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McConnell Hall to shift to mixed-gender floors in Fall 2017

McConnell Hall will house students of all genders on every floor starting Fall 2017,  joining the other Upper Residences–Gardner Hall and Molson Hall–in featuring mixed-gender floors and washrooms. The shift means that with the exception of the all-women West Wing of Royal Victoria College, every common washroom in McGill residences will now be gender integrated.… Keep Reading

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[email protected] Artificial Intelligence Lab promotes women’s involvement in the field

Within the first 24 hours of the AI for Social Good Hackathon on the weekend of June 17, Scarlett Muguthi, a 2017 McGill Computer Science graduate, Aanika Rahman, U3 Science, and four other team members had transformed a project idea into a functioning application: A chatbot that translates text to sign language using artificial intelligence… Keep Reading

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Anti-Canada Picnic draws supporters and raises funds for Karhiwanoron Immersion School

In solidarity with Karhiwanoron Immersion Elementary School, the Anti-Canada Picnic brought members of the McGill community together to acknowledge 150 years of what organizers called the “Canadian settler state.” On June 29, Midnight Kitchen (MK), Quebec Public Interest Research Group of McGill (QPIRG McGill) and CKUT-FM 90.3 hosted the fundraiser to collect over $900 for… Keep Reading

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MacDonald Campus shuttle stop moved again

The downtown stop for the McGill shuttle which brings students between the downtown and MacDonald campuses has been moved once again. It will now permanently pick up and drop off on the south side of Sherbrooke Street, just outside the 688 Sherbrooke building, according to an email from McGill Facilities Management and Ancillary Services on… Keep Reading

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CSDC hosts acclaimed sociologist Roger Waldinger

Both in the United States and in Europe, the rise of populist political movements and candidates has brought the issue of immigration to the forefront of politics. Seeing as the topic is one of importance to students, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) hosted, on May 26, UCLA sociology professor Roger Waldinger… Keep Reading

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PGSS hosts panel on emotional labour

On May 23, the Post-Graduate Student Society (PGSS) hosted a panel on emotional labour and emotional abuse and how these ideas function within the broader systems of violence. Panel members included Equity Educational advisor (Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity) Shanice Yarde, Montreal-based writer Malek Yalaoui, and PhD candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education… Keep Reading

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Principal Suzanne Fortier re-appointed at Board of Governors meeting

On May 25, the McGill Board of Governors (BoG) met in a closed session to approve the re-appointment of Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier for a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2018. Immediately following Fortier’s reappointment, the BoG held an open meeting, which began with a discussion of several grant requests for genomic research.… Keep Reading

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