Oc­cu­py­ing the Ad­min Build­ing

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What do the 2011 mo­bil­i­sa­tion against tu­ition hikes, Mcgill Univer­sity’s abu­sive rev­er­sal of a stu­dent ref­er­en­dum re­sult in 2012, and a 2016 re­port from the Univer­sity’s Board of Di­rec­tors claim­ing that cli­mate change does not cause “grave so­cial in­jury” all have in com­mon? Not only did they all show an in­creased stu­dent in­volve­ment in cam­pus pol­i­tics, but they led to stu­dent oc­cu­pa­tions of the Mcgill ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing. Dur­ing your time at univer­sity, you’re go­ing to be in­creas­ingly frus­trated by the ad­min­is­tra­tion, and in your strug­gle, the idea of oc­cu­py­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing might cross your mind.

The Mcgill Daily sat down with mem­bers from the 2012 6Party and the 2016 Di­vest Mcgill oc­cu­pa­tions for you to learn from their mis­takes and their suc­cesses. Here is a step- by- step guide to help you de­cide whether oc­cu­pa­tion is your best op­tion.

Hope­fully you now have a bet­ter idea of how to oc­cupy the ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing, and this in­for­ma­tion about past oc­cu­pa­tions will in­form your ac­tivism. Good luck!

Repub­lished from QPIRG’S 2018 School Sh­mool.

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