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Delving deeper: McGill’s research partnerships with corporations

Last November, a report by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) criticized McGill’s collaboration with Bombardier Inc., a publicly traded aerospace corporation, and eight other partners. The report warned that a lack of protections for academic freedom in collaborative research agreements between universities and industries could affect universities’ integrity. This week, the McGill Tribune… Keep Reading

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Food for thought: exploring the limitations of your meal plan

Many McGill students are all too familiar with having their meal plan cards turned down at certain vendors on campus. While accepting meal plans may seem like an obvious choice to the student, the system behind the service is much more complicated. This week, the McGill Tribune takes a look at the meal plan program… Keep Reading

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Senate discusses investment, enrolment

Topics covered at McGill Senate’s meeting on Wednesday included increases in government funding for universities, McGill’s most recent enrolment numbers, and the launch of McGill’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Reinvesting in McGill  Principal Suzanne Fortier announced that Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Pierre Duchesne has confirmed that the provincial government… Keep Reading

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McGill Residences’ hall director restructuring draws criticism

Fall 2014 will see the implementation of a new hall director structure in the McGill Residences system. The changes to residence operation mark a shift from the current format, where one part-time director oversees each residence, to a system where full-time administrators each will serve groups of multiple residences. Hall directors currently serve as both … Keep Reading

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Provost speaks on government’s $1.7 billion reinvestment plan

Provost speaks on reinvestment At the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council meeting last Wednesday, Provost Anthony Masi spoke on the provincial government’s proposed reinvestment of approximately $1.7 billion in the Quebec university network over the next five years. According to Masi, the reinvestment is more accurately described as a reimbursement of cuts faced by universities… Keep Reading

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Sinfully Asian lease expiration could mean changes for Bronfman

With Sinfully Asian’s contract scheduled to expire in May, McGill Food and Dining Services (MFDS) will determine in the coming months what will happen to its location on the main floor of the Bronfman Building. Upcoming decisions include whether MFDS, which works under under McGill Housing and Hospitality Services, will renew its lease with Sinfully… Keep Reading

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Student Services to begin consultations on usage of $5 million surplus

The use of an approximate $5 million surplus in the Student Services Contingency Fund will be brought up for discussion this semester by McGill’s Committee on Student Services (CSS). The surplus is the result of various factors, including conservative enrolment estimates and savings in wages from the 2012 MUNACA strike, according to Deputy Provost (Student… Keep Reading

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Senate approves revision to university sexual harassment and discrimination policy

On Dec. 4, McGill’s Senate approved revisions to the university’s sexual harassment and discrimination policy, which aim to clarify the procedures that follow a submission of a complaint. In addition, Provost Anthony Masi presented the university’s financial planning for the 2015 fiscal year, which considers the possibility of the provincial government’s reinvestment in the university.… Keep Reading

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Board of Governors condemns Charter of Values

Members of McGill’s Board of Governors (BoG) voted unanimously to condemn the Parti Québécois’s proposed Charter of Values last Thursday. The bill, which aims to restrict public sector employees from wearing visible religious symbols, was tabled by Quebec’s National Assembly on Nov. 7 with modifications that would no longer allow universities and hospitals to request… Keep Reading

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