AOSSUM (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Society of Undergraduates at McGill) is the officially recognized council representing the atmospheric and oceanic science (AOS) undergraduates. It is involved in helping undergrads in academic issues, addressing problems, organizing events, and promotion of the AOS department.

The diverse blend of courses in AOS explore many topics throughout the study of weather and climate. Whether you’re interested in waves and fluid dynamics, the connection between the air and ocean, or the kind of weather that turns wild and destructive, the spectrum is vast and each professor you meet has spent their lives looking into specific areas of the atmosphere.

AOSSUM’s best advice to you: get to know the people that are around, professors, undergraduates and graduate students alike, and find your passion! Burnside Hall Room 711 is our main council space and hub! Come by to meet and interact with the current students and get to know your potential field of interest!

Also, we are always looking for new council members, especially at the beginning of the school year. If you are interested, contact one of us and we’ll be happy to include you.


Our office is on the 7th floor of Burnside. There are three large elevators that go there from the ground floor. The 5th floor has larger bathrooms and automatic doors. There are not any gender neutral bathrooms in the building. There is a lot of lighting in the office room, though it is fluorescent. There is seating in the office. All hallways in the building are wide.