#3 HAPPY FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES!

Hello everyone, I hope today was peaceful and that your classes (if you had any) went well! The beginning of a new semester always feels like a fresh start to me; I think it is a wonderful time to make new friends, discover new activities, enroll in clubs, and all of this while the weather is still beautiful! This year feels particularly exciting with the return of complete in-person teaching. I’m really looking forward to being on campus more and talking to people “in real life!” Also, you might feel the same, but one thing about me is that I find great joy in discovering new study spots and cute cafés. I can already suggest the Leaves House Café or the Livia Café, which are close to McGill, but I’m always happy to chat with you about other recommendations if you ever stop by the MUSA office… 👀 Let’s go over this week’s messages:

  1. MUSA elections reminder

  2. Activities Night Fall 2022

  3. Volunteer with the Sustainability Ambassadors Program!

  4. McGill Choral Collective

  5. What’s up

1. MUSA ELECTIONS REMINDER 💻 There are still 4 positions to fill on MUSA’s council! Elections will be happening really fast, so now is a good time to start thinking about it! Here is a reminder of the open positions:

  • VP External

  • VP Academics

  • Senator

  • First-year representative

We will send more info in another e-mail really soon. Please contact Chenuka Lakwijaya (president.musa@mail.mcgill.com) or Chloe Martin (internal.musa@mail.mcgill.ca) to discuss any of the positions! 2. ACTIVITIES NIGHT FALL 2022 🥳 The most exciting event of the year is BACK and better than ever - SSMU Activities Night! This is the place where all 250+ Clubs, Services, Independent Student Groups and community organizations show you what your campus has to offer. This year, the fair will take place outdoors on the lower field! Contact VP Student Life (studentlife@ssmu.ca) for questions! Here is the link to the registration form: https://ssmu.wufoo.com/forms/activities-night-fall-2022/ 3. VOLUNTEER WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY AMBASSADORS PROGRAM! 🤝 The Sustainability Ambassadors Program (SAP) is a year-long volunteering opportunity for students to promote sustainability on campus by leading engagement activities with the McGill community. Students will use their skills and creativity to grow the sustainability movement at McGill, receive sustainability leadership training, meet new people, and network with other sustainability leaders on campus. Students from all disciplines are invited to apply by Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 11:59 P.M.: mcgill.ca/x/J3j 4. MCGILL CHORAL COLLECTIVE 🕺 Interested in a low-pressure and low-commitment option for busy people who want to sing a little, or who have finished their ensemble requirements? Choral Collective is not a credited course, but it's a great way to gain experience. It's a multi-disciplinary ensemble that's characterized by its flexibility – in terms of attendance, musical style, voice sections, and different roles a singer can have. It's a great way to get some choral experience for students who can't commit to the four hours a week of rehearsal required by "official" ensembles like Concert Choir or University Chorus, and it's a great way to try new things! No audition is required and it's open to pretty much anyone with choral and/or ensemble experience and sight-reading abilities. Please contact Alex Van Sant (alex.vansant@mail.mcgill.ca) if you’re interested! 5. WHAT’S UP 😎 A night of Indie Music September 1st, 8PM The Diving Bell Social Club / Club Social Le Scaphandre — As we end up this newsletter, here is a delicious gazpacho cold soup recipe that I tried from the blog The Closet Cooking. I already made it twice this week and I know for a fact it will be my new staple recipe. It just requires a couple of ingredients and it is perfect for the remaining hot days ahead. If you try it, please let me know! Enjoy your day, Marie :)

Marie-Alice Naud (She/Her/Elle) Vice President (Communications) | Vice-Présidente (Communications) Music Undergraduate Student Association | ’Association des étudiantes et étudiants du premier cycle en musique de l’Université McGill 555 Rue Sherbrooke West, Montréal, Quebec H2L 1K1 Email: communications.musa@mail.mcgill.ca Office: E-106 Teionkwatonhontsó:ni a’iakwariwahní:rate tsi nón:we ratehiatónkwa ne MUSA tsi ionterihwaienstáhkhwa ohén:ton Rón:nete tis iáh nenwén:ton tehonnatenakarahseratká:wen ne kanien’kehá:ka tánon ne Anishnabeg. The MUSA is located on Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe traditional territories. AÉMUM est située sur les territoires traditionnels des collectivités Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.