Are you an AGSEM delegate interested in running for a Chief Delegate position this year? Our nomination period begins Wednesday, September 17th and elections will be held at the September 24th Delegates Council. Read here for more info!

Upcoming Events:

Teaching Assistant General Assembly, September 17th, 5:30pm in Otto Maass Chemistry Building, room 112.

This assembly will be particularly important because we will be discussing our current bargaining with McGill over a new Collective Agreement for TAs. Our Bargaining Committee will be presenting an update of our progress in bargaining to date and the Assembly is intended to direct the Bargaining Committee in their efforts and give approval to the demands they are seeking to have met by the employer. It is important that our bargaining process be as open and democratic as possible.

The assembly will also be electing a new Bargaining Officer to fill a vacancy on the committee selecting a Chair for the Committee, and addressing other matters relevant to our members. Nomination forms for Bargaining Officer are available here:


The Agenda is as follows:

  1. Call to order

  2. Approval of the Secretary

  3. Approval of the Agenda
    New Business:

  4. Motion to approve Letter of Agreement regarding undergraduate TAs

    1. BIRT the Unit 1 assembly approves the following letter of agreement, to be presented to the Employer for agreement.
      [Text of Letter to follow]

  5. Election of Bargaining Officer

  6. Selection of Chair of Bargaining Committee

  7. Bargaining Update and Approval of proposals

  8. Call for Delegates, Committee Chairs, and Members

  9. Adjournment

Please send any questions or proposed amendments to Justin Irwin at president@agsem-aeedem.ca

Thanks, looking forward to seeing you all there!


An AGSEM Executive will be present in the AGSEM Office each day Monday through Friday from noon until 4pm. To make an appointment to meet with us please email mail@agsem-aeedem.ca, or leave us a voice mail message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Here are some sections of the website you may find useful:

If you have any questions or wish to talk to a member of the executive, please contact us. Or drop in during office hours.

What is AGSEM?

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. In the fall of 2013 an AGSEM General Assembly decided that Course Lecturers should have their own autonomous union: MCLIU.

We are an autonomous union affiliated with the CSN, FNEEQ and CCMM. Unlike other labour organizations, these are not “parent unions”: all decision-making takes place at the local level. Our highest decision-making body is the General Assembly, where every member has an equal vote and right to speak. We have negotiated five collective agreements for McGill’s TAs and the first Invigilator Collective Agreement.

Teaching Assistants and Invigilators share an Executive Committee structure, Delegate Council and Budget, however bargaining is done independently and at least once per year a General Assembly just for TAs and a General Assembly just for Invigilators must be held to discuss matters that are not of mutual interest.

Read more in our About page.