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Anti-austerity march draws estimated 75,000 protesters

Tens of thousands of participants marched in a protest against provincial austerity measures on April 2. The protest was organized by student federation Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ). According to the organizers, around 75,000 people participated in the march, which convened at Square Victoria at 1 p.m. and continued for more than two… Keep Reading

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Off the board: Rethinking the culture of lifehacking

‘Lifehacks’ is a word for “tricks, skills, or shortcuts that are meant to increase a person’s productivity or efficiency in their everyday lives,” according to KnowYourMeme. Entire websites are devoted towards this goal, and best-selling books have been written on the subject. Lifehackers advocate to ‘make everything in your life better.’ The world of lifehacks… Keep Reading

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Quebec student federation FEUQ faces internal turmoil

Preliminary discussions of creating a new student federation are ongoing following disorder in one of the largest student federations in Quebec, the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ). The  Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l’Université de Montréal (FAÉCUM), one of FEUQ’s largest member organizations, voted unanimously to leave the FEUQ this past weekend,… Keep Reading

Pop Rhetoric: A fresh perspective? It’s a boat time

The airing of the show Fresh Off The Boat (FOTB) on ABC was met with much fanfare and hype. The show—based off the life of chef Eddie Huang, as numerous blog sites were quick to note—was the first TV show in American mainstream media starring Asian Americans since All-American Girl (1994) starring Margaret Cho. Though… Keep Reading

Six thousand march against provincial austerity measures

A demonstration of approximately 6,000 people took to the streets on March 21 against Quebec provincial government austerity cuts.  The protest was organized by a group called Printemps 2015, and is scheduled to be the first of a series of weekly protests planned for the next few months, according to Brice Dansereau-Olivier, an organizer of the… Keep Reading

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AUS VP Finance resigns, citing society’s work dynamic

The Vice-President Finance of the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS)’s resignation was announced at AUS Council last Wednesday. Xue cited the AUS work environment as motivating factors for her resignation. “The work dynamic that I experienced within the AUS and the decreasing meaningfulness of the work I found myself having to do was very alienating,” Xue… Keep Reading

PGSS, SSMU host joint summit on anti-austerity measures

Members of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Council and the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council gathered for a joint meeting against austerity on Feb. 23. The joint council was the first of its kind, and through it, the two student unions produced a joint statement opposing provincial austerity measures. The two Councils approved… Keep Reading

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EUS 2020 presents proposed reforms to governance structure in town hall

The Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) hosted a town hall to present its ideas for restructuring the executive committee and reassigning responsibilities in the governance team. The process is part of EUS 2020, a long-term project that aims to improve EUS operations and increase representation of EUS members. The proposal will reduce the number of executives… Keep Reading

Over 1,000 march against austerity cuts in provincial education funding

Approximately 1,500 people protested against austerity cuts in education on Feb. 28. The march from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) to McGill University was organized by several student unions, including the provincial student unions Fédération étudiante Universitaire du Québec (FEUQ); Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FECQ), the Labor Union Centrale des Syndicats du Québec… Keep Reading

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PGSS interim secretary-general candidates introduce platforms

Constituents of the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) heard the platforms of the two candidates running for the position of interim secretary-general in a debate on Feb. 10. PhD students Yony Bresler and Saturnin Ndandala submitted their candidacy for the position after previous Secretary-General Juan Pinto’s resignation on Jan. 20. The interim secretary-general position will serve… Keep Reading

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