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


Ghania Javed


Bonjour/Hi! I am Ghania and I am a U3 student studying Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. I am a Pakistani-Canadian from the Greater Toronto Area. I’m always looking for tv shows, movies and book recommendations! Feel free to reach out if you have any concerns, questions or feedback or want to chat. <3

VP Finance

Riya Gupta


What’s up everyone! My name is Riya and I’m a second year studying a joint-honors in Economics and Finance with a minor in German Language. Outside of school, I love to keep active with dance and boxing. If you ever want to talk, feel free to find me on LinkedIn/Facebook or shoot me an email. I am excited to be your AUS VP Finance and help you secure funding for your events/journals!

VP Communication

Britney Vu


Greetings and salutations, I’m Britney, a U3 Vietnamese-Canadian First-Generation student studying Anthropology and minoring in Psychology. Born and raised in Montreal, I’m excited to bring my creativity to AUS, but also being a supporter/friend in need. Feel free to say hi/chat, questions, concerns- open to anything. P.S: You gotta eat Ma Poule Mouillee 😉

VP Social

Annie Costello


Hi, my name is Annie Costello and I am a fourth year Honors History major with a Marketing minor! My position oversees the organization of social events for Arts students. Some highlights include Arts Orientation Week, Graduation Ball, Bar des Arts, and EPIC! My favourite Montreal hotspot is Darling!

VP Academic

Nick Rieck


Hi everyone! My name is Nicklas Rieck and I am a U2 student studying English Literature and Anthropology (predominately surrounding South Asian Studies). I am from the Toronto-area and look forward to representing students’ rights and services at the AUS and McGill broadly. In my free time, I love watching movies and reading anything I can get my hands on at the bookstore. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, concerns or ideas!

VP Internal

Shannon Vezina


Hey! My name is Shannon and I’m a fourth year double major in History and Anthropology. I’m from Gatnieau, Quebec.

VP External

Rohan Rastogi


Hello! I’m Rohan and I’m a 2nd year Math and IDS double major. I’m from England originally and I’m very excited to be VP External of AUS this year. My main hobbies include long-distance running (not so much in the snow!) and chess. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Arts Senator

Sam Baron


Hi everyone! I’m Sam, and I’m a 4th year Sociology major with two minors in Microbiology and Immunology and the Social Studies of Medicine. I’ll be representing the AUS on the McGill Senate, and I hope to tackle the challenges of limited student space usage on campus, poor academic advising for Arts students, and improving the public opinion of student government bodies. I also love event planning, so catch me at every BdA 🙂

Arts Senator

Coco Jie Wang


Hi Y’all! I’m Coco Jie and I’m in U2, double majoring in Psychology and Philosophy! My main focus as an Arts Senator is to promote diversity as well as raise awareness of street harassment near and beyond campus. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me to talk about any form of discrimination and harassment you encounter as a McGillian, I will do everything I can to help make sure each and every one of us feel safe and comfortable as a student :))

Arts Rep. (SSMU)

Matthew O’Boyle


Hello everyone, my name is Matthew O’Boyle and I’m a U2 student studying IDS, Sociology, and Economics. I’m originally from New Jersey but have also lived in Germany and Maine. I’m excited to be representing the arts faculty at SSMU this year and am eager to listen to your questions, concerns and ideas!

Arts Rep. (SSMU)

David Mickelson


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I am committed to making campus a safe and enjoyable place for every single McGill student. I absolutely love talking to people and making things happen, so if you have any initiatives that you would like to see on campus, do not hesitate to reach out <3 On a boring note, I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Marketing and I come from Vancouver.

Arts Rep. (SSMU)

Angelica Voutsinas


Hi Friends! My name is Angelica Voutsinas, and I’m a U3 students studying Political Science, Canadian Studies and World Cinemas. I’m originally from Toronto, and have loved living in Montreal these past few years (my favorite Montreal spot has to be Else’s!), I’m so excited to be representing Arts students at the SSMU this year, feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, or if you just want to chat!

Execs Office Hours

AUS Political 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.