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SSMU Executive Elections are Coming!

Think you could be the next VP University Affairs? This is your chance! Nominations for SSMU Executive positions are now open and run until February 10th. You can find more information on the available positions and requirements here.

Wondering what the job really entails?
Sign up for our A Day in the Life shadowing program here.

UPDATES

Statement Regarding the US Executive Order and Quebec City Terrorist Shooting

The SSMU Executive has released a statement regarding the shocking events of the past week on both sides of the Canadian border. We are reiterating our support for Muslim students and others who are most affected, including through a donation to the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR).

In addition, we have created a list of suggested responses for both individuals and McGill University as a whole. We encourage you to share your feedback with the administration and to take your own action in response to current events.

University Committees Report - Fall 2016

SSMU coordinates undergraduate representation on nearly 50 university-level committees related to academics, equity, student rights, and more! Most of the groundwork for policy changes and new initiatives at McGill begins on these committees. You can now read the Fall 2016 report from your student representatives and learn more about their projects!

Are you interested in sitting on a McGill committee? Stay tuned for callouts in March!

Striving to Place: The First Generation Student Experience at McGill

Our new research report, entitled Striving to Place: The First Generation Student Experience at McGill University, examines current issues faced by first-generation students as well as targeted recruitment, retention, and support strategies at other institutions.

A survey of existing programs indicates that McGill University provides no dedicated support resources for this population. The report makes clear that much more can be done to promote educational access and success for first generation students and proposes recommendations to improve financial aid, recruitment, peer support, and data collection.

OPPORTUNITIES

Student Wellness Hub Stakeholder Group

Do you have thoughts about the integration of McGill's wellness services (Counselling, Mental Health, Health Clinic, OSD)? Feedback about recent changes to appointments or policies? Current users of these services are invited to participate in a monthly consultation group regarding past and upcoming projects, including the common intake for psychological services, communications and web presence, renovations to the Brown Building, and new technology updates. Interested students can apply here.

Course Evaluations Student Leaders’ Meeting

Wednesday, Feb 8th (12:30-2:00 PM) in McLennan MS-74 (lunch provided)

Many students are unaware of how course evaluation results are used and do not take advantage of the opportunity to provide constructive feedback. A special focus of this meeting will be on the possible redevelopment of the Mercury system. McGill Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) would like to hear from you about what you would like to see in a “new and improved” course evaluation system.

SSMU Winter General Assembly

Monday, Feb 20th (3:00 PM), University Centre (SSMU Building)

The General Assembly (GA) is a time when YOU can make change at McGill! Members of the SSMU participate in direct democracy in order to shape the priorities of their students' society. Motions for the GA can be submitted up until Feb 7 to the Speaker.

Do you have questions how to submit a Referenda Question or GA motion? Visit www.ssmu.ca/ga or check out the Facebook event for more information.

Undergraduate Academic Advising Award

Submit your nominations and join the selection committee!

The Dean of Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising is open for nominations until March 1st. Submit your nominations here for any undergraduate academic advisor who deserves recognition for their work!

In addition, if you're looking to get involved, the award selection committee is seeking two undergraduate student representatives. This process will require a maximum commitment of 10 hours, including two scheduled meetings on the afternoons of March 13 and 28. Contact uasecgen@ssmu.mcgill.ca if you are interested!

Peer Programs Workshops

Are you passionate about supporting other students? The Peer Programs Network offers regular skills development workshops for you! Winter 2017 sessions include:
Active Listening & Effective Communication: February 8, 2017 (1:30-5:00pm)
How to be an Active Bystander: February 23, 2017 (6:30-8:30pm)
Workshop Facilitation Skills: March 20, 2017 (5:30-8:30pm)

Learn more and register here.

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