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Students challenge SSMU Board of Directors’ authority to add GA quorum Referendum

“We are concerned about the power currently held by the Board of Directors—an unelected body whose power has been increased through constitutional amendments in the past few years,” Kirwin wrote. “This referendum question was brought by the BoD unconstitutionally, and as SSMU members, we must insist that constitutional modes of decision-making are upheld, and that power is not taken from the General Assembly and consolidated at the top of the ladder.” Keep Reading

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Open letter to SSMU executives denounces Fall 2017 General Assembly

On Oct. 27, former Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU) engineering senator Alexander Dow, U3 Engineering, submitted an open letter to the McGill administration in response to the Oct. 23 SSMU General Assembly (GA). The petition, which expresses SSMU members’ dissatisfaction with the GA’s failure to represent the greater student population, received a total of… Keep Reading

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Democratize SSMU motion of non-confidence in President fails at Fall General Assembly

On Oct. 16, a student activist group’s Facebook event titled “Democratize SSMU campaign” appeared on McGill students’ newsfeeds. The group, whose membership is anonymous, formed after the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Board of Directors (BoD) ratified a SSMU Judicial Board (J-Board) ruling on Sept. 17. The J-Board had previously ruled the Winter 2016… Keep Reading

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AUS Council condemns Bill 62

On Oct. 25, the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) Legislative Council held its fourth meeting of the Fall semester. Councillors passed motions to condemn Bill 62, reduce quorum requirements for General Assemblies (GA), and lower the Ferrier computer lab student fee. Council condemns Quebec National Assembly Bill 62 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Arts Representative… Keep Reading

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SSMU General Assembly ratifies Board of Directors

On Oct. 23, The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Fall 2017 General Assembly (GA) ratified the SSMU members of the SSMU Board of Directors. The GA also passed motions that urge McGill to become involved in the Institute of International Education’s Syria Consortium, mandate SSMU to develop an action plan for clubs affected by… Keep Reading

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SSMU Board of Directors composition risks violating constitution

The Board of Directors met on Sept. 24 and received the SSMU legal team's opinion on the matter. Read the Tribune's coverage of the session here. The below article has been updated to incorporate the findings expressed on Sunday night.   The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU)’s Board of Directors (BoD), the organization’s highest governing… Keep Reading

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Winter 2017 SSMU General Assembly Endorsements

Motion Regarding Policy Against Ancillary Fee Increases: “Yes” Ancillary fees are non-opt-outable fees that are charged to students to fund various student service units, including Student Services, Athletics and Recreation, the World University Services Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program, Access McGill, and Athletics Facilities Improvement. Current estimates from the university state that undergraduates students pay… Keep Reading

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Fall 2016 Referendum and General Assembly Online Ratification results

The results of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Fall 2016 Referendum and General Assembly (GA) online ratification were released on Nov. 18. All referendum questions passed and nominations were ratified online. Of the approximately 22,600 students eligible to vote, turnout was 18.1 per cent, exceeding the quorum of 15 per cent. Quorum for… Keep Reading

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SSMU Fall GA fails to meet quorum, becomes consultative forum

On Nov. 7, the Fall 2016 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) General Assembly (GA) was unable to meet a quorum of 100 voting members. Due to a turnout of fewer than 40 students, no motions were voted on. Attendees were instead invited to participate in a consultative forum. In the event that quorum is… Keep Reading

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