Occupying the Admin Building
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.