Student events and the McGill context


The McGill context can be a make-or-break thing when it comes to the University’s ability to take disciplinary action in the case of breach of the Code of Student Conduct at an event that is only peripherally McGill-related. In the latest McGill Tribune, Dean of Students Christopher Buddle points out that events held off-campus by faculty student societies (which are separate legal entities) may not be McGill jurisdiction.

In January, a pilot project between various University parties, including the Management Undergraduate Society (MUS), Professor Liette Lapointe, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Desautels, and Dean Isabelle Bajeux of Desautels, saw the Winter Carnival come under the Code of Student Conduct. The result was a successful and safe event.

Read full article: The McGill Tribune, February 22, 2017