FALL 2020 REFERENDUM

Update: All motions passed! The full results to the Fall 2020 Referendum can be found here or at ssmu.simplyvoting.com. For explanations to the questions below, see our Fall 2020 Referendum Facebook post series.


The 7 questions in the Fall 2020 Referendum:

1. Question Regarding Amendments to the Constitution to Update ASUS Committees - PASSED

2. Question Regarding Amendments to the Constitution to Include VP First Year Affairs as a Voting Member of the ASUS Council - PASSED

3. Question Regarding Amendments to the Constitution to Rename and Expand the Executive - PASSED

4. Question Regarding Amendments to the Constitution to Expand the Portfolio of VP Finance - PASSED

5. Question Regarding Amendments to the Constitution to Add a General Assembly Clause - PASSED

6. Question Regarding Amendments to the Constitution to Add the position of Equity Commissioner - PASSED

7. Question Regarding Amendments to the Constitution to Add a National Integrative Research Conference (NiRC) Committee to the VP Communications and VP Academic Portfolios - PASSED

ASUS acknowledges that McGill is on the traditional territory of the Indigenous People, Kanien'keha:ka (Ga-niyen-ge-haa-ga). The Kanien'keha:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. This island known as Montreal is known as Tio’tia:ke (Gio-Jaw-Gé) in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and has historically served as a meeting place for other Indigenous nations.

It is not enough to just acknowledge the keepers of this land and McGill’s status as a settler-colonial institution. Silence and inaction will only contribute to erasing the history, the culture, and the realities of Indigenous people. As such, it is important that individuals educate themselves on Indigenous matters and that they apply that knowledge to support Indigenous communities. ASUS should actively resist (neo)-colonialism in the many forms it takes, and in the diversity of forms that resistance can take.