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The Freshman Arts and Science Committee is a great opportunity for ArtSci first-years to become involved in student government here at McGill! Working alongside the ASUS VP First Year Affairs, this committee plans social and academic events and initiatives that aim to connect and enhance the freshman ArtSci community. Those part of the committee will gain experience planning and hosting events, and have the opportunity to connect with the ASUS executive team and other ArtSci students! Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are now closed.

 

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HOW CAN I JOIN?

Any U0/U1 who is in their first year at McGill during the 2020-2021 school year is eligible for consideration. Applicants will fill out a Google Form and later will be interviewed by some ASUS executives. Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are now closed.

Because the format of the Winter semester is unknown, there is potential for a second application process during this term. Stay tuned for updates!

WHAT EVENTS HAS FASC HELD IN THE PAST?

One event that FASC holds every year is a frosh reunion during the Winter semester. Event ideas are flexible and most of the other events depend on input from FASC members. Some events that we have put on in the past include: 

- Study Sessions

- Movie Nights

- Formals

- Potlucks / Pizza Parties

- Events with other faculty freshman committees (EUS JC, FEARC, FUSS, etc.)

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WHAT WILL FASC LOOK LIKE THIS YEAR?

Since the Fall 2020 semester is virtual, all of our fall events will be held virtually as well. This means that there's plenty of opportunities for trivia, movie, & game nights, virtual study sessions, networking events and more! If you have any ideas for fun and engaging virtual events, you should consider joining FASC! 

Because the format of the Winter semester is unknown, there is potential for a second application process during this term. Stay tuned for updates! 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FASC AND SSMU FYC?

SSMU First Year Council is composed of 1-2 representatives from each faculty's freshman council. SSMU FYC plans events and initiatives for all McGill first-years, while FASC works to foster community ties within the Faculty of Arts and Science freshman class. 

More information about SSMU FYC and other first-year student societies can be found here: 

https://www.mcgill.ca/engage/overview/student-societies/first-year-students

CONTACT ASUS VP FIRST YEAR AFFAIRS

Contact ASUS's VP First Year Affairs:

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ASUS acknowledges that McGill is on the traditional territory of the Indigenous People, Kanien'keha:ka (Ga-niyen-ge-haa-ga). The Kanien'keha:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. This island known as Montreal is known as Tio’tia:ke (Gio-Jaw-Gé) in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and has historically served as a meeting place for other Indigenous nations.

It is not enough to just acknowledge the keepers of this land and McGill’s status as a settler-colonial institution. Silence and inaction will only contribute to erasing the history, the culture, and the realities of Indigenous people. As such, it is important that individuals educate themselves on Indigenous matters and that they apply that knowledge to support Indigenous communities. ASUS should actively resist (neo)-colonialism in the many forms it takes, and in the diversity of forms that resistance can take.

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