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Police called to AUS/SUS Grad Ball to handle coat check debacle

The end of the sold-out 2016  Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) and the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) annual Grad Ball descended into chaos at coat check. Guests were unable to retrieve their belongings and around 2:30 a.m. the police were called to intervene. The event took place on the evening of Saturday, March 19, at Le… Keep Reading

Ben Ger wins SSMU presidency amid low voter turnout

Following the second-lowest voter turnout since 2005, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) elected Ben Ger as SSMU President with 65.4 per cent of the vote over his opponent, Jordan Sinder. 17.5 per cent of the undergraduate student body participated in the Winter Referendum and SSMU elections. Ger’s colleagues on the executive team will… Keep Reading

McGill sells Redpath properties for $20.6 million

During the February Senate meeting, Christopher Manfredi, provost and vice-principal (VP) (Academic) announced the sale of a portion of McGill-owned land, resulting in an unanticipated $20.6 million in revenue for the university. Known as the Redpath properties and located to the west of campus near Guy Street and Dr. Penfield Avenue, the land was originally… Keep Reading

Co-Curricular Record offers students recognition for school-sponsored activities

Piloted in 2013 by the MyInvolvement division of Student Services, the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) serves as an online tool to help students record their participation in university-sponsored clubs and organizations. MyInvolvement is an online portal that allows McGill students to discover and catalog participation in learning opportunities that take place outside of the classroom. Examples… Keep Reading

Smoke-Free campus town hall sparks controversy

The McGill Senate Smoking on Campus Working Group held a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 to discuss establishing a smoke-free campus. The meeting, led by Medicine Senator David Benrimoh, included a brief presentation of proposed smoking shelters as a solution to reducing secondhand smoke on campus, followed by an open discussion. “The purpose… Keep Reading

SSMU base fee increase question fails by 17 votes

This is a developing story. Please check back later for updates. After two weeks of campaigning, voting for the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Winter Special Referendum has closed. The referendum proposed a $5.50 increase in the base fee per term as well as the addition of a seventh portfolio to the SSMU executive.… Keep Reading

Campaigning for SSMU special referendum sees controversy

Campaigning for the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Winter term Special Referendum is now in full swing, with the polling period fast approaching. This semester, SSMU Council has put forward two questions for consideration: One concerns a $5.50 increase in the mandatory SSMU base fee while the other proposes the creation of a seventh… Keep Reading

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