Students applying to study abroad in the 2011-12 academic year will be charged a non-refundable $150 application fee, due to a new policy instituted by the McGill administration this past September. Applications to study at a foreign university had previously been processed by McGill for free. According to Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning)… Keep Reading
Drs. Albert J. Aguayo and Jonathan C. Meakins, two leading figures in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, are set to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2011. “The Medical Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious groups of people that have [had] a long lasting impact on health and health… Keep Reading
Sophie Silkes Redpath Hall was filled with book lovers searching for rubies in the dust at the 40th annual McGill Book Fair held late last week. Founded by the Women’s Association of McGill in 1971, the Book Fair is now run by an independent group of volunteers, mostly elderly women who self-identify as the “Book… Keep Reading
In the wake of the administration’s closure of the Architecture Café and subsequent Students’ Society-supported boycott of McGill Food and Dining Services, some of McGill’s student-run food services have seen an increase in business this semester. Over the summer, the McGill administration closed the Architecture Café, a popular student-managed eatery in the Macdonald-Harrington Building. Students… Keep Reading
A new historical collections website was unveiled at the Redpath Museum last Thursday. After years of collaboration, the museum’s Heritage Advisory Committee has centralized the previously scattered collection of pages for easier access to departmental and special library collections, museums, and the nature reserves. The launch gave McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, along with students, staff,… Keep Reading
Margot Van Der Krogt In a last-ditch attempt to save the Architecture Café, hundreds of students gathered to protest outside the Leacock Building last Wednesday afternoon. The rally kicked off minutes before McGill’s first senate meeting of the year was scheduled to begin in Leacock 232. As administrators, professors, and other members of senate entered… Keep Reading
After several years of subsidizing French as a Second Language class fees for international students, McGill has determined that it can no longer afford to offer the program at such a low cost.
Last spring, the university decided that it would raise international tuition rates for FRSL classes in to improve McGill's severe deficit.
Holly Stewart Student-run clubs at the university with the word “McGill” in their names have faced increasing difficulties this academic year after fears of liability issues arose within the administration. When the McGill name is used in a club title, the administration has argued, it implies that the university-and not the students who run the… Keep Reading
After a week-long outcry from students, there appears to be a glimmer of hope for the Architecture CafÃ©, the popular eatery housed in the basement of the Macdonald-Harrington Building. Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Morton Mendelson surprised students when classes began this fall by announcing that the cafÃ©, which closes each year for the… Keep Reading
The McGill Athletics Board could be facing major changes in the upcoming weeks. A new Terms of Reference agreement drafted over the summer proposed to turn the Athletics Board into an "advisory board" and could dramatically alter the accountability structure of the athletics budgetary approval process.