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AHCS Graduate Students Association

The Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Students Association (AHCS GSA) is comprised of all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows currently registered in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.

The mission and goals of the AHCS GSA are to improve student and faculty interactions; to provide graduate students with a forum for discussion, including voicing concerns and addressing department issues; to facilitate graduate student involvement in McGill associations, committees, and unions; and to help create a presence within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies that will help shape and mold the department to the benefit of students.

The AHCS GSA constitution may be viewed here.

AHCS GSA Website
AHCS GSA Facebook group


Co-Presidents
Sofia Misenheimer (CS)
Victoria Lessard (AH)

VP-Finance
Sofia Misenheimer (CS)

Communications Officer
Sandra Evoughlian (AH)

Event Organizer
Position to be filled

PGSS Representatives
Positions to be filled

AGSEM Representative
Shana Cooperstein

ASSE Delegates
Itzayana Gutiérrez (CS)
Zoe De Luca (AH)

 

What We Do

Presidents: 
- All duties are shared by both presidents.
- Convene, conduct and chair executive and general assembly meetings of AHCS-GSA.
- Conduct elections of student representatives with aid.
- Act as liaison officer with AHCS department students and faculty.
- Act as point figure for concerns, complaints, and/or issues.
- Assist the graduate student body as may be required.
- Fill other GSA roles if no other candidates present themselves.

VP - Finance: 
- Constitute and manage the AHCS-GSA yearly budget.
- Distribute funds to AHCS-GSA members and for AHCS-GSA related activities as
  is seen fit in executive meetings.
- Pay ASSE affiliation fees from the GSA budget.

Communications Officer: 
- Organize AHCS-GSA executive and general assembly meetings and notify other necessary parties (including the Department faculty when necessary) of upcoming meetings and to communicate AHCS-GSA information (meetings, agenda, announcements, minutes, reports) via AHCS-METRO, AHCS-NET or otherwise official email list(s), department notice boards and when possible, AHCS-GSA or Department website.
- Take minutes at all AHCS-GSA meetings and circulate to department.

Event Organizer: 
- Catalyze the organization of AHCS-GSA events.
- Organize activities and events to promote the AHCS-GSA within the department.
- Co-organize fundraising activities with the VP- Finance.
- Act as President in the event that both presidents and VP-Finance cannot attend to their duties and scheduled meetings.

PGSS Representative(s):
- Represent the AHCS-GSA and the interests of the AHCS graduate student body at
  PGSS Executive Meetings.
- When possible, further involve AHCS-GSA in PGSS.
- Attend AHCS-GSA and PGSS meetings.
- Take minutes at PGSS meetings and report to AHCS-GSA as well as circulate
  reports to the graduate student body via AHCS-METRO, AHCS-NET or otherwise
  official email list(s).

AGSEM Representative(s): 
- Attend  AHCS-GSA executive meetings, and AHCS-GSA general assemblies.
- Represent the AHCS-GSA and the interests of the AHCS graduate student body at
  both AGSEM Delegates’ Executive Meetings and General Assemblies.
- Report back to AHCS-GSA about any AGSEM related activity, event, or issue.
- Act as a steward for student grievances and in the department and consult the
  Collective Agreement for Teaching Assistants.
- Circulate reports to the graduate student body via AHCS-METRO, AHCS-NET or
  otherwise official email list(s).

ASSE Delegate(s):
- Attend ASSE meetings on behalf of AHCS-GSA.
- Take minutes at ASSE meetings and report to AHCS-GSA as well as circulate
  reports to the graduate student body via AHCS-METRO, AHCS-NET or otherwise
  official email list(s).
- When possible, further involvement of AHCS-GSA in ASSE.
- Attend AHCS-GSA meetings.
- ASSE delegates must fulfill the gender parity requirements set by ASSÉ and shall
  be elected by AHCS GSA members.

 

Survival Guide

Current and former graduate students in the department have put together an introductory guide to the city for incoming students new to Montreal: AHCS Student Survival Guide (PDF)