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Third annual Community Engagement Day encourages students to get involved

Last Thursday, the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) held its third annual Community Engagement Day (CED). Around 45 organizations with 54 projects were present at the event, which drew about 550 attendees. According to Lina Martin-Chan, CED’s communications coordinator, the event aims to bridge the community-campus divide and provide students with the resources… Keep Reading

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McGill football coach resigns following player’s suspension from team

Clinton Uttley resigned from his position as head coach of the McGill Redmen football team on Tuesday, Sept. 30, following McGill’s response to running back Luis-Andres Guimont-Mota’s arrest for assault and his subsequent suspension from the team. In his resignation letter, Uttley wrote that McGill’s statement in response to the suspension “does not represent [my]… Keep Reading

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McGill football player charged with assault, suspended from team

A running back for the McGill Redmen football team identified as Luis-Andres Guimont-Mota was arrested Wednesday on charges of assault and armed robbery. In response to the incident, Ollivier Dyens, deputy provost (Student Life and Learning) issued a statement explaining that Guimont-Mota had been suspended from the football team. Guimont-Mota was arraigned in court on Thursday… Keep Reading

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PGSS hosts conference on the future of health research in Canada

Dr. Alain Beaudet, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), discussed the future of Canadian health research in an event hosted by the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) on Sept. 26. The event was intended for graduate students seeking opportunities in academic and private medical research. Beaudet began by explaining his thoughts on the… Keep Reading

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New Engineering Café to open in October

The dining area of the McConnell Engineering building will reopen as a newly renovated food retail location on campus on Oct. 14. While a new coffee location, Dispatch, has already been unveiled right outside the cafeteria, the food court itself has not yet opened. Oliver de Volpi, executive chef of McGill Food and Dining Services… Keep Reading

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SSMU Council calls for university divestment

Councillors at the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council passed a motion calling for McGill to take action in divesting from fossil fuel industries and mobilizing the McGill population—including students, faculty and staff in doing the same. “The Society reaffirms, in accordance with the strong principles of justice and equity laid out in… Keep Reading

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New Dentistry building provides improved facilities for students

The Faculty of Dentistry completed its relocation to 2001 McGill College Avenue, from its previous location in the Montreal General Hospital on Sept. 3. The costs for relocation amounted to an estimated $16.5 million, though only approximately $6.5 million have been raised to date, according to the Faculty of Dentistry’s website. The Dentistry Students’ Society… Keep Reading

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McGill in early stages of plan to acquire Royal Victoria Hospital

McGill has entered the preliminary stages of purchasing the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) on located on University Street and Avenue des Pins, expected to be vacated by 2015. According to McGill Vice-Principal of Administration and Finance Michael Di Grappa, the RVH building would provide the university with much needed additional space, as McGill currently lacks… Keep Reading

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