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).

Email: mail@agsem-aeedem.ca

Phone: 514-398-2582

515 avenue des Pins, 2ème étage
Montréal, Québec H2W 1S4

*Please note that our office is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible

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

Committees

AGSEM has a number of permanent Committees, including the Audit, Equity & Diversity, External Affairs, Mobilization, and Mutual Aid Fund Committees. The General Assembly and Delegates' Council may also establish Union Committees. AGSEM members (excluding the Executive Committee) who serve on a Committee are eligible to earn an honorarium. The exact compensation is subject to the annual budget.

Committees are typically filled at a Spring General Assembly, but AGSEM members may be appointed to Committees with open membership, such as the Mobilization Committee and External Affairs Committee, at any time. If you would like to join a committee, you can contact the Mobilization Officer, or run from the floor at a General Assembly.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is a permanent committee of AGSEM formed by three elected members in good standing. The committee inspects the union's accounts and alerts the Delegates' Council of any discrepancies or concerns.

Current members of the Audit Committee 2019-20 are:

Equity & Diversity Committee

The Equity & Diversity Committee is a permanent committee of AGSEM formed by three elected members in good standing. The committee receives internal union complaints related to violations of AGSEM's Equity Policy and ensures all AGSEM Executives and Committees integrate, demonstrate, and communicate their commitment to the AGSEM Equity Policy. The committee may also work on projects for the union related to equity and/or diversity.

Current members of the Equity & Diversity Committee 2019-20 are:

  • Pouria Tirgar Bahnamiri (Chair)

  • Marta Beszterda

  • Molly Behan

  • Yousteena Bocktor

  • Helen Martin

External Affairs Committee

The External Affairs Committee is a permanent committee of AGSEM formed by elected members in good standing. The committee has an unfixed number of members. The committee promotes inter-union solidarity at McGill, with members of the Affiliates, and with other associations that share the Union’s objectives.

Current members of the External Affairs Committee 2019-20 are:

  • Kiersten van Vliet (AGSEM President, ex officio)

  • Jessica Rose (CGEU 2019, McGill Community Council)

  • Travis Chen (CGEU 2019)

  • David Aitken (CGEU 2019)

  • Marta Beszterda (CGEU 2019)

  • Dalia Saldanha (McGill Health and Safety)

  • Laila Chaudhry (McGill Community Council)

  • Jean-Philip Mathieu (FUSE)

Mobilization Committee

The Mobilization Committee is a permanent committee of AGSEM chaired by the Mobilization Chief Delegate and is composed of TAs and Invigilators in good standing. The committee has an unfixed number of members. The committee works on campaigns and organizing events, as mandated by the General Assembly or Delegate Council.

Current members of the Mobilization Committee 2019-20 are:

  • Travis Chen (Mobilization Chief Delegate, chair)

  • Rine Vieth (Mobilization Officer, ex officio)

  • Marta Beszterda

  • Farid Attar

  • Mario Roy

  • Kiersten van Vliet

  • Mélanie LaRoche-Boisvert

  • Liuba González De Armas

  • Devin Dickerson

  • Ewa Niżałowska

  • Laila Chaudhry

  • Melissa Marquette

Mutual Aid Fund Committee

The AGSEM Mutual Aid Fund was established at a General Assembly on 24 October 2018 to provide financial aid to members of AGSEM as well as members of the wider McGill or academic community.


A permanent Mutual Aid Fund Committee was established to manage the Fund autonomously and report to the AGSEM Delegates’ Council. Members include the Secretary-Treasurer (ex officio), Mobilization Chief Delegate, a member of the Equity & Diversity Committee, and a Member-at-Large (ideally, a rank and file member of AGSEM).

Current members of the Mutual Aid Fund Committee 2019-20 are:

 

Join a Committee

If you would like to run for a position on an AGSEM Committee, or would like to learn more information, contact the Mobilization Officer using the form below. Alternatively, you may also run from the floor at a relevant General Assembly.