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Editorial: Communication key for student engagement in austerity mobilization

The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) recently adopted a joint anti-austerity stance at a summit in the Thomson House that brought together the two student unions. Both groups have put forward their own motions in Fall 2014 affirming solidarity against Quebec’s austerity measures, […]

Senate discusses implementing recommendations of Mental Health Working Group

McGill’s mission statement and principles Senators raised concerns about the wording of McGill’s mission statement—specifically the linkage between  academic freedom and responsibility.  “In fulfilling its mission, McGill University embraces the principles of academic freedom and responsibility, integrity, accountability, equity, inclusiveness, and respect for cultural and individual diversity,” the proposed statement of […]

SSMU Council opposes deregulation, approves ECOLE referendum question

Motion regarding opposition to deregulation of international tuition Last Thursday, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council passed a motion to oppose the McGill administration’s decision to lobby the Quebec government to deregulate international students’ tuition in all programs.  The implementation of this deregulation proposal would increase tuition […]

Editorial: Bridging the gap between students and mental health resources

Rates of stress, anxiety, and depression among university students have been increasing, as seen in recent studies conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, prompting the need for increased access to mental health services on campuses. Although financial constraints have put a damper on increasing mental health support, university-offered resources […]

SSMU’s Equity Policy, McGill’s hiring practices under revision under VP University Affairs

The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Equity Policy is currently undergoing revision by the SSMU Equity Committee to increase its accessibility and simplicity. According to member Robin Nyamakye, the committee has been working on the definition of terms last semester, with the aim of providing a comprehensive and easily […]

SSMU Council reviews budget, hears address from Principal Fortier

The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU)  Council met on Thursday to review executive reports from the past semester, including the SSMU budget, and to discuss the implementation of interim election regulations for this semester. Address by Principal Suzanne Fortier Principal Suzanne Fortier made an appearance at the meeting, giving […]