The SSMU University Affairs portfolio conducts and facilitates student-led research on topics that are pertinent to McGill University and SSMU governance. The Student Rights Commissioner and contract researchers conduct studies on various topics that facilitate advocacy by the SSMU. Students, especially those who are involved in student governance, may also propose research topics that they feel are relevant by filling out the research request form. Below are some of the reports produced by SSMU in the past.

Students and USAP: Results of the student survey on McGill’s University Student Assessment Policy

Examining the University Tenure Process

Fall Reading Break Research Report

The First Generation Student Experience, Part II


Creating Safer Classrooms

Employment Equity at SSMU

Open Educational Resources at McGill

Support Programming for Foster Care Students

The First Generation Student Experience

Analysis of the McGill Board of Governors

Policy Against Sexual Violence Recommendations

Moving Towards Equitable Governance at SSMU

Indigeneity and Allyship 2016 Report

Equity in the Hiring of McGill Academic Staff

Indigenizing the Academy Report

Past Research Reports

Other University Affairs Research

Useful research and policy resources are also produced by other student associations, non-profit organizations, and public institutions, including:

Campus Sexual Violence

Mental Health

Equity & Diversity

Tuition & Fees

Getting Involved in Research

Of course, academic research is not limited to advocacy! As an undergraduate student, you can become involved in research activities through your home Faculty, another McGill unit, or a community group. Some useful resources include the following: