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Quebec elections reveal fractures among electorate

Quebecers headed to the polls for the provincial election in October, which resulted in the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) forming a majority government. The election sparked noticeable resistance on McGill’s campus, prompting the former vice-president external of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), Marina Cupido, to condemn the party as ‘racist’ and ‘xenophobic.’ Clayton… Keep Reading

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SUS hosts by-elections for vacant executive position

Following the resignation of its Vice-President (VP) External Michelle Guo, the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) went over the details for its upcoming by-election. Councillors also discussed future events, the possibility of new study spaces during the final exam period, and equitable selections of executives between student departmental associations.   VP External by-election Guo reportedly left… Keep Reading

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McGill best university in Canada for 14th year in a row

McGill University retained the top spot in Maclean’s magazine’s annual ranking of Canadian universities. The report, published on Oct. 11, evaluated 15 Canadian universities in the ‘medical-doctoral’ category, a comprehensive classification for research-focused universities with a wide range of graduate programs. This is the 14th consecutive year that McGill has been listed in first place,… Keep Reading

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Indigenous support inside and outside classrooms

McGill’s School of Social Work held a panel on the indigenous student experience at McGill on Oct. 13, featuring speakers from Indigenous Access McGill (IAM) and indigenous students. The event is part of the celebration for the School’s 100th anniversary. Nicole Ives and Wanda Gabriel, associate professors from the School of Social Work, spoke about… Keep Reading

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Department ratifies guidelines on staff-student relationships

The Political Science Students’ Association (PSSA) announced on Oct. 9 that the Department of Political Science had unanimously ratified a set of guidelines regarding relationships between instructors and students at McGill, becoming the first department at McGill to do so. McGill’s Policy Against Sexual Violence suggests that professor-student relationships constitute an abuse of authority, although… Keep Reading

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50 years of career reinvention

Founded in 1968, the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Oct. 11. To mark the occasion, the SCS hosted a reception titled Careers by Design: Building Futures in an Age of Disruption. Speakers shared how they found fulfillment by following their own instincts and continuing to pick up skills along the… Keep Reading

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The McGill book fair reaches its final chapter

The annual McGill Book Fair is a popular event for students, staff, and residents of Montreal. A large selection of over 50,000 books in a wide range of categories, from fiction to physics, delight book enthusiasts. However, this year’s event, which ran Oct. 16-18, is likely the last one ever at McGill. The Book Fair… Keep Reading

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Abortion Beyond Bounds conference combines academia and activism

On the 30th anniversary of the decriminalization of abortion in Canada, the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies (IGSF) organized a two-day bilingual conference, Abortion Beyond Bounds 2018, to discuss the continuously-changing global landscape of access to abortion. The conference, which featured a series of student and expert panels, revolved around the importance… Keep Reading

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McGill Health Clinic temporarily relocated amidst renovations

The Student Health Clinic closed Oct. 9-12 and relocated to Brown Building Room 3100, where services resumed on Oct. 15. Extensive renovations are now underway to transform the former clinic area into the Rossy Student Wellness Hub, which will supplement the clinic with a common area and have space for outreach and peer support. Contractors plan… Keep Reading

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Concordia becomes first Canadian university to name an engineering faculty after a woman

On Sept. 24, Concordia University made history by becoming the first Canadian university to name its engineering faculty after a woman. The decision to rename the faculty the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science came after engineer and entrepreneur Gina Cody, a Concordia alumna, donated $15 million to the university to increase the visibility… Keep Reading

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