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General Assembly

The MSU General Assembly is the constitutionally mandated annual meeting of all full-time undergraduate students (18 or more units), wherein any student may submit a motion for discussion or debate and speak for – or against – any issue. The GA serves as an opportunity to participate in the decision-making process of the MSU and have an opportunity to direct the organizations actions. Additionally, it is a place where the business of students is brought before an open and public session, where individuals can have any business addressed and even have binding motions passed on the union.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing public health restrictions related to in-person events, the 2021 MSU General Assembly will be held online via Zoom on March 15 from 4-7pm (EST).  If you would like to attend the MSU General Assembly, please complete this registration form and indicate your McMaster University email and student number. Registration must be completed on or before March 14, 2021. You will receive an invitation / link via email to join the General Assembly via Zoom.

The GA motion submission window closed on March 8. The agenda for the 2021 MSU General Assembly will be posted on this webpage shortly. The Speaker will order the agenda based on logical reasoning, not necessarily in the order in which motions were submitted. For an overview of General Assembly procedures and terminology, please review this helpful guide.

To view past GA proceedings and documents, please click on the links below.

General Assembly 2021
General Assembly 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19 related closure of McMaster University)
General Assembly 2019
General Assembly 2018
General Assembly 2017

For more information on the GA, including event and procedural details, please contact:

Rhea Jangra
McMaster Students Union