Blog posts by University Affairs staff members

What did McGill Committees do in Fall 2016? Read the report!

Reports from student reps in McGill committees available here.

There are as many as 47 University-level committees, to which there are 118 undergraduate student representatives. McGill University is huge, and most of the groundwork for new initiatives on campus begins in such... Read more


Tags: committees
January 24, 2017 | Rene Iwo | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Do my Job! Exec Info Session, Shadowing Program, & January 26th Council Report

Think you could be the next VP University Affairs? This is your chance! Executive nominations open on Monday, January 30th, and we’re hosting a SSMU Executive Info Session for you to learn more about... Read more


Tags: admissions, AVEQ, Board of Governors, elections, enrolment, equity, mental health, nominations, Senate, Sexual Violence Policy, Student Services
January 23, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Winter is Here: Term Goals & January 12th Council Report

Happy New Year and welcome to the Winter term! I hope that you enjoyed your holiday break and are feeling refreshed. This week, we’re running our semesterly “Know Your Rights” campaign to inform students of their... Read more


Tags: Accessibility, AMUSE, foster care, harmful military technology, Know Your Rights, libraries, Library Improvement Fund, Senate, Sexual Violence Policy
January 9, 2017 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Final Fall Update: December 1st Council Report

How is it almost December already? Procrastinate from your exam studying by reading our December 1st Council Report to learn where planned projects have landed this term!

Stay tuned for a January progress report along with revised goals for... Read more


Tags: accommodations, AMUSE, harmful military technology, Know Your Rights, medical notes, Senate, Sexual Violence Policy, Student Services, unpaid internships
November 28, 2016 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Late Semester Slowdown: November 14th Council Report

It’s that time of term: days are getting shorter, policies still aren’t writing themselves, and it’s hard to find energy to keep pushing projects forward. But the work continues, and you can check out the details... Read more


Tags: accommodations, Enrolment Services, Human Resources, Know Your Rights, medical notes, Senate, Sexual Violence Policy, Student Rights, unpaid internships
November 14, 2016 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Over the Hump? Strikes, Medical Notes, & Service Point (November 3rd Council Report)

Another month gone! I hope it feels like you’re over the hump of midterms, although there’s still a ways to go. If you haven’t heard, the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) is on strike... Read more


Tags: Accessibility, Enrolment Services, Human Resources, Senate, Sexual Violence Policy, unpaid internships
October 31, 2016 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Mid-Term(s) Updates: October 20th Council Report

Can you believe that we’re almost halfway through the semester? We hope that midterms are going well and that you’re still making time for self-care!

This past weekend at the Student Academic Summit, we officially launched... Read more


Tags: bookstore, Enrolment Services, Sexual Violence Policy, smoke-free campus, smoking policy, Student Services
October 17, 2016 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Sexual Violence Policy Recommendations & Extended Summit Registration: October 13th Council Report

Registration for the 2nd Annual Student Academic Summit has been extended until this Wednesday, October 12th at 11:59PM. Sign up here to benefit from our many insightful speakers and presentations! Read my October 13th report... Read more


Tags: AVEQ, bookstore, classrooms, Enrolment Services, health insurance, Human Resources, international students, open access, Senate, Sexual Violence Policy, textbooks, unpaid internships
October 10, 2016 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts

Sexual Violence Policy Focus Groups & Academic Summit Registration: September 29th Council Report

As our first month of orientation and training is wrapping up, we’re working hard to kick off portfolio committees and term projects! There have been many developments in... Read more


Tags: equity, Equity Advocacy Network, Equity Policy, listserv, open access, Senate, senators, Sexual Violence Policy, textbooks, unpaid internships
September 26, 2016 | Erin Sobat | Posted in: Team UA' posts