Enacting Change Within the SSMU

Enacting Change Within the SSMU

Enacting Change Within the SSMU 

September 28, 2021

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Sexism

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Dear McGill Community, 

On behalf of the executive committee, I would like to take a moment to address concerns in certain publications.

As someone who has been working in this space for a few months, I can acknowledge that there are ways in which the SSMU can improve. There have been issues that have accumulated for years and the Executive team will be taking the time to review and address them accordingly. This year’s executive team experienced first and foremost the flaws in the system and we will ardently attempt to fix the issues that we have noticed and brought to our attention. Very real problems have been brought forth that need to be better addressed, most notably the lack of support within our reporting system. We are currently brainstorming ways to ameliorate this process based on the concerns raised in its regard.

As an Executive team, we have made a pact to not be afraid to change the system and call out toxic behaviour. It is difficult to change a system so deeply rooted in problematic behaviour, but we have already enacted change within the Society and hope that this will soon be reflected not only in the work that we do, but the environment that we contribute to. 

If you have any concerns, questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to anonymously submit them to our feedback form or get in contact with an Executive at their SSMU email address. 

Sincerely signed, 

Sarah Paulin

Vice-President (Internal Affairs)

 

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