As a community social and environmental justice center that is open and accessible to students and the larger community, QPIRG offers a wide range of resources. Our space includes computers with internet access and software for creative projects. We have phones and a fax machine as well as a photocopier. We have a comfortable space with couches and chairs for people to come and relax in our lounge and library, as well as to hold meetings and events. The QPIRG staff are available to support you and your group and projects within the QPIRG mandate. If you have an idea, we can help make it a reality!
QPIRG McGill funds action-oriented research that supports our mandate of social justice and environmental activism. We provide several avenues for securing funding and support, enabling a diversity of groups and actors to participate.
Here are the different ways you can get funding from QPIRG-McGill:
- Discretionary Funding - every two weeks the QPIRG McGill Board of Directors gives out $250.00 for one-off campus or community based events.
- Working Group Funding - Working Groups are autonomous organisations, made up of students and community members, who undertake action and research into issues at the core of QPIRG McGill’s mandate. If you are interested in applying to be QPIRG Working group, look out for the application in late August of each year. New working groups can apply for a maximun of $250 (plus office support and much more) and Returning working groups can apply for a maximun of $2000.00.
- Event Co-sponsorships – If you have an event that fits within QPIRG’s mandate you ask for a co-sponsorship ($250+ and support from the QPIRG board and staff). Co-sponsorships are reviewed by the QPIRG McGill Board of Directors, and you can apply by sending a letter describing the event, budget and reasoning behind asking for a co-sponsorship.
QPIRG McGill’s Resource Library offers McGill students and the general public hundreds of books, manuals, directories and videos that you won’t find at university or public libraries in the city. Use the library free of charge and learn about the wonderful world of social justice including: race/anti-racism, dis/ability issues, radical feminism, queer issues and so much more!
Along with the resource centres of QPIRG Concordia and The 2110, QPIRG McGill’s Resources are searchable online at the Alternative Libraries Database: www.alternativelibraries.org