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Choral Comprehensives
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Peer Review: Choral Comprehensives

For many undergraduates at McGill, graduate students can seem separate from the rest of us, little more than strange entities that touch down to mark papers and run conferences. Choral Comprehensives is a reminder that like any other student, grad students need activities outside of class to stay sane, serving as the first graduate-only a… Keep Reading

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PGSS Council approves motion to adopt Traditional Territory Acknowledgement

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society  of McGill (PGSS) came together for its first Council meeting of the academic year this past Wednesday. Several motions were passed including the adoption of a Traditional Territory Acknowledgement Statement, and an increase in graduate student fees due to ongoing legal costs associated with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Council… Keep Reading

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SSMU weighing involvement in developing student federations

In March, the Fédération des Associations Étudiantes du Campus de l’Université de Montreal (FAÉCUM), a student union at the Université de Montreal, chose to disaffiliate from the Fédération Etudiante Universitaire du Quebec (FEUQ), a provincial student federation. Consequently, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and other student associations entered into congresses about forming a… Keep Reading

McGill acronyms
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McGill 101: Decoding campus acronyms

Becoming acclimated to student life at McGill can be overwhelming when there are so many services and student groups to keep track of. For many, this becomes more difficult when these entities are commonly referred to by ambiguous acronyms. The Tribune has created a brief guide to McGill’s acronyms in order to facilitate navigating the… Keep Reading

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McGill 101: An introduction to campus governance

With nearly 50,000 students, faculty members, and employees, McGill University has a comprehensive system of governance. Here's your introduction to the administrative structure at McGill, with a deeper look at SSMU, PGSS, McGill's Senate, and the McGill Board of Governors. SSMU Who they are The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) represents all undergraduate students… Keep Reading

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Editorial: SSMU membership within federation necessary to advance students’ interests

The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) is currently taking part in discussions to create a new student federation following turmoil within the largest provincial student federation, the Fédération Etudiante Universitaire du Québec (FEUQ). SSMU is currently not a member of FEUQ, but the recent disaffiliation from the federation by one of the most powerful… Keep Reading

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Quebec student federation FEUQ faces internal turmoil

Preliminary discussions of creating a new student federation are ongoing following disorder in one of the largest student federations in Quebec, the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ). The  Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l’Université de Montréal (FAÉCUM), one of FEUQ’s largest member organizations, voted unanimously to leave the FEUQ this past weekend,… Keep Reading

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PGSS General Meeting sees discussion of Society deficit, proposed women’s gym hours

On Wednesday, March 11, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) General Meeting (GM) discussed the payment of incurred membership fees from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), a national union for post-secondary student societies. Additionally, the GM hosted an informal discussion regarding women’s-only hours at the McGill Fitness Centre.  CFS membership fees PGSS Financial Affairs Officer… Keep Reading

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PGSS, SSMU host joint summit on anti-austerity measures

Members of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Council and the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council gathered for a joint meeting against austerity on Feb. 23. The joint council was the first of its kind, and through it, the two student unions produced a joint statement opposing provincial austerity measures. The two Councils approved… Keep Reading

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