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Know Your Student Rights Campaign

Did you know that you should not be penalized for work missed during the Add-Drop Period (including attendance)? Or that unless given the choice, you should not have to write a final exam worth more than 75%?

Visit ssmu.ca/studentrights to learn more about your academic rights at McGill! Follow the Facebook event for updates on our campaign.

UPDATES

SSMU University Affairs Mid-Year Goals

Check out the January 12th University Affairs Report to SSMU Legislative Council for an overview of goals for Winter 2017. Upcoming advocacy initiatives involve improving academic accommodations, implementing the new Policy Against Sexual Violence, developing a diversity enrolment plan, and finalizing a future Fall Break.

OPPORTUNITIES

Student Senator Info Session

Monday, Jan 23 (5:30-6:30pm) in Lev Bukhman Room (SSMU Building, 2nd floor)

Want to make change on campus? Wondering how to get involved? We’re hosting an info session for students interested in running for the McGill University Senate!

Join us on Monday, January 23rd from 5:30-6:30pm in the Lev Bukhman room for a brief presentation on McGill governance, ongoing advocacy projects, and the senator role. Following this, your 2016-2017 senators will share some of their experiences and answer questions. Check out our Facebook event for more info.

SEDE Family Care & Café Collab Present:
Participatory Fairy Tale Creation Workshop

Tuesday, Jan 31 (11:30 AM-1:30pm), Room TBA

The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office invites all student parents and caregivers to a lunch-time art-making workshop that will explore their experiences accessing support services on campus. We will discuss how Student Services can better support student parents and caregivers and transform themes from our discussion into short fairy tale storybooks.

At a follow-up event in February, these storybooks will be used to facilitate goal-setting discussions with students, Student Services staff, faculty, and other community members. This event is open to all levels of artistic experience and is kid-friendly (with childcare animators available if needed). To learn more or RSVP, click here.

Student Services Innovation Fund

Applications are now open for the Student Services Innovation Fund (SSIF)! The fund is intended for new initatives that will positively impact student success and wellbeing.

Anyone can partner with a Student Services Director if they have ideas on how to bring improvements to any of the following units: Campus Life and Engagement, Career Planning Service (CaPS), Counselling & Mental Health Services, First Peoples’ House, Health Services, International Student Services, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Office for Students with Disabilities, or the Scholarships and Student Aid Office.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm. Please visit the Student Services website for more info.

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:

On-Campus Resources & Referrals: January 24, 2017 (2:30-4:00pm)
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.

FEEDBACK

Intellectual Property Policy – Online Consultation

Do you have thoughts about intellectual property and commercialization at McGill? The university is collecting feedback on revisions to its policies on copyright, inventions and software. Learn more and submit comments here by the end of January.

Submit your suggestions anonymously any time at:
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Website: www.ssmu.ca/ua
Email: ua@ssmu.mcgill.ca
Phone: 514-398-6797
Office Hours: Thursdays, 10 AM-12 PM
Address: 3600 McTavish, Suite 1200
McGill University

The SSMU Offices are located on unceded, Kanien’kehá:ka traditional territory.