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Student Services establishes Innovation Fund

The Student Services Innovation Fund (SSIF)—a new fund that will be used to promote student-led ideas for students’ well-being and health—is currently taking applications for projects. The fund will partially be financed through a reallocation of a surplus that Student Services had accrued.  According to  Executive Director of Student Services Jana Luker, the Student Services… Keep Reading

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Students create initiative for women-only hours at McGill fitness centre

Soumia Allalou and Raymond Grafton, two McGill Law students, are in discussions with the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) to seek endorsement for the implementation of women-only hours at the McGill Fitness Centre.  Allalou started the initiative after realizing that the school did not offer women-only gym hours, unlike the University of Toronto, where… Keep Reading

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MUS i-Week hosts workshop on cultural differences and the workplace

The Management Undergraduate Society (MUS) Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OB/HR) student group organized a discussion for professionals and students to share their ideas on how to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace last Wednesday. The event was part of i-Week, an annual series of events organized by  McGill International Student Services. According to… Keep Reading

PGSS predicts surplus for academic year, votes to retain exec titles

Last Wednesday, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) Council voted  changing the titles of two executive positions. A motion presented at Council proposed changing “secretary general” to “president” and “financial affairs officer” to “chancellor of the exchequer.” Councillor Juan Camilo Pinto, mover of the motion, explained that the changes would more accurately reflect… Keep Reading

SSMU research suggests Equity Policy compares favourably with other schools’

SSMU’s Equity Policy measures favourably against other universities, according to a report presented at the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Council meeting on Feb. 20. Equity researcher Chelsea Barnett presented on the SSMU equity research study. Structure, finance, and complaints were the factors observed in the study, which compared data from SSMU to that… Keep Reading

Student-Run Café opens for business

The long-awaited Student-Run Café (SRC) opened for business on Jan. 6, two months after the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) announced plans for the venture in October. Named The Nest, the café is located in the second-floor cafeteria of the SSMU Building, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from Monday to… Keep Reading

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Meet the main players at the Quebec Education Summit

On Feb. 25 and 26, the provincial government will hold a summit for  members of civil society and the higher education community to discuss the future of  the post-secondary education system in Quebec. Before the summit commences, the Tribune set out to give students a look at some of the primary stakeholders, their views on… Keep Reading

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What happened last week in Canada?

Canadian penny retires The Royal Canadian Mint officially stopped distributing the penny on Feb. 4, almost a year after Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced the penny’s discontinuation in the federal budget of March 2012. According to CBC News, one penny cost the government 1.6 cents to produce, and a plausible reason for its withdrawal… Keep Reading

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