Senate takes official stance against Charter

Opposition to the proposed Quebec Charter of Values, as well as the effects of a new class scheduling system were the subjects of debate at McGill Senate’s Nov. 20 meeting.   Resolution on the Charter Senate unanimously approved a resolution presented by Principal Suzanne Fortier to condemn Bill 60, the[Read More…]

Revised SSMU budget defers projected 2014 deficit

The Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) Council has approved a revised 2013-2014 budget that broke even after initial projections forecasted a $90,000 deficit from last fiscal year. According to the budget presented at Council last Thursday, SSMU currently projects a surplus of $50,000 for fiscal year 2014. The $50,000[Read More…]

SSMU Council endorses funding for anti-oppression training

Last Thursday’s Council also endorsed funding an anti-oppression training program that would teach students and floor fellows in McGill residences how to deal with issues of discrimination, oppression, and harassment. The project was presented to Council by Emily Clare, an alumnus and former vice president of University Affairs. “The 2011[Read More…]

Post-doctoral fellows to vote on mandatory services fee

Post-doctoral fellows will vote on the creation of a $136.44 per semester student services fee during the upcoming referendum period for the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS), which runs from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14. If passed, the question mandates a non-optoutable fee for all post-doctoral fellows, which would allow them[Read More…]

Is TaCEQ right for SSMU?

This year, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) will be spending $17,000 on its membership to the Table de Concertation Étudiante du Québec (TaCEQ). Better known as the Quebec Student Roundtable, the organization is a student federation that seeks to represent its members on issues regarding student affairs by[Read More…]

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