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Number of harassment complaints double in 2017-18

McGill announced that Sinead Hunt has been appointed to the position of Senior Equity and Inclusion Advisor (SEIA) in an email to the student body on Sept. 9. The SEIA acts as a first contact for students attempting to report instances of harassment or discrimination on campus. The number of complaints increased in recent years;… Keep Reading

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Phishers target McGill students for account information

With school starting and registration emails at their peak, it is the most convenient time for phishers to scam unsuspecting members of the McGill community. Emails were sent from familiar sources with text reading “Cannot show this message” and a green box directing the user to an error page and subsequent account errors, have been… Keep Reading

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Forum on future renaming draws debate

A diverse group including McGill alumni, professors, varsity athletes, and campus groups representing racialized students met on Sept. 12 in New Chancellor Day Hall to give feedback on a draft report suggesting principles for future commemoration and renaming initiatives on campus. The report was published by the Working Group on Principles of Commemoration and Renaming.… Keep Reading

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McGill cancels classes in accordance with the Election Act

On Oct. 1, residents across Quebec will head to the polls to vote in the province’s forty-second general election for the National Assembly of Quebec. In accordance with Section 306  of the Election Act, McGill University will be cancelling all classes, laboratories, and examinations for its students on election day.   Élections Québec has been… Keep Reading

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McGill Senate votes to support divestment from fossil fuels

The McGill University Senate—the governing body responsible for academic policy on campus—approved a motion endorsing divestment from fossil fuels on Sept. 12. Senators also delivered four annual progress reports relevant to academic matters, including an update on the Policy on Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law. Determination of the Senate’s authority in an… Keep Reading

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Université de Montréal kicks off the provincial election

In advance of the upcoming Quebec provincial election, Parti Québécois (PQ) leader Jean-François Lisée spoke about about public transportation, unpaid internships, and the role of science in society at the Université de Montréal’s (UdeM) Ernest-Cormier amphitheatre on Sep. 11. The event was organized by the Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l’Université de Montréal… Keep Reading

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McGill’s Forgotten Freshmen: forgotten no more

The Facebook error that has plagued McGill students for over a year has been fixed. The error prevented McGill students from accessing the McGill Facebook community, which is supposed to be open to anyone with an “@mail.mcgill.ca” email. Access to the community is necessary to view and create posts in faculty groups, McGill Free and… Keep Reading

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Diplomatic dispute forces Saudi students out of McGill

Saudi Arabian students studying at Canadian universities were given until Aug. 31 to leave Canada after an announcement terminated all state-sponsored scholarships allowing Saudi students to study in the country. The dispute began in early August, when Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland called for Saudi Arabia to release civil-rights activist Samar Badawi in… Keep Reading

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McGill governance 101

STUDENTS’ SOCIETY OF MCGILL UNIVERSITY (SSMU) The governing body for undergraduate and professional students. What They Do SSMU’s mandate includes supervising undergraduate clubs and extracurricular activities, managing and ensuring the sustainability of Gerts and other long-term operations, advocating for student interests in the Senate, and planning social events such as Frosh. SSMU’s policies are decided… Keep Reading

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McGill professor sues peers for defamation

On June 22, Professor Ahmed Ibrahim from McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) took action against the allegations of sexual misconduct levied against him by filing a defamation lawsuit. The defendants in Ibrahim’s case are Sarah Abdelshamy, a student in the World Islamic and Middle East Studies (WIMES) department and Professor Pasha Khan, an assistant… Keep Reading

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