||The First Peoples’ House of McGill University
Mission:The First Peoples’ House believes that innovative partnerships should exist between McGill University and Aboriginal communities. The First Peoples’ House aims to provide Aboriginal students with a “home away from home” and envisions the following:To increase the admission and retention rates of Aboriginal students studying at McGill.
To promote and increase the accessibility of student services of McGill to Aboriginal students.
To meet the concerns of Aboriginal communities which include educational programming and policies that are culturally relevant to Aboriginal peoples.
To promote collaborative research and learning between McGill University and Aboriginal communities.
To raise awareness within the McGill University community regarding the past, present, and future aspirations of Aboriginal peoples through the promotion of activities that encourage personal, social, intellectual, and cultural interactions between Aboriginals and McGill students and staff.
To work on the creation of an Aboriginal Studies Program with the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
| The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC)
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada was established in 1994. Its mission is to:
In order to achieve these goals, the Institute:
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC)
|Office of Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE)
The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office is committed to fostering a fair and inclusive environment that respects the dignity of each member of the McGill Community. By actively educating, heightening awareness, and providing opportunities for dialogue about equity and diversity-related issues, we strive to strengthen the Community in our shared responsibility toward a truly equitable society.Our Goals
Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE)
INDIGENOUS ACCESS PORTAL
McGill Aboriginal Outreach
An innovative program designed to encourage First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth to pursue studies at McGill that is now in full swing. Also a partnership with First Nations communities that has been essential for the realization of this initiative, which works on:
• Outreach and Engagement with the Aboriginal Community
| Indigenous Students Alliance (ISA)
The ISA is a student-led group, which strives to seek out the wants and needs that exist within the Indigenous populations on campus, and to provide integrative support to and connect Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples throughout McGill University and Montreal. Our vision is to respectfully represent Indigenous Peoples on campus and foster creativity, growth, innovation, development, and education in all of our endeavors, and to offer a platform for Indigenous voices.
|The Anthropology Student’s Association
The Anthropology Students’ Association represents the interests of students in the Department of Anthropology.Leacock Building
| The Dean of Arts’ Development Fund
The Dean of Arts’ Development Fund consists of Alma Mater Fund donations designated to the Faculty of Arts. It is spent at the Dean’s discretion to support faculty projects, as well as undergraduate and graduate learning.In the past, the Dean of Arts’ Development Fund has supported projects such as Research Time Stipends, academic initiatives – such as speakers and conferences – graduate student teaching awards, undergraduate research assistantships and student projects.www.mcgill.ca/arts/awards/dadf/
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.QPIRG-McGill is opposed to all forms of discrimination on the basis of: class, gender, race, sexual orientation, and dis/ability.QPIRG-McGill is run by a volunteer Board of Directors which is responsible for QPIRG management, budgeting, project development, staff, working groups and the development of the group’s political vision. Every March, students are elected at the Annual General Meeting open to all QPIRG members. In addition, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) each have one representative on the Board.
Quebec Public Interest Research Group at McGill University 3647 University, 3rd Floor, Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 2P8
|AUS- Arts Undergraduate Society
The Arts Undergraduate Society of McGill University represents all Arts undergraduate students (those pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts & Science degree). Every Arts undergraduate student is automatically a member of the AUS. We are independent of McGill University.We:
| SSMU- Student Society of McGill University
The SSMU stands for the Students’ Society of McGill University! We, in short are your student union. Every undergraduate at McGill is a member of the SSMU. We are here to speak out for you and advocate for your interests. On the local, university levels this means being your representation to the McGill administration. We work hard for fairer academic justice processes, better quality instruction, and better services for students. On the broader level, we are also strong advocates for accessible, quality, public education. We speak up and organize students for better public funding, and against unsustainable tuition fee increases. We also aim to provide you with everything you might need during your time here at McGill that isn’t provided by the University itself.For all general inquiries, please call our front desk at (514) 398-6800
McGill Social Work Student Society (SWSA)
SWSA works to represent social work students’ interests politically and facilitate meaningful learning opportunities outside of school.
| IAM- Indigenous Access McGill
What they do
What they offer
Indigenous Access McGill Office McGill University School of Social Work 3506 University, Room 319 Montreal QC H3A 2A7
|Aboriginal Law Association (ALA)
The Aboriginal Law Association (ALA) is a group of McGill Law students committed to raising awareness about legal issues affecting Aboriginal Canadians. ALA members seek to expose students at the faculty to the legal traditions of aboriginal peoples. The ALA is a non-hierarchical club open to everyone.
|Aboriginal Health Interest Group of McGill
We are a group based in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill, but welcome everyone interested in promoting and improving the health of aboriginal people, families and communities in Canada.Our VISION: Healthy and vibrant Indigenous nations, communities, families and individuals supported by an abundance of well informed Indigenous and non-Indigenous health care practitioners working together.Because… HIV, TB, diabetes and suicide rates in Canada’s First Peoples are unacceptably high; there are incredible young Aboriginal leaders that would make terrific doctors and nurses if given the opportunity; a lack of sustainable health care workers for northern communities; a lack of interest among medical students in pursuing a northern career; a need to inform health care workers of traditional healing and cultural practices; environmental health impacts of climate change, Hydro development, persistent organic pollutants; Justice for all.
Our areas of action:
Contact: If you want to get more actively involved, join the googlegroup at http://groups.google.ca/group/aboriginalhealth