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SSMU Council discusses the role of sponsorship in budget report

At the Sept. 29 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council, an initial report on the Society’s budget was presented by Vice-President (VP) Finance Niall Carolan. Additionally, executives gave reports on the formation and progress of various committees as well as upcoming plans for the year. 2016-2017 SSMU budget overview Carolan reported on the… Keep Reading

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SSMU Council creates ad hoc committee on equity

On Sept. 15, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council held its first meeting of the semester, with several speeches, extensive debate, and confusing points. Council passed five motions, including the Motion of the Adoption of the Standing Rules, the creation of an Ad Hoc Equitable Governance Reform Committee, the repeal of the Accountable… Keep Reading

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SSMU Council sees controversy over involvement in new student federations

At its Jan. 27 Council meeting, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) clarified questions regarding their involvement in forming two new provincial student federations: The Union Étudiante du Québec (UÉQ) and the Association pour la Voix Étudiante au Québec (AVÉQ). Council additionally took an early step toward establishing a smoke-free campus, and renewed its… Keep Reading

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SSMU Winter 2016 Special Referendum Endorsement

SSMU Membership Fee increase: "Yes" with reservations  The Tribune endorses a “Yes” for this quesetion insofar as it will improve the Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) financial sustainability and maintain its ability to provide services for students; however, the presentation of the motion is currently too ambiguous. If SSMU wants to convince students to… Keep Reading

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SSMU Council discusses resignations of VP Internal, General Manager

The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Council met on Oct. 1 to discuss motions regarding improvments to student life, the resignation of vice-president (VP) Internal Affairs Lola Baraldi, and a SSMU climate change policy.   Resignations of executive positions   The loss of general manager Jennifer Varkonyi in August is now coupled with Baraldi’s resignation,… 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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SSMU Council discusses austerity measures, sustainability coordinator position

Sustainability plebiscite question Sustainability Research Commissioner Julie Skarha solicited the opinions of Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council on the creation of a Vice-President (VP) Sustainability position on the SSMU executive team.  A plebiscite question in the 2015 Winter Referendum on whether to institute a VP Sustainability portfolio or create a full-time Sustainability… Keep Reading

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SSMU Council debates Ad-Hoc Student Engagement Committee, Redpath Library doors

Motion regarding the creation of an Ad-Hoc Student Engagement Committee Last Thursday, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council passed a motion regarding the creation of an Ad-hoc student engagement committee. Sponsored by Arts Councillor Alexander Kpeglo-Hennessy, SSMU President Courtney Ayukawa, and Arts Councillor Lola Baraldi, the motion aimed to find innovative ways for… Keep Reading

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SSMU Council discusses discretionary funding, library hours, and GA

Motion on restricting discretionary funding The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council tabled and discussed a motion titled Amendment of the Clubs and Services Portfolio By-Law Book at its meeting last Thursday. Originally moved by VP Finance and Operations Kathleen Bradley and VP Clubs and Services Stefan Fong, the motion sought to limit… Keep Reading

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