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BDS motion passes at SSMU Winter GA

A motion regarding support for the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement passed at the Feb. 22 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Winter General Assembly (GA), with 512 students voting “Yes,” 357 voting “No,” and 14 abstentions.  The two other motions up for vote passed with no discussion from the assembly:  Motion for an… Keep Reading

PGSS Council discusses $40,000 membership fee surplus

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) learned of a $40,000 surplus in general membership fees from the latest budget fact sheet presented at its Feb. 17 council meeting. Council also heard two presentations from representatives of new student federations: The Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ), and the Quebec Student… Keep Reading

Live updates from the Winter 2016 SSMU GA

Can't be at the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) Winter 2016 General Assembly (GA)? We've got you covered with live updates. There are a variety of motions being discussed. Additionally, the GA will also see a discussion regarding whether McGill should be a smoke-free campus. The Tribune Editorial Board has also made endorsements on the motions.    Keep Reading

Quebec finance minister holds pre-budgetary town hall at McGill

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão,  participated in a town hall meeting on the upcoming provincial budget revision at the Desautels Faculty of Management on Monday, Feb. 15, fielding questions from both students and professors on public finance, environmental economic policy, and Quebec’s changing tax structure. The town hall addressed three topics: Public finance, economy and… Keep Reading

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SSMU Council approves AVEQ affiliation motion for referendum

A motion to affiliate with one of two new provincial student associations, the Association for the Voice of Education in Québec (AVEQ), was approved for the Winter Referendum at the Feb. 11 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council.  Council approved other new motions to be voted on by students, including a motion to… Keep Reading

Sandwiches to return to SNAX

Sandwiches will return to SNAX, following the Jan. 27 Arts Undergraduate Society of McGill University (AUS) council vote to accept the McGill administration’s letter of permission concerning the sale of sandwiches at SNAX, and the proposed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). Council also approved a motion to restructure the hire of a vice-president (VP) Finance to… Keep Reading

A plea to Americans at McGill: Your vote counts, too

The New Hampshire first-in-the-nation primary on Feb. 9 kicks off a long election season with many opportunities to cast a ballot on a national, state, and local level; however, engaging in one’s civic duty may seem like a daunting task when living abroad. Each one of the 2,276 students of American citizenship currently enrolled at… Keep Reading

The changing nature of Canadian and American border security

The Canadian border with the United States is the longest un-militarized border in the world, a statistic symbolic of the peaceful relationship the two countries have held for hundreds of years; however, it does not take into account recent efforts or attitudes towards strengthening security along this 8,890 kilometre long international border. A Bloomberg poll… Keep Reading

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