GSA Members Attend Concordia Labour Union Barbecue to show support!
(April 25) Concordia Executives and members enjoyed the spring sun today as they showed their support for Concordia Labour unions!
(April 22) You have analyzed the results, submitted the papers, and applied for the grants all year long and the GSA thinks we should celebrate in style. Bond-style! Click here to find out more about this year’s end of the year party. Brought to you by the Student Life Committee (and The British Secret Service). Only 150 tickets available for this great event. Get yours today by dropping by the GSA House at 2030 Mackay Street.
Concordia Graduate Students’ Association Condemns Recent SPVM Actions and Asks for Repeal of Bill 78’s sibling Municipal Bylaw P-6.
(April 2) – The Concordia Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) elected Council of Representatives voted unanimously last week to condemn the recent actions of the City of Montreal Police force (SPVM) during peaceful protests on March 19th and 22nd, and to call upon the City of Montreal to immediately repeal the unconstitutional Municipal Bylaw P-6. With this by-law at their disposal, police have blocked, kettled, arrested and fined hundreds of peaceful protesters at recent protests, in some instances before their departure.
Read the rest of the release here.
The Results are in! The GSA Elections have drawn to a close for this year and after an energetic campaign by all candidates the Unite Team has come out victorious!
(April 11) For a complete list of the results, including fee levies, please see here.
Concordia University Faculty Association (CUFA) Statement to Students About Strike Mandate
The Concordia University Faculty Association recently voted to give their Executive a strike mandate. You can read more in their open letter to students.
We hear a lot about how tuition hikes are the only way to finance the Quebec University system, but they never seem to present any actual facts. Why? Because, as you can see below, the facts speak for themselves! Need citations? We got em.
Need more information? Not a problem:
Quebec Tuition Fees
The $1,625 tuition fee increase has nothing to do with the quality of education or the value of a degree. In fact, the increase of tuition fees (the largest in the history of Quebec) will force thousands more students into debt, to work harder or even drop out.
This website was created in response to the Quebec Ministry of Education’s misinformation campaign—a campaign that cost taxpayers $ 50,000.
The online epicenter for campaign against tuition fee hikes at Concordia
The MobSquad is a space where anyone can come to share ideas and help mobilize on campaigns important to Concordia student rights. We help facilitate the use of various resources to streamline our mobilization efforts. While the Squad is independent of the Concordia Student Union, the union and a number of student groups and individuals are actively involved. Decisions are made through direct democracy. The MobSquad has no public spokesperson and all public communications will refrain from denouncing groups working towards common goals.
After debates and questions from students from different departments at the GSA General Assembly yesterday, two new VP positions were created: VP-Mobilization and VP-Advocacy. By-elections will take place at the next General Assembly!
Other interesting outcomes of the meeting:
Read the summary of motions passed or/and the FULL minutes from the April 30 2013 GSA General Assembly here!
Deadline Extended! Know a Graduate Student Who Deserves Victory? Nominate them for a GSA Award by Sunday April 28th at 5pm!
You should nominate them for one of the Inaugural GSA Awards. If you don’t nominate them how will the Student Life Committee ever know they “Deserve Victory” Read more about these sure-to-be highly sought after and prestigious awards here.
Click here to see photos from the polling booths.
- Departmental Associations
- GSA Calendar
- GSA Report on Accessibility and Participation 2013 Education Summit
- Information about Special Law 78
- Student Rights and History
- Strike 2012 – Why did it happen?
- A Student Strike – What does that mean?
- Graduate Students on Strike – The Good and the Bad
- Departmental Associations – The Democratic Lifeblood of the GSA
- General Assembly – What Exactly is that?
- CLASSE and the GSA
- What about us? – International and Out-of-Province Students
- International Students and Legal Rights
- Red Square Digest
- Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israel apartheid
- Cahier thématique – 2013 Summit on Higher Education
- Future of higher education (Quebec Summit)
- IRIS Brochure: Do we Really Need to Raise Tuition Fees?
- GSA Stance on Recent Montreal Police Tactics
- GSA Response to Higher Education Summit
- Skyfall Montreal
- Tuition Hike Questions and Answers
- Current Bylaws (Amended April 2011, March 2012, and April 2013))
- General Assembly April 30 – Proposed Bylaw Changes
- GSA 2012-13 Executive and Council of Directors
- Board of Director Meeting Minutes
- Executives and Managers
- Regulations and Policies
- General Assembly
- General Assembly May 2 2012 – Minutes
- General Assembly June 6 2012 – Minutes
- General Assembly July 12 Agenda (Proposed – Failed to reach Quorum)
- General Assembly January 23 2013 – Minutes
- April 30th – General Assembly and Elections
- General Assembly January 23 2013
- General Assembly September 27 2012 – Minutes
- General Assembly 6 March 2012 – Minutes
- General Assembly 19 March 2012 – Minutes
- General Assembly April 2 2012 – Minutes
- General Assembly 26 March 2012 – Minutes