Executive Transparency Measures & October Updates

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Hey Arts, In the interest of transparency to our constituents, the AUS Executive will be implementing a few new practices. These include: Posting our schedules on a bi-weekly basis Posting regular updates from our portfolios, including direct links to our Reports to AUS Council (these can always be found organized by date on the Legislative Council page) Hopefully this will …

Arts Peer-to-Peer Research Symposium: Now Accepting Applications!

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Are you an Arts undergraduate student at McGill? Have you worked on or are currently working on independent or professor-supervised research? Are you interested in engaging with students in all areas of the Arts faculty on an academic level?  Then APPRS is for you! The Arts Peer-to-Peer Research Symposium (APPRS) is a new initiative, transforming the former Social Science Research …

Know Your Academic Rights

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Last year, the AUS ran a project under the VP Academic portfolio entitled “Know Your Rights.” This initiative was two-pronged: first, it involved a research project looking at the rights afforded to us as students, as outlined in the Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities (often referred to as “the Green Book”). This was followed by a student survey that asked …

Apply to my committees: Libraries & Student Employment

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Hey Arts, I hope the new term is treating you well so far. As those papers start up, remember that the AUS Essay Centre opens for drop-in hours and appointments next week! In addition to working with our lovely Essay Centre Coordinators, a big part of my portfolio involves overseeing academic-related committees of the AUS. Excitingly, two of these are currently …

Sit on a Faculty of Arts Committee

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The AUS is looking for students to sit on the Faculty of Arts Council, a general faculty caucus dealing with academic programs, policy and student affairs. Representatives will work collaboratively to solicit student opinion on important issues and communicate these priorities to the administration. This is a great opportunity to advocate for students as well as a chance to meet …