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Leaked documents shed light on Khan presidential invalidation

Documents leaked to the McGill Daily allege that Tariq Khan’s campaign for the presidency of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) included 15 bylaw violations. A petition was submitted to the SSMU Judicial Board (J-Board) following Khan’s March 21 win. The documents name Elections SSMU Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ben Fung as the respondent.… Keep Reading

Tariq Khan’s presidency invalidated due to multiple bylaw infractions

Elections SSMU has invalidated Tariq Khan’s presidential win due to multiple bylaw infractions during the campaign period. As a result of the invalidation, runner-up Courtney Ayukawa has been declared the president-elect for the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Ayukawa lost the presidential race to Khan by 78 votes on March 21. Khan’s campaign period… Keep Reading

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Anonymous grading sparks debate at Senate

The possibility of anonymous exam grading gave rise to debate at Senate last Wednesday. Discussion stemmed from a report by the Academic Policy Committee, which concluded that there should be no university-wide policy on anonymous evaluations. Anonymous grading policies have been implemented at other universities worldwide and in McGill’s Faculty of Law. The primary intention… Keep Reading

Understanding unpaid internships

Considering working for free this summer? In a grim labour market, unpaid internships seem to be a bizarre trend that has made life after graduation more even difficult. As internships are part of a grey zone often undefined and unregulated by legal frameworks, it’s important for students to be aware of the potential problems they… Keep Reading

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TaCEQ executive resigns citing “degrading situation“

The resignation of an executive from the Quebec Student Roundtable (TaCEQ) last Friday marks the continued disintegration of the student federation. Guillaume Fortin, vice-general secretary of communications and internal affairs, announced his departure from the organization, which currently represents the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and two associations from Université Laval. Fortin cited several… Keep Reading

Does proximity yield progress?

While the Quartier de l’innovation (QI) has generated considerable interest since its announcement in January 2012, the concept of the innovation district is far from new. From Silicon Valley to [email protected], cities and governments today are investing billions of dollars in urban redevelopment projects that bring people and businesses together into one physical location. What… Keep Reading

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Advice on navigating advising

As we settle into another semester, many students find themselves facing looming questions they put off over the holidays. What’s the best way to find a summer job or internship? Do you have enough credits to graduate on time? How can your budget accommodate another semester’s tuition fees? One of the most frustrating experiences for… Keep Reading

McGill responds to sexual assault policy critiques

The creation of a co-ordinator position  and a public forum on the topic of sexual consent were two measures announced by the administration last Thursday in response to recent criticism of McGill’s policies regarding sexual assault. Thursday’s announcement follows criticism from members of the McGill community about the administration’s response to an ongoing case involving… Keep Reading

Student of the week: Eirn Boparai

Eirn Boparai is well-versed in the the art of being a good listener. As Vice-President Public Relations for McGill Students’ Nightline, Boparai helps spread the word about the various situations that volunteers at the phone line are trained to assist with—whether that’s helping a first-year student understand Minerva, recommending a restaurant, or dealing with a… Keep Reading

Birks Reading Room proves good things come in small packages

Best known for its quiet, intimate atmosphere and its no-shoes policy, the Birks Reading Room is one of the smallest libraries on campus. Located on the second floor of the Birks Building, the reading room currently holds approximately 20,000 items from the Religious Studies’ collection including texts on biblical studies, comparative religions, modern theology, Hinduism,… Keep Reading

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