Two McGill student executives resign over separate controversies

February 28, 2017

Two executives from the Students’ Society of McGill University have reportedly resigned over allegations of Anti-Semitism and sexual misconduct, respectively. The Montreal Gazette reports that Faculty of Arts representative Igor Sadikov has resigned after facing backlash for his recent “Punch a Zionist” tweet. “This is an important victory for Jewish and pro-Israel students and for tolerance in general at McGill,” said Michael Mostyn, chief executive officer of B’nai Brith Canada. Sadikov will reportedly remain as a member of the legislative council, but will face impeachment next month. SSMU Vice-President (External Affairs) David Aird has also resigned following sexual misconduct allegations that a group of students had posted online. Allegations against Aird have reportedly been circulating since before he was elected in June 2016, and the students who posted the allegations online have reportedly expressed frustration with the SSMU for not addressing the allegations sooner. Montreal Gazette (Sadikov) | Montreal Gazette (Aird) | SSMU