“The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office provides information, education and training to all areas of the University in order to cultivate a respectful and supportive campus. By connecting with local organizations, SEDE also provides McGill's students and staff with community-based learning experiences that foster leadership and promote a deeper understanding of diversity.”

Check out SEDE’s project, Public Education is for Everyone, which provides accessible information about social equity with amazing resources like videos, definitions and myth busters about social justice work!

“Find all the resources and advice you need to help pay for university, from step-by-step guides on how to apply for funding to information on how to budget effectively.”

The scholarship and student aid office offers assistance and insight into issues such as managing your money, applying for scholarships, applying for financial aid and government aid, and work study programs available.

The creation of Rez Project was led by students 13 years ago. These students from the Union for Gender Empowerment (UGE), the Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS), and Queer McGill got the programming into residences despite resistance from the administration and floor fellows.

“Rez Project is a series of peer-facilitated workshops offered to first-year students living in McGill Student Housing. Rez Project comprises two mandatory workshops (Consent Project & Race Project) in addition to workshops on the topic of mental health, disability, etc. The workshops serve as a crucial introduction to community living in residences and the expectations around creating Safe(r) Spaces and the Rule of Respect.”
 

Here is their anti-oppression resource list where members of the McGill community can contribute information relating to anti-oppression.

“The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provide support services and reasonable accommodations to undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students with documented disabilities of either a permanent or temporary nature. We foster an accessible and inclusive university experience for McGill’s diverse student population in collaboration with other Student Services and the wider McGill community through advocacy, resources and services.”

“The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education provides confidential, non-judgmental and non-directional support and education to students, faculty and staff of all genders who have been impacted by sexual violence.”

The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life describes itself as “your religious and spiritual hub on campus. We encourage students to carve out time during their busy university careers for spiritual exploration, religious community, and inner wellness. We are dedicated to raising religious literacy around both traditional world religions and newer religious movements. Our multi-faith team of volunteer chaplains and faith liaisons helps connect students with their existing faith communities both on and off campus. We offer support to students of any religious identity or no particular religious identity who wish to find meaning beyond academics and to form healthy life habits that invite spiritual well-being, inner peace, and that equip them to live harmoniously in a pluralistic society.”

This service also has a meditation space!

“The Dean and Associate Dean of Students, as well as the staff in the Office of the Dean of Students, are ready and willing to offer students assistance during their years at McGill, whether it is answering questions or providing advice and referrals to the appropriate individual or office on campus. We work closely with student associations and student affairs offices of faculties on both campuses, providing liaison between students and other sectors of the university.”

If you want to get in touch with someone from the office, check out this link!

“The McGill Domestic Violence Clinic (MDVC) is a state of the art facility for service provision and student training. It provides counselling on issues related to all forms of violence in intimate relationships and the effect such violence has on families and their social networks.”

Advisors to help you with any academic-related questions, for example registering for classes. You can find their website here.

“McGill is home to more than 10,000 international students, who make up over 27 per cent of our student population. The Staff at International Student Services works hard to provide international undergraduate, graduate, visiting and exchange students with a host of non-academic services and resources. International Student Services (ISS) supports the growth, progress, and success of international students at McGill, and aims to ease their transition to a new school, a new home and a new country.”

This service hosts events, has drop-in hours, aids with work, permits, health insurance, etc.

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Clubs and Resources

Feeling frustrated with an aspect of McGill, or an experience you had on campus? Feeling lost trying to navigate the McGill bureaucracy, or unable to communicate to a professor or advisor? Trying to find an office and it's takinglonger than you thought? Or feel like you can’t fully engage at a McGill event, or even in a McGill classroom? A lot of (if not all!) students have felt these ways at one point or another, and they have responded to these challenges by organizing around issues they are passionate about. This has culminated in the creation of amazing and helpful student-led clubs and resources on campus. Below we have listed a bunch of clubs and services at McGill where students can get involved, or seek support. Through participation in the activities, events, and endeavors of McGill’s clubs, students can help work towards creating a campus that in accessible, inclusive, and safe for all. To help organize the list, we have used specific icons to identify when a club or service is targeted towards a specific audience, offers a specific resource, or can support students in a particular manner. Please note that just because a particular icon is not present beside a club or service, it doesn’t mean they don’t support or include this category of people — it just may not be their explicit cause.

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Know Your Student Rights: a resource on McGill students' rights, university regulations, and how to address issues.

 

Here is the official handbook on student rights and responsibilities; including the Policy concerning the rights of Students with Disabilities, the Policy Against Sexual Violence and the Policy on Safe Disclosure.

 

Additionally, you can contact the Office of the Ombudsperson, which “offers confidential, informal, independent, and impartial dispute resolution services to all members of the student community by providing information, advice, intervention and referrals. If you are unsure about which rules, policies or procedures apply to your situation, or if you need someone to help clarify a situation or circumstance affecting you, or if you feel that a particular university policy or regulation has been applied unfairly or erroneously, you can contact this office for support.”

 

Students have access to wifi in different institutions through this website (sign on using McGill Shibboleth)

 

Degree planner for McGill students

 

Exam schedule builder for McGill students

 

For releasing information through media outlets other than student ones

 

McGill’s crowdfunding website

 

Crowdsourcing information about McGill on Reddit

You can get recognition for co-curricular activities! McGill’s co-curricular record is a document that recognizes student participation in activities outside of the classroom. Sign into myinvolvement with your McGill id in order to curate and print the CCR and add it to your CV or submit it with your applications.

Winter getting you down? Here are some tips to get through the long months:

If you're a science student:

 

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