There are many opportunities for leadership in the residence community, and these positions often lead to other pivotal roles as leading citizens of the University. The eight or ten months spent living in residence seems short, but it is a full and dynamic period in a young person's life, producing rich friendships and a deep sense of shared values that lasts throughout the years spent at McGill.
An excellent way to become involved in residence life is through a position on one of the residence councils. Councils organize social events and advocate student interests to the Residence and McGill administration. What's more, Residence Councils work with McGill administration on key policy issues. A position on council is a great way to develop leadership and communication skills, meet tons of new people.
Information sessions for council are held in September. Specific dates can be found on the @mcgillresidences Instagram page.
Residence Councils and Committees
- Hall Council
- Inter-Residence Council (IRC)
- University-Residence Council (URC)
- Environmental Residence Council (ERC)
- Community Equity and Engagement Committee (CEEC)
Students within the same residence meet and plan fun and inclusive events and address issues on behalf of the students from their building. Classic Hall Council events include the Douglas Yuleball, Coffeehouse, and pumpkin carving!
Inter-Residence Council (IRC)
Students from every residence plan events for all residence students and address issues on their behalf. Ambassadors from each hall committee will also sit on the council.
University-Residence Council (URC)
Students meet with the SHHS administration on a monthly basis to discuss the concerns of their residence and make change.
Environmental Residence Council (ERC)
Students representatives from each residence building work towards implementing sustainable initiatives in residences like compost, waste reduction, and saving energy! Other events put on by ERC including clothing swaps, sustainability clubs fair, FairTrade brownie baking, and planting events!
Follow @ercmcgill for more information and to see what CEEC got up to the last few years!
Community Equity and Engagement Committee (CEEC)
Students from any residence building focus on creating an accessible, equitable, and compassionate space within the residence community. Some examples of CEEC events have been board game nights, food drives, and Pride Prom!
Follow @ceec.mcgill for more information and to see what CEEC got up to in the last few years!