“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!

SiV is a survivor-led collective of community members at McGill to advocate for institutional accountability and tackle rape culture on campus.”

“The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at McGill is a non-profit, student-run organization that conducts research, education, and action on environmental and social justice issues at McGill University and in the Montreal community. With such a broad mandate, QPIRG brings together a wide range of activists interested in many different issues.”

“The Union for Gender Empowerment is an anti-racist trans feminist service of the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU).” They have a pay-what-you-can co-op offering things like alternative menstrual products; sex toys, safer sex supplies.
 

Queer McGill is a social, political, and informational support service for queer students, by queer students.”


 

"During the school year, Midnight Kitchen serves by-donation, bring-your-own-dish, vegan, nut-free lunches at 12:30pm Monday-Thursday in the SSMU building, 3480 rue McTavish, 3rd or 4th floor. We also cook for campus and community-based events that align with our anti-oppression and political mandate. Beyond cooking, we organize popular education events, have a summer food bank and garden, offer discretionary funding and support direct action and grassroots organizing.” Check out their Facebook page for updates.

“The Legal Information Clinic at McGill (LICM) is a non-profit, student-run, bilingual and free legal information service.” Their “mandate is to provide legal information, referral and community services to the McGill and Montreal communities, with a continuing commitment to meeting the needs of marginalized groups.”

Among other things, they offer advocacy for students who are implicated in a dispute with McGill (e.g. plagiarism, sexual assault, etc.). The LICM also offers workshops on various legal topics that can be given to groups both on and off-campus.

The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) provides the strategic guidance, support, and resources to transition McGill into an institutional model of sustainability for society. In partnership with students, staff, and faculty, they advance McGill’s vision for sustainable research, education, connectivity, operations, and governance. Students and staff can apply for funding from the Sustainability Projects Fund, a $880,000/year fund which kick-starts environmental and social sustainability projects on campus.

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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:

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