Executives

Executives

Executives

Mission: “to represent and advance the diverse needs of McGill Undergraduate Students by improving the quality and accessibility of education, providing outstanding services, and promoting social, cultural, and personal opportunities”

President

The President is the chief officer of SSMU, responsible for determining the vision of the Society, coordinating and supporting the activities of the other Executive Officers, and representing student interests on various university governance bodies.

Drop-in Hours Fall 2017: Mondays 4:30-6:30pm
president@ssmu.ca
514-398-6801

Muna Tojiboeva

Governance

Responsibilities

  • Enforce the Constitution and Internal Regulations of the Society
  • Governance document support & Standardization
  • Councillor Orientation & Training
  • SSMU Level Policy Development
  • Chair of the Board of Directors of SSMU
  • Chair of the Executive Committee of SSMU
  • Set the agenda for Legislative Councils
  • Elections and Referenda Administration

Relevant Staff

  • Speaker
  • Parliamentarian
  • Recording Secretary (2)
  • Secretary General
  • Chief Electoral Officer
  • Deputy Chief Electoral Officer

Committees

  • Steering Committee
Leadership & Support

Responsibilities

  • Chief Officer and Chief spokesperson of the Society
  • Manage the Society’s Human Resources
  • Institutional Knowledge
  • Faculty Relations
  • Maintain relations between the Society and the administration of McGill University

Relevant Staff

  • Secretary General

Committees

  • Executive Committee
  • Presidents Round Table
  • HR Committee
Advocacy & Representation

Responsibilities

  • Senate and Committee Representation
  • Board of Governors and Committee Representation
  • Institutional Knowledge
  • Faculty Relations
  • Maintain relations between the Society and the administration of McGill University

Relevant Staff

  • Secretary General

Committees

  • Senate Caucus
  • Health and Wellness Strategy Advisory Committee
  • McGill Advisory Council on Sustainability

VP Student Life

The VP Student Life is the point person for internal relations between SSMU and its clubs, services, and independent student groups. They are also responsible for mental health promotion, collaborating with Student Services, and addressing issues of student life on campus.

Drop-in Hours Fall 2017: Tuesday 1-2:30pm | Thursday 1pm-2:30pm
studentlife@ssmu.ca
514-398-8944

Jemark Earle

Student Groups

Responsibilities

  • Student Group Executives Support
  • McGill/SSMU Student Service Relations

Relevant Staff

  • Club Administrative Assistant
  • Club Commissioner

Committees

  • Club Committee
  • Services Review Committee
Family Care

Responsibilities

  • Family Care Resource Provision
  • Cross Campus Family Resource Coordination

Relevant Staff

  • Family Resources Coordinator (SEDE)
Mental Health

Responsibilities

  • Mental Health Initiative Planning
  • Facilitate Destigmatization of Campus Mental Health

Relevant Staff

  • Mental Health Commissioners (2)

Committees

  • Mental Health Committee (Outreach & Advocacy)
  • Mental Health Round Table Caucus

VP Finance

As the Chief Financial Officer of the Society, the VP Finance is charged with ensuring the long-term and administrative stability of SSMU. In cooperation with the General Manager, they prepare the annual budget, manage human resources, and oversee the insurance plan.

finance@ssmu.ca

Vacant

Human Resources

Responsibilities

  • HR Complaint Assessment
  • Internal HR Coordination

Relevant Staff

  • HR Coordinators
  • HR Manager

Committees

  • HI Committee
Finance

Responsibilities

  • Budget Maintenance & Revision
  • Financial Procedures Oversight and Risk Management
  • Financial Communications & Accessibility
  • Funding Review & Allocations
  • Health and Dental Insurance Administration

Relevant Staff

  • Funding Commissioner
  • Club Auditor
  • Financial Ethics Research Commissioner
  • Funding Administrative Assistant
  • Comptroller
  • Accounting Technicians

Committees

  • Funding Committee
  • Financial Ethics Research Committee (FERC)
  • Fee Advisory Committee
  • Scholarships and Student Aid Office (SSAO) Advisory Board
  • Health and Wellness Working Group
  • Health Insurance Working Group

VP External

The VP External is in charge of coordinating SSMU’s relations with various levels of government, student associations, community groups, and campus labour unions; as well as managing political campaigns and mobilization efforts.

Drop-in Hours Fall 2017: Tuesday 12-3pm
external@ssmu.ca
514-398-6798

Connor Spencer

External Affairs

Responsibilities

  • Municipal, Provincial, and Federal Relations
  • Inter-University Relations
  • Government Policy Feedback
  • Union Relations

Relevant Staff

  • Campaigns Coordinator (2)
Political Affairs

Responsibilities

  • Political Campaign Organization
  • Support Work for Local Initiatives
  • Mobilization

Relevant Staff

  • Campaigns Coordinator (2)

Committees

  • McGill Solidarity Network
Community Affairs

Responsibilities

  • Campaign & Event Organization
  • Milton-Parc Community Relations
  • Promote Off-Campus Involvement

Relevant Staff

  • Community Affairs Commissioner
  • Popular Education Events Coordinator

Committees

  • Community Engagement Committee
Francophone Affairs

Responsibilities

  • Bilingual Accessibility
  • Francophone Advocacy Intiatives

Committees

  • Francophone Affairs Committee
Indigenous Affairs

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Programming and Advocacy
  • Work with Admin, student groups and student servies to advocate for indigenous students

Relevant Staff

  • Indigenous Affairs Coordinator

Committees

  • Indigenous Affairs Committee

VP Operations

The VP Operations is responsible for managing the Shatner building, sustainability concerns, and revenue-generating operations (such as Gerts).

operations@ssmu.ca

Vacant

Building and Operations

Responsibilities

  • Gerts and MiniCourses
  • Space Allocation & Tenant Management

Committees

  • Building & Operations Management Committee (BOMCOM)
  • Senate Committee on Physical Development
CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT

Responsibilities

      • Physical Development Advocacy

Committees

    • Gardens and Grounds
    • Senate Committee on Physical Development
Sustainability

Responsibilities

  • Building-Based Sustainability Initiatives

Relevant Staff

  • Sustainability Commissioner (2)
  • Sustainability Orientation Coordinator
  • Courtyard Garden Coordinators (2)

Committees

  • Environment Committee
  • Waste Management and Diversion Task Force for Sustainability

VP University Affairs

The VP University Affairs advocates for student interests at all levels of university governance, including through coordinating student representation to the Senate and its committees, overseeing equity initiatives and complaints, and researching and consulting on policy solutions.

Drop-in Hours Fall 2017: Thursday 11am-1pm
ua@ssmu.ca
514-398-6797

Isabelle Oke

UA and Academics

Responsibilities

  • Senate and Committee Represenatation
  • University Relations
  • Faculty Relations

Relevant Staff

  • University Affairs Secretary General

Committees

  • Senate Caucus
  • McGill Academic Roundtable
Research and Advocacy

Responsibilities

  • Researcg Projects
  • University Level Policy Development

Relevant Staff

  • Policy and Advocacy Research Commissioner
  • Contract Researchers

Committees

  • University Affairs Committee
Equity

Responsibilities

  • Education and Programming
  • Advocacy Projects
  • Complaints and Accountability

Relevant Staff

  • Equity Commissioners (2)
  • Employment Equity Assistant

Committees

  • Equity Committee
Libraries

Responsibilities

  • Library Improvement Fund
  • Library Relations

Relevant Staff

  • Library Improvement Fund Commissioner

Committees

  • Library Improvement Fund Committee

VP Internal

The VP Internal is chiefly in charge of communication and creating a sense of community with the student body through event-planning (such as 4Floors and Frosh) and communications (such as the listserv).

Drop-in Hours Fall 2017: Monday 3-4pm | Tuesday 11am-12pm | Thursday 11am-12pm
internal@ssmu.ca
514-398-6799

Maya Koparkar

Events

Responsibilities

  • Inclusive Event Planning
  • Orientation Week Facilitation and Implementation

Relevant Staff

  • Internal Logistic Coordinator
  • Frosh Administrative Coordinator
  • Photographers

Committees

  • Internals Organizational Committee (IOC)
  • Interfaculty Committee (IFC)
  • Students’ Society Programming Network (SSPN)
Communications

Responsibilities

  • Communication Campaigns & Listserv
  • Engagement Input Gathering
  • Faculty Relations
  • Website and Social Media

Relevant Staff

  • Internal Logistic Coordinator
  • Translators
  • Communications Coordinator
First Year Involvement

Responsibilities

  • Committee Coordination
  • Outreach

Relevant Staff

  • Internal Logistic Coordinator

Committees

  • First-Year Undergraduate Network (FUN)
  • First Year Council

Full-Time Staff

The Students’ Society of McGill University employs full-time staff to run the SSMU’s day-to-day activities. All of the staff report to the General Manager, who in turn reports to the SSMU Executives.

Ryan Hughes (General Manager)

Ryan is responsible for the SSMU’s Administration, Governance, Corporate Obligations, Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Business Operations and Legal Affairs! Ryan has been working at the SSMU in various positions since July 2013.

Jennifer Thach (Front Desk Receptionist)

Jennifer handles questions from students and visitors. She manages the SSMU lost and found, the SSMU room bookings and equipment rentals, and the Light Therapy Lending Program. She has been working at the SSMU since November 2015.

Zachary Kay (Communication and Publication Manager)

Zachary plans and oversees communications at the SSMU and manages publications like the student handbook. He also supervises graphic design as well as sponsorship at the SSMU. Zachary has been working at the SSMU since October 2013 and is currently handling this role while Wendy is on maternity leave.

John Campbell (Systems Administrator)

John manages the SSMU server and email and responds to any other IT need. He provides technical support and is responsible for phones and club phone allocations. He has been working at the SSMU since September 2008.

Josée Couture CPA, CA (Comptroller)

Josée oversees the SSMU accounting department, manages the budget, works closely with the auditors, and helps oversee the operations. She has been working at the SSMU since January 2012.

Jing Men (Accounting Analyst)

Jing is responsible for accounting tasks such as month-end, budget variance analysis, financial statements preparation and bank reconciliation. She has been working at the SSMU since August 2014.

Valentina Bashkatova (Accounting Technician)

Valentina controls, tracks, and processes the payments. She also records A/P accounting information in the systems. She is responsible for cheque issuance. She works Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM. She has been working at the SSMU since September 2016.

Marcela Pachon (Accounting Technician)

Marcela controls, tracks, and processes the deposits. She also records A/R accounting information in the systems. She works from 9:30 AM-4:00 PM and has been working at the SSMU since November 2016.

Cynthia Laramé (Payroll Specialist)

Cynthia manages payroll along with managers and answers related employee inquiries. She is also responsible of employees’ Ceridian online access. She works remotely and has been working at the SSMU since November 2014.

Kibi Zhu (Human Resources Manager)

Kibi provides human resources advice and expertise, develops and implements procedures and processes, applies programs and policies for all SSMU regular and casual staff members. She has been working at the SSMU since January 2017.

Alessandro Sangiovanni (Operations Director)

Alessandro manages the operations of Gerts Bar and is charge of all the events. He produces sales reports, hires staff, plans and purchases supplies, prepares budgets and monitors the operations’ financial performance. He has been working at the SSMU since November 2013.

Wallace Sealy (Security Manager)

Wallace handles day-to-day and event-specific security in the Shatner Building. He also oversees the lost and found, and manages office codes, keys and after-hours’ access. He has been working at the SSMU since November 2004.

Jose Rego & Jose Frade (Porters)

Both Joes are in charge of building’s maintenance, which includes, but is not limited to, painting, cleaning and moving furniture. They manage access to stored supplies and archives. Jose Rego has been working at the SSMU since 1986 and Jose Frade since 1988.

Brian Kennish (Building Coordinator)

Brian works alongside the porters and is responsible for the maintenance of the Shatner building, which includes, but is not limited to, repairs, access to the building and rooms, assistance with deliveries, etc. He has been working at the SSMU since September 2015.