“A volunteer SSMU service that provides free night-time accompaniment for those who feel uncomfortable, or who are unable to walk home alone. The service is available to anyone in Montreal, and they will walk to and from any destination on the island.” Here is their website.

McGill Students’ Nightline is a confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students, providing the community with a variety of support. This includes anything from information to crisis management and referrals. [They] are an English service.”

“The McGill Student Emergency Response Team (M-SERT) is a volunteer service supported by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) whose members provide emergency first aid services to McGill University and the Montreal community. Our membership includes over 50 amazing volunteers who hold a valid certification at the Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Responder level. While responding, our team usually operates in pairs, and carries a range of first aid materials and equipment that counts to over 40 items. We also carry more advanced emergency care equipment such as Epi-Pens, oxygen tanks, cervical collars, and Automated External Defibrillators (AED).”

The Indigenous Student Alliance “provides integrative support for Indigenous peoples’ attending McGill University to connect and share [their] unique, authentic indigenous ways of knowing with each other and with non-indigenous peoples within the community. [Their] vision is to develop and maintain on-going networking and partnerships with University student groups and organizations through learning–teaching relationships that foster real and meaningful human development and community solidarity.”

SSMU DriveSafe is a student run volunteer organization that drives students home for free between 11PM and 3AM, Thursday through Saturday. A McGill student does not have to be intoxicated to use the service — the main goal is to provide a safe way for students to get home late at night. To use the service during their hours of operation please call: 514-398-8040.

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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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