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Sadie’s permanently closes

On April 13, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) sent an email informing its students that Sadie’s, a student-run cafe located in the SSMU building, would permanently close on May 5. The cafe–formerly known as simply the Student Run Cafeteria or SRC–had continuously faced deficits since it opened in 2013, and reducing these losses… Keep Reading

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2016-2017 SSMU executive reviews

The McGill Tribune Editorial Board reviewed the 2016-2017 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) executives on their performance. Although these summaries intend to review the executives' entire term, not all information received regarding each executive was published due to space constraints in the paper. In its editorial discussion, the Tribune evaluated each executive based on feedback from student… Keep Reading

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SSMU to develop Sexualized and Gendered Violence Policy

On March 23, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) announced plans to hold an open forum on April 11 to discuss the creation and implementation of a SSMU Gendered and Sexualized Violence Policy (GSVP). The creation of the GSVP was proposed after former SSMU vice-president (VP) External David Aird resigned following allegations of sexual… Keep Reading

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SSMU Restructuring: How the addition of VP Operations affected SSMU

Near the end of the 2015-2016 term, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council amended the SSMU constitution to separate the Vice-President (VP) Finance & Operations portfolio into two new positions starting in 2016-2017: VP Finance and VP Operations, which has been renamed as VP Sustainability & Operations. Currently, the VP Operations Portfolio… Keep Reading

Campus Conversation: How can SSMU regain students’ trust?

Editor's note:  This past semester has seen a seemingly unprecedented number of scandals stemming from the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU), and has left many McGill students feeling disillusioned and disengaged from with their representative body. In light of this, we asked members of the community, including incoming SSMU executives, how SSMU can regain students'… Keep Reading

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SSMU Council votes to remain an observer at AVEQ

“Order an Angelot” Campaign At the March 24 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council meeting, Lev Bukhman and Marie Gauthier, national coordinators of “Sans Oui C’est Non” (Without Yes, It’s No), and Alliance pour la Santé Étudiante au Québec (ASÉQ) presented on the “Order an Angelot” campaign. The initiative helps bar patrons feel… Keep Reading

The uphill battle to restoring trust in SSMU

On March 17, the results of this year’s Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) executive elections were announced. The entire process took less than 10 minutes. But brevity was to be expected–as is typical for SSMU elections, many of this year’s positions were uncontested, and the low level of fanfare was befitting of the 20… Keep Reading

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SSMU Indigenous Affairs Committee hosts Indigeneity & Solidarity Week 2017

From March 13 to 18, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Indigenous Affairs Committee hosted the second annual Indigeneity and Solidarity Week in conjunction with the Indigenous Student Alliance (ISA), the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the Indigenous Studies Program, and First Peoples’ House. Speakers conducted workshops, panel sessions, and public lectures to… Keep Reading

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