Campus Solidarity Campaign

Students, faculty, and teaching assistants: we all make McGill. 


For students, a teaching assistant responds to questions about lectures, gives study tips for exams, clarifies a difficult passage in the readings, and offers advice for succeeding at McGill and beyond. 


For teaching staff, a teaching assistant grades assignments, proctors midterms, passes along feedback from students, leads conferences, oversees lab work, and reports on the course throughout the semester. 


Our working conditions are your learning conditions. 


Our working conditions are your teaching conditions. 


We are now bargaining for better working conditions.

Learn more here.



Let's Make A Change

AGSEM is only strong and effective when its members participate in its operations and events. Keep in mind that you are not merely a member of a labour union, you are the Union. Below are some ways you can stay informed and become active in AGSEM. Join the student labour movement today!

Attend a General Assembly
Join a Committee
Become a Delegate
Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill

The Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) was accredited in 1993 to represent Teaching Assistants at McGill, making us the oldest TA Union in the province. Invigilators joined AGSEM in 2010 and Course Lecturers in 2011. Course lecturers have since separated into the McGill Course Lecturers and Instructors Union (MCLIU).


Phone: 514-398-2582

3641 rue University, suite 207
Montréal, Québec H3A 2B3

*Please note that our office is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible, and due to the pandemic, we are not currently in-office. Send an email, and we will get back to you with an online meeting time and date!

© 2019 by The Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill.