanya Lalonde in August as McGill’s first family resource coordinator, marking a consolidation in services for students and staff with children. The funding for the position came from the Sustainability Projects Fund, a student-funded program matched by the administration to ensure a commitment to sustainability at… Keep Reading

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PGSS unanimously passes divestment motion

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill (PGSS) hosted its first General Meeting (GM) on Wednesday, Oct.14, passing a motion to divest holdings in companies within fossil fuel industries, updating members on the new Quebec student federations, and reviewing the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF).   Divest McGill   A motion calling upon McGill to remove investment… Keep Reading

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AGSEM ratifies McGill’s Global Offer of Settlement at GA

The Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) voted at a General Assembly (GA) on Wednesday to ratify the Global Offer of Settlement from McGill. The vote passed 172 to 101. The decision brings to a close a negotiating process that has been ongoing since the expiration of the last agreement on June 30,… Keep Reading

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