Arts Undergraduate Society

About the AUS

The Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) exists to represent all McGill students in the Faculty of Arts and to promote their welfare and interests, and to provide activities and services that enhance the educational, cultural, and social dimensions of student life. 

The AUS represents Arts students with the Faculty of Arts, the McGill administration, and the Québec government.  We help students with academic complaints, advocate for student interests, and push for positive change both within the McGill and greater community

Campus life is another important part of what we do at the AUS. Frosh, Bar des Arts (BdA), and Grad Ball are major events coordinated by the AUS for students. We also run the Arts Lounge in Leacock basement and SNAX Café on Leacock’s main floor. Throughout the year, the AUS also offers academic and professional programming such as Work Your BA and the Grad School Fair

We provide a range of services for students including the AUS Essay Writing Centre, a coordinated network of peer tutoring, locker rentals, room bookings, French conversation circles, and laptop lending. We also allocate funding for Arts students to find and fund internships, as well as contribute to McGill’s work study program that hires students on campus. 

Though the AUS has an executive that oversees and manages the organization, the AUS is also constituted of over 29 departmental associations who represent, advocate, and plan events for students in their respective areas of study. 

The AUS is a student association accredited by the Quebec Government (R.S.Q. Ch.A-3.01) and registered as a not-for-profit organization. We operate independent of McGill University. Every undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts & Science is automatically a member of the AUS. 

Executive Team

President

Sophia Garofalo

(she/her/elle)

president.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

VP Finance

Ailish McGiffin

(she/her/elle)

finance.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

VP Communication

Lauren  Hicken

(she/her/elle)

communications.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

VP Social

Momoko Hesketh

(she/her/elle)

social.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

VP Academic

Aishu Rajan

(she/her/elle)

academic.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

VP Internal

Sophie Nguyen

(she/her/elle)

internal.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

VP External

Logan Hamele

(he/him/il)

external.aus@mail.mcgill.ca

Arts Senator

Anzhu Wei

(he/him/il)

artssenator2@ssmu.ca

Arts Senator

Vivian Wright

(she/her/elle)

artssenator1@ssmu.ca

Arts Rep. (SSMU)

Emma Chen

(she/her/elle)

artsrep1@ausmcgill.com

Arts Rep. (SSMU)

Rishi Kalaga

(he/him/il)

artsrep2@ausmcgill.com

Arts Rep. (SSMU)

Ben Weissman

(he/him/il)

artsrep3@ausmcgill.com

Execs Office Hours

AUS Political Structure

Structure

SSMU represents all undergraduate students at McGill. They administer all clubs and provide a range of services such as Drivesafe, McGill Student Emergency Response Team (MSERT), and the Black Students Network (BSN). The SSMU Legislative Council discusses issues pertaining to McGill as a whole, and the Faculty of Arts is represented there through our Arts Representatives.

Arts Undergraduate Society

The AUS represents all students in the Faculty of Arts. We provide a variety of resources, services, and advocacy on the faculty level – including peer tutoring, essay writing centre, and the Arts Internship Office. The AUS also runs SNAX, the Arts Lounge, and other campus life initiatives such as Frosh and Bar des Arts (BdA). The AUS Legislative Council discusses issues concerning the Faculty of Arts.

Departmental associations represent students registered in academic programs within the Faculty of Arts. They host events, run listservs, and advocate for student interests within their department. Each departmental association is represented on the AUS Legislative Council.