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


 

“Confidential, non-judgmental, and here for you. The PSC is staffed by friendly and well-trained student peer supporters. [They] provide a welcoming space where you can share your experiences, feel truly listened to, and find ways to resolve the things you are going through.”

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).”

"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 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.”

F WORD is a biannual publication featuring various kinds of original visual and written content that discusses feminism(s).” They “recognize the many contexts and implications of current-day feminism(s) and aim to productively expand the conversation around these feminism(s),” and they describe themselves as “a meeting place for ideas and thoughts. F WORD aims to be a resource through which contributors and readers can share ideas, build community, foster empowerment and create connections across varying dimensions of difference.”

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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