On February 11, the College students’ Society of McGill College held its third Legislative Council assembly of the winter 2020 Semester. Among the many motions accredited was a coverage on SSMU’s stance concerning the funding of dangerous army expertise analysis, in addition to the renewal of sure charges.
Movement Relating to a Coverage on Dangerous Navy Know-how
The Council unanimously accredited the Movement Relating to a Coverage on Dangerous Navy Know-how, with one abstention. The movement set ahead was not merely to resume the older coverage, which expired final spring, however to replace it with a view to advocate for the college to take care of higher transparency with reference to its funding and growth of army expertise analysis.
This coverage signifies that SSMU will advocate for science and engineering labs at McGill to be extra open in regards to the beneficiaries of their analysis, and transition their analysis to beneficiaries whose motives align with that of the coed physique. Prior issues within the implementation of a stricter mandate included the doable infringement on educational freedom. VP Exterior Ayo Ogunremi acknowledged that “the funding of analysis isn’t essentially one thing that may be justified on the idea of Educational Freedom.” The newly accredited coverage expires in spring 2026.
SSMU Membership Payment Enhance
A movement concerning the rise of SSMU Membership Payment by $1.20 for fall semester 2021 was accredited. The movement would contribute to the rise in salaries of Legislative Councillors and Pupil Senators. 13 representatives abstained from voting as a result of they believed the movement represented a battle of curiosity.
A number of motions have been handed concerning the renewal of charges for numerous companies offered by SSMU, together with charges that may profit the McGill Writing Centre, the Security Community, the Midnight Kitchen, TVM, and the WUSC Pupil Refugee Program.