The Post Graduate Students' Society is an association of all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at McGill. Through the PGSS Council, the highest governing body of the PGSS, representation throughout the McGill governing structures is organized. The PGSS is a non-proft corporation constituted under Part III of the Quebec Companies Act, with all graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at McGill University as its members.
We are here to support you throughout your academic work at McGill and to serve as a resource if you ever need help dealing with the University or life in Montreal. We advocate for our members in meetings with the University and work with external groups to improve student life. In addition, we provide a social activities for our members via the restaurant and bar which we operate at Thomson House (3650 McTavish), trips we organize to other cities, and events we host at and around McGill. The PGSS always wants to hear from our members and are very open to your ideas about how we can do better. Please visit Thomson House, join your departmental association, come to our council and general meetings, participate in our events, visit our website, or e-mail a member of the executive team if you have any questions or new ideas. We hope your stay at McGill is an enjoyable one and look forward to hearing from you!
The mission of the Society is to optimally, responsibly, and efficiently serve its members.
In pursuit of this mission, the Society will do the following:
a) Provide representation for its members and encourage involvement in political processes, both internal and external to the University;
b) Work to improve the quality and accessibility of post-graduate education at McGill;
c) Represent, promote and defend the rights of Society members;
d) Provide resources and services to improve the quality of life of Society members at McGill;
e) Disseminate information of interest to Society members;
f) Provide a financially and temporally accessible, popular social environment to Society members;
g) Administer Thomson House optimally.
Thomson House Associate Membership
Current graduate students and postdocs are automatically members of Thomson House and can present their ID cards for entry. Spouses of graduate students and postdocs, McGill allumni, faculty and staff can obtain Thomson House memberships. Please refer to this website for more information.