Dear SSMU Members,
In light of the directives outlined by the provincial government and the McGill communication sent out today, offices located in SSMU-operated spaces, including the SSMU front office, 3471 Peel St. and 680 Sherbrooke St. buildings, will be closed along with the University for at least the next two weeks. SSMU Services and ISGs located in these spaces have been asked to temporarily suspend their services during this time in order to take preventative health measures for volunteers, students, and staff.
Services are a vital part of both volunteers’ and students’ lives on campus. They ensure that students are able to get home safely at night, have a place to talk about their emotional and mental health, and have access to an affordable, healthy lunch. Services also provide many students with a job on campus to support themselves and their dependents. We understand that the closure of these facilities will limit students’ access to support and will affect the wellbeing of volunteers, students, and staff alike; however, these precautions are being taken to proactively ensure the health and safety of everyone.
During this time, here are some alternative resources that can be provided for students seeking in-person support of the kind offered by our services:
SACOMSS: Montreal Sexual Assault Centre
Eating Disorder Resource and Support Centre & Peer Support Centre: access keep.meSafe
MSERT: Please call 9-1-1 for emergencies or 1-877-644-4545 for COVID-19 inquiries
Queer McGill: Montreal LGBTQ+ Community Centre
Union for Gender Empowerment: can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com
The SSMU President is in constant communication with the McGill administration regarding the situation and is bringing student concerns to their attention on a daily basis. SSMU permanent staff and executives will still be accessible via email and will continue to provide students with essential services.
The SSMU will be providing updates as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the SSMU President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryan Buraga / President | email@example.com
Madeline Wilson / Vice-President (University Affairs) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Gwiazda-Amsel / Vice-President (External Affairs) | email@example.com
Sanchi Bhalla / Vice-President (Internal) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Haward / Vice-President (Finance) | email@example.com
Billy Kawasaki / Vice-President (Student Life) | firstname.lastname@example.org