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First Year Council Election – Nomination Period

September 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Are you a first-year interested in getting involved in student politics? As of September 1st, the nomination period for the First Year Council is open! To apply for one of the below positions, simply fill out the nomination kit under our announcements section at elections.ssmu.ca.

There are 5 positions available for election:


  • Chief officer and spokesperson for FYC
  • Calls meetings and prepares the agenda
  • Responsible for overall administration/coordination of the FYC’s planned initiatives 
  • One of the signing officers (with the VP Finance) 
  • Responsible for ensuring the long-term integrity of the FYC
  • Responsible for the compilation of FYC Exit Reports

Vice President (Finance)

  • Manages the budget, spending, and revenue of FYC
  • Remains accountable for all funding and sponsorship matters 
  • Coordinates all financial interactions between FYC and the SSMU
  • Responsible for ensuring the long term financial stability of the FYC
  • Spearheads sponsorship and financial contracts with the approval of the rest of the Executive

Vice President (Internal)

  • Oversees all communications (including the Listserv, website, email and social media) 
  • Coordinates administrative tasks (staffing, room booking, logistics/supplies) 
  • Creating/updating an organized schedule/calendar of events
  • Serves as the ombudsperson (reports and handles complaints against the FYC)
  • Serves as the recording secretary and responsible for taking and sending out meeting minutes 

Vice President (External)

  • Responsible for fostering relationships between FYC and external bodies
  • Sits on the SSMU Legislative Council as the First Year Rep.
  • Communicates to FYC any external issue that may affect first year students
  • Responsible for encouraging and maintaining event planning collaborations with other first year groups 
  • Responsible for organizing, coordinating and promoting activities or events for the constituency  

Vice President (Student Affairs)

  • Responsible for researching, evaluating, and debating first year issues in relation to academic policy, post-secondary transition, and orientation issues
  • Communicates these to the rest of FYC to propose strategies to improve the first year experience
  • Promotes equity and accessibility in FYC operations
  • Advocates for, supports, and promotes a healthy environment on campus in terms of Mental Health, Student Health, and Sustainability 
  • Ambassador to the administration 
  • Chiefly in charge of organizing a First Year Town Hall (1 per semester)

Only first-year undergraduate students at McGill are eligible to run.


September 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am
September 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm