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Winter 2017 PGSS Referendum Endorsements

Health and Dental Insurance Plan Cost Renewal: “Yes” The proposed changes to the Post Graduate Student Society (PGSS) Health and Dental Insurance Plan (HDIP) include several measures that would benefit those covered by the policy, improving the quality of medical care available to graduate students. In addition to renewing the Health and Dental Fee for… Keep Reading

Winter 2017 SSMU Referendum Endorsements

Motion Regarding Referendum Question on Constitutional Amendments: Vote “No” The sole question of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) referendum consists of a series of proposed changes to the SSMU Constitution, as suggested by the Ad-Hoc Democratic Governance Review Committee. The new constitution would contain changes to dozens of current clauses: Notably, it would… Keep Reading


McGill students introduce clubs to the Board of Governors

On March 8, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) hosted the McGill Student and Board of Governors Open Forum. The event consisted of overviews of the Board of Governors (BoG), the highest governing body at McGill, presented by Board members Kip Cobbett, Sam Minzberg, Cynthia Price, and Ram… Keep Reading


PGSS sends Legal Information Clinic Referendum Question to online ratification

On Jan. 18, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) voted to send the Legal Information Clinic at McGill (LICM) Referendum Question to online ratification, considered an invitation to collaborate on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), and discussed Thomson House fees. Legal Information Clinic Referendum Question PGSS Council members voted to send the LICM Referendum Question to… Keep Reading


AVEQ criticizes government consultation efforts on sexual violence

Government consultation efforts On Jan. 12, the Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ) released a statement in collaboration with the Association pour un Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ) in response to government consultations regarding sexual violence. Kristen Perry, AVEQ coordinator of Mobilization and Associative Development/English language media relations, said that AVEQ decided to… Keep Reading


PGSS executive midterm reviews

This week, the McGill Tribune conducted midterm reviews of the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) executives. Victor Frankel: Secretary-General As PGSS Secretary-General, Victor Frankel has had a hand in many projects across all the executives’ portfolios and ensured that the team has worked together effectively and efficiently. Participation in the society from graduate students tends to be… Keep Reading


PGSS Council stands with AMUSE in negotiations

On Nov. 16, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) legislative council discussed a motion supporting the Association of McGill University Supports Employees (AMUSE) collective bargaining. The council also addressed questions to Provost and Vice-Principal (VP Academic) Christopher Manfredi and discussed security measures that were to be taken at the Nov. 19 Masquerade Ball. PGSS Support for… Keep Reading


SSMU and PGSS respond to McGill Draft Policy against Sexual Violence

On Oct. 12, the Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) released a collaborative consultation report outlining the results of focus groups conducted to collect comments and recommendations on the university’s Draft Policy against Sexual Violence. The focus groups were conducted between Sept. 23 and Oct. 3 to give students… Keep Reading


McGill Governance 101

McGill University has an extensive system of governance bodies that manage its affairs from the undergraduate level up to administration. Making sense of this immensely complicated system is challenging to the untrained student, so we’re here to help you understand the who’s and what’s of this year’s campus politics.  SSMU Who they are and what… Keep Reading

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