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.

Member Resources

We encourage you to contact us if you have an issue related to your position as a Teaching Assistant or Invigilator, but we realize that your needs may be beyond the scope of AGSEM's operations. Below you will find a number of links to helpful information as well as resources on campus.

Teaching Resources
Information for Emergencies

It is possible that in the course of your work as a Teaching Assistant or Invigilator that you will encounter a student in distress or in an emergency situation. Despite AGSEM's repeated requests, McGill does not provide adequate training to AGSEM members, especially given the frequency of these events on campus. We recommend that you become aware of the emergency resources on campus in the unfortunate event that such measures become necessary.

  • Call 911/Campus Security
    If you or someone you know is in immediate danger (about to hurt yourself/themselves or someone else), please call 911. If you are at the Downtown Campus, you can call Campus Security at 514-398-3000. If you are at the Macdonald Campus, you can call 514-398-7777.

  • “I need to speak with someone right now.”

    • Drop in to the Student Wellness Hub to see a professional from 8:30am – 4:30am

  • “It’s not a crisis but I still need to talk.”

    • Make an appointment with a doctor, nurse, dietitian or mental health professional by calling 514-398-6017 Monday through Friday (10am – 3pm) or in person on the third floor of Brown Building (8:30am – 4:30pm)

    • Make an appointment with your Local Wellness Advisor online​

In response to current events Counseling and Psychiatric Services are taking measures to increase student access. Additionally, we would like to remind you that the resources below are also available at McGill:

 

After Hours and Weekend Support

For students needing help outside of university operating hours:

 

  • 911

  • Hospital Emergency Rooms: The Montreal General Hospital is the closest ER to campus (1650 Cedar Avenue, H3G 1A4, 514-934-8090).

  • Suicide Action Montreal: Suicide Action Montreal offers support services, crisis workers and monitoring for people who are at risk of committing suicide, for their friends and family and for people affected by suicide. You can access our services by dialing. All communication is available 24/7 and free of charge.  1 866 APPELLE (1 866 277-3553) Montreal area 514 723-4000

  • McGill Students’ Nightline (514 398-6246): McGill Students’ Nightline a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental listening service run by McGill students. We aim to provide the community with a variety of support, which includes anything from information to crisis management and referrals. We are an English service open 7 days a week 6pm-3am

  • Empower Me: Part of the SSMU, PGSS and MCSS supplemental health plans.Call 1 (844) 741-6389 (toll-free) from anywhere in North America to be directly connected to the Empower Me Clinical Response Center.

Other Resources​