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Starvation in Canada: Food insecurity in the north

On Jan 22, the Comparative Healthcare Systems Program (CHSP), a student initiative dedicated to study of public health and comparative healthcare, hosted a public health symposium on the theme of indigenous health. Speakers addressed food security and healthcare services in northern Canada, noting the alarming situations in indigenous communities in the north.  According to Associate… Keep Reading

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AUS considering change in appointment process of VP Finance

On Oct. 21, the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) Council discussed a motion to hold a referendum to change the appointment process for the Vice-President (VP) Finance position. “[Option one: The] future AUS VP Finance will be appointed solely by [the] AUS Council,” read the motion. “[Option two:] Future AUS VP Finance candidates, before being allowed… Keep Reading


McGill medical students vote to strike against Bill 20

On Tuesday, the Medical Students’ Society (MSS) voted at its General Assembly (GA) to strike on March 30 as a form of protest against Bill 20. If passed, the bill would restructure family care in Quebec. “Every general practitioner […] must, to the extent provided for by government regulation, provide medical care to a minimum caseload… Keep Reading

McGill experts discuss Supreme Court decision on physician-assisted death

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Feb. 6 against the criminal ban of physician-assisted death has sparked questions amongst McGill experts regarding Canada’s future legislation on the issue.   According to the Supreme Court judgment, the Criminal Code that currently bans individuals from assisting others in suicide is in contradiction with the Constitution. The Court ruled… Keep Reading


Dangerous Spaces workshop challenges conception of safe spaces

As part of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) Social Justice Days series, the “Dangerous Spaces: Trauma-Informed Facilitation Skills for Holding Triggering Conversations” workshop took place on Feb. 13. Kai Cheng Thom, community worker and mental health professional, facilitated the event. The workshop was held as a critique to the concept of ‘safe space,’… Keep Reading


SSMU’s Equity Policy, McGill’s hiring practices under revision under VP University Affairs

The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Equity Policy is currently undergoing revision by the SSMU Equity Committee to increase its accessibility and simplicity. According to member Robin Nyamakye, the committee has been working on the definition of terms last semester, with the aim of providing a comprehensive and easily readable document for SSMU staff,… Keep Reading

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