In April of 1997, students occupied the 5th floor of the James Administration building to protest fee increases, and to request student representation on various University committees. After three days, they were escorted out – peacefully – by security. The occupation was one of 11 that happened at universities across Canada that spring.
“Increased representation on key decision-making bodies…[is] the only way to ensure that our voices are not only listened to, but heard in the future,” said McGill occupier Mera Thompson, as quoted in Vol 86 Issue 68 of the Daily.
The McGill Reporter also covered the occupation; article here.