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TVM: Student Television at McGill
Slogan Turn Us On
Language English
Affiliates Students Society of McGill University
Headquarters 3480, rue McTavish
Suite B-23
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1Y2
Formerly called TVMcGill

TVM is McGill University's on-campus television station, run by volunteering students on a non-profit basis. TVMcGill gained its official status as a Student's Society of McGill University (SSMU) club in 1996. Succeeding its role as a movie-making club throughout the 1990s, TVMcGill was officially founded in 2001 as a SSMU media service,[1] broadcasting online and on closed-circuit television on campus.[2] It regularly publishes stories relevant to the McGill community, whether it is news, arts, series or features. Recent stories include the coverage of the US elections from a Canadian student's perspective, the McGill Student's Society of McGill University Elections, the McGill Bachelorette[3] and The Hot Plate.[4] TVMcGill also organizes an annual Fokus Film Festival[5][6] to promote and showcase student's films to the student community. Funding was mainly provided by SSMU,[7] but after a student-initiated referendum motion that was successfully passed on March 11, 2010, TVMcGill is now supported directly from its own student funded fee.[8] TVMcGill also participates in events such as SSUNS (Secondary Students United Nations Symposium) and McMUN (McGill Model United Nations), and receives support from external companies.

Mission statement[edit]

  • To experiment and push the limits of student-produced new media and technologies
  • To teach the community about media production at the independent level
  • To produce high quality, student-based media content for its audience
  • To make TVMcGill a representative of McGill student life
  • To entertain the McGill community through our content


  1. ^ Services Listing – Students' Society of McGill University. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  2. ^ [1] Archived January 7, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ TVMcGill | About TVMcGill. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ FOKUS FILM FESTIVAL 2008: Ski slopes, cigarettes and fake blood – A & E – The McGill Tribune – McGill University. The McGill Tribune. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  7. ^ Funding – Students' Society of McGill University. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  8. ^ [4]