McGill eliminates floor fellows position, union considers legal action


McGill University has announced that is cutting 65 floor fellows–students who are hired to live in residence and help their peers navigate dormitory life–and replacing them with up to 45 residence life facilitators. According to CTV News, the university made this decision after a residence life review found that the role of the floor fellows was duplicated by other university services. However, floor fellow union VP Graeme Scott contested this: “What sets floor fellows apart is we are there, and we live there, and you don’t need to navigate bureaucracy to interact with [us].” The Association of McGill University Support Employees is reportedly considering legal action against the university for eliminating the jobs.

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