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McGill to review expenditures in light of budget cuts

Senate addresses budget cuts McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier addressed various concerns regarding the impact of provincial budget cuts on the university’s budget and services at last Wednesday’s Senate meeting. The Quebec government announced in the middle of November that $4.8 million would be cut from McGill’s budget, in addition to the original $15 million cut… Keep Reading

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What’s Happening at McGill

November – December 2014 Senate meetings Senate meetings feature discussion and decision-making regarding university academic policies. Members of the university are welcome to sit in and observe the Senate, which is comprised of students, professors, administration, and non-academic staff, and discuss an array of pertinent topics, including policy changes and financial obstacles. Keep Reading

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Fortier sits down with campus media, discusses bilateral agreement

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, Principal Suzanne Fortier sat down with members of the McGill media to talk about issues concerning the McGill community, including the ongoing talks on Quebec’s bilateral agreement with France regarding tuition and the financial troubles McGill is facing resulting from provincial austerity measures. Bilateral agreement between France and Quebec Earlier this year,… Keep Reading

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Harm Reduction 101 workshop discusses models and strategies for building stronger communities

The Indigenous Women and Two-Spirit Harm Reduction Coalition (IW2SHRC) hosted a two-hour workshop on Sunday, Nov. 16 as part of the Mental Health Awareness Week. Titled “Harm Reduction 101”, the interactive workshop discussed essential harm reduction practices, especially regarding drug use and HIV/AIDS among the indigenous community. Lindsay Nixon, U3 Honours Women’s Studies student at… Keep Reading

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Open forum invited student feedback on drafted sexual assault policy

The Sexual Assault Policy Working Group held an open forum on the creation of McGill’s first university-wide sexual assault policy on Thursday, Nov. 13. The student working group consists of members from the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), the Union for Gender Empowerment (UGE), the Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS),… Keep Reading

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Speakers from Montreal community projects engage students as part of Innovation Week

An open class lecture discussing collaboration for convergent innovation in public health was held in management course MGCR 360, Social Context of Business, last Friday as part of McGill’s Innovation Week. Professor Nii Addy, who teaches the course, invited speakers Claude Lavoie, projects manager from Jeunes en Santé Notre Dame du Grace; Raphaëlle Rinfret-Pilon, manager… Keep Reading

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Conference discusses historical, cultural impact of French Quebec bilateral agreement

Last Monday, the McGill Commission on Francophone Affairs hosted a conference discussing the effects of the bilateral agreement between France and Quebec on education. The event was also co-hosted by the Department of French Language and Literatures, Le Délit, the Department of Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), and Standpoints, a… Keep Reading

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