Liam Murphy is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Social Work. He has experience as the Social Events representative of the Social Work Association of Graduate Students and as Vice-President Academic of the Acadia Student Union at Acadia University, where he completed his undergraduate degree. Additionally, Murphy has worked with provincial and federal organizations, including Students Nova Scotia and the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations.
His platform focuses on increasing PGSS’s advocacy efforts, particularly to condemn controversial legislation such as Bill 62. Murphy hopes for PGSS to improve postgraduates’ access to affordable housing and childcare services. He also hopes to lobby the Société de Transport de Montréal to extend its reduced fare for full-time students to their part-time counterparts. If elected, Murphy intends to bring more of graduate students’ interests to the McGill Board of Governors and hold the Board accountable to the student body. Murphy is committed to learning more about aspects of the Secretary-General portfolio that are less familiar to him. In doing so, he hopes to bring about meaningful change for postgraduates.