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Osler library to close for six months due to renovations

The Osler Library’s rare and circulating collections will be unavailable for six months beginning in April, due to a major renovation project for the McIntyre Medical Building. According to Marilena Cafaro, building director of the Faculty of Medicine, the renovation program consists of two projects—the updating of the  heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems on … Keep Reading

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Qualitative vs. quantitative: A look at McGill’s admissions policy

While academic grades were once seen as the only standard for analyzing a student’s ability for admissions, this stance is changing for many in today’s society. McGill is sometimes criticized for being too “grade-centric” with their admissions process, as many programs at McGill only consider transcripts for admission. Other universities in Canada, such as Queen’s… Keep Reading

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Senate debates fairness of exams weighted over 75%

Rules regarding professor adherence to exam weight may stay the same, despite student concerns raised at the Feb. 19 Senate meeting. Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens responded to questions raised by student senators as a result of a motion passed at the Winter General Assembly of the Students’ Society of McGill University… Keep Reading

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i-Week panel examines relationship between migrants and Indigenous communities

Building relationships between international students, migrants, and Indigenous peoples was the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) on Thursday. According to Juhi Sujan, administrative coordinator at SEDE, the event was coordinated to address an unique subject matter. “In envisioning the event, we considered how we could… Keep Reading

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Indigenous studies minor approved for Fall 2014

Students will be able to enroll in a new Indigenous Studies minor in the Faculty of Arts starting in Fall 2014, following the program’s approval by Senate last Wednesday. The program, which has been the goal of ongoing initiatives by students and faculty for approximately 10 years, will be administered by the McGill Institute for… Keep Reading

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SEDE facing financial woes, unable to secure adequate funding

McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) office may experience reduced programming in the future due to provincial budget cuts announced last winter. “Like other departments and units on campus, we have been affected by a reduction in resources and staffing provoked by a number of factors,” SEDE Administrative Coordinator Juhi Sujan said. Since its… Keep Reading

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McGill alumnus, province’s youngest mayor, talks politics

Recent McGill graduate Antoine Tardif is one of the youngest mayors in the country. Last November, Tardif—a 23-year-old McGill Class of 2013 graduate—was elected as the mayor of Daveluyville, Québec. Daveluyville is a small town located 90 minutes away from Montreal in the Centre-du-Québec region, with a population of approximately 1,000 people. At his election,… Keep Reading

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