Healthy McGill connects you to support and resources to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. [They] recognize that 'healthy' means something different to everyone and encourage you to make decisions that are right for you.” Look at their youtube channel for helpful tips!

Among other things, through their “shag shop” they offer safer sex supplies for free for students! "The shag shop" is an online boutique for sexual health items that can then be picked up on campus.

The First Peoples’ House “[strives] to provide a 'home away from home' for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students at McGill University. Playing many roles, including those of residence, gathering place and resource centre, the First Peoples’ House is first and foremost a community. [They] provide a space where students can find academic support and stay connected to Indigenous culture.”

They describe the focus of their service as enabling “you to achieve psychological well-being and academic success.” They “provide a secure, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to pursue your mental health treatment. [Their] clinic consists of a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists who are all available by appointment.” Here is their page on the McGill website.

http://www.mcgill.ca/mentalhealth/home

Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E) is a member of Student Services and supports students at the different stages in their life at McGill. By collaborating with various University departments and student groups, we act as your go-to hub for connecting you to the resources and opportunities that will help you make the most of your time at McGill. Whether you are a new or returning student at McGill, you can depend on CL&E as a source for helping you navigate the University, connect to meaningful opportunities, and develop your interests and skills. When it comes to your time at McGill, your success is our success!”

Their services page has all the resources you need to be able to navigate your first year at McGill. They also provide publications for undergraduate students that are amazing resources. "CL&E either knows the answers or knows who has the answer."

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

“Our goal is to promote and propagate an inclusive and equitable McGill culture where all students feel safe. This is being accomplished through the development and implementation of an awareness raising campaign, focusing on issues pertaining to the right to public space, and its relevance to students on McGill’s downtown campus.”

Right to Campus is a part of the non-profit Women in Cities International, which works to promote female safety and inclusivity in urban environments.

“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 Community Disclosures Network was “formed as an ad-hoc group created out of a need identified by allies and survivors of David Aird in order to pursue action against him through a third party reporting system.”

“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.

“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.
 

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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.

Extra Tips


 

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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