Student Space Fund
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The Student Space Fund, also referred to as the SSF is a fund composed of fees (out-able) paid by engineering undergraduate students. It is meant to be a sustainable resource for general improvements of the undergraduate space at McGill as well as to fund larger renovations projects.
The fund is separate in two accounts: the Short Term and Capital accounts. The Short Term account is intended for smaller purchase of single items (< 5000$) and the Long Term account is aimed at significant projects and renovations (> 5000$), envisioned for the future.
The Short Term account is allocated twice a year through an application process sent out by the Funds Director, usually around October for the Fall Semester and February for the Winter Semester.
For the Long Term account, council must approve of the funding by motion; thus allocation is available all year around. In order for the motion to be entertained, it must be introduced one council in advance.
During summer time, a special committee is setup to allow the executive committee to pass motions, as EUS council does not meet in this time.
Source of Fund
Each semester, students contribute $15.00 (full-time students, >9 credits) and $7.50 (part-time students, =< 9 credits) to the Student Space Fund. From the total contributions per semester,
- 20% goes to the Short Term account
- 80% goes to the Long Term account
At the end of the Fall semester, if a surplus exists in the Short Term account, it is rolled over to the Winter’s Short Term account; if a surplus exists in the Winter, it is transferred to the Long Term account.