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PGSS Council discusses $40,000 membership fee surplus

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) learned of a $40,000 surplus in general membership fees from the latest budget fact sheet presented at its Feb. 17 council meeting. Council also heard two presentations from representatives of new student federations: The Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec[Read More…]

PGSS explains Special Projects budget deficit

McGill’s graduate students will soon have an official policy outlining affiliation and disaffiliation procedures from student federations, as the result of a motion passed at the most recent Post Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council meeting this past Wednesday. Council also discussed the cause of current budgetary imbalances. Academic initiatives Provost[Read More…]

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Semester in Review

SSMU VP Internal resignation In October 2015, the acting vice-president (VP) Internal of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Lola Baraldi resigned, citing personal reasons. Following two elections for Baraldi’s replacement, Omar El-Sharaway took office as the new VP Internal on Jan. 1. In the wake of these events,[Read More…]

PGSS Internal Affairs Officer resigns

On Nov. 11, Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council announced the resignation of the internal affairs officer (IAO) Sahil Kumar. Kumar cited personal reasons for submitting his resignation. “My trajectory through graduate studies has taken a new turn, and now requires a greater time commitment,” Kumar said. “I did not want[Read More…]

Campus Life for Post-Grads

For many students, entering graduate school presents a world of new adjustments. Some grapple with conducting research on their own for the first time, while others struggle with the lack of unity they once felt in their undergraduate program. Some even do this all while raising a family. McGill Post-Graduate[Read More…]

The changing face of family care at McGill

McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) hired Tanya Lalonde in August as McGill’s first family resource coordinator, marking a consolidation in services for students and staff with children. The funding for the position came from the Sustainability Projects Fund, a student-funded program matched by the administration to ensure[Read More…]

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PGSS unanimously passes divestment motion

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill (PGSS) hosted its first General Meeting (GM) on Wednesday, Oct.14, passing a motion to divest holdings in companies within fossil fuel industries, updating members on the new Quebec student federations, and reviewing the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF).   Divest McGill   A motion calling[Read More…]

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